Friday Favourites

Friday Favourites – Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

This week’s Friday Favourites is about non-fiction books! I love reading non-fiction books from history to feminism to mental health topics and so much more. I find them fascinating to read though they do take longer than my fiction books especially as I annotate and highlight away.

So here are some of my faves:

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold – The most read of mine and one that had me burning with rage at the way people and history has treated these women while glamourising jack the ripper.

Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World by Burhana Islam – A book that go back to again and again and full of incredible people throughout Islamic history

Allah Loves by Omar Suleiman – A spiritually uplifting book which I benefit from reading again and again

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig – I really love his books and this is no different.

Period Power by Nadya Okomoto – I loved the discussions around periods and especially how it affects women differently in different parts of the world.

Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed – This book is my absolute favourite and one that I go to again and got me through some really difficult times.

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez – Another book that left me screaming in rage because this world is truly made only for men.

Boys Will be Boys by Clementine Ford – A follow up book of Fight Like A Girl which I had to read in small chunks because it was just so rage inducing but also discussing difficult topics that were often very difficult to read too but conversations need to happen about them.

Also I am currently reading The Muslim Problem by Tawseef Khan which is interesting so far and will be out in March.

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Friday Favourites – Books With S in the Title

This week’s Friday Favourites is to share books with S in the title so here are some of my favourite reads!

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal – I loved this book so much. It stole my heart when I read it and I am still not over how much I loved it.

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali – I read this book when it released several years ago and now that we are getting a sequel I cannot wait to reread it in preparation

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown – I loved this book so much! Malik is a cinnamon roll and after that ending I cannot wait to read the sequel!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – One of my all time favourite books! One I need to reread now that we have an official release date for the show!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I really love this dystopian scifi of an alternate London and the 4th book just released!

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir – This was an incredible conclusion to this series and I love Laia so much and to see her growth through the books has been incredible to read.

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi – This book broke me, that ending hurt so much and I am both excited and scared for the final book.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – I just finished this book and I loved it so much!

Share some of your faves with S in the title!

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Friday Favourites – Fiction Tropes

This weeks Friday Favourite theme is tropes! Everyone loves and hates certain tropes and it really affects which books we end up loving too. I have some tropes I love and will absolutely pick up a book if it has that trope, so I will also share books I love with that trope!

So here are my favourites:

Friends to Lovers – Look I just love seeing friends develop feelings for each other and the tension and angst that comes with it. Should they say something? Would it ruin their friendship? I just love it! They already have a history and solid foundation, so it brings such depth to their relationship.

Recommendation: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Slowburn – This usually goes with friends to lovers for me because it takes so long for them to acknowledge their feelings. I love the tension and I will usually end up screaming at the characters to acknowledge their very obvious feelings for each other.

Recommendation: The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

There’s Only One Bed – I live for this trope! Truly the excellence in these scenes, I just love it so much!

Recommendation: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell, The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco, We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

Enemies to Lovers – While I don’t always love this trope I do depending on how it plays out. Some books have done it incredibly well and the tension throughout the book is intense!

Recommendation: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala, Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Forbidden Romance – I feel like this is linked really closely with enemies to lovers and I tend to enjoy them with this context. When they know they can’t be together but end up falling in love anyways.

Recommendation: The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh, Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Heists – I love stories with heists, especially if they assemble a crew which becomes a family and of course high stakes!

Recommendation: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

A Quest – Where the characters have to leave the safety of their environment and go on a dangerous quest is one of my favourite things! It means we get to see more of the world too!

Recommendation: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, The Chosen by Taran Matharu

Do share some of your favourite tropes and recommendations!

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Friday Favourites – 2021 Upcoming Release Book Covers

I am so glad Geeky Galaxy decided to bring this back! I love doing them so expect to see more of these! You can find all the prompts here

So this week I’m going to share some of the most beautiful book covers for books that I am so excited about releasing this year!

City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda – I mean just look at this cover! A shedu! A brown character on the cover! I love it!

Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali – This cover is so bold and vibrant and beautiful and totally goes with the fact that it will feature a big fat Muslim wedding.

The Chariot at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala – The final book in the trilogy and this cover is stunning!

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad – I cannot get over just how beautiful this cover is!

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A Brown – Just look at Malik and Karina on the cover!

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal – I love everything about this cover especially that it’s purple!

Rumaysa by Radiya Hafiza – A hijabi Rapunzal on the cover! I am living for this cover!

So these are just some of the books I am excited about that have also been blessed with stunning covers! Tell me some of your favourite covers in the comments!

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Friday Favourites – Upcoming Release Book Covers

This was hosted by Something of the Book who created this tag out of a love for lists. Now Geeky is taking over the tag. There are different topics for us all to be able to take part and you can find the prompts here. There isn’t a specific number of favourites so it’s entirely up to you how many you share.

So lots of you loved how I paired book covers with Pakistani outfits so I thought I would do something similar with this post! I’m going to share some books that I am excited about releasing soon and pair some outfits with them!

1 Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

2 We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

3 The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

4 The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

5 Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

I hope you like the outfits I picked! Are you excited to read any of these books?