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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Top 10 Tuesday | New To Me Authors 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag run by The Broke and the Bookish who provide us with a different prompt every week! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 New to me Authors that I Read in 2017 –

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2017 really was the year of exploration for me and it’s something I definitely want to continue into 2018. Being able to read more meant that I was able to branch out and discover loads of new authors and their wonderful works. I love this week’s T101T topic because we often spend a lot of time celebrating the books we love, sometimes without ever really celebrating the very authors who created those books. So, here are some of my favourite author discoveries of last year!

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