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Among the Ruins | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I have been getting back into my choice for #MuslimAuthorOrMC for #Booked2019 as my last book for #24B4Monday #readathon Not sure if I‘ll make the 24hr mark, it‘s 8.30pm Sunday here, but I‘m trying! I‘m at just over 20.8hrs & there‘s 3.5hrs to go. Cutting it close I think but maybe🤷🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Amazing time!!! You can do it!!! 2w
Andrew65 Good luck, an amazing time whatever. 👏👏👏👏🙌 2w
4thhouseontheleft You can do it!! 🎉🎉📚 2w
jb72 Wow! That‘s a fantastic time so far! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope you made it! 2w
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Considering at this time last week, I only had two prompts completed, it feels good to be able to post my wrap up of this quarter‘s #booked2019.

#muslimauthorormc I am Malala
#comicbook Hyperbole and a Half
#diversemiddlegrade The Skin I‘m In
#booktomovie Rabbit, Run
#bookgiftedtoyou Hetty Dorval
#genrebending The Real Lolita (biography and true crime)

Cinfhen Way to go, Girl 💪🏽 #ReadingWarrior #ChallengeSlayer 3w
4thhouseontheleft Wow! Great job! 🎉🎉 3w
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The Red Pencil | Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Two more completed for #Booked2019

#MuslimAuthororMC - Reading Lolita in Tehran
#DiverseMiddleGrade - The Red Pencil

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 4w
Cinfhen Hope all is well by you!!! 4w
wordslinger42 I loved Reading Lolita in Tehran!! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Woooot!! 👊🏻♥️📚 4w
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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AMAZING! I cannot begin to describe the emotions I felt reading this book. A must-read. 💔😭


#Booked2019 #muslimauthorormc
#LitsyAtoZ letter H

Cinfhen I recently re-read this book/ I did the audio and it was just as good as my first read!!!!! I had forgotten some parts so all the horrors and sadness hit me just as hard!!! Excellent storytelling 1mo
Shamzi One of my favorite books, have re-read it so many times!!! 1mo
TrishB A brilliant read. 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft This is such a wonderful book! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This was my pick for this prompt also. Soooo good! 1mo
Jovy @Cinfhen @shammi.dc10 @TrishB @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage It is brilliant! Loved it more than The Kite Runner 1mo
SanjanaGhosh I loved the book. This might sound silly, but can I still start the LitsyAtoZ challenge? If so, how do I go about it ? 1mo
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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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My #booked2019 for #summer is done! All were picks for me but I think the tagged book was my favorite.

Cinfhen Great job ‼️🙌🏻 1mo
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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#Booked2019 #Summer #MuslimAuthorOrMC

This is one of the better police detective novels I‘ve ever read. I did loads of research into WWII for my graduate work, but I‘m embarrassed to say that my knowledge of the war crimes that took place in Bosnia in the ‘90s is limited. I found myself recognizing so many tactics used by the Nazis that I felt an instinctive nausea. This book was like remedial reading for me in that it taught me things that I⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) should already know. The author is a scholar in human rights law, so what one gains from this novel are data and facts from the tribunal that serve to amplify, but not buttress, the story here. The author is not at all heavy-handed; the testimony from the war crimes tribunal is woven into the story naturally. The other interesting part of this for me was in learning how Canada treats its refugees in comparison to the United States. ⬇️ (edited) 2mo
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) Oh, what a difference a border makes! ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I read this too for #booked2019 & it was a good & worthwhile read 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly GREAT review! I read this for that prompt as well. 2mo
AmyG I read this, too for #booked2019. Very good book and yes, great review. 2mo
Cinfhen note to self “MUST READ THIS BOOK” 📝‼️‼️‼️‼️ 2mo
gradcat @Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly @AmyG Thanks for the nice comments! It‘s nice to see how many other people read this one. Has anybody read the next one in the series? 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I think you would really like it...hope you‘re able to get to it—I‘d be interested to see what you think. ♥️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I have not buy I do have it. 2mo
gradcat @MicheleinPhilly I want to read it, I just have to find the time! 😤 2mo
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Because one can never have too many series ongoing. #StartASeries Quite different from my typical British murder and mayhem picks as it is a geopolitical thriller set in Canada. The recounting of the genocide and rape camps in Bosnia was breathtaking. Not at all an easy read but an important one. 4🌟 👇🏼

cathipink I've wanted to pick up this series- thanks for sharing your review. 2mo
ChasingOm So. Many. Series. 🤣 2mo
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Cathythoughts Nice review! I picked this one too for the challenge & thought it was really good 2mo
TrishB Read this 👍🏻 enjoyed it but haven‘t started any more yet. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It wasn‘t any easy read, that‘s for sure. I need a “garden variety serial killer” respite. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @cathipink It was really impressive. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @ChasingOm I just can‘t seem to help myself! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts Great minds...! 👌🏼 2mo
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Loved it! It was inspired by events in the author‘s life in the year after 9/11, & I think that shines through in the writing. Shirin, a Muslim teen, deals with racism on a daily basis, so when a popular white boy shows interest in her, at first she resists, in an effort to keep them both safe from the stares, insults, & possible violence she knows would follow. But alas, our hearts don‘t always listen to our brains.
#booked2019 #MuslimAuthorOrMC

Lovesbooks87 I loved this one too! 2mo
howjessreads I really liked it too! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been curious about this book but I can‘t decide if it‘s YA?? 2mo
Butterfinger I love the cover. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen It is YA. 2mo
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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This is the hardest great book I‘ve read all year. It spans decades in Afghanistan, and tells two women‘s stories. Family, motherhood, and enduring oppression and war are the biggest themes.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #booked2019 #muslimauthororMC

Cinfhen Just as heartbreaking the second time around💔 3mo
Cinfhen The narrator was fantastic🙌🏻 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen So glad it held up to a second read—I can‘t say I‘m surprised. 3mo
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The Language of Secrets | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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#booked2019 #summer #muslimauthorormc completed.

Not as good as the first one but I will still continue the series. 4 🌟

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Great job, Jenny!! 4mo
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