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:
- Ayesha Dean The Istanbul Intrigue by Melati Lum*
- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis #1-2) by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa
Non-fiction book by a Muslim author:
- Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia Edited by Amra Pajalic & Demet Divaroren*
Book with a Muslim on the cover:
- Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Book you recommend as an Eid gift:
Book releasing soon by a Muslim author:
- Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaronen (Release: June 15)*
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.