For Eid: A List of Muslim Contemporary Novels
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
The Life and Lies of Rukshana Ali by Sabina Khan
All- American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Taherah Mafi
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by by Ayisha Malik
The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood
Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan
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A far-from-comprehensive list of authors on Tumblr:
(all authors listed in alphabetical order by last name)
Rachel Alexander // @therkalexander
Laurie Halse Anderson // @lauriehalseanderson
Victoria Aveyard // @vaveyard
Cassandra Clare // @cassandraclare
Zoraida Córdova // @wanderlands
Neil Gaiman // @neil-gaiman
Malinda Lo // @malindalo
Tamsyn Muir // @tazmuir
Samantha Shannon // @sshannonauthor
please let me know who I am missing!
for the sake of brevity (and my sanity) this list is limited to published authors (ie. does not include aspiring authors which you can find using hashtags like #writeblr or #WIP or #my-writing and so on and so forth).
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LGBT Books Coming 2021!
Here are some exciting and promising YA or New Adult books coming in 2021, all with LGBTQ+ characters and themes. There are so many more, but there aren’t covers yet or I’m waiting to include them in a follow-up post!
1. May the Best Man Win by Z.R. Ellor (May 2021) - A trans boy enters a throw-down battle for the title of Homecoming King with the boy he dumped last summer.
2. Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee (May 2021) - A trans boy’s first love challenges the ideas of perfect relationships he writes about in his popular blog.
3. Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June (June 2021) - After moving from his rural town to a big city, Jay makes a list of all the romantic things he will finally be able to do.
4. In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens (April 2021) - A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped.
5. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (June 2021) - A 23-year-old realizes her subway crush is displaced from 1970's Brooklyn, and she must do everything in her power to help her and try not to fall in love.
6. Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (March 2021) - A bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back.
7. The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag (June 2021) - In this graphic novel, a girl can’t wait to escape the island where she lives. She has many secrets, as does the mysterious girl who saves her from drowning.
8. Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas (May 2021) - A friendship forms between the popular boy and the boy prone to anxiety attacks.
9. Bruised by Tanya Boteju (March 2021) - A teen girl navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby.
10. As Far as You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper (February 2021) - Marty is excited to be in London, exploring his sexuality, and finding the people he will call home.
11. Infinity Reaper by Adam Silvera (March 2021) - The sequel to Infinity Son, Emil and Brighton try to navigate the ongoing war.
12. When Tara Met Farah by Tara Pammi (January 2021) - Tara makes a deal with Farah to help her pass the math course in exchange for welcoming Farah into the local Bollywood Drama & Dance Society.
13. Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (April 2021) - A trans boy wants everyone to see who he truly is and thinks playing a role on stage will help.
14. The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (June 2021) - After their older brother passes, Liam begins spending time with their brother’s best friend.
15. Flash Fire by T.J. Klune (July 2021) - In this sequel to The Extraordinaries, Nick just wants to finish his self-insert bakery AU fanfic but can’t because new superheroes and villains keep showing up in his city.
16. Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (June 2021) - Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're fighting for a common purpose and falling for each other.
17. Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson (February 2021) - After a liver transplant gives him the ability to time travel, a boy jumps back and forth between 1969 and the present, falling for another boy in the past along the way.
18. Zara Hossein is Here by Sabina Khan (April 2021) - Zara's family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens. But it only takes one moment for that dream to come crashing down around them.
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