Book Reviews, islam, non-fiction

The Crowning Venture by Hafiza Saadia Mian

The Crowning Venture: Inspiration from Women Who Have Memorized the Quran:  Amazon.co.uk: Mian, Saadia: 9780999299036: Books

Title: The Crowning Venture

Author: Hafiza Saadia Mian

Genre: Islam

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book has such an exceptionally beautiful premise, that made me instantly gravitate towards it. A Muslim’s endeavour to commit the entire Qur’an to memory is one that is not only incredibly important and hold great spiritual weight in Islam, but is one that I particularly have a personal connection to, as alhamdullilah (all thanks and praises be to God) I have memorised a few chapters of the Qur’an myself and hope to continue to do so. Therefore, I was excited to see what this book had to offer in possibly easing the journey in becoming a hafiza (a Muslim woman who has memorised the entire Quran) and what it had to say especially about a Muslim woman’s journey with the Qur’an.

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first-impressions, non-fiction, psychology

First-Impressions: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

Hello everyone and wow this is the first “first-impressions” post I’ve done in a good while! It’s nice to finally get back into reading… even though it has taken a while for me to properly sit down and absorb myself into this book (lol never heard of reader’s procrastination until now… probably something to do with the fact that I hadn’t sat down and read a book for pleasure in ages) – and so far it has been totally worth it. This is also a non-fiction book so yay I’m making progress on my 2021 reading goal!

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Blog Updates, Discussions, non-fiction, TBRs

Reading Books Outside of YA | Reading Goals

So… if you’ve *somehow* managed to stick around for the past 1.5+ years (and if you have… you’re amazing) it’s clear that my taste in books has evolved over the past couple years. I first started this blog in October 2017, when I had just started getting into YA fiction. This blog documents my journey of exploring YA fiction, through all the highs and lows, and I absolutely loved being able to engage with the amazing amazing amazing people in this community and bond with everyone over books. But by the end of summer 2019, I came to a realisation… after having read many, many YA books that summer my brain was officially saturated, and I felt like it was time to move on (more on that here). I’ll be honest, though, I didn’t really have much time to explore other reading options beyond YA (although I had many plans) because I started my A Levels – and it’s safe to say I was completely and utterly overwhelmed, so the books I read for pleasure plummeted, and my posts on here also plummeted. But now, I think I’m finally reading to truly delve outside of YA reading and into new waters, now that I’m in lockdown and my exams are cancelled (and I hope) that I have a little more time on my hands… this was a long prelude so let’s talk about it!!!

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