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Hana Khan Carries On

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  305 ratings  ·  166 reviews
From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of “You’ve Got Mail,” set in two competing halal restaurants

Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighbourhood. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. If she can just outshine h
ebook, 368 pages
Published April 13th 2021 by HarperAvenue
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I proudly announce we have a BIG WINNER! This book is bold, thought provocative, unconventional, feeding your inner rebellious self by reflecting a true, genuine, stunning approach to racism, religion, hate crimes!

It is blood boiling, heart pounding, fist clenching, a true emotion trigger with well crafted characters with entertaining, smart, heartfelt, remarkable back stories.

Hana Khan,24 years old, hosting her own podcast, working at radio station as intern and her mother’s Indian-Canadian
Hana Khan is a young woman with dreams. Born and bred in Toronto to immigrant parents and waitressing part-time in their halal restaurant, what she really wants is to have her own radio show to shine a light on her fellow Muslims’ life stories, rather than retreading stereotypes. As an intern at a popular local radio station and a podcaster trying to grow an audience for her pseudonymous “Ana’s Brown Girl Rambles”, she’s doing everything she can to make those dreams reality, but sometimes life g ...more
S.A. Chakraborty
Oct 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
I freaking loved Ayesha at Last and would very possibly commit a crime for an early copy of this book. Halal restaurant rivals to lovers??? Sign me all the way up.
Lia Carstairs
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it

this is the Muslim rep i've been looking for😭😭 and the story in general was just amazing



Pre-read Review:

i've seen a lot of great reviews for this and that there's actually good Muslim rep?? im excited ahhhh

Eternally thankful to Harper Collins Canada for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!
Aug 04, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-anticipated
March 3rd 2021

Even the international cover is gorgeous omgggg

January 22nd 2021



August 4th 2020

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Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: berkley, buddy-read, 2021
An exceptionally engaging romcom! Loved every minute I spent with Hana Khan! Hana is an aspiring radio broadcaster/podcaster. Her family owns a struggling Halalal restaurant that Hana is determined to save. The story is a modern multicultural version of You’ve Got Mail.

Hana was a smart, sweet, savvy, sometimes stubborn character. Aydin is opening a competing Halal restaurant in the same neighborhood as Hana‘s family restaurant. Hana and her lively cousin start plotting ways to sabotage the ope
Jessica | JustReadingJess
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Hana Khan Carries On is a modern day “You’ve Got Mail” with a podcast, halal restaurants, and Indian culture. This story grabbed my attention from the first page. Hana runs an anonymous podcast. Her first follower has become her friend but they don’t know each other’s true identities. Hana’s family owns the only halal restaurant in town until another halal restaurant opens across the street. Hana will do anything to save her family’s restaurant even though her true passion is with her podcast an ...more
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Where to begin with my review? I want to first start off by saying that THIS is what I mean by representation. Stories by people of color, by Muslims, and centering people of color and people who look like me. I loved this book and this story, a story that was about family and love and loss resilience in the face of the obstacle that is life, down to its very core and I’m thrilled that it exists. This book hit me emotionally so deeply — I felt seen, validated, and heard with every word. The tear ...more
Nov 17, 2020 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts  ·  review of another edition
Ugh, the iridescent cover, though 😍😍


So kinda like Tweet Cute but make it about halal restaurants, I'm innnn
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Oh my gosh, where do I even begin? This book was a whirlwind of drama, love, gut-wrenching pain, and forgiveness. I laughed, I cried, and I want to pick it up and reread it immediately.

I've never seen You've Got Mail and as usual, I went into this book without reading the synopsis. So knowing absolutely nothing except that I adored the author's other book, Ayesha At Last, I went into this book and absolutely loved it. Hana is a brilliant MC and her perspective was such a great place to read fro
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3.5 stars

You’ve Got Mail-inspired + competing halal restaurants in Toronto area + radio/podcaster heroine with an anonymous internet friend.

I don’t know how to review HANA KHAN CARRIES ON. I love this author’s voice, the heroine Hana, and the community of Golden Crescent
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
So filmy! Nah, don't kill me.

This one features snobs, drama, Bollywood romance, food porn, podcasts, cliché virtual internet connection, ugly realities and good writing.

I love the multicultural representation and the realistic, well-developed main characters (virtual XYZs do not count). Just do not expect to fall in love with them at their first appearance. However, the side characters seem a bit unsettling.

I wasn't expecting much but yes, the book is coming out at the right time. A little bit
dang, this sounds so interesting.
Salma19 (High Lady of the Dawn Court)
#OwnVoicesReviewer☪️ #CanadianAuthor🇨🇦

Happy Book Release Day! 🎉🥳

First of all, many grateful thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an Advance Review Copy of Uzma Jalaluddin's somophore Adult Contemporary Romance novel ``Hana Khan Carries On``. Since I read her debut novel `'Ayesha at Last``, I had been curious about what this author has in store. As the author is Canadian and Muslim like me, I will review this book from an own voices perspective. All opinions are my own.
Venus Reads
Aug 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
Oh man, I've been waiting for another book by Uzma for so long. I want it. I need it. Right now. It's going to be perfect and worth the wait. I'm calling it now. ...more
Meagan (Meagansbookclub)
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Review // ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [thanks for the free book @berkleyromance !] #berkleypartner #berkleyig

I’m trying to be more mindful of which contemporary romances I read because sometimes they can all start to feel the same.

I went into HANA KHAN CARRIES ON completely blind without reading much of the synopsis or a single review. Can I just say how refreshing this book was?? It’s like a You’ve Got Mail type of story but with deeper character development and culturally eyeopening. I could not read it fast
Rameela (Star)
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Initial thoughts: I’m just feeling all the feelings. I thought Ayesha at Last was dramatic but this book took it to a whole new level while also
Making me feel just so invested in everything about this whole family. I didn’t want to put this book down!
Kaja (red panda) *:・゚✧
Look, as someone with strong intention of one day having entire shelf of books with "you've got mail" trope (is it a trope? you know what I mean), I'm absolutely, 100% in. ...more
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
4.5 / 5 stars

Hana Khan Carries On is an amazing book that is about a 24 year old Muslim woman named Hana who lives in Toronto.

This is my first book by this author.

I have seen this book touted as a Muslim rom-com. I personally would categorize it more as Women's Fiction vs romantic comedy or contemporary romance.

There was so much about this book that I loved.

The narrator is 24 year old Hana. She waitresses at her family's restaurant, The Three Sisters Biryani Poutine (a halal restaurant in the Go
Kari Ann Sweeney
I thoroughly enjoyed Uzma Jalaluddin's debut, Ayesha At Last but HANA KHAN CARRIES ON was on a whole other level. I was expecting a cute ‘You’ve Got Mail’ rom-com featuring rival restaurants. What I got was an emotional, nuanced exploration of a tight knit Muslim family and community in Toronto.

At the heart of the story is self-discovery, finding your voice and standing up for your convictions. The characters are dealing with some heavy issues: racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, microaggressions
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I already love this
Toya (the reading chemist)
I am going to start off this review by saying that this book is absolutely fantastic, and it is one that I highly recommend especially to white allies. That being said, the marketing of this book absolutely sucks. This is not some cutesy enemies to lovers rom-com. This book deals with very heavy topics such as racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, targeted hate crimes, and microaggressions. For fellow BIPOC, this will not be anything new BUT, it will be painful and triggering, so please take heed be ...more
Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this read after having heard about it on Twitter. I am so glad I did! This is an enjoyable romantic comedy about Hana, a loveable, strong young Muslim woman, and Aydin, the man she should dislike as they are rivals who work at competing halal restaurants in the same Toronto neighborhood. This is billed as a Muslim rom-com but it is more than that in my opinion. The story touches upon love, friendship, family secrets, racism, xenophobia, and community. It was an interesting novel and ...more
Apr 19, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to read this as I had loved the author’s debut novel, as well as the great Muslim representation within it (which is already so, so rare to find), but sadly, I was left feeling pretty underwhelmed.
Girl Well Read
4.5 stars.

A special thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate this cover? Another fantastic job by the team at Harper.

Jalaluddin has a gift for writing engaging dialogue. Her writing is clever, charming, and sprinkled with humour—at the launch for Hana Khan Carries On, Uzma mentioned how it is important to show that Muslims can be funny too.

This charming rom-com has a fascinating cast of characters.
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for writing a book that’s going to stay with me forever. The Muslim rep is perfect in this book and I absolutely adored this! A huge thanks to Net Galley, Uzma, and Kate for this copy of Hana Khan Carries On! I’m not going to say much on here because I’m also doing media coverage for a magazine, but this story is everything I could ever want in a Muslim story. You won’t be able to put this down and you’ll want to savor every moment. I have highlighted so many sections of this book and ...more
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
4.5 stars

I received an ARC from HarperCollins Canada in exchange for an honest review.

After finishing Hana Khan Carries On, my new goal in life is to have a meet cute involving biryani. I am officially waiting for a cute brown man to heroically save my plate of biryani from falling 💁🏽‍♀️

Hana Khan aspires to tell stories on public radio and she hopes that her internship at the city radio station will eventually lead to a permanent job. In the meantime, Hana helps out her mother at their strugglin
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Technically this book is adult fiction because the protagonist is 24 years old, but the halal rom-com is so sweet and considering the YA options that exist in the same genre, I think high school juniors and senior would do better to dive in to this light, enjoyable, albeit predictable, read over so many of the other options out there.  I read the 368 page book in two days, I was hooked and impressed with the strength of all the female characters, the step away from all the stereotypical tropes a ...more
Rochelle Bautista
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2021
A huge thank you to Penguin House International for this free eARC!

CW: racism, islamophobia, racist attacks, death/funeral of family friend, car accident/hospitilization of parent

“𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆. 𝗜 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜’𝗺 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳. 𝗜 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗮𝗴𝗲.”

I LOVED THIS SO MUCH 😭 I don’t know where to start but
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3.5 Stars

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin is a novel sure to incite a wide range of emotions in its readers. As a fan of any book about cooking and restaurants, this one’s rival halal restaurants won me over. The main character is also resolute, and I appreciated the commentary on different forms of racism in Canada throughout the book. Those looking for a read that is both upbeat and earnest will not want to miss this one.

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I am the author of AYESHA AT LAST (2018), a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in a Toronto Muslim community. My second novel HANA KHAN CARRIES ON (2021) is inspired by the movie 'You've Got Mail' and set in rival halal restaurants. I also write a funny parenting column for The Toronto Star, and have written for The Atlantic. I live in Toronto with my husband and two sons. Find out more at www.u ...more

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