We’ve always been a fan of Instagram, but recently it’s had a positive effect on our lives. We noticed that many friends were posting about books they loved and then we realized how great it would be if we could just order them from our favorite bookstore in dubai and add them to our library cafe.
Well guess what? You can! We’ve rounded up some of these books from Instagram so you can read them too at our library cafe in dubai.
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
It Ends With Us is the story of Lily, who has spent her entire life witnessing her mother being abused by her father and feeling powerless to intervene. She comes to Boston, determined to live her life on her terms, and it is here that she meets Dr. Ryle Kincaid. He is a charismatic, charming, and decadently gorgeous man who appears to have stepped straight out of a men’s magazine. They clicked right instantly, but Ryle is against relationships and Lily is against one-night hookups. They are, nevertheless, getting closer. Life is beautiful, perhaps too perfect, until one incident shatters it all. Faced with painful events and difficult choices, Lily has to decide if It Ends With Us.
“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.”
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Call Me By Your Name tells the story of Elio and Oliver, two young men who spend a summer together on the Italian Riviera and form a friendship that will change their perspectives on love for the rest of their lives. Elio is a bright 17-year-old who spends his summers in his family’s property on the Italian Riviera. Oliver is a clever and gorgeous 24-year-old American postdoctoral scholar who spends a summer at Elio’s estate in the mid-1980s. Elio’s parents choose Oliver to live with them for six weeks as part of an annual fellowship program for young scholars, with the goal of assisting them in revising a book for publication and assisting Elio’s father, who is also an academic, with paperwork. Call Me By Your Name is a story about obsessive love, the passage of time, and life-defining memories.
“He came. He left. Nothing else had changed. I had not changed. The world hadn’t changed. Yet nothing would be the same. All that remains is dreammaking and strange remembrance.”
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
Along Came a Spider is a novel about Alex Cross, a police detective in Washington, D.C. Cross and his partner are investigating a series of killings in an impoverished neighborhood of the capital when they are abruptly diverted to look into a high-profile kidnapping. Despite his displeasure with his boss’s priorities, Cross gets lured into the kidnapping plot, crossing lines that lead to him accusing his beloved of murder. Along Came a Spider is a thought-provoking and amusing story of mystery, romance, and social duty.
“What do you talk about to a murderer, and someone you loved, over a perfect dinner and cocktails? I wanted to know so many things, but I couldn’t ask any of the real-questions pounding in my head. Instead, we talked of the coming vacation days, a “plan” for the here and now in the islands.”
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
In Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends, two college friends, Frances and Bobbi, meet and befriend an educated, married couple in their thirties, Melissa and Nick. Frances has an attraction to Nick, which she soon realizes is reciprocated. Meanwhile, Melissa and Bobbi are attracted to one another. This interwoven foursome will navigate the intricacies of modern romance, love, friendship, and betrayal over the following few months.
“I laughed to myself although there was no one there to see me. I loved when he was available to me like this, when our relationship was like a Word document that we were writing and editing together, or a long private joke that nobody else could understand. I liked to feel that he was my collaborator. I liked to think of him waking up at night and thinking of me.”
Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette Ferrars, a teenager with an uncommon gift whose touch can be hazardous and lethal, is the protagonist of the Shatter Me series. She was imprisoned for a crime she unintentionally committed. She is recruited against her will for the present government’s nefarious goals, pushing her to learn to be courageous and face her own anxieties while also finding love. This is the narrative of a girl who is isolated in a futuristic civilization and learns how to fight for what she believes in.
“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie Bucket lives on the outskirts of town with his impoverished family, which includes his parents and all four grandparents. On his way to school every day, Charlie passes the best and largest chocolate factory in the world, run by the mysterious Willy Wonka. Things get even worse when Charlie’s father loses his job. Grandpa Joe warns Charlie that competitors have stolen Wonka’s candy-making secrets in the past, causing the plant to close. The plant afterwards restarted production, although no one was ever seen entering or exiting.
Wonka says, one day that he has hidden golden tickets in five Wonka chocolate bars, with each youngster who finds a ticket receiving a tour of the factory and a lifetime supply of Wonka items. Wonka-mania sweeps the globe, and four of the tickets are discovered one by one. Charlie discovers money poking out of a snowbank and purchases two Wonka chocolate bars, the second of which contains the final golden ticket.
“However small the chance might be of striking lucky,
the chance was there.”
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin, is hauled before the Crown Prince after doing a year of hard labor in Endovier’s salt mines for her crimes. Prince Dorian agrees to let her go on the condition that she serve as his champion in a competition to select a new royal assassin.
Her adversaries are men-thieves, assassins, and warriors from all throughout the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she defeats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she will be required to serve the kingdom for four years before being awarded her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with Captain Westfall, the captain of the guard, both tough and invigorating. But court life bores her to tears. Things become more fascinating when the prince expresses an interest in her… Captain Westfall, on the other hand, seems to understand her the best..
Then one of the other contestants is discovered deceased, another swiftly followed. Can Celaena identify the murderer before becoming a victim? As the young assassin investigates, she discovers a greater destiny than she could have ever imagined.
“Libraries were full of ideas, perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
with Brandon Sanderson as a co-author
The Wheel of Time is one of literature’s greatest achievements in epic fantasy. It was written by the late Robert Jordan, and completed posthumously by his successor, Brandon Sanderson.
In 1984, the writer James Oliver Rigney questioned himself, “What would it be like to be tapped on the shoulder and told you were going to rescue the world, but also destroy it?” Thus began one of the greatest fantasy sagas of our time. Thus began his adventure to write what would become The Wheel of Time, pen name Robert Jordan.
The entire book series is made up of 14 main-sequence novels that all continue the same tale, weaving towards an ultimate finale. New Spring, a prequel novel, was also released, along with other supplemental material.
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is a story that takes place both in the past and in the future. Only women can use the One Power safely in his fantasy world. Any man who wields will go wild and cause destruction in the world.
The Dark One, the personification of pure evil, is breaking free from his prison as the books begin. The basic plot revolves around a guy who discovers that he is the reincarnation of the planet’s savior and that he is once again destined to save the world from the Dark One – but may destroy it in the process. This is not merely his narrative, but the story of a whole globe grappling with war and transformation, destruction and hope.
May the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.”
At the library cafe at Kefi, we believe in catering to the tastes of every reader out there. The culture for books in Dubai is rich and that is what we at Kefi wanted to tap into. We’ve got more than 6000 books, all in different genres, written by authors from all over the world. And our library membership is as low as AED150! We are the only library café in Dubai that has not just a huge range of books but an equally impressive range of food and coffee.