,
Sahar Abdulaziz

year in books

Sahar Abdulaziz’s Followers (79)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
Aleatha...
292 books | 4,995 friends

A.L. Ja...
175 books | 4,055 friends

Alan He...
622 books | 1,900 friends

A.C. Fu...
219 books | 597 friends

A. Walters
228 books | 3,020 friends

Ailish ...
119 books | 4,996 friends

Andrea
2,400 books | 4,789 friends

Debbie ...
22 books | 9 friends

More friends…

Sahar Abdulaziz

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
March 2014

URL


2022 Winner, Firebird Book Award

2020 Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Award

2019 Winner of the Daybreak Press Book Award for Muslim Fiction

2019: Essay Winner, Women in Scrutiny Anthology; Brooklyn Girls Books

2019 Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Award

2019: Fofky’s Reader’s Choice Award

2016 Winner of the Community Written Expression Award

2016 AAN Sistah Chat Radio Women of Distinction Award

2016 Monroe County Image Awards Sistah Chat Radio Media Communication

“Abdulaziz is a master at crafting a thriller that is paced by truth.”


Suspense writer Sahar Abdulaziz is the author of twelve books––including, But You LOOK Just Fine, The Broken Half, Tight Rope, The Gatekeeper’s Notebook, Unlikely Friends, Devoted Friends, Unexpected Friends, and he
...more

To ask Sahar Abdulaziz questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Sahar Abdulaziz I will reluctantly accept that it is a temporary state of affair, force myself to walk away from the keyboard and focus on other things, including cat…moreI will reluctantly accept that it is a temporary state of affair, force myself to walk away from the keyboard and focus on other things, including catching up on my own extensive reading list, watching some good movies, and/or participating in life outside my computer screen. So far, that has worked, however, the itch for writing never leaves, and I usually find myself back at the computer before I know it, -writing up a storm.(less)
Sahar Abdulaziz I honestly love writing so I need very little inspiration to write. However, when I do start to fade and become dull, and bored to tears with myself, …moreI honestly love writing so I need very little inspiration to write. However, when I do start to fade and become dull, and bored to tears with myself, I find a place to sit, watch and listen. I am a notorious people watcher, so if I had to say anything gives me inspiration, I would have to say, watching all of you ;) .




(less)
Average rating: 4.39 · 381 ratings · 132 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Unlikely Friends (Abernathy...

4.37 avg rating — 142 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Broken Half

4.23 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tight Rope

4.48 avg rating — 29 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Gatekeeper's Notebook

4.24 avg rating — 29 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Devoted Friends (Abernathy ...

4.75 avg rating — 24 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
But You Look Just Fine: Unm...

by
4.31 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Secrets That Find Us

4.19 avg rating — 26 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
As One Door Closes

4.32 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
EXPENDABLE

4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Unexpected Friends (Abernat...

4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Sahar Abdulaziz…

The Two Men in My Make-Believe Life

Unlikely Friends


The Two Men in My Make-Believe Life
Sahar Abdulaziz

I’ve written quite a few male characters to date. Some have been devious, sneaky… sociopathic… evil, and, well, frankly, off-the-wall-nuts. On the other hand, I have also written brave, loving, considerate, loyal, charming male characters that can make one’s heart throb and soul ache. However, if I’m being totally honest, my most fa Read more of this blog post »
4 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on February 18, 2019 08:01 Tags: books, friendship, heartwarming, librarian, satire
Unlikely Friends Devoted Friends Unexpected Friends Forever Friends
(4 books)
by
4.45 avg rating — 184 ratings

Sahar’s Recent Updates

Sahar Abdulaziz is currently reading
The Secret History of World War II by Neil Kagan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stiff by Mary Roach
"Mary Roach's seminal book on what happens to the human body after we die is grisly, gross, and ever so funny. For people who are curious about what happens to our physical remains will be thrilled and guilt-ridden at laughing out loud, Roach's goal.

M" Read more of this review »
Sahar Abdulaziz has read
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz has read
Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz has read
4 by Agatha Christie
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz has read
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz has read
The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz finished reading
Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
Someday, Maybe
by Onyi Nwabineli (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz finished reading
The War Girls by V.S. Alexander
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahar Abdulaziz wants to read
The Maid by Nita Prose
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Sahar's books…
Quotes by Sahar Abdulaziz  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“Life has an uncanny way of tying up a host of loose ends. Not in the neat, all-creases-matching, hospital corner-to-corner kind of way, but in a cloudy, murky, uncertain mish-mash collection of what ifs, could haves, and a bus load of should haves kind of way. But what happens when all the magnificent stars in the heavens and all the resolute planets in the galaxy agree to simultaneously align? What happens when the glorious birds of prey in the sky and the steadfast worker ants of the ground all decide to ally? And more intriguingly, what happens when the settling of old hurts and scores becomes so alluring, so certain, with the whispered promise of everlasting, as to lure with it a collection of hardly surviving, barely functioning, scattered, and damaged souls together once again? As one door finally seemed to close tightly shut, two others flung wide open, and the darkness of life’s most protected secrets and haunts invited the crippling unknown to bask once again in the glaring, naked light.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, As One Door Closes

“People with depression can't just snap out of it or "turn that frown upside down." Depression can be a painful and overwhelming state that makes one unable to function, to think clearly or reasonably, or to want to simply face another day. Many people suffer alone and in silence because they are scared or ashamed. They feel weak…or pitiful. How can a person be incapable of having joy? “Why can’t I just have a good time? Why can’t I get on with it?”
Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

“There is probably nothing more menacing or dangerous than an individual who is devoid of compassion or empathy. When this individual is permitted by community apathy and bias to successfully cloak himself in the attire of one who claims allegiance to his or her Creator, it becomes the moral imperative of those who lay witness to the peril to step up before it is too late. Until such a time when domestic violence and sexual assault are eradicated for good, the perpetrators of these deplorable acts will continue to cause unspeakable harm as Evil’s welcomed ambassadors and Tyranny’s strongest ally.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, The Broken Half

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Monthly Challenges: This topic has been closed to new comments. READ-A-THON (finished) 11 9 Mar 01, 2022 06:30AM  
Monthly Challenges: This topic has been closed to new comments. March 2022 Completed Tasks 35 10 Mar 30, 2022 10:36AM  
The Lost Challenges: Bohemian Rhapsody 111 89 Sep 30, 2022 06:05AM  
The Lost Challenges: A Pyramid of Books 298 170 Dec 31, 2022 10:00AM  
The Lost Challenges: * Ebooks Are My Thing 2022 146 118 Jan 24, 2023 06:13AM  
“From a short distance, the few attending mourners under the blue tarp looked on silently as each ritualistic movement necessary to properly complete the last rites of the dead were respectively adhered to. Not surprisingly, only the constant raindrops marred the utter silence of the occasion, and
not a single teardrop fell. Not a whimper or a shudder. Not for this man. Not today. Not ever again. It took all Skye had not to walk over to the hole, lift up her skirt, and piss on the man who had repeatedly raped her as a child. Good riddance, you nasty bastard. Now you are in God’s hands. Have fun with that, you piece of garbage.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, As One Door Closes

“Most of us are visually oriented and tend to believe what we see rather than considering the less obvious story behind the pleasant smile or cheery demeanor of another. But what happens when the person who appears happy and at peace to family, friends, and co-workers is quietly suffering from debilitating depression, a panic disorder or a phobia, severe anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder? What if he is experiencing dread or disturbing images behind that fragile smile? What if every minute of his day is filled with fear, worry and the brutal weight of what feels like never-ending depression? Looks can be decieving, and they frequently are.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

“A disability that is not apparent in the person’s appearance is no less intrusive, no less painful, no less disturbing than one that can be spotted across the room. And, yet, many people fail to respect the tremendous impact that the invisible disability has on the human enduring it.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

“People with depression can't just snap out of it or "turn that frown upside down." Depression can be a painful and overwhelming state that makes one unable to function, to think clearly or reasonably, or to want to simply face another day. Many people suffer alone and in silence because they are scared or ashamed. They feel weak…or pitiful. How can a person be incapable of having joy? “Why can’t I just have a good time? Why can’t I get on with it?”
Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Many people suffer alone and in silence because they are scared or ashamed. They feel weak…or pitiful. How can a person be incapable of having joy? “Why can’t I just have a good time? Why can’t I get on with it?” And for those in the spotlight who live under the microscope of public scrutiny fear being discovered, ridiculed, and shunned should their illness be discovered. So they wear a mask for the public, and sometimes even for themselves.”
Sahar Abdulaziz, But You Look Just Fine: Unmasking Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 182126 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
101438 Muslim Women's Book Club — 528 members — last activity Jan 05, 2023 09:10AM
A place to meet with others, read, and discuss interesting books we have read (or want to read) on women in islam. This includes topics such as women ...more



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 1: by T.M.

T.M. Brown Great to see you here!


back to top