Unapologetically Muslim Reading Challenge // ft. me signing up for my fourth challenge of the year

Am I going to survive these 4 challenges?

Probably not. But I’m determined to do so. Otherwise, I’ll be beyond super disappointed with myself.


Hey there amigos!! Welcome back. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!

Today, I’ll be signing up for the Unapologetically Muslim Reading Challenge that is being hosted by the lovely Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura.

Lately, I’ve been wanting to read more books by Muslim authors, but I haven’t really started reading them or consciously seeking them out. But this reading challenge is hopefully gonna change that!

The Rules:

  • Let Noura know if you’re going to participate on any platform you feel comfortable with! (Blog, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Share whatever reads you intend to tackle. It doesn’t have to be a set TBR and you can change the books whenever you want.
  • Share your reads by tagging Noura and use the hashtag #Unapollogeticallymuslim2020
  • If the book is by a Muslim author, it counts. Release date, genre, length, etc, doesn’t matter.
  • The challenge runs between April 2nd and December 31st.

And that’s it! As Noura said, “This isn’t really a challenge it’s mostly to support Muslim authors so no rivalry here.”

So, there’s no levels or anything, and I think that’s pretty cool. Sure having the levels and the competition of reading more than someone else is motivating, but I still kind of prefer this way so that I don’t feel too bad about it if I don’t read so much.


I’m super excited, and I’ve decided to make a TBR of 5 books to at least get me started. Hopefully I’ll read much more than that.

  • Thorn by Intisar Khanani – 🍚 📱 | I saw Kerys blog tour review for this book and it sounded awesome, and the author is Muslim, so it’s a total win win!
  • A Light at the End of the Tunnel by Sumaiya Beshir – ☪ 📗 | My mom got this book a long time ago, and well, it’s probably about time that I read it.
  • The Memory of Hands by Reshma Baig – ☪ 📗 | My mom also got this one, and I think I’ve skimmed through it before, but I haven’t actually read it. Hopefully it’s interesting.
  • When Wings Expand by Mehded Maryam Sinclair – ☪ 🍚 📗 | This one is so sad, and I have read bits and pieces of it, but I want to read it properly once again.
  • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – ☪ 🍚 📱 | Muslim romance story? Yes please! I’ve seen this book around a couple of times, and the cover is gorgeous, so I am really excited.

That’s it folks!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day, and that you’re all staying safe.

Do you know any Muslim rep books, or books by Muslim authors? What’s your favorite diverse book? Whose your favorite “diverse” author?

7 thoughts on “Unapologetically Muslim Reading Challenge // ft. me signing up for my fourth challenge of the year

  1. I saw the challenge on Noura’s blog and I considered joining but idk, I’ll see later on 💁‍♀️
    I want to read Written in the Stars as well! It sounds so interesting 🤩
    hope you enjoy your reads and they don’t disappoint 💖

    Some recommendations from me:

    -Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa (this book broke me into a million pieces and I’m still not okay 💔)

    -A Thousand Splendid Sons and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (these books were so powerful and amazing😭)

    -An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (these books are quite popular so I’m sure you’ve heard of them… but I just wanted to mention them because they are INCREDIBLE! 😍)

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    1. Lol, ok!
      Oh yes, Written in the Stars sounds awesome, and I’m so curious! Though I’m probably going to read it next month, not now. Thanks sweet!!

      Thank you so much for the recommendations!! I’ve heard so much about Khaled Hosseini’s books and Idk why I haven’t read thme yet lol

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