Ramadan Readathon | Recommendations #1 – Middle Grade, Young Adult & Adult Fiction

Ramadan Readathon

As the month of June quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your TBR for the month. In the announcement post, we mentioned a few places where you can find books written by Muslim authors, but we also wanted to create our own list of recommendations even though, between us, we haven’t read the majority of books on it. As always, this list is not exhaustive. We actually had to narrow it down!

We also tried to include books from across a range of genres and therefore this will be one half of a two-part post. Here, you’ll find recommendations for middle-grade, young adult and adult fiction. If you’re interested in non-fiction, poetry or graphic novels, you can find a list of these over on Zoya’s blog.

Many of the authors on this list have multiple works, which couldn’t all be listed for obvious reasons, so by clicking on the cover you will be directed to the author’s Goodreads page rather than that for the specific book.


amina's voicefurthermorethe gauntlet

saints and misfitsgod smitesayesha dean

that thing we call a heartwritten in the starswhen wings expand

the story of mahashe wore red trainersthe secret sky

the lines we crossshooting kabulthe boy from aleppo

sunboltfire boyan ember in the ashes

ask me no questionsout of heart


the kindness of enemiesthe unquiet deadsofia khan

a thousand splendid sunsthe pearlamir sisters

secrets under the olive treealif the unseenPageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00018]

exit westthrone of the crescent moon

These are our recommendations! Don’t forget to check out part two of this post for non-fiction, poetry and graphic novels. Have you read any books written by these authors? Will you be reading any of the above next month? What other books would you recommend?


14 thoughts on “Ramadan Readathon | Recommendations #1 – Middle Grade, Young Adult & Adult Fiction

  1. I’ve read Fire Boy, both Sofia Khans and Exit West (still need to write my review for the last two, but I’ve got to post the reviews for Asian Lit Bingo this month first). Exit West’s review will be coming soon. I really enjoyed Fire Boy and Exit West, thy’re very different novels. I liked the form of writing scenes in Exit West, very staggered and uncertain, similar to how the characters felt. Fire Boy is just awesome!!! As is book two, Earth Boy.

    The Sofia Khans were quite nice but I didn’t like the subtle aphobia, but that’s a common problem in all romance books. Still undecided how I’ll rate them as the majority of the book was great, ESPECIALLY the ending.

    Sunbolt is the only book that I’ve already got on my Ramadan Readathon TBR because I already both it a few weeks ago.

    I’m going to think about getting Ayesha Dean: The Istanbul Intrigue. The cover’s lovely.

    I’ll have to have a proper look at this before choosing my books. Was there a certain number of books that we should read? A specific time to post the TBR?

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  2. Thanks for the rec’s. I’ve only read AEITA so far. And I only heard of 3 others. I’ll definitely put the rest on my tbr too.

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