We’re already at the end of 2019 which is crazy because it was just January? The year sees to have flown by but I did read some amazing books.
I’m going to share my favourite debut books that I read this year:
1 The Disasters by M.K. England – I loved this book so much! I loved how diverse it was and the Muslim rep was so great! You can read my review here
2 Viper by Bex Hogan – I was able to read the arc and I loved how brutal and ruthless this world was! Pirate assassins! What more could you want. You can read my review here
3 It’s Not About the Burqa Edited by Mariam Khan – This book was absolutely amazing and I just need everyone to read this! You can read my review here
4 Nocturna by Maya Motayne – I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to see where the story goes. You can read my review here
5 A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby – This is a middle grade book and I really loved it! It’s such a moving and beautiful story. You can read my review here
6 The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – I was sold as soon as I saw the cover and I absolutely loved the story and the enemies to lovers. You can read my review here
7 All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman – This book had me sobbing after reading the first chapter. A book dealing with mental health but also including a Muslim girl whose religion actually affects her decisions. I loved it so much. You can read my review here
8 The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – This book is the story of badass women getting stuff done. They each have wonderful story arcs of their own and interwoven together and it is SO GOOD. You can read my review here
9 We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – Where do I apply to join the zumra?! I cannot wait for We Free the Stars! I need it asap after that ending! You can read my review here
10 All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney – This book stole my heart. I felt so seen and heard. I am still thinking about this book months after I read it. You can read my review here
11 The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah – A post-apocalyptic world underwater complete with submarine races and corrupt governments yet still hope drives people forward. I loved it so much! You can read my review here
So here are my favourite debut books of 2019! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? What debut books were your favourite?