Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Books Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

Sharing a Top 10 Tuesday post today! I’m sharing some books that made me laugh and left with that feel good feeling when I finished the book.

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali – A Muslim love story that just left me all warm and fuzzy inside!

Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali – This was such a joy to read from the first page!

My So Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma – In true Bollywood fashion this book is dramatic and filled with fun!

Yes, I’m Hot in This by Huda Fahmy – A hilarious comic about being a hijabi in America

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin – The number of times I laughed and died of second hand embarrassment reading this

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – It has such great Banter and I especially love Iko and Thorne

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – Filled with sarcastic and sassy characters which is my favourite type of humour

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston – This book is so much fun and just filled me with joy as its set at a Con!

That Can be Arranged by Huda Fahmy – The hilarious graphic novel of how Huda met and married her husband.

Once Upon an Eid edited by Aisha Saeed and S.K. Ali – This book is filled with so much joy and hope and I loved every single story.

What books made you laugh or just left you with that feel good feeling?

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Top 10 Tuesday – Books I’d Want With Me Stranded On A Desert Island

I’m gong to cheat this week and include series as one because lets face it There is no way I can just pick 10.

The Daevabad trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

We Hunt the Flame duology by Hafsah Faizal

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

The Beautiful Quartet by Renee Ahdieh

The Gilded Wolves trilogy by Roshani Chokshi

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

What books would you take?

Favourite Book Quotes, Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Book Quotes Make My Heart Burst

A Top 10 Tuesday post for you all today! I couldn’t resist this prompt as I love sharing my favourite quotes! I’m going to be sharing my favourite quotes that make me swoon and my heart burst from all the emotions from my favourite ships.

I wish I could live a thousand lives so I could fall in love with you a thousand times. But if all we get is this one, and I share it with you, then I will never want for anything. – A Sky Beyond the Storm

“May I confess something?” Ali gazed at her in open sorrow. “I never really wanted to be out of your debt” – The Empire of Gold

I cannot promise never to die, habibti. But before death, there is life. No matter how short our hours are or how swiftly time flees, there is life. And since there is life, habibti, let us live. Let us not squander even one second of it. – The Candle and the Flame

Love is looking at someone as if the stars shine in their eyes – The Beautiful

She believed in such a world, where everyone got a turn, a season in the sun. – Love From A to Z

Habibi. Hayati. Roohi.
My love, my life, my soul, the words meant, but their meanings went deeper than that.
Habibi was for friends and love that was real enough.
Hayati was when love became an all-encompassing thing. Deeper and deeper, until one became the others life.
Roohi was when a soul twined with its match and loved with the force of a thousand suns. When it slipped beneath the heart and tangled in the very fibres of an existence. – We Free the Stars

“Do you not listen to me when I speak?” he answered shakily, his lip quirking up. “I love you. I have always loved you.” – These Violent Delights

I knew my heart was claimed by you. – Ayesha at Last

For nothing, not the sun, not the rain, not even the brightest star in the darkest sky, could begin to compare to the wonder of you. – The Wrath and the Dawn

I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting. – Crooked Kingdom

So here are my favourite quotes that make my heart burst and leave me a wreck. Do share yours!

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Top 10 Tuesday – My Favourite Ships

So as this week’s topic is a love freebie I thought I would share my favourite bookish couples! You can find all the prompts for top ten Tuesday here

So here are my favourite bookish couples!

Ali & Nahri from The City of Brass – Look it’s no secret how much I absolutely adore these two. The way they slowly became friends and found solace in each other. The way they accepted each other completely. I just love them!

Adam & Zayneb from Love From A to Z – They are such an adorable couple and I just love how much they care for each other and want the best for each other and how they made sure to keep their relationship halal and put Allah first. Just…I love them.

Khalid and Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn – The enemies to lovers trope was used so effectively that despite Shazi wanting to kill him I was rooting for them the whole way. Also Khalid has some swoon worthy lines in this duology which made me melt.

Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows – I love them so much. But I love how they know that the timing isn’t right for them together so they also don’t hold each other back.

Nasir and Zafira from We Hunt the Flame – I died reading We Free the Stars because of these two and I just needed them to be okay end up together. The deep love they have for each other where they see the parts of each other no one else sees. Amazing.

Haidee & Arjun from The Never Tilting World – They went from reluctant allies to friends to lovers and I was so here for it! I also loved seeing their relationship from others perspectives because you could see how smitten they were.

Percy and Annabeth from the Percy Jackson series – The fact that they took 5 years to even realise they liked each other was amazing. Everyone else could see it except them and then we end with the underwater kiss. Perfection.

Laia & Elias from An Ember in the Ashes – The deep and tender way they care for each other and how they are a strength for each other. I just loved seeing their relationship develop even when it was painful.

Roma & Juliette from These Violent Delights – The tension and the angst killed me and then that ending. I am terrified because I don’t know how they can have a happy ending despite all they been through and I just want them to be happy together.

Ayesha & Khalid from Ayesha at Last – The way these two have the worst first impressions of each other and yet they slowly realise there is more than the first impression and yet they let others get in between them but then there is a happy ending where they start over and clear the air.

So these are my favourite couples. Let me know who your favourite couples are!

Favourite Book Quotes, Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Favourite Book Quotes

I have another Top 10 Tuesday post for you today and I will be sharing some of my favourite quotes from some of my favourite books!

So here are my favourite quotes and a bonus one because I just had to include it!

My time with you…it was a light – The City of Brass

History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors – The Gilded Wolves

This isn’t the end for us, Laia of Serra.” I cannot give up what we could have. I don’t care what bleeding vow I made. “Do you hear me? This is not our end. – A Reaper at the Gates

War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who remains – The Poppy War

I cannot promise never to die, habibti. But before death, there is life. No matter how short our hours are or how swiftly time flees, there is life. And since there is life, habibti, let us live. Let us not squander even one second of it. – The Candle and the Flame

Make sure that you make the beginning of whatever you begin beautiful. – Love from a to z

You have a beautiful laugh. Like the promise of tomorrow. – The wrath and the dawn

Do not underestimate the strength it takes to be kind in a world as cruel as ours. – A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

It’s not enough to find someone you love. You have to be ready for that love, and ready to make changes to welcome it into your life. – Ayesha at Last

That was war for you, like a game of musical chairs where seats kept disappearing until only one was left, and people rarely stopped to ask who the hell was in charge of the music – Chilling Effect

I imagine it would be freeing to care only about oneself. Alas I am not a man. – The Beautiful