Celebrating Pride

Celebrating Pride: 33 Queer Book Releases of 2020 by POC & BIPOC

This year has been incredibly eventful with a vast majority of the occurrences being tragedies or mass failings by our government, bringing about intense uncertainty. However, the one takeaway from 2020 that can bring relative comfort are all of the fantastic books that have been hitting shelves. Books for me have always been a source… Continue reading Celebrating Pride: 33 Queer Book Releases of 2020 by POC & BIPOC

Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations: 9 #OwnVoices Novels by Japanese Women for New Readers of the Genre

Japanese literature is one of my favourite genres to read, so much so that I have been engaging with it (including the in-depth study of) for the better part of a decade. It is what I tend to gravitate towards the most, especially since it has taught me an incalculable wealth of information on how… Continue reading Book Recommendations: 9 #OwnVoices Novels by Japanese Women for New Readers of the Genre

Book Review · Chinese Lit · Fantasy

The Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang

“Jie’s heart leaped into her throat. How had she not heard someone approach on the nightingale floors, or even open the door? She spun around, hand reaching for her bladed hairpin.” Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang is short story introduction to the author’s expansive #OwnVoices Chinese adult fantasy series, Legends of Tivara. It follows… Continue reading The Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang

Book Review · Fantasy · Islamic Lit

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

The sky shatters into smoking pieces that dissipate like dust in water as the veil comes falling down, revealing a painfully azure sky from the realm beyond. The mountains groan as dunes of golden sand rush to swallow them, their life snuffed out.” PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THE CITY OF BRASS IN… Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

Book Review · Chinese Lit

The Moon in the Palace (The Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

In truth, we were similar. Like two sides of a fan, we were at odds with each other, we competed with each other, but our fates similarly rested in the hands of the Emperor--the holder, the commander, the manipulator of our destinies. The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is an #OwnVoices Chinese… Continue reading The Moon in the Palace (The Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

Announcements

Welcome to The Djinn Reader: A Dedicated Diverse Books Blog

Asalam-a-laikum and bula, friends! Welcome to The Djinn Reader! My name is Shafiya Mū and this is my newest book blog, dedicated entirely to Queer and Asian Literature. Please, join me on my journey.