Goodreads Monday – 30th December 2019

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

This week’s book:

Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam


If Gabriel García Márquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers.

Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared. Like thousands of people all over England, they were lovers and living together out of wedlock. To Chanda’s family, however, the disgrace was unforgivable. Perhaps enough so as to warrant murder.As he explores the disappearance and its aftermath through the eyes of Jugnu’s worldly older brother, Shamas, and his devout wife, Kaukab, Nadeem Aslam creates a closely observed and affecting portrait of people whose traditions threaten to bury them alive. The result is a tour de force, intimate, affecting, tragic and suspenseful.

Why I Want to Read This

I picked up a copy of this book in a second hand book shop some time ago because (1) that title jumped out at me from the shelves and (2) the blurb… I have never read a book on the subject of honour killings and I must admit I am intrigued to see how sensitively this controversial topic would be handled.

Has anyone else read this book yet? Let’s chat in the comments below.

11 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – 30th December 2019

  1. I haven’t heard of this one before but that title also jumped out at me and that blurb! Wow, sounds like it’d be a bit of a tough read but I’m also so intrigued. Keen to hear your thoughts if/when you read it! I hope it lives up to the blurb/title lol

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