Discuss The Book


Book Club Discussion Questions:

Invisible Martyrs


What did you like best about this book? What was your initial reaction to the book? Did it hook you immediately, or take some time to get into?

What was your favorite quote/passage?

What is the question(s) that guides this book?

What feelings did this book evoke for you?

What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was she trying to get across?

How did you feel about the author’s presence in the book? Was it appropriate or disruptive?

At which point of the book were you most engaged?

What aspects of the author’s story could you most relate to?

Which stories were most compelling?

What three words would you use to summarize this book?

What, if anything, set this book apart from others you’ve read on women in Islam or terrorism?

Did you pick out any themes throughout the book?

What did you learn? Or did not learn?

Is there anything else that you wanted to know?

Which woman’s story did you relate to the most, and what was it about them that you connected with?

How did you feel about the conclusion?

Did the book change your perspective or opinion about Islam, women in Islam, violent extremism, or the Muslim world? Do you feel different now than you did before you read it?

Would you recommend this book to other readers? To your close friend? Why or why not?

If the book were being adapted into a movie, who would you want to see play what parts? Which woman’s story would you want to see on the screen?


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