Ramadan Reading (2012)

During the month of Ramadan (July 20 – August 19), 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 2012. 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.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

  • Review – Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

  • Review – Habibi by Naomi Shahib Nye

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

  • Review – Taxi by Khaled ElKhamissi

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 – Eid!

26 thoughts on “Ramadan Reading (2012)”

  1. This Ramadan Reading is a great idea! I know very little about Ramadan or Islam so I will try to read at least one of the books you review! Very cool.

  2. P.S. Also looking forward to hearing about your exciting travels!

    Re the heat…is it humid in “the sand box” or dry? That might be where you feel the difference in heat. I think Europe is humid, isn’t it? So it feels more like you’re suffocating than the hot desert. I can say this because I grew up in dry Arizona. πŸ˜€

    1. I’ve only been to Europe once, briefly and in the late fall, so I’m not sure about the humidity there. But sadly, my sandbox is also super humid … Abu Dhabi is an island. Blech. Looking forward to nicer weather for a while!

  3. Wow, what an awesome LONG list of reading!!
    I think the only one I’ve read on your list is The Sultan’s Wife – it’s actually a recent read which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I look forward to reading more from Jane.

    Happy reading!

    1. I actually cut back this year! The first year especially, I read like a maniac. But since I’m traveling, I thought I’d be more realistic (but still aiming high!).

  4. Ramadan Kareem! πŸ™‚ So glad to see you are doing this project again this year. I followed along last year, though I don’t think I left any comments…too shy, I think. But this year, I’m looking forward to your thoughts on this great roundup of books!

    1. Thanks! πŸ™‚ It’s good to know that someone actually still following along… I didn’t post as regularly over the last year as I would’ve liked!

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