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From Twinkle, With Love
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
137 posts | 125 read | 3 reading | 91 to read
The next heartwarming YA romcom from Sandhya Menon, author of the hotly anticipated When Dimple Met Rishi. 'Menon wrote an utterly delightful novel and broke my heart by writing an ending because I want nothing more than to keep reading about Dimple and Rishi forever . . . I'm looking forward to it being a huge hit of 2017.' Book Riot on When Dimple Met Rishi Sandhya Menon's joyfully refreshing and uplifting writing is perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon.
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Bookjunkie57
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⭐️⭐️⭐️
#BookBingo2019

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Once I got past the whole “written like journal entries to female directors” gimmick, I enjoyed this romance about a girl figuring out how to be her true self, and apologizing for mistakes she makes along the way. #bbrc #teenangst #lollipopfiction #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 5mo
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StephanieMarie
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I can't handle how cute she is! This little miss turned 3 this week! #catsoflitsy

MallenNC She‘s very cute! 5mo
MarriedtoMrT Super cute! 😻 5mo
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Abby2
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Great ya romance. Excellent characters

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Far from perfect or even a well executed book, but I still enjoyed it for it's silly, tropey romance and its casual diversity (shout out to the black gay guy who calls out toxic masculinity and has a bi boyfriend, as well as Indian American and Japanese American characters). I appreciated how Menon allows Twinkle to make mistakes. I do have a quibble: the novel never actually shows Twinkle being a great director, even though it tells you she is.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This has so many romance tropes in it, I love it. #Romantsy #Romance #YA #WeNeedDiverseBooks #audiobook #AwesomeAudiobooks

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rjsthumbelina
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Mehso-so

This book would have been good, if not for the main character! I loved the love interest, Sahil, and the storyline was very interesting and captivating. I liked the backstories of all the characters, too. But Twinkle was too self-centered and childish for the majority of the story. Listened to the #audiobook on #Scribd

Avanders Hi! I‘m hoping you can post a pic of the #SFFS package you received from Michelle — I‘m sure she would appreciate seeing your thoughts! 😘♥️ 8mo
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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. Sandhya Menon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She has amazingly diverse characters, and I was rooting for these main characters throughout the whole book.

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lowellette
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I love a main character that makes mistakes.

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WhatDeeReads
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What a gorgeous book?

Twinkle gets it right, then gets it REALLY, REALLY WRONG. Then right again. Then wrong again. Then REALLY REALLY RIGHT. I enjoyed the ride.

Also, grandmothers are really freaking great. Those of us who have them, care for them more. Love on them more.

Also, also, love me an epistolary novel. Never unhappy with that style.

MaureenMc Did you say “epistolary?” *stacked* 😁 9mo
WhatDeeReads @MaureenMc My Jam! Love a good books of letters. 9mo
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brandymuses
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1. Bet Me (But it always makes me hungry thanks to the decadent food descriptions.)
2. Going to Nashville.
3. So cute!
4. I can touch my tongue to the tip of my nose. 🤷🏻‍♀️
5.🖐

#friyayintro

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Johanna414
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t like this as well as When Dimple Met Rishi. The characterization, inner monologues, everything was a little too heavy handed - even for YA...

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Johanna414
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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Reading in the toddler‘s bed since both kids are asleep in mine...

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Johanna414
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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I‘ve picked this room up twice today, went to the store and came back home to another mess. So I‘m giving up and sitting down with something light and easy

Chelsea.Poole Sounds like my day today, the picking up constantly! (Oh wait, everyday! 🤨) 10mo
Caroline2 I feel your pain! 😔 10mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Ugh I loved When Dimple Met Rishi, but this was just not something I enjoyed. The epistolary fashion was unique, but that was about it. It felt too much like Dimple and the story arc was dull and similar. And I honestly just didn‘t like the characters at all. So disappointed in this one! I was hoping for a good one in this.

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Lunarstar27
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This book was great the relationship between Twinkle and Sahil was great the story was heart filled

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BethFishReads
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Such a sweet story with good lessons about friendship and being true to oneself. Good characters and just enough rom com to be fun but not so much to make it silly. I also recommend her 1st book. 🎧 audiobook performance by Soneela Nanjani was excellent. Vikas Adam has a small part, but his performance also good.

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KimmyM
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This was delightful! I loved Twinkle, the romance, and the subplot about her friendship with Maddie (although that also infuriated me at times). Fun and funny amd sweet. A great #YA #romcom!
4/5 🌟

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brandymuses
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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January Finale Pictured: My 6 Favorite Reads of the Month (3 new, 3 rereads)
Stats
Total: 16 New Reads: 12 Rereads: 4
MG: 4 YA: 6 Adult: 6
Fiction: 14 Non-Fiction: 2
Realistic Fic: 8 Fantasy/Sci-Fi: 6
#anewchapter

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GypsyKat
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this one after how much I enjoyed Ms. Menon‘s first book, but it didn‘t quite live up to my expectations. I like YA, but this was just a little too teenage angsty for me. It dealt with insecurities, fitting in, and figuring out who you are. I thought the premise was cute, and I liked how it was written in first person journal style. But the overall teenage drama of the story wasn‘t enjoyable to me. Ah well.

LauraWeasley I haven't read this one yet but I love your picture! 😍 11mo
GypsyKat @LauraWeasley Thank you! I loved the colorful colorful, so I wanted to have a little fun with the picture. 😊 11mo
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dariazeoli
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Twinkle, you‘re annoying. 60% in: falling in love w/Sahil, but wait! What if your secret admirer is his IDENTICAL twin? You can‘t risk missing out because popularity?

T, allow me to burst your bubble. Your secret admirer is obviously the guy who‘s been giving you class notes. You‘ll be done w/school in a year or two & your dreams of popularity won‘t mean a thing.

You don‘t deserve Sahil. I know you‘ll wind up w/him, but you don‘t deserve to.

howlinglibraries I hated and DNFed this book exactly for your final comment - she really didn‘t deserve him. 11mo
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khooliha
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Too much setting my teeth on edge, not enough movie making. It got stronger at the end, I think, but not enough to make me like it.

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khooliha
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon

These are going to be the worst dvd extras ever.

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brandymuses
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So good! That‘s two Menon books I‘ve loved now. She does such a great job at the relational aspect on all levels. I also like how are her teens make realistic teen choices even if as an adult you want to yell at them.

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brandymuses
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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Day 15: Diverse Read
The next book on my stack was perfect for today‘s prompt.
#anewchapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read these books!! 11mo
brandymuses @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks They are cute and fluffy but with excellent characters and development at the same time. 11mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘ve been going slow with this one for some reason. Time for a little reading in bed. 📖🛌 #ReadingInBed

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GypsyKat
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I‘ve been debating about what book to start, and I‘ve finally settled on this one. Something light and fun sounds great right now. 💖

aeeklund That‘s what I‘ve been doing for my last several books... I‘m supposed to be reading/reviewing literary fiction for my new job duties, and I‘ve been mainlining YA fantasy... oops. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
GypsyKat @aeeklund Hey, you gotta read what you want! 😉 11mo
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thebookmagpie
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@Mitch amazing #jolabokaflodswap gifts! Thank you so much 💕

Mitch Glad you like it! Happy Christmas 🎄👏🏻🎄 12mo
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okthislooksbad
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Mehso-so

I was trying to get one of those classy Book In Front of the Christmas Tree-shots, but Gråmis demanded to inspect the book. #whenyouhavecats🎄 ♥
I am just here to say that this is a lighthearted read that tries to be super deep about teen friendship and love. Sort of succeeds, too. It was alright.

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okthislooksbad
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Things that might drag me out of the cruel reading slump: this book. It speaks to my videographer self. Also, the lovely lady over on Bookriot who does the reading spreadsheets recently released the revised one for 2019 and there are /graphs/ and /new things/ and I'm excited to read in 2019. But for now, I'll be under my blanket with a cup of tea, Twinkle, and my shin-warmer. 🦁

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mhillis
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Finished reading From Twinkle, With Love and met my Goodreads challenge of 100 books for the year 💕
#2018goodreadschallenge #2018stats

julesG Congratulations! 12mo
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Bklover 😁👍👏👏Congratulations! 12mo
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Johanna414
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Tonight I made Tony come to school and help out with my book fair‘s evening event. Then I talked him into buying me some books. So tonight was a very good night!

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Kaylamburson
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As my image says, ehh... I really did not like Twinkle as a main character. She was an unlikable angsty teen. I appreciated her desire to change the world through film as a woman & Indian-American, but that and Sahil were the only redeeming qualities. Twinkle was a brat and seemed to be surprised when people hated her for doing awful things. If it wasnt so short & an easy listen, I probably would have DNFed it. When Dimple Met Rishi is stronger.

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hyperashley
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Mehso-so

3⭐'s. It was okay not my favorite.

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alisonrose
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This was definitely a nice distraction from reality, sweet and fun with some good messages too. I appreciate that the author has grown from her first book and that Twinkle kept her focus and drive even while dealing with a sorta love triangle (or square, really). I also liked that she was navigating friendships too, not just romance. She was a little too naive at times, and the ending bits are quite unrealistic. But overall a nice read. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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It me.

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alisonrose
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Time for a fun, lighthearted contemporary, I think 💖 #nowreading

alisonrose My iPhone really doesn‘t capture colors well. The color behind the words is a much brighter teal, not the flat blue it looks like here 🤷🏻‍♀️ 14mo
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RachLovesTV
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Romance with a side of feminism and also bad decisions. For the most part, I admired Twinkle, with her clear vision as a filmmaker and desire to use her talents to push forward the stories of those who don't normally see themselves on screen. Sahil, her producer and love interest, is both deeply caring and incredibly thoughtful, and also a true feminist, supporting Twinkle in her vision and decisions and doing everything in his power to help her.

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ReadingSusan
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Mehso-so

Loved her first book so much! But this one was just ok. I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters and Twinkle was obnoxious.

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Morr_Books
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Thanks for this giveaway @scripturient ! Congrats on hitting 250k litfluence! That is amazing! I've heard a lot about #2 "From Twinkle with Love" so that would be my pick. #scripturients250kgiveaway

scripturient Thanks for participating! 😘 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Congrats @scripturient on your 250k litfluence! Than you for the giveaway! So hard to choose just one but I‘ve been eyeing book #2 for awhile and would love it.

#scripturients250kgiveaway

scripturient Thanks for participating! 😘 1y
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GatheringBooks
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Congratulations, @scripturient on your 250k Litfluence, that is super awesome, and so generous of you to be doing this #Scripturients250KGiveaway. My choice is #2, the tagged book, which my daughter borrowed from the library and is falling in love with. I just know we have to have our own copy.

scripturient Thanks for participating! 😘 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Congratulations to @scripturient for this milestone. Those of of who have been on Litsy for a while have seen it grow and change. Thankfully (and somewhat miraculously) it hasn‘t lost its sense of community. #Scripturients250KGiveaway

hermyknee ♥️ 1y
scripturient Thanks for participating! 😘 1y
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Merethebookgal
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Another super cute contemporary romance by Menon 💕 This isn‘t usually my go-to genre but I really enjoyed it!!

UwannaPublishme Love your vintage cameras. 😍🙌🏻 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟 While I enjoyed this fast-paced YA-lit read it didn‘t live up to my expectations. I loved When Dimple Met Rishi and hoped Twinkle would be just as good. The story line was predictable so that caused my disappointment. I look forward to seeing what the author gives us next.

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MsLeah8417
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon

This book is ok but not as good as When Dimple Met Rishi😒

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Lauren.Archer
From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
Mehso-so

This one seemed a little to young for me to enjoy. First book was way better.

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Lauren.Archer
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Loved her first book, have extremely high hopes.

LadyBrik Me too! 1y
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