Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
January 8: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
I have several other posts coming soon that are my most anticipated f/f, m/m, and books by Asian authors, so I thought for this post I’d focus anticipated releases by Muslim authors.
I can’t tell you how excited I am for these four. We Hunt the Flame and Tell Me How You Really Feel have been on my TBR almost since they were announced, and I’m really looking forward to them being released. The Candle and the Flame and The Weight of Our Sky are two that I’ve discovered more recently, but they both sound so good. (It’s not long now until TWOOS is released too!)
Even though I still haven’t read The City of Brass, I’m really excited for The Kingdom of Copper??? I think it’s because 1. It’s getting a lot of hype, and 2. I know I’m going to like The City of Brass. I’m also pretty hyped for Rukhsana Ali and Internment, as both deal with big issues of discrimination and are incredibly important books for those in the Muslim community (in terms of representation) as well as those outside of it. Ayesha at Last is a book I’ve only just found out about recently, but it’s a Pride and Prejudice-style retelling with a modern twist, which sounds like just my thing. (I know that Pride by Ibi Zobio, which came out last year, has similar themes, and I want to read that at some point too.)
The other two books I’m looking forward to haven’t had their covers released yet, but they are: The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah, and All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney.
Which releases are you looking forward to in 2019? Are any of these on your TBR?