19+ Books By Muslim Authors To Add To Your #MuslimShelfSpace In 2019

2018 was a great year for books by Muslim authors. Beginning with Love, Hate And Other Filters by Samira Ahmed and ending with A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, both books were completely unapologetic about the experience of growing up as a Muslim-American teen in post 9/11 America and rightfully claimed their spots on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Going into 2019, I completely underestimated just how many books by Muslim authors we get to look forward to! As always, this list is not exhaustive but it’s a good place to start if expanding that #MuslimShelfSpace is one of your new year’s resolutions. And what better way to welcome in twenty nineteen and celebrate two years of an incredible initiative than with plenty of books to add to your already brimming bookshelves?

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#RamadanReadathon 2019 | The Wrap-Up

 

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone! #RamadanReadathon 2019 is officially over, though it’s taken me a while to actually get around to writing this wrap-up post. I hope everyone had a productive month and a blessed Eid, regardless of whether or not you celebrate! And I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the readathon for your wonderful enthusiasm.

If you weren’t able to participate or you missed any of the posts, you can catch-up with this master list or by following @MuslimReadathon on Twitter and Instagram, as well as the hashtag #RamadanReadathon.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

 

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

Unfortunately, this is the last in a series of author interviews for #RamadanReadathon, dedicated to shining a spotlight on new and upcoming releases from debut and established writers. But I’m so excited to welcome Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on the blog today to talk about her debut novel Ace Of Spades which will be published by Usborne in 2020!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


faridah iyimideFaridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is a writer from South London who has dreamt of writing books about black kids saving (or destroying) the world all her life. She is an avid tea drinker, and a lover of thrillers and mystery’s. She currently studies English, Chinese and Anthropology in the Scottish Highlands.

Her debut novel Ace Of Spades will be published by Usborne in the UK (2020) with a second untitled novel – also published by Usborne – to follow. You can follow her on Twitter @faridahlikestea.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With Nadine Jolie Courtney

 

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

As part of #RamadanReadathon, I’ve been hosting a series of author interviews to spotlight new and upcoming releases from debut and established authors. I’m so excited to welcome Nadine Jolie Courtney on the blog today to talk about her upcoming novel All-American Muslim Girl!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


nadine jolie courtneyNadine Jolie Courtney is the author of Romancing The Throne, Beauty Confidential and Confessions of a Beauty Addict. Her fourth book All-American Muslim Girl will be published in 2019 by FSG Books for Young Readers. A graduate of Barnard College, her writing has appeared in Town & Country, Cosmo, ELLE Canada, Refinery29, Vanity Fair online, Vogue online, and many other outlets. She starred on the second season of Newlyweds: The First Year on Bravo and lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband Erik and her daughter Aurelia. She is still waiting for her invitation to Buckingham Palace. Find her on Twitter @nadinecourtney and Instagram @nadinejoliecourtney.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With London Shah

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

As part of #RamadanReadathon, I’ll be hosting a series of author interviews to spotlight new and upcoming releases from debut and established authors. I’m so excited to welcome London Shah on the blog today to talk about her debut novel The Light At The Bottom Of The World!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


london shahLondon Shah is a British-born Muslim of Afghan descent. She has lived in Britain’s capital city for most of her life via England’s beautiful North. When she’s not busy re-imagining the past, plotting an alternate present or dreaming up a surreal future, then she’s most likely drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes, strolling through Richmond Park or along the Thames, getting lost on an evening in the city’s older, darker alleyways—preferably just after it’s rained—listening to punk rock, or losing herself in a fab SFF book or film. If she could have only one super power, it would be to breathe underwater. The Light At The Bottom Of The World is her debut novel. You can follow her on Twitter @London_Shah.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With Farah Naz Rishi

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

As part of #RamadanReadathon, I’ll be hosting a series of author interviews to spotlight new and upcoming releases from debut and established authors. I’m so excited to welcome Farah Naz Rishi on the blog today to talk about her debut novel I Hope You Get This Message!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


farah naz rishiFarah Naz Rishi is a Pakistani-American Muslim writer and voice actor, but in another life, she’s worked stints as a lawyer, a video game journalist, and an editorial assistant. She received her B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College, her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, and her love of weaving stories from the Odyssey Writing Workshop. When she’s not writing, she’s probably hanging out with video game characters. You can find her at home in Philadelphia, or follow her on Twitter at @far_ah_way.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With Farah Heron

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

As part of #RamadanReadathon, I’ll be hosting a series of author interviews to spotlight new and upcoming releases from debut and established authors. I’m so excited to welcome Farah Heron on the blog today to talk about her debut novel The Chai Factor!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


farah heronAfter a childhood raised on Bollywood, Monty Python, and Jane Austen, Farah self-rejected her writing career before jotting down a single word, despite admitting her ultimate fantasy was to be a writer. But when she could no longer keep the story arcs straight in her daydreams, she started writing a few years ago and never looked back. She writes romantic comedies and women’s fiction full of huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, brown people falling stupidly in love. Prior to writing, she had careers in Human Resources and Psychotherapy. She lives in Toronto with her patient husband, surly teenager, and delightful middle-grader, along with two gerbils, one hamster, one rabbit, and a fish named Silvia. You can follow her on Twitter @FarahHeron.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With Nafiza Azad

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

As part of #RamadanReadathon, I’ll be hosting a series of author interviews to spotlight new and upcoming releases from debut and established authors. I’m so excited to welcome Nafiza Azad on the blog today to talk about her debut novel The Candle And The Flame!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


nafiza azadNafiza Azad was born in Fiji and spent the first seventeen years of her life as a self-styled Pacific Islander. Now she identifies as an Indo-Fijian Muslim Canadian, which means she is often navigating multiple identities. Nafiza has a love for languages and currently speaks four. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children’s Literature from the University of British Columbia and co-runs The Book Wars (thebookwars.ca), a website dedicated to all things children’s literature. Nafiza currently lives in British Columbia with her family. You can follow her on Twitter @Nafizaa.

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Author Spotlight | Interview With Shereen Malherbe

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Salaam everyone!

I’m so excited to interview Shereen Malherbe on the blog today for the first author spotlight of #RamadanReadathon. Her latest novel, The Tower, was published last month by Beacon Books – you can read all of my thoughts on the book in my review!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Shereen Malherbe is a British, Palestinian author.Shereen Malherbe

Shereen’s second contemporary fiction novel, entitled The Tower, published by Beacon Books has been described as, ‘moving’, ‘original’ and ‘undeniably refreshing’.

Her debut novel, Jasmine Falling, has been voted as one of the top 10 books representing Muslims in Literature and in the top 20 Best Books by Muslim Women.

She also researches and writes on behalf of Muslimah Media Watch about the representation of Muslim women in the media and appeared on British Muslim TV and the Islam Channel resulting in her classification in the Media Diversified Experts Directory. You can follow her on Twitter @malherbegirl.

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#RamadanReadathon 2019 | Recommendations #5 – Pilgrimage/Hajj

Ramadan Readathon 2019

Ramadan Mubarak! #RamadanReadathon 2019 is finally here and this is the last round of recommendations for the bingo board prompts in case you still haven’t started constructing your TBR or decided whether you want to participate. For more details on the readathon challenges as well as the sign-up form, make sure to check out the announcement post!

I’ve been posting a series of recommendations with the help of some incredible bloggers throughout the week and this final post is dedicated to the last pillar – Pilgrimage/HajjThe prompts include ADULT FICTION, NON-WESTERN SETTING, NO ROMANCE and INVOLVES A JOURNEY, as well as one FREE SPACE for any book of your choice by a Muslim author.

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