I had actually finally run out of tags to do. Not only in my queue, byut I had stopped seeing any that piqued my interest BUT, just as I was starting to despair (not really), I stumbled upon this one on Marta @ The Book Mermaid‘s blog and it seemed mike the perfect time to do it, since there’s not much fall left (although, we barely started feeling it here a week ago). So without further ago let’s dive directly into the post.Title = Goodreads page.
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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury for sure – I thought of another book but saving that one for a later. Before reading this one, I had never read any book that portrayed Jin so authentically and as close to what they actually are as this did. Add to that the fact that it’s an Aladdin retelling where he falls in love with the Jinni and where the princess is a kickass woman. Y’all are just missing out on a lot if you haven’t read it.
Because when will I not mention this book ever? You bet this book will be wherever I get an opportunity to bring it up (and sometimes without opportunity to be honest). The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty is hands down the book that boggled my mind the most with its ending. I didn’t even know what to expect while reading it so you’d think I’d be ready for anything, right? WRONG. I was shell shocked when I saw how things turned out. I’m pretty sure I can use this book for every one of the section in this tag, and I’m tempted to do so but nope.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli is honestly the first book that comes to mind whenever I’m asked about a book that made me feel warm and gooey inside. It’s actually one of the very few that made that feeling stick. Molly is just such a relatistic, relatable character that I couldn’t help but love her, her decisions, journey and character development felt true to life and the ending was just all the heart-eyes. It’s just an all around feel good book.
Even with minimal red, Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed still counts, right? I’m using it either way hehe. I finished this one yesterday (when I’m writing the post) and it was everything I wanted it to be but different from what I expected at the same time and I adored every second of it. I related with some of Maya’s experiences and struggles and the way the author managed to tackle islamophobia in such a true and honest way.
This obviously goes to Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo because I literally could not catch a break while reading it. It was thing after thing and I was SO SCARED Something would happen to my babies. I just. This book is epic and my favorite fantasy for various reasons some of which are genius plot and amazing characters. If you’ve read it, you know why I’m saying what I’m saying and if you haven’t WHAT? ARE? YOU? DOING?
What diverse book am I not anticipating, to be honest? But since y’all are making me choose one, I’ll have to go with Mariam Sharma hits the Road by Sheba Karim. Muslim MC? Check. College student? Check. A ROAD TRIP? Check. But eventhough this seems pretty fluffy, I’m sure it has more substance and deals with more serious issues than the blurb lets you believe. I’m honestly just so excited to read it.
That’s it until next time.
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.