2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Children's Book · Diversity · Hena Khan · Islam · Muslim · Own Voices

Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

Blurb Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she…… Continue reading Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Bradley W. Wright · Children's Book · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Fantasy · Fiction · Hena Khan · Madeline J. Reynolds · Muslim · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · Paranormal · Quotes I Devoured This Month · Sara Crawford · Wrap Up · YA

Quotes I Devoured This Month: March 2019

(A monthly wrap up with a twist.) “Be brave. Be adventurous.” “It was amazing the illusion of familiarity a simple shortening of someone’s name could create.” “That’s one of the things I really like about you. Everything through your eyes is magical.”   Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to…… Continue reading Quotes I Devoured This Month: March 2019

2019 · Bingo · Book Review · Bookish · Depression · Diversity · Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult · Emi Ali · Laurie Halse Anderson · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Muslim · New Adult · Own Voices · Penguin Books · Wrap Up · YA

Mental Health Book Bingo 2019 Wrap Up #MHBB

  My most anticipated month of the year has come and gone; unfortunately, I failed to make the best of it because my mental health sucked big time. Being a part of this amazing team and seeing other people join #mhbb definitely made have a couple of highlights while I was stuck in thy gloomy cave.…… Continue reading Mental Health Book Bingo 2019 Wrap Up #MHBB

2018 · Book Writing... · Bookish · Creative Writing · Depression · Diversity · I Graduated, Now What?! · Introduction · Journal · Mental Illness · Muslim · Poetry · Short Story · Thinking out Loud · Yes, I am a Muslim

Update-Thinking Out Loud #1: Where I have been & where I am going

Well hello there. I was supposed to post my review of Toxic by Lydia Kang, but it is getting pretty dark up there. my heart is racing when my body is idle, and my soul is sinking into this dark hole, while my body stays sitting on the shore.  A can of worms is now…… Continue reading Update-Thinking Out Loud #1: Where I have been & where I am going

Book Review · Bookish · Fiction · Islam · Middle Grade · Muslim · YA

Book Review- Sadia: Hijab tropes and a story that could have gone right, but didn’t!

Blurb: ” Three female Muslim teenagers must decide how far they are willing to go to defend their beliefs when faced with the pressures of life.” Thirteen-year-old Sadia is Muslim and passionate about one thing: basketball. When her teacher announces tryouts for this year’s co-ed team, she jumps at the opportunity. Her talent speaks for…… Continue reading Book Review- Sadia: Hijab tropes and a story that could have gone right, but didn’t!

Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Diversity · Fiction · Islam · Muslim · Own Voices · WOC · YA

Book Review- Love, Hate & Other Filters: Fluffy moments, bigotry, and life.

Basic Keywords and Intro: Own Voices: Muslim debut Novel YA Contemporary  First Person Point of View + 3rd person interludes A Coming of Age Novel Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teen, faces Islamophobia after a horrific terror attack occurs. Maya is also torn apart between being a good girl & doing everything her parents expect of…… Continue reading Book Review- Love, Hate & Other Filters: Fluffy moments, bigotry, and life.

Bingo · Bookish · Depression · Diversity · Fiction · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Muslim · Non-Fiction · Own Voices · YA

#MHBingo TBR

What is it? A Bingo read-a-thon for Mental health books that begins this January!!! Click here to know more about  it + see our schedule! Follow us on twitter. So here are the books that I will ” Hopefully” read this January: The Girl in Between- Kleine–Levin syndrome (KLS) Rep. Under Rose Tainted skies – Agoraphobia Rep (own…… Continue reading #MHBingo TBR