I know you are thinking oh there goes another lousy book recommendation. No, trust us when we say you have to read this book. It is one of those reads that you read and you think to yourself you know, life is beautiful and I can achieve whatever I want. It is a book that will empower, motivate and fuel you with fearlessness. There are so many books these days since things have been simplified and literally, anyone can publish a book which makes it hard to decide what is worth spending your time on but This book is worth every second.
In 2017, after a trip to Bali, Abeer Fahim wrote this book as her first novel.What inspired her to write this book is that while in Bali, she dared herself to do one thing she was afraid of every day. In the book, the main character, Lara, goes to Bali for seven days after her divorce. Her marriage ends when her husband tells her that he is having an affair and is no longer in love with her. In Bali, as she tries to heal and let go, she dares herself to do one thing she is afraid of every day. The book is about learning to let go without necessarily getting the “closure” we so often hope to get.
This book is the type of book read when you are feeling lost, scared or have lost hope. So many people across the internet have talked about how this book positively impacted them and shed some light when they were in a place of fear and darkness. It is a story about finding oneself and conquering one’s fears. It is one of those books that you are just so glad you read because they carry such an important and meaningful message.
Quotes from this book have been used by so many women across the internet. Abeer Fahim has even been quoted by a big International women’s organisation and has inspired many through her literary work. She also writes amazing poetry and is working on two other novels.
Here is a sample of her work to give you a glimpse of why you should read her book and her other work.
You spend your days
looking for closure.
You spend the years
wanting to know “why.”
Life won’t wrap
all ending in a
keep looking back
and the goodwill
pass you by.
“Sometimes we are just stars in the wrong sky. We don’t realize that no matter how bright or beautiful a star is, a star needs to belong. Start over, do the things you love, find your passion – place your heart where it longs to beat.’’