Book Recommendations

Books I Love By Authors In The UK – Part 1

In this post I want to share some of my favourite books by authors in the UK. I feel like several of these authors deserve more love and that you should all go read their books!

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1 The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I am impatiently waiting for the next book because I love this series so much!

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2 The Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – I adore this trilogy! And Alwyn has recently announced that she will be releasing a new series set in the same world!

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3 The Summoner and Contender series by Taran Matharu – I loved the Summoner books and I recently read the first Contender book and loved it too! It’s also ownvoices! You can read my reviews of The Outcast here and of The Chosen here

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4 All the Things we Never Said by Yasmin Rahman – A book dealing with mental health and suicidal thoughts and how important friendship can be. You can read my review here

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5 Viper by Bex Hogan – Pirates and Assassins and a bloodthirsty and violent world and I loved it! You can read my review here

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6 Darren Shan Saga by Darren Shan – A childhood favourite about vampires and I really loved the whole series!

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7 Gilded Cage trilogy and Sanctuary by Vic James – A dystopian UK where those who don’t have powers must serve those with powers for 10 years and are effectively slaves for that period. Sanctuary is a dark witchy book and I loved all of her books! You can read my review of Sanctuary here

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8 She Wore Red Trainers by Naima B Robert – I really love all the books Naima rights but especially this one as it’s a Muslim love story! You can read my review here

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9 You’re Crushing It by Lex Croucher – I really loved reading through this book. It’s about mental health, building your self-esteem and so much more.

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10 I Am Thunder and Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan – Both deal with very relevant issues and I highly recommend reading them! You can read my review of Kick the Moon here

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11 A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby – I really loved this book that deals with growing apart from friends, being true to yourself and standing up for what’s right. You can read my review here

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12 Jinxed by Amy Alward – This book was one of those books that I came across accidently but I ended up falling in love! It’s a dystopian sci-fi with unapologetically nerdy, smart female characters who excel in STEM areas. You can read my review here

So when I started writing this post I actually realised I knew a lot more UK authors than I thought so there will be a part 2 posted in a couple days!

Book Recommendations, Muslim Shelf Space, Ramadan Readathon

My Favourite Books By Muslim Authors

I am absolutely loving that there are more books being released by Muslim authors so I thought I would share some of my favourites and ones I highly recommend you all read! They range from non-fiction to fantasy to contemporary books.

This month is also Ramadan and you can also take part in the Ramadan Readathon taking place on Instagram and twitter and these books are perfect for many of the prompts!

1 Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed – a book that I will recommend to every single person until the end of time! I adore this book and it’s written in such a way that it feels like it’s written just for me. This book has gotten me through so many difficult times in my life.

2 The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – I am completely and entired in love with and totally obsessed with this trilogy! It is absolutely amazing and you all need to go read it. If you want to know more you can read my review here

3 Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – a Pride and Prejudice retelling with Muslim characters and I absolutely adored it! The banter and slow burn romance was done so well! You can read my review here

4 Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed – a book that deals with a topic I am so passionate about, girls rights to an education. I really loved how Aisha dealt with the issue and highly recommend you all read it. You can read my review here

5 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – this book is brutal and intense and will keep you on the edge of your feet right until the end!

6 Revive Your Heart by Nouman Ali Khan – a book that deals with many important societal issues faced by Muslims today. Highly relevant and really inspiring.

7 She Wore Red Trainers by Naima B Robert – a halal love story that I absolutely adored! You can read my review here

8 Ayesha Dean – The Istanbul Intrigue by Melati Lum – a Muslim teenage detective who ends up solving mysteries while she is on holiday with her friends. If you enjoy Nancy Drew type books then I highly recommend it! You can find out more by reading my review here

9 Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan – dealing with toxic masculinity that is still very much prevalent in todays society and that it is okay to be you. You can read my review here

10 Prayers of the Pious by Omar Suleiman – this is a short concise book but full of inspiring duas and how amazing Muslims in the past knew the power in dua. It’s such a great book and perfect as a Ramadan read.

So these are some of my favourite books!

Do you have any favourite books by Muslim authors? Or books by Muslim authors you want to read?