JUNE WRAP-UP AND JULY ANTICIPATED READS

It’s been six months since I started blogging. Seriously, at least. But it’s only recently that I’ve felt like I’m no longer standing at the side-lines as a newbie blogger. #RamadanReadathon may have been 50% stress, but it was also 100% success. I’m still feeling quite overwhelmed by all the support, so in case I haven’t said it enough already, thank you! I’ll be posting the bare minimum on my blog this month whilst I work on giving it a much-needed makeover but, mostly, it’s because I also need to take a little break.

All in all, it’s been a wicked month, which is more of a reference to my attending of the Wicked Young Writer Awards ceremony as opposed to the general election results, Grenfell Tower, Finsbury Park… need I go on? I managed to read six books in total for the readathon, half of which were acquired during the month and therefore not on my original TBR, as well as an ARC of If Birds Fly Back. Plans for July? No plans! I’m attempting CampNaNoWriMo again – hopefully I’ll actually get past the starting line this time around, never mind reaching the finish.Read More »

RAMADAN READATHON: THE WRAP-UP

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 »