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Pop Culture Readathon Picks & July TBR

Hi guys, I'm so excited to be taking part in the Pop Culture Readathon, and get the chance to read awesome books with equally awesome prompts. I feel like I'll get the chance to read some genres and books I normally wouldn't read as well as the chance to tick off plenty of books from… Continue reading Pop Culture Readathon Picks & July TBR

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The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish… Continue reading The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

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Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them? Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box.… Continue reading Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is… Continue reading Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days. When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization. For high school… Continue reading I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

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Monthly Wrap Up: April 2020

April felt like the longest month in existence, but at the same time, it's already May when I'm writing this and it feels like time is all over the place right now. It's been another month of lockdown for the UK and other countries around the globe and Ramadan also began towards the end of… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: April 2020

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Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.… Continue reading Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

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SARC Collaborates with Ramadan Readathon | Q&A to start this blessed month

It’s the first day of Ramadan Readathon and we’re exploring the theme of culture! We are so excited to be part of this South Asian Reading Challenge (co-hosted by Samia & Rumaanah) and Ramadan Readathon (created by Nadia) collaboration. Culture is multi-faceted and layered with identity, religion, ethnicity, and family experiences. The three of us… Continue reading SARC Collaborates with Ramadan Readathon | Q&A to start this blessed month

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Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her professor parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is probably ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really… Continue reading Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

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The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan

Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated - a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby's shoe. And each represent a moment of grief or terrible betrayal. The museum is a place where people come to speak… Continue reading The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan