2019 Round Up, Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – My Favourite (Fiction) Books I Read in 2019

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find more information here

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I’m going to share my favourite fiction books I read this year! There was so many amazing books this year so it was really difficult to narrow it down but here are my favourites:

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty – MY FAVOURITE BOOK SERIES EVER. I cannot explain how much I loved this book and this trilogy as a whole. I am completely obsessed and you all need to read these books! My review is here

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All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney – This book is absolutely amazing and everyone needs to read it. I felt so seen. It had me sobbing and I stayed up until 5am to read the whole book in one sitting. My review is here

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The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh – I love everything Renee writes and this is no exception! I fell in love with her writing and Celine has become a new favourite character! I cannot wait for the next book! My review is here

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The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – Loved this book so much! Full of badass women in their own way. My review is here

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Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali – The halal romance story that I finally saw myself in! I love Adam and Zainab so much! My review is here

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All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman – I loved the Muslim rep and the mental health rep was done wonderfully too. My review is here

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco – I fell in love with the wonderfully diverse characters and the amazing story and I cannot wait for the next book! My review is here

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We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – I just need more zumra! They’re all amazing and I loved the world that Hafsah created! My review is here

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – I cannot believe I took so long to read this because it is amazing and I adore the characters and I just need the next book already!

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The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – I fell in love with the story and the tension between them throughout the book was done so well! My review is here

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So these are my top reads of the year! Also an honourable mention goes to Renegades by Marissa Meyer as I have only just read it so I didn’t get to include it but omg I absolutely loved it! I cannot wait to start Archenemies.

What were some of your favourite reads this year?

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Top 10 Tuesday – Books Titles With Numbers In Them

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find more information here

This week’s topic is about books with numbers in their titles and I thought I didn’t know many but when I actually started writing them I realised there was actually a lot more than I thought.

I thought I would share some I had read and some I hadn’t yet.

These are the ones that I have read and I love all of these books:

1 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
2 Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
3 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
4 One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
5 The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

These are the ones that I am hoping to read soon:

6 The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by
7 Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
8 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
9 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
10 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Top 10 Tuesday – Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find more information here

I use my library a lot, it has been so helpful in fuelling my reading obsession when I can’t always buy the book. My local library has a really great selection of books both physical and ebooks and audiobooks. I love using the library but it does leave me wanting to own books I’ve borrowed that I’ve loved. I’ve also been lucky enough to get a couple of these as ARCs but I haven’t been able to actually buy a finished copy.

So here is the books I would love to own:

1 Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
2 No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter
3 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
4 Nine From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan
5 Ayesha Dean The Seville Secret by Melati Lum
6 The Disasters by M.K. England
7 Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eldo-Lodge
8 Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
9 The Diminshed by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
10 Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

If you haven’t read these I highly recommend them all! And hopefully I can buy them soon toad to my library!

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Top 10 Tuesday – Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find more information here

This week I am going to share characters I would love to be friends with. There’s always characters when you read about them, you instantly love them and wish you could hang out with them and just be friends with them and I have read so many amazing characters like that.

1 Samirah Al-Abbas from Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan – She is a badass and unapologetically Muslim and I just wish I was half as confident as her in her beliefs when I was her age.

2 Zainab from Love From A To Z by S.K. Ali – Another character who is unapologetically Muslim and I saw myself in her and I feel like if we were in school together we would definitely be friends

3 Ayesha from Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – I really loved her and who she was and would love to hang out with her

4 Tessa from TID by Cassandra Clare – A fellow booknerd! How could I not be friends with her?!

5 Zainab Al-Qahtani from The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – She is sassy and smart and I just want to be friends with her okay

6 Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – She was the first character I saw myself in, a booknerd and studious. I would most definitely be friends with her.

7 Cress from TLC by Marissa Meyer – She is a fangirl and I could see us happily fangirl together for hours

8 Nahri from The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – She is a badass and not afraid to stand up for what is right but she’s also smart about it. She would totally be an activist and we could campaign together.

9 Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I love her and although she would be intimidating at first I think she would be an amazing friend.

10 Audrey Rose from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – We would both totally geek out over all the human biology and talk about how fascinating the body is together

So here are the characters I would be besties with!

What characters would you be besties with?

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Top 10 Tuesday – Settings I Would Like To See More Of

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find more information here

This weeks post is about settings I would love to see more of in books. I love seeing new worlds and the culture and customs but often I find they are inspired by western places and I would love to see worlds inspired by other parts of the world and different times in history, to see something different and see a different culture and customs, so here are some settings that I would love to see more of:

1 The Ottoman Empire – I have always been fascinated by the Ottomans they were a huge empire and lasted a very long time and I would love to see worlds written inspired by this time.

2 Feudal Japan – I am seeing more books written in this time but still very few and I just love this time. It’s one of the reasons why I love Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. It is so interesting and the books that I have read set in this time have such a beautiful and intriguing setting.

3 Egypt – I have been fascinated by Egypt from ancient Egypt when Pharoahs ruled to later time periods. Egypt has a very rich and interesting history and I would love to see more of it in books.

4 Pakistan – I know maybe 2 or 3 books set in Pakistan (by Aisha Saeed) and I wish there was more! I especially want to see more MG and YA books set there. It’s a beautiful place and I would love to see it in books especially as my dad’s family is originally from there.

5 Bangladesh – Again I would love to see books inspired by the culture and customs of Bangladesh. I love going there on holiday to see my family and it would be amazing to see in books

6 Mongal Empire – Being fascinated by the history of Genghis Khan I of course had to add the this empire to my list. It would be amazing to see a story set during the reign of Genghis Khan.

7 Persia/Persian Empire – Another time period/area of the world we don’t see much in books. I think it would be so great to see.

8 Mughal Empire – I want to see books inspired by the Mughals for the clothes and food alone! Also Jodha Akbar. That is all.

9 Morocco – Another beautiful place that we rarely see in books. When I read Mirage by Somaiya Daud I fell in love and partly because of the unique and beautiful world she created inspired by Moroccan culture. Can we have more please!

10 Arabia – I just need more books inspired by ancient Arabia. I just read We Hunt the Flame and I need more!

So here are the settings I would love to see!

What settings would you love to see? Do you know any books inspired by these settings?