Eid Mubarak! I can’t believe we are already wrapping up another Ramadan and the second #RamadanReadathon! I hope everyone had a blessed and productive month. I definitely had less time this year to dedicate to the readathon but I did manage to read three of the four books on my TBR. All in all, I’m happy with how everything went and, with so many upcoming releases by Muslim authors this year and the next, I’m definitely hoping to bring back this reading challenge for Ramadan 2019!
If you followed along with the #RamadanReadathon blog tour, you’ll already know the titles of the fifteen books that were revealed over the course of the month. Once again, thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who took part in the book reveals! Here is a complete list of all the chosen books and posts:
- Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin and other May–June releases by Muslim authors
- Love, Hate And Other Filters by Samira Ahmed and a review and playlist by Breeny’s Books
- Alif The Unseen by G. Willow Wilson and a giveaway by Shoohada Khanom
- Salt Houses by Hala Alyan and a giveaway by The Muslim Shelf
- Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed and a review and giveaway by Rich In Colour
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and other heart-breaking books by Violette Books
- I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan and a review by whatthelog
- Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini and excerpts from Paradise
- The City Of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty and a review and insight of Ramadan in Egypt by DystopianCitzn
- A Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir and Ember series covers and cupcakes by YA Book Corner
- Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
- An Affluent Heart by Aisha Dahiru Atta and why you should read this book by Deen plus Book
- Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik and a review by The Bookish Beagle
- Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan as recommended by Anisha Bi
- Love, InshAllah edited by Aisha Mattu and Nura Maznavi and other anthologies to give as gifts
Visit @MuslimReadathon on Instagram to see the responses to the weekly photo challenges! I found it more difficult to choose books for each of the prompts this year, and even more difficult to post on time since I was at work every Friday! Nevertheless, I love getting to take bookish photos for just one month in the year. I’m almost convinced by the end of the readathon to make an Instagram account for this blog…
You can also read my responses to the Ramadan Readathon book tag, or visit the announcement post to see the responses of other bloggers linked in the comments. Thank you again to the lovely Amna @ YA Book Corner for creating it!
I read a total of three books for #RamadanReadathon this year, which isn’t as impressive as last year’s six. I have yet to review any of them but I honestly can’t express how much I loved A Map Of Salt And Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar! I definitely had flashbacks to reading When The Moon Was Ours by Nadia Hashimi for Ramadan Readathon last year. Both books are so timely, so important, so heart-breaking. Highly recommended as two of my all-time favourites!
And that’s a wrap on #RamadanReadathon for another year! Did you participate in this challenge? What was your favourite read? Would you like to see it return next year? I would love to hear any suggestions you have about how to make it even bigger and better!