ARC Review : The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories | An Enchanting, Sexy and Outstanding Anthology

TITLE: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Solaris
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: anthology, diverse stories about djinn, cultural diversity
REPRESENTATION:
women of color, people of color, m/m, Muslim 
CONTENT NOTICES:
possession of children, physically binding women, explicit sexual scenes, incest between siblings, death, torture

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Book Tag | Ramadan Readathon

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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.

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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.

 

MUSLIM SCRIBE

Name your favorite Muslim author

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THE MUSLIM SHELF

Recommend one book by a Muslim author that everyone should read.

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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.

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Hope everyone’s Ramadan Readathon (and Ramadan if you’re doing it) is going great ❤


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Ramadan Readathon TBR

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Ramadan Mubarak! 

The month of Ramadan is upon us and this year I’m delighted to actually be organized enough to participate in the Ramadan Readathon. For those who don’t know, the Ramadan Readathon is run by the wonderful Nadia @ Headscarves and Hardbacks and is a time dedicated to reading Muslim authors throughout Ramadan.

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