RAMADAN READATHON BOOK TAG

 

Ramadan Readathon 2018 header

Hi everyone!

We’re almost halfway through Ramadan 2018 and today I’m doing the Ramadan Readathon book tagwhich was created by the lovely Amna @ YA Book Corner.
dividers

MIRRORS AND WINDOWS

Name a book that you felt represented you or that you were able to relate to.

I recently read I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman and it was probably the most relatable book I’ve ever read? It’s about a Muslim fangirl and I just can’t stop thinking about how it’s literally the last four years of my life in novel format, even though Angel is tall and confident and I’m small and shy.

I also related deeply to A Quiet Kind Of Thunder for the selective mutism and anxiety rep, and The Love And Lies Of Rukhsana Ali hasn’t yet been published but I’m so excited to see my culture represented in YA!

MY MUSLIM HERO/HEROINE

Name your favorite Muslim character and explain why.

Angel Rahimi from aforementioned I Was Born For This? Because I aspire to be recognised by Twitter handle and locked in a bathroom with the love of my life. Also, Nahri from The City Of Brass because she is my problematic fave and we definitely have the same sense of humour.

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Name your most anticipated read by a Muslim author.

The Kingdom Of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty because I need to know what happens to my son Alizayd. I have a list of other books I’m excited for here. I was following a lot of these authors on Twitter before their debut book deals got announced and I honestly just feel like a proud parent.

MUSLIM SCRIBE

Name your favorite Muslim author.

Nadia Hashimi and Kamila Shamsie are actually genius and I still need to read everything they have ever written but I can never recommend their books enough.

THE MUSLIM SHELF

Recommend one book by a Muslim author that everyone should read.

Anything by Nadia Hashimi or Kamila Shamsie? Although A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini has been one of my favourites for the longest time so would highly recommend any of these if you enjoy books that are timely and heart-breaking.

dividers

Let’s talk! How is Ramadan Readathon going for you? Have you read I Was Born For This? Who is your favourite Muslim character and why?

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “RAMADAN READATHON BOOK TAG

  1. I’m looking forward to The Kingdom of Copper too! How can I not after that The City of Brass ending?! Adding I Was Born For This to my TBR. You hooked me with Muslim Fangirl. LOL.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s