Friday Favourites

Friday Favourites – Favourite Debut Books

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.

This week I am going to share some of my favourite books which were debuts. If I love an author’s debut book they often become an auto buy author for me so I’m going to share some older books which were debut books that I loved and have loved every other book by that author since.

1 The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – I adore everything that Renee writes!

2 Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – Alwyn’s writing got better in every book and I am so excited for her next book!

3 Cinder by Marissa Meyer – One of my all time favourite series and have read multiple times.

4 Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali – Love both her books so much and I cannot wait for the sequel!

5 When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – Excuse me but this book is so damn adorable!

6 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I have read all of her Grishaverse books multiple times! I have also been told I will love Ninth House so I am excited to dive in!

7 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – I absolutely adore this series and I am not ready for that last book.

8 Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan – I love every single thing that Riordan writes!

9 Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – This book had me ugly crying both times that I read it. I love her books so much!

10 The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – I bet you thought I wouldn’t mention Daevabad but I OBVIOUSLY have to include it in any and everything I can possibly write because my love for this trilogy knows no bounds!

2019 Round Up

My Favourite 2019 Debut Books

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?