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?


We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai (January 8th 2019)

The Kingdom Of Copper (Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S. A. Chakraborty (January 22nd 2019)

Unmarraigeable by Soniah Kamal (January 22nd 2019)

Kick The Moon by Muhammad Khan (January 24th 2019)

The Love And Lies Of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan (January 29th 2019)


The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf (February 5th 2019)

It’s Not About The Burqa edited by Mariam Khan (February 21st 2019)


You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied (March 5th 2019)

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum (March 5th 2019)

Let Me Tell You This by Nadine Aisha Jassat (March 7th 2019)

Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela (March 7th 2019)

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (March 12th 2019)

Internment by Samira Ahmed (March 19th 2019)

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami (March 26th 2019)


Aladdin: Far From Agrabah by Aisha Saeed (April 2nd 2019)

Ayesha Dean: The Seville Secret by Melati Lum (April 7th 2019)

The Tower by Shereen Malherbe (April 17th 2019)

Love From A to Z by S. K. Ali (April 30th 2019)


We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal (May 14th 2019)

The Candle And The Flame by Nafiza Azad (May 14th 2019)

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi (May 21st 2019)

Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga (May 28th 2019)


Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (June 4th 2019)

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (June 4th 2019)

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi (June 11th 2019)

The Chai Factor by Farah Heron (June 11th 2019)

This Green And Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik (June 13th 2019)

My Past Is A Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani (June 27th 2019)


All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman (July 11th 2019)

The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem (July 23rd 2019)


A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib (August 6th 2019)

The Battle (The Gauntlet #2) by Karuna Riazi (August 27th 2019)


More To The Story by Hena Khan (September 3rd 2019)

The Long Ride by Marina Budhos (September 24th 2019)


The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf (October 3rd 2019)

By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery (October 9th 2019)

Finding My Voice by Nadiya Hussain (October 16th 2019)

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi (October 22nd 2019)

The Light At The Bottom Of The World by London Shah (October 29th 2019)

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions Of Our Time by Saira Mir and Aaliya Jaleel (October 29th 2019)


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All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney (November 12th 2019)

This post will be updated throughout the year with new books by Muslim authors, cover reveals and release dates when possible.



12 thoughts on “19+ Books By Muslim Authors To Add To Your #MuslimShelfSpace In 2019

  1. I’ve been reading books that positively represent fat women–and don’t have the character date or diet her way to happiness. Do any of these fit that description? I’d love to include more books with Muslim characters.

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    • I’m not too sure, since none of these books are out yet and I haven’t read them! I really enjoyed The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, and Sandhya Menon’s There’s Something About Sweetie is releasing in May 2019 – neither of them have Muslim characters but they have positive representation as far as I know!


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