Wednesday, June 27, 2018

#MuslimShelfSpace Recommendation List

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This recommendation list is partially inspired by recent events and also something I’ve wanted to do for a while. It is definitely the bare-minimum (probably not even that, tbh) and we all need to be supporting our Muslim-identifying authors, friends and foe. So here is a list of some wonderful books/authors you should have on your TBRs and should be supporting!! It is by no means a thorough list and a much much MUCH better resource would be the Hijabi Librarians blog

1. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed


2. Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali


3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


4. Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed


5. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan


6. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi


7. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah


8. If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan


9. The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi


10. Not the Girls You Are Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi


11. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi


12. That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim


13. The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian


14. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai



A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

*no cover yet 🙁

Mirage by Somaiya Daud


We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal


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Rashika has been tired since 2013. There are very few things that spark joy for her besides a nice cup of tea, warm, baked goods, good books and good TV shows. She is here to pile onto your giant TBRs and to-watch lists. Offer her a cookie and she might be nice to you.

2 Responses to “#MuslimShelfSpace Recommendation List”

  1. Breana M.

    I haven’t read most of the books on this list (I need to change that) except for The Gauntlet and Furthermore. I now have some ideas of what I can look for the next time I put books on hold at my local library. Great post!

  2. Kate Sarsfield

    Many thanks for this list Rashika. It is so important for us to pass on the message that the vast majority of Muslims are kind, peaceful and ordinary people. We should be celebrating our differences not hiding in fear from them.