Middle Eastern Books of 2020

by Jia

Yes, yes, I know we’re five months into the year and that I should have posted this much earlier. But better late than never! I have 15 books for you to add to your TBRs! Also, I got an ARC for my most anticipated release of the year, Susan Abulhawa’s Against the Loveless World, and I genuinely cannot recommend her books enough.

These are all the 2020 books by Middle Eastern authors that I know of so far, but if you know any that aren’t on this list, please let me know so I can add them!


Farah Rocks Fifth Grade by Susan Muaddi Darraj | January 1st

Paper Sparrows by Nathalie Abi-Ezzie | March 5th

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah | April 7th

Man of My Time by Dalia Sofer | April 14th

The Disoriented by Amin Maalouf | May 12th

Daughters of Smoke and Fire by Ava Homa | May 12th

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat | June 19th

Farah Rocks Summer Break by Susan Muaddi Darraj | August 1st

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa | August 25th

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram | August 25th

The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar | November 3rd


Washes, Prays by Noor Naga | March 24th

Birthright by George Abraham | April 7th

How the Water Holds Me by Tariq Luthun | April 21st

Shrapnel Maps by Philip Metres | April 24th

What book are you looking forward to reading the most? Let me know!

Happy reading x

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