Ramadan Reading (2010)

August 11, 2010

During the month of Ramadan (August 11 – September 10), I am going to be posting daily reviews of books that deal with Islam, as well as other discussion posts related to the topics that come out of these books. I will be writing about both fiction and non-fiction books, and from a variety of sources and perspectives.

This page is a tentative schedule of posts and reviews for Ramadan 2010. I’ll be updating this list as the month goes along, linking to posts as they go live and updating the plan if books or discussions are added, subtracted, or moved around in the schedule.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Friday, September 10th, 2010 (Eid!)

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

21 Comments

  • Darlyn July 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

    ohh..seems that everyday is already in schedule!

    • Carina July 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm

      It’s all tentative – things might move around, especially if I get more people who want to guest post. 🙂

  • Helen Murdoch July 24, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I think you posted something about this on my blog, but I think it’s great that you’re doing this! I’d love it if you posted links to your reviews on my Middle East Reading Challenge so that others can get ideas of books to read.

    I’ll set up the reviews link this coming week.

    • Carina July 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm

      Definitely! I’m planning on taking part in the challenge, so I’ll make sure to post the review links up.

  • smellincoffee July 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Sounds exceptionally interesting. Are you familiar with “The Blood of Flowers”?

    • Carina July 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

      I hadn’t heard of it before, but I’ve taken a look and now I want to read it!

  • Amy July 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    What a list, very impressive! Quite a few titles in there that I’ve read, and a few I’m really interested to hear more about. Looking forward to my guest review too 😀

    • Carina July 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      A few of them are re-reads for me (from before I started blogging), but quite a few are newer ones that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

  • Callista July 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    What a great idea! I love books about other religions, especially Islam. I look forward to more recommendations in that topic. I’d guest blog for you but I don’t have any Islamic books I’ve read but haven’t written a review for. Only ones I’ve already reviewed.

    • Carina July 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      One of the guest reviews I’m getting is for books that the person has already reviewed before. I’m okay with that, so long as they aren’t books I’ve already reviewed myself!

  • Lacey July 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wow these books sound great!!! What a great way to recognize Ramadan. I am interested in reading about the middle east with all that is going on with the war.

    • Carina July 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      Fantastic! I’m largely hoping just to familiarize people with some of the offerings out there on the subject, and the topics that they touch on. 🙂

  • Iris August 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I can’t believe I missed out on this post. I love your idea and am looking forward to reading your posts!

    • Carina August 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

      Yay! I got the idea partly from that post on your blog way-back-when about faith when reading and reviewing. It made me realize that I’m probably one of the very few book bloggers (particularly from Canada or the United States) who has a connection to Islam. I haven’t really seen it anywhere else, except when people read individual books! Especially when compared with the coverage of Christian fiction and other Christianity-related books, yanno?

  • nomadreader (Carrie) August 11, 2010 at 8:30 am

    What a fantastic idea! I will really look forward to this series!

    • Carina August 13, 2010 at 12:29 am

      Thanks, I’m glad it’s turning out to interest people. I was kind of throwing myself out on a limb there hoping it would go over well. 🙂

  • Lua August 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Oh a Ramadan Reading Series sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read all these reviews. And you’ve made an exceptional list! 🙂

    • Carina August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Valerie August 16, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Sorry, I really don’t like verification system you are using (it has flunked me three times already!).

    Wanted to say Ramadan Kareem to you, and I’ll be following your posts with interest!

    • Carina August 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      I’m sorry you’re having problems with the verification system! Usually it works okay, but once in a while it decides to act funny.

  • Sherry Jones August 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Ramadan Reading — excellent way to promote understanding between cultures during these critical, hate-filled times. Right on!