21+ Books By Muslim Authors To Read In 2021

Salaam, friends!

It’s that time of year again. A new year calls for… a new list of books written by Muslim authors! This is a blog post that I’ve written for the past two years and it’s absolutely one of my favourite lists to compile, seeing just how many incredible books by Muslim authors are releasing year on year.

As always, this list is not exhaustive but it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to expand your #MuslimShelfSpace. And if you missed it, don’t forget to check out my list of 19+ books by Muslim authors to read in 2019, and 20+ books by Muslim authors to read in 2020!


The Awakening Of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson (January 5th 2021)

All About Eid by Sarah Shaffi, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel (January 7th 2021)

City Of The Plague God by Sarwat Chadda (January 12th 2021)

The Boy Who Met A Whale by Nizrana Farook (January 14th 2021)

We Free The Stars by Hafsah Faizal (January 19th 2021)

We Are All Birds Of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan (January 28th 2021)

How We Met by Huma Qureshi (January 28th 2021)


Love In An Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar (February 2nd 2021)

Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied (February 2nd 2021)


Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron (March 2nd 2021)

The Muslim Problem: Why We’re Wrong About Islam And Why It Matters by Tawseef Khan (March 4th 2021)

Amina’s Song by Hena Khan (March 9th 2021)

The Descent Of The Drowned by Ana Lal Din (March 15th 2021)

Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrated by Fahmida Azim (March 16th 2021)

The Theft Of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani (March 23rd 2021)

In My Mosque by M.O. Yuksel, illustrated by Hatem Aly (March 23rd 2021)

Fatima’s Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq (March 30th 2021)


The Khan by Saima Mir (April 1st 2021)

Mayhem Mission by Burhana Islam (April 1st 2021)

Rumaysa: A Fairytale by Radiya Hafiza (April 1st 2021)

Hannah And The Ramadan Gift by Qasim Rashid, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel (April 6th 2021)

Amira’s Picture Day by Reem Faruqi, illustrated by Fahmida Azim (April 6th 2021)

Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan (April 6th 2021)

Ayesha Dean: The Lisbon Lawbreaker by Melati Lum (April 8th 2021)

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin (April 13th 2021)


Halal Hot Dogs by Susannah Aziz (May 4th 2021)

Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan (May 4th 2021)

The Shape Of Thunder by Jasmine Warga (May 11th 2021)

Unsettled by Reem Faruqi (May 11th 2021)

The Marvelous Mirza Girls by Sheba Karim (May 18th 2021)

Hani And Ishu’s Guide To Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar (May 25th 2021)

Diana And The Underworld Odyssey by Aisha Saeed (May 25th 2021)

Misfit In Love by S. K. Ali (May 25th 2021)


Ace Of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (June 10th 2021)

An Emotion Of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi (June 21st 2021)

The Lady Or The Lion by Aamna Qureshi (June 22nd 2021)

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina Hamza (June 22nd 2021)



The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam (July 13th 2021)


The Mismatch by Sara Jafari (August 3rd 2021)

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad (August 3rd 2021)


Yusuf Azeem Is Not A Hero by Saadia Faruqi (September 7th 2021)

Better Together, Cinderella by Ashley Franklin (September 7th 2021)

It All Comes Back To You by Farah Naz Rishi (September 14th 2021)

Amira and Hamza: The War To Save The Worlds by Samira Ahmed (September 21st 2021)


Spreading My Wings by Nadiya Hussain (October 14th 2021)

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui (October 19th 2021)

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Tahira In Bloom by Farah Heron

The Wonders We Seek by Saadia Faruqi

Crowning Essence by Sahira Javaid

House Of Glass Hearts by Leila Siddiqui 

Journey To The Heart Of The Abyss by London Shah

Seeds Of Promise by Sana Rafi

Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Seven Sisters by Ayisha Malik

Daevabad Short Stories by S. A. Chakraborty

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

Want to add a title to this list? Comment below or send me a message via Twitter or email!

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15 thoughts on “21+ Books By Muslim Authors To Read In 2021

  1. Would love to recommend “A Place for Us” by Fatima Mirza! Read it last year and fell in love.
    Definitely going to check out these books throughout the year when I get free time 🙂

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  2. This list is AMAZING. It must have taken a lot of hard work to put together and I am just so impressed! I’m adding a lot of books to my TBR now, lmao. I’m especially excited for Ace of Spades and The Wild Ones!!

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