Book Review: Sophia Khan is not Obliged by Ayisha Malik

After the serious read Sofie & Cecilia, I decided to pick up a lighthearted story that I could read quickly and with ease. Sofia Khan is not Obliged by Ayisha Malik appealed to me. What encouraged me even more to pick up the book was the quote that appears on the front cover: “Fun, fresh and funny”.

At the beginning of the book, we read that Sofia Khan is ready to renounce men when her sort-of-boyfriend/possible-marriage-partner-to-be announces that he wishes to live with his parents after marriage. Sofia is not pleased with this and decides that this type of marriage is not for her.  After speaking about it at work, her boss persuades her to write a tell-all expose on the Muslim dating scene resulting in her need to search for Muslim men. While seeking stories for her book, Sofia leans on the support of her close friends, colleagues and baffling parents. During the search for material for her book, Sofia also faces the possibility that she may be falling in love.

I loved this book. It was a lighthearted, fun read that caused me to chuckle in many places. During the novel, I saw a development in the main character as she became more self-aware and realised what it was she wanted in both her career and in a lifetime partner. This story is a romance – but not a traditional one. Seen through the eyes of a Muslim girl living in London, it touches on social norms in an amusing manner.

If you enjoy reading lighthearted romances with a touch of difference, this novel is for you. This easy read is the perfect story for a relaxing Saturday afternoon and would be humorous addition to your summer TBR list.

Do you enjoy lighthearted romance with a touch of difference?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the 36th in my 50 book pledge for 2018)

A Hamburger

Last night at dinner the iPad came out again. We were talking about what made us laugh and we looked again at this snippet from The Pink Panther:

The character Inspector Clouseau has always made me laugh – and Steve Martin does an exceptional job.

Hope you have a happy Monday – may be be filled with laughs and smiles 😀

Do you enjoy watching The Pink Panther in action?

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

(This post was inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile, a challenge which focuses on sharing all things positive.)


I was watching a music video yesterday when I came across this advert. Not only was the subject matter unusual, but the language and expressions used caused me a few giggles.

I enjoyed this one so much I had to share it with my family; and with all my blogger friends. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

Feel free to share adverts you have come across that caused a little giggle.