With only 10 days left of Ramadan, I wanted to do something Ramadan themed and this book tag created by Amna @ YA Book Corner is perfect.
MIRRORS AND WINDOWS
Name a book that you felt represented you or that you were able to relate to.
As a non-Muslim, I’m answering this question about other aspects of my identity. Unfortunately, I have never come across a book that I feel has represented me or that I related to as a trans person (yet). However, Starfish was amazing to read as the anxiety rep in it is so bang on (thanks Akemi <3) and Failure to Communicate rendered me speechless with its Autism rep (specifically autistic female rep). Both of these books are so important to me.
MY MUSLIM HERO/HEROINE
Name your favorite Muslim character and explain why.
I feel really awful but honestly, I cannot think of one? Shamefully I haven’t read a lot of books with Muslim characters in and this is definitely something I want to rectify going forwards </3
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
Name your most anticipated read by a Muslim author.
Name your favorite Muslim author
THE MUSLIM SHELF
Recommend one book by a Muslim author that everyone should read.
Me and my partner are reading this together for the Ramadan Readathon and are enjoying it so much. Zarqa writes with so much humor and honesty that this book is like a breath of fresh air in terms of memoirs. So far we’ve journeyed with Zarqa all the way to Mecca for hajj, followed her first steps into journalism and film, witnessed the battle with her mother over what to name her children, and thoroughly messed up Muslim summer camp. It’s been really nice to read a book that is teaching me a lot about being Muslim and being raised in a Muslim family but is also really funny at the same time.