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Monday, May 4, 2009

To all my muslimah bookworms

Salaams, I dont know if any of my readers are bookworms like myself, but I love to read!!!!! I am currently reading A Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni. It is amazing and I will finish it tonight or tomorrow. I just started it this afternoon! Its sooo good. I read The Kite Runner ( by the same author) over the weekend and it was the BEST BOOK I EVER READ!!! Alhamdullilah, this author is excellent! I am also reading From My Sisters Lips, by Na'Ima B Robert, which is pretty good too. I love to read and I am always looking for suggestions. If there are any other muslimah bookworms out there, tell me what your reading!! Share your summer reading list with me.

20 comments:

the mrs. said...

ohhh i read a thousand splendid suns a while back and it's my favorite book of all time. i also read the kite runner and it was almost as good as the other, but i think i related more to the other one bc it was about women. what those poor women went through was just horrific. enjoy it...i may fish it out again and reread :)
ps they made a movie out of the kite runner, but i didn't find it nearly as good as the book
-AA

Lisa said...

Here is mine dear:

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Even Angels Ask and Struggling To Surrender by Jeffrey Lang (great fo new reverts)
God Has Ninety-Nine Names by Judith Miller
Eastward To Tartary by Robert Kaplan-awesome book

There are probably so many good new ones. Right now I'm reading Stories From Candyland by Candy Spelling,(Tori's mom) fun book.

Love you dear.

mj said...

hmm no idea, i used to get punished from reading but somehow got away from it and now very rarely do it :( kite runner was a great book though! you've inspired me to pick up a thousand splendid suns

zainab1 said...

As salaamu alaikum sister , I to loooove to read , I've also read "from my sisters lips" good read I really enjoyed this book , Masha Allah. I have a few really good reads posted on my blog I invite you to check them out on my blog zainab1.blogspot.com where as I have posted many good reads listed,Insha Allah you will enjoy them as much as I have some of which I 've completed , some of which I've completed and they were so good I've read them twice and some of which I have yet to read but were highly recommened by sisters . Enjoy , Insha Allah.
As salamu alaikum ( smiles)

Ldn.Hijabi said...

Oh My Gosh you're reading my favourite books!! LOL. I can't remember how many nights I spent weeping over Khaled Hosseini's characters. Poor Mariam. Poor Leila =(

But seriously..Khaled Hosseini needs to bring out another book!!! His stories inspire me soo much :)

Jaz said...

I'm going to have to get a hold of these books to read in summer! Books I've been reading recently are "Life isn't all Ha Ha Hee Hee" by Meera Syal, and Jane Fonda's autobiography.
I've never read Khaled Hosseini though! I should give it a shot.

Inspired Muslimah said...

the mrs.: First off, I love your name! Second, I have to agree with you! I just finished a thousand splendid suns like 5 minutes ago and its something about reading about women that drew me in, those poor women..:(

Lisa: Salaams sis and thanks for the suggestions, I will take you up on them. I read the first tori spellins book and i will read the second too. I just love her! I love you too sis!

Mj you have to read a thousand splendid suns and then we can talk about it! You wont be disappointed.

Zainab1: Salaams sis, I will check out your blog and see what books your reading insha'allah and I am totally looking for suggestion so thanks so much sis.

LdnHijabi: ( is that for London Hijabi :), Yes sis he needs to write another book soon and yes, poor mariam! I mean how much can 1 person take. It reminded of Hasan from kite runner. I mean they NEVER caught a break, and its soo sad.

Jaz: Yes sis give him a try you wont be disappointed! I will check your books out too insha'allah.

Chica said...

oh sis!

i love, love love the kite runner... i finished it last weekend too! amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing and poor little hassan ans sohrab!

i am going to get the movie this weekend.

and thousand spelndid suns is next! let me know how u get on with it

Nazish Rahman said...

The Sealed Nectar....its a nice book!!!
Its biography of Prophet Mohamed PBUH!!!

u should read this....no better example than him that will answer all your questions!!!

Chica said...

Nazish - sealed Nectar is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing! I have to say the first few chapters about hostory of the arabs were kind of lost on me, all those tribes, too much to remember but from the lineage of the prophet chapter it was a page turner all the way to the end. it is simply the best seerah i have ever read.

has anyone reah ihya ulum din?

Nazish Rahman said...

@ Chica
ya your right its an amazing book..actually the best...has been awarded too!!!

Inspired Muslimah said...

Nazish Rahman and Chica:Ok the sealed nector will be my next read for sure!!! Thanks for the suggestions!

infoguide said...

I read both 'Kite runner' and 'Thousand splendid suns' and what a reads they both were. It was very painful witnessing their lives, yet was a very enriching experience.
I am a novel geek (so to say) and have quite a favorites, but I am afraid they arent by Muslim authors (if thats what you wanted)
Lemme know other wise :-)

Maryam

Inspired Muslimah said...

infoguide: I would love suggestions for great reads,they do not have to be by muslim authors.I appreciate any suggestions.

infoguide said...

Well then, I would recommend you try 'Krsitin Hannah', she is a great author. Start with 'Things we do for love' and 'Magic Hour' both by her; and also 'Swapping Lives' by Jane Green. The list is quite long to be honest with you .. but you may start with those and then I will lead you to more interesting reads ;-)
In the eyes of Islam, I believe Tafsir of Quran by Ibn Kathir is a wonderful read, A must read for every Muslim.
And yeah .. You can call me Maryam :-)

Maryam

Keshya said...

Assalaamu alaikum sister,

Love Kite runner...read over and over again and it doesnt failed to make me cry each time I read.Thanks for the recommendation...gives me an idea what to read next.

Maryam said...

Man, I really have been slacking on my reading.

So, I really don't have any books to recommend. Except, The Series of Unfortunate Events. (I know it's not an Islamic book ahaha). They were so good and addicting!

But I will check out the books recommended, InshAllah ;D

April said...

Have u read the Muslim novels by Umm Zakiyyah? I have read all of them except the latest one they are great,great,great.

Amalia said...

I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns too.

Have you read:

Does My Head Look Big In This? – by Randa Abdel-Fattah (it's more aimed at a teenage audience but its about a girl wearing hijab for the first time and it was a fun read)

Also:

Minaret - by Leila Aboulela is a really good book.

Anonymous said...

first of all i would like to say what an intresting blog! i have read both kite runner and a thousand splendid suns and they are fab..the best books in the world i absolutely loved those two books. i have also read does my head look big in this and it is a good book to read..quite inspiring...there is also another book by randa abdel fattah called 10 things i hate about me and it is just as good. also have u ever read books by bali rai....rani and sukh is my favourite followed by unarranged marriage and many others xx ;D

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