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#RamadanReadathon TBR – A Reading Challenge for June

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Drop by the intro post for the #RamadaReadathon to learn more about this June reading challenge. Also, check out the event schedule and photo challenges here:

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I’ve been reading slowly since the end of the Asian Lit Bingo in May, so I expect to only read around 3 books in June. Though I’ve made a flexible list based on the Instagram prompts below. The reading challenge itself is very flexible, so if you want to join in, there’s no set theme/number of books to read. I just like to randomly share books on Instagram.  My TBR options:

Book set in a Muslim majority country:

Non-fiction book by a Muslim author:

Book with a Muslim on the cover:

Book you recommend as an Eid gift:

Book releasing soon by a Muslim author:

Feel free to share thoughts on any of the above and/or link your TBRs!

*Asterisk indicates a book by an Australian author. For more books by Australian Muslim writers, check out this great resource.

More book recommendations: Yassmin’s Story, Where the Streets had a Name and God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems. On the same thread, I interviewed Samira Ahmed who recommended some excellent books here.

It’s also Pride month, so I’ll re-share predominantly #ownvoices lists or resources that bookish friends have put together on Twitter. For readers who want to support both the Ramadan Readathon and books for Pride month, a list of books by Muslim writers via LGBTQ Reads.

As for blog updates – I’ll hopefully catch up on ARC reviews. Library updates – I’ll be picking up Where the Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti for Pasifika books and a few books for Ramadan Readathon next week.

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7 thoughts on “#RamadanReadathon TBR – A Reading Challenge for June

  1. Wonderful list!! I love that you showcase Australian writers which are rarely on my radar. I’ve got a few books that count for the readathon and pride reading, so fingers crossed I’ll get to those first😁🌈
    Is the Ayesha Dean book a mystery? Sounds like it, need to check, cause mysteries!

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  2. I’m participating as well, and I’ll definitely have to add some of these to my lineup!!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. I’m so happy that you’re taking part in the readathon too! I don’t have much advice – other than to have fun, blog at your own pace and take breaks when you need them. I also wrote a short advice post about the importance of research, #ownvoices books and reviews here: https://paperwanderer.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/reading-reflections-on-reviewing-diversity-retrospective-notes-ownvoices-context-part-2/

      Your blog looks lovely and I wish you the best of luck!

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