Book Review- Girls of Riyadh

I love reading, but as of late I’ve had bad luck with books.
I get through the first few chapters and have to force myself to continue.
My reading taste varies from popular/ serious stuff like “Girl who played with fire” or “The kite runner” but I also love entertaining reading like “Confessions of a shopaholic”.

I read “Girls of Riyadh” recently- got it for R40 from an Exclusive Books sale and I couldn’t put it down.

It is written by a super rich girl in her 20s from Saudi Arabia and it tells the story of how life is there for the “elite club” of unmarried wealthy girls in their 20s.
It adds such perspective to a world that we often make perceptions about, but don’t actually know anything about.

The “authenticity” of the story keeps you riveted, and one can’t wait to turn the page to see the developments of a love story, or a family rivalry.

Highly recommended!

Girls of Riyadh

This is the Amazon review of the book.

“When Rajaa Alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi women—their private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their culture—she caused a sensation across the Arab world. Now in English, Alsanea’s tale of the personal struggles of four young upper-class women offers Westerners an unprecedented glimpse into a society often veiled from view. Living in restrictive Riyadh but traveling all over the globe, these modern Saudi women literally and figuratively shed traditional garb as they search for love, fulfillment, and their place somewhere in between Western society and their Islamic home.”
Happy reading!
x H