Once Upon an Eid edited by Aisha Saeed and SK Ali Publication Date: May 5th, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety… Continue reading Once Upon An Eid: The anthology where every single story made me cry
Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah Rating: 4/5 Publication Date: October 29th, 2019 Hope had abandoned them to the wrath of all the waters. At the end of the twenty-first century, the world has changed dramatically, but life continues one thousand feet below the ocean's surface. In Great Britain, sea creatures… Continue reading Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah: An Underwater Adventure!
More to the Story by Hena Khan Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019 Rating: 5/5 From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her… Continue reading More to the Story by Hena Khan
The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem Rating: 5/5 Publication Date: July 23rd, 2019 In Zara Raheem's fresh, funny, smart debut, a young, Muslim-American woman is given three months to find the right husband or else her traditional Indian parents will find one for her--a novel with a universal story that everyone can relate to about… Continue reading The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan Rating: 5/5 Publication Date: March 14, 2017 Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the… Continue reading Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
Ramadan is only a few days away which means a month of fasting and spiritual cleansing! If you don't know, it's regarded as The Holy Month when the Quran was released and Muslims fast from Fajr to Maghrib (between the first and fourth prayers of the day)! This year, I'm so excited to provide some… Continue reading #RamadanReadathon2019: Historical Fiction Recs
Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira AhmedRating: 2/5Initial Thoughts: This wasn’t what I expected it to be but it was good, though maybe I’m a little biased because I’m also ABCD (American Born Confused Desi) and thought I would relate and didn’t end up relating as much as I hoped.Full Review: I was really… Continue reading Love, Hate, & Other Filters Review