By the time you read this, #RamadanReadathon will already be over in many parts of the world. As the month draws to an end, it’s time to reflect on how successful it’s been, discuss what lies ahead, and to catch up on anything you may have missed.

From the readathon, to blog posts, author interviews, giveaways and Twitter chats, it’s been such a busy month at Ramadan Readathon HQ but it has most definitely paid off. Zoya and I can’t thank everyone enough for your support of this initiative – fellow bloggers, authors and publishers – and although this was originally a one-off event, it’s clear now that we are only just beginning. I’m really looking forward to what lies ahead in terms of this readathon, as well as branching out and finding other ways we can support Muslim voices in the wake of widespread Islamophobia.Read More »


Have you ever listened to a song and been reminded of a book? Or read a book and thought of a certain song? I’m sure we’ve all been there before. I usually associate songs with books if they’re featured on the soundtrack of the movie adaptation, but there are also other songs that always make me feel as if they were just written for the book.

This post was inspired by a recent #UKYAchat with Chris Russell, author of Songs About A Girl (hence, the title) in which we discussed pairings of books and songs. I know I’ve probably associated many songs with many books in my (reading) lifetime but there’s actually only three that I can really remember so… my top three songs and the books they remind me of!
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Hello everyone!

Even though I’m already doing multiple reading challenges this month, I thought it would be fun to push myself even further and add yet another one to the mix. If you haven’t yet heard, #TheReadingQuest is a video-game themed reading challenge hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight between August 13th and September 10th! I don’t want to regurgitate everything that’s already out there, so if you’re interested in participating make sure to check out the sign-up post for all the details.Read More »