Hello everyone! Hope you’re well. During May, I signed up to NetGalley. So far I have requested one title and I’m amazed at my self-control! Whilst physical books will always be my preferred format, I look forward to discovering graphic novels on this website.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I chose this book as it fits a prompt for this year’s PopSugar Reading Challenge: A book with a question in the title. The only other Judy Blume book I had read prior to this was Blubber. I kind of wish younger me had also stumbled upon Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. It tells the story of 11-year-old Margaret who has moved from New York to New Jersey. We follow Margaret’s journey in 6th grade as she makes new friends, deals with the start of puberty, and tries to figure out her identity. Even though Blume’s book is aimed at younger readers, I enjoyed reading this timeless tale.
This debut novel is a modern-day Muslim reimagining of Pride and Prejudice. The story also stands on its own as a diverse romantic comedy. I think it’s actually the first contemporary book I have read which features a romance between two Muslim characters. The main characters Ayesha and Khalid are Muslim Canadians who live in Toronto. These two don’t always see eye to eye, but they slowly develop a connection. I liked how family and community plays an important part in this book. Plus it features a host of colourful supporting characters, including Ayesha’s grandfather Nana who loves to quote Shakespeare.
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How was May for you? Let me know in the comments!