We all love to read. Almost all the authors write pretty well, but some are able to make a room in our hearts and their writings are able to make space for themselves in our bookshelves. One such writer is none other than Elif Shafak. Elif Shafak is a Turkish-British writer, author, story composer, and public speaker. She was born in 1971, and is 49 years old now. She has won many awards for the amazing contributions towards literature. In this article we will tell you about 5 best books by Elif Shafak that you must read. These books are enough to make you a die heart fan of this gorgeous lady. So let’s start:
The Forty rules of love
Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
This novel was published in 2009, and till date it is one of the bestselling books. Those who read this book, read it again and again. The book is about Maulana Jalal-ud-Din, popularly known as Rumi and his companion Shams Tabrezi. Everyone enjoys this book equally. The book tells the story of how Tabrezi transformed from a scholar to a saint, a Sufi through the power of love. This book gives one goose bump. The reader uses the context of the book to refer and quote in daily life, and it is even regarded as the life changing book.
“Never had it occurred to him that you could deceive the person you held dear. It was his first lesson in the complexity of love.”
The novel Honor was published in 2012. The word honor means respect and the novel too revolved around the respect of a girl or we can say a family. The story shows a story of three generations of a Turkish family. The main theme of the book revolves around fighting for women rights and freedom. The novel also gives awareness to the readers to stop honor based violence. The novel is a thriller, mystery, fiction, and overall a best novel.
Three daughters of Eve
“We can find our true selves only in the faces of the Other.” “Peri loved words. She held them in her palms like eggs about to hatch, their tiny hearts beating against her skin, full of life
This novel was published in 2016. The book is also regarded as one of the top selling books. The story of this book revolves around a housewife. The present and past of the protagonist of the story, Peri, is discussed in the novel. Three daughters of Eve is a literary fictional and a romantic novel. There are many things we can learn from this novel and one of the main messages we can learn by this book is that if you are unwilling to change an argument then don’t enter in it.
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Grief is a swallow,’ he said. ‘One day you wake up and you think it’s gone, but it’s only migrated to some other place, warming its feathers. Sooner or later, it will return and perch in your heart again.”
No doubt, this novel is one of the best pieces of writing. This novel was published in 2019, and within a very short span it became the favorite novel of many people. Uncountable copies have been sold over the time. The genre of this novel is psychological fiction. The story revolved around a woman who had died a few moments ago. It is scientifically proven that after death the human brain stays functional, for about 10 minutes and 38 seconds. During this time the brain processes and refreshes the best memories as well as the important memories of life. This novel is divided into chapters and in each chapter the dead body processes a new memory. The way the writer put the feels and the memories in words is worth reading. Make sure to read this novel once in your life.
The Saint of incipient insanities
“Home isn’t where it used to be. Home is anywhere you hang your head.”
This book was published in 2004. It is believed to be the first novel written by Elif Shafak. The book is a comic and a sad story at the same time. The story revolves around a group of friends with never ending desires and wishes. The adventure of the friends and their desires are perfectly put in words in this novel. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you anything about the plot. Make sure to read it yourself.