Muslim book reviewers give us their recommendations

Muslim authors and muslim book characters were once few and far between, but no longer, it seems! Representation is at last balancing out and more marginalised folk are seeing positive representation in film, TV, and books.

Thanks to Books Are My Social Life on YouTube, a group of Muslim book lovers have offered their favourite novels by Muslim authors, concerning Muslim characters. The video (below) was created to shine a spotlight on readers, authors, and characters who practice Islam. The reviewers obvious joy in reading about characters they can relate to and who wouldn’t be out of place in their community, is something pretty special.

We hope you enjoy the list of sixteen recommendations- links are below the video for any that you may like to purchase.

1. Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash

2. Isabella: A Girl of Muslim Spain by Yahiya Emerick

3. Ticket to India by N.H. Senzai

4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by  Tahereh Mafi

5. Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

6. Love from A-Z by S.K. Ali

7. Internment by Samira Ahmed

8. Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

9. Mirage by Somaiya Daud

10. Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

11. City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

12. Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

13. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik

14. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

15. The Forty Rules Of Love by Alif Shafak

16. The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath

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