I’m co-hosting The Empire of Gold Readalong over on twitter and Instagram and we also have a weekly photo challenge and I thought I would write a blog post based on each prompt full of recommendations to add to all your ever increasing tbrs!
Trust me, it will be worth it to add these to your tbr, these are all amazing books with great Muslim representation!
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – Obviously this is on the list, one of my favourite books because I absolutely loved how Shannon made a devout Muslim man the hero. Something we rarely see. My review is here
That Can be Arranged by Huda Fahmy – A hilarious comic about what it’s like for Muslim youth navigating marriage in today’s society. My review is here
Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali – A halal Muslim love story. A beautiful book that I love with my whole heart. My review is here
All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman – Yasmin started the book with Bismillah and I just sobbed. The MC incorporates Islam into her life which affects how she deals with her mental health. My review is here
She Wore Red Trainers by Naima B Robert – A halal love story while also dealing with important issues surrounding the youth. My review is here
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – A Muslim Pride and Prejudice retelling of my dreams! I love this book so much and it’s hilarious while also dealing with subjects like Islamophobia. My review is here
The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah – A young girls journey to discovering her faith told in flashbacks as she hides from a school shooter. A deeply moving story. My review is here
Ayesha Dean and the Istanbul Intrigue by Melati Lum – A wonder story of a young girl who wants to be come a detective and the mystery she finds herself in while on holiday. My review is here
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – A group of women getting shit done. The MC is a practicing Muslim woman and even carries around a prayer mat with her! My review is here
When Wings Expand by Maryam Mehded Sinclair – A beautiful and moving story of coming to terms with the death of a loved one. My review is here
There are so many more incredible books but I wanted to share some of my favourites here. Do share yours in the comments!