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When Dimple Met Rishi: The laugh-out-loud YA romcom
When Dimple Met Rishi: The laugh-out-loud YA romcom | Sandhya Menon
A New York Times bestseller A Goodreads Choice YA finalist 'Get ready to fall in love with Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel' HelloGiggles The arranged marriage YA romcom you didn't know you wanted or needed... Meet Dimple. Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination. Meet Rishi. He's rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she's got other plans... Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works even harder to prove itself in the most unexpected ways. As joyfully refreshing as Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon, When Dimple Met Rishi is a frothy, funny contemporary romance told from the dual perspectives of two Indian American protagonists. While Dimple is fighting her family traditions, Rishi couldn't be happier to follow in the footsteps of his parents - could sparks fly between this odd couple, or is this matchmaking attempt doomed to fail? '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 'Funny, warm, and utterly charming . . . Sandhya Menon is a welcome and needed new voice in YA.'Katherine Webber
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JoyBlue
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Pickpick

I wanted to like this more than I did. It was promising at times, but then would take a disappointing turn in the writing/plot. I'm unsure whether I'll continue reading the series. I liked the cultural aspects of the story (and the cover photo). Torn between Pick and So-So.

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Megabooks
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#isthislove? Rishi was all set for the arranged marriage with Dimple, but so far, she‘s thrown coffee at him and given him a wicked paper cut! Interested to see where this teenage #romcom goes!

#ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Lots of #LitsyLove for this book ❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain I haven‘t read this yet - is it YA? 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen And so far, it‘s good! I usually don‘t like romances. It was as a bargain buy at Ollie‘s. (edited) 3w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain Yes! The characters are 18. 3w
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MandaMT
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Pickpick

At a summer coding program, Dimple is approached by Rishi, who informs her that their parents have arranged for them to be married. This is the last thing she wants. She is furious, but cuts him some slack since she knows she‘s really mad at her parents. Over time she grows fond of him. I don‘t read a lot of romance novels, but this was cute. It was a nice palette cleanser between heavier books.

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behudd
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Pickpick

This was a super fast read & a really cute book. It‘s storyline is a pretty basic, though well told, teen romance story, but it‘s heart comes from the Indian-American culture that was interwoven. My favorite part was that Menon didn‘t overly explain everything. I was glad the author didn‘t feel like she had to fully cater to her non-Indian audience. This book is set in the summer, so if you need one more fun summertime read, I recommend this one!

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Chasingmermaids
When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon

Trying this one again. Wasn‘t that I didn‘t like it I just wasn‘t in the mood for romance before. Now I‘m not sure what I want other than something light so hopefully this is it.

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strandbookstore
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ATTN ROMANCE LOVERS! 🌹We asked five romance writers to narrow down their favorite rom-coms...then we turned them into book suggestions. Read more at the link: https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-blog#/entry/entry231-9-boo...

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PurpleyPumpkin
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Pickpick

Oh my gods, how I loved this book! I am not usually a romcom gal, but this was fun. A main character who values family tradition paired with a young woman who is desperately trying to establish her independence from her family and we have a winner! 5/5⭐️#24in48

Lovesbooks87 I love all her books! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Gotta add this to my rom-com list! 👌🏻 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Lovesbooks87 This was the first one I've read! I'll have to find her other ones because I really did enjoy this book.👍🏽 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Definitely! It's light, but the story was still compelling. It's the traditional boy meets girl trope, but with a slight twist. Even though I knew what was coming, it still had me! 2mo
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throwmeabook
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The #spring quarter prompts for #Booked2019 are complete.

🌃Night-oriented title - The Night Before
🌨Cli-fi - We Are Unprepared
🏒Indigenous Author - Indian Horse
🎼Features a Musician - Bel Canto
📱Social Media Focus - One of Us is Lying
🥤Food/Beverage on Cover - When Dimple Met Rishi

Cinfhen Which was your favorite!?!!! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I loved when Dimple Met Rishi too! I haven‘t read the follow up yet. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome job! 3mo
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throwmeabook
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Pickpick

Didn‘t think I was going to complete the #Booked2019Spring prompts but nothing like a rainy, lazy Sunday to nudge you across the finish line! Absolutely loved this read. I laughed, I cried, and my seventeen year old self connected and commiserated with Dimple and her (well meaning) overbearing parental units. A quick, fun, entertaining read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review. It's terrific when we get to be happy it's raining! 3mo
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heyitsMacall
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Pickpick

Loved!! A good blend of feminism, romance, and introduction to Indian culture.

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AutumnRLS
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YA finds in CT #usedbooklove

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MaggieCarr
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Pickpick

This book was easy to follow and didn't need much thought. I chuckled to myself at parts because, ignoring the arranged marriage storyline, I treated a guy with the same distaste as Dimple and was flat out mean to him when we first met. I married that same guy 27 months later. This was a cute story, simple romance, with a coming into oneself progression. I enjoyed the little glimpses of what Indian life, family, and culture can be like.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Pickpick

Super cute YA romance! There were a couple of aspects that didn‘t quite pay off for me, but this is still a solid pick. Plus it‘s #ownvoices characters with South Asian heritage, which I haven‘t read much of.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Pickpick

Fun meet cute story.

Took an accidental nap this afternoon 😜 but back on track for #24b4monday

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Bkwrm7
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Every year my mother-in-law plans a surprise trip for my hubby's and my birthdays. All we know is she needed 3 days. On the road and info so far is our first stop is Romney, IN. A cousin lives there so I expect a lunch date. I have When Dimple Met Rishi on audio to occupy me in the car. Totally over packed on books though - brought 5 plus my Nook! I am almost done with Red, White, and Royal Blue so I think it barely counts, so let's call it 4.25.

goodbyefrancie What a fun idea! Have a great time! 4mo
Eyelit How sweet! Have fun and happy birthday! 🎉 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Oh my gosh. This book is soooooo cute.

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Bkwrm7
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Listening this morning to an #audiobooksync from a previous summer. Fun and cute so far and since there's yardwork on the agenda today hoping to get through a good chunk! #audiobooks

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mildayulia
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Pickpick

I've lost count of how many times I smile while reading this one. 😄

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Carleneishere
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😂😂😂

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IheartYA
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Mehso-so

Cute but kinda boring..

LibrarianRyan I could not get into this. I have tried 3 times. One in print, twice in audio. I don't get the big deal about this book. 4mo
IheartYA @LibrarianRyan I've tried in the past and had to DNF. I needed a book to represent for diversity month in my book club, and I own this one. There wasn't anything majorly wrong with it besides the writing. It just wasn't my jam. 4mo
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Kamisha
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I‘m giving this a pick even though my reading of it was more on the so-so side. It IS an adorable, diverse teen romance with a strong female main character who i loved, I think I‘m just not the right audience for sticky sweet romances... 🤷🏻‍♀️Nonetheless, I know there are plenty of people out there who will/have enjoyed this!
#booked2019
#foodorbevarageoncover

Cinfhen Great review!! That pretty much sums up my relationship with YA 4mo
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sebrittain
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Pickpick

4/5

This is a super sweet YA romance. I loved that it was set at a programming competition, and did a good job of portraying what that kind of space can feel like. I listened to the audiobook, and while at first I found the switching narrators for Dimple and Rishi frustrating, by the end of the book I really enjoyed it.

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writerlibrarian
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Pickpick

Adorable YA rom-com. I liked the relationship's journey. Both Dimple and Rishi are their own person, have some growing up to do, are passionate about what they want, even if it's for the wrong reasons.
It lagged a bit in the pace, for me but I'm not the target audience for this.
Diverse, romantic, a beta hero, a wonderful heroine who knows what she wants and gets something she didn't know she wanted. Smart, romantic and diverse. Lots to love.

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writerlibrarian
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Game 3 in TO. I end up watching more than reading. I'm hoping to reAlly finish this one tonight. Later, ⭐️ at home.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Shallow comment. I kinda dig the shaved hair of Bergeron. 🍁 lead 1-0 Boston ties back right away. 3-2 🍁 after 2 periods. 🍁 win Caps are losing 4-0 Great 8 won by KO on a teenager. ⭐️ are on. (edited) 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Game 3. Do or die. Almost. Up to 85% in the book.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Second PP unit, with Schultzy 🚨Isles reply.we are tied at 1 and 🚨 again. 2-1 NY. 4-1 NY 🐧 are now facing elimination on Tuesday (edited) 5mo
CarolynM 😢 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Game 2 in progress ⭐️ and Preds are tied after 2 periods. Game 3 🍁 in.Boston in a few. Should finish the novel tonight.
#readingandwatchinghockey Nashville won in OT.

writerlibrarian Turn over and Boston 🚨2-0 Boston now it's 3-0 and it's the game is getting rough and out of hand. (edited) 5mo
bookish_wookish im watching too! 5mo
Suet624 Boston 3-0! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Game 1 today. Caps vs Canes. 60% into my book.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Nikki, Nikki, Nikki. 1-0 Caps. Oshie 🚨 2-0. Canes came back. We are in OT. It took about a minute. Caps are up 2-0 (edited) 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Playoff nails. Go 🐧. Two headed monsters will prevail.
Game 2. YA novel still very good.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 71 in the 📦 . Isles are pushing Geno's buttons back in the 📦. Not a fun game 3-1 Isles. Tampa goes into Columbus with no wins. 🐧 go back to Pittsburgh with no win. (edited) 5mo
readordierachel Cute nails! 5mo
CarolynM I couldn't bring myself to watch today - good decision I think. Here's hoping for a miracle turn around! 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Boston vs Toronto. Repeat from last year.
#readingandwatchinghockey

Suet624 Watching! 5mo
writerlibrarian Leafs did something really good tonight. 🍁win 4-1 (edited) 5mo
Suet624 Wasn‘t quite what I was hoping for. 😂 5mo
writerlibrarian @Suet624 how I felt last evening. 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Most wonderful time of the year... 🏒 playoff time. I've been MIA the last few days... work, weather and tiredness did me in.
Still reading this really adorable YA . 🐧 are in Long Island. We'll see...
#readingandwatchinghoxkey

writerlibrarian Puck drop in a few m. It's 1-0 Isles. 81 ties it. Isles ahead by 1. 🐧 tie on PP. trailing 3-0 Columbus is now leading 4-3 against Tampa with 5 m to go. Wow. Tampa lost. 😱 Isle break the tie with 7m to go. Took out Murray, Schultz 🚨 3-3. We are going to OT (edited) 5mo
CarolynM 😩 5mo
writerlibrarian @CarolynM yeah ditto. 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Last game of the regular season. Then the playoffs.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 87 🚨on a pass by 59. 1-0 🐧 it's point 99 for Crosby. Rangers tied. Nothing in the 2nd. 🐧 🚨 in the 3rd it's 2-1. NY ties and now lead. That's bad. Might end up in Washington for the first round. 🐧 tie with 2m30 to go. 59 🚨 on a pass from 87. 40🚨 for Jake and 100 point for Sid. Milkshake half off tomorrow. 🐧 lose in OT but get a point so it's Long Island (edited) 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Hockey night do or die. 🐧 must win tonight to keep their destiny in their hands.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Tanger and Geno are in. 5mo
writerlibrarian Wings 🚨 on PP. 1-0. Milkshakes half price tomorrow in Pittsburgh 59 🚨 1 -1. Kessel on PP with less then 2m in the 1st. 2-1. Phil the Thrill get a second 🚨 3-1. Captain 🚨 4-1 on PP. 🐧 are in the playoffs. 😁😁😁😁😁 (edited) 5mo
CarolynM Much more fun to watch than a the last game🙂 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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🐧 in Detroit. A win tonight and the y are officially in the playoffs. Dumo is not playing. The injury list is a long one for them.
I'm at 25% and this YA novel is fun and kinda fluffy without being too sweet so far.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Puck drop. Wings 🚨 but what a move by Murray. That goal was millimetres inside. 20s to 59 to 87 to 81 🚨the game is even. Wings 🚨 and are ahead 2-1 (edited) 5mo
CarolynM 😩 5mo
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writerlibrarian
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Hockey night hell for the 🍁 tonight in Long Island. Hoping to get to 30% of this YA novel. So far it is keeping interested.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian No score after one period. 🍁 🚨 in the 2nd and are not killing a weird penalty. In other games... captain Toews just 🚨 on PP against the ✈️ JT makes it 2-0. I guess he just broke the ice. Isle 🚨 with less than 5m to go. 2-1 🍁 Leafs win and are confirmed for the playoffs. (edited) 6mo
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writerlibrarian
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🐧 in a play off like game against the Canes. Early evening game.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 4th line 🚨 1-0 🐧 4th line again Matt ‘Dad‘ Cullen at the end of the first period 🚨 2-0 🐧. Huge 🚨by Hornqvist to open the third. 3-0 🐧. Pens win 3-1 (edited) 6mo
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writerlibrarian
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It's grey outside, raining sleet and cold. I will make my own sunshine inside. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great idea! 6mo
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swishandflick
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Public Service Announcement: Continuing my search for good audiobooks available for free on Spotify (see last post) and stumbled on this gem! #YA #spotify

JoScho Very cool! They gave me a survey last week asking if the did an audiobook subscription add on would I be interested. 6mo
swishandflick @JoScho Ooh, that's so interesting!! At least that way they'd probably be easier to find 😂 6mo
Megabooks Awesome! 6mo
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lele1432 Okay this is awesome lol! I had no idea!! I really wanted to read this so I may actually listen to the audio on Spotify, thanks! 6mo
swishandflick @lele1432 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
ephemeralwaltz How did you find all these? 6mo
swishandflick @ephemeralwaltz I stumbled on one and then started sifting through for the rest. There's no good way to search because typing in "audiobook" doesn't really yield good results so it's a bit clunky. But I found some pretty good ones so I haven't stopped trying ? 6mo
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crhealey
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February Break Reads

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sudi
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Another book about how all Indian parents care about is their daughter getting married, specifically arrange marriage. And it doesn't matter if she gets into Stanford, because no matter what college she goes to, the only reason she's going to college is to find a husband 😒.
. The rest of the book might be better, but the few pages annoyed me and life's too short to read book you're not interested in.

Redwritinghood I bailed on this one. 7mo
sudi @Redwritinghood i was annoyed within the first few pages and i had no inclination to go on. I think we both made a right decision on this one 🙌 7mo
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lowellette
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Adorable first love story. Perfect for Valentine‘s Day. ❤️❤️❤️

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jmtrivera
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We begin with 2 teens conflicted between what they want & what their parents expect. In the end though, the only expectations they have to overcome are theirs. It's a neat twist on clashing w/parents, especially thinking how often we become our own worst enemy w/obstacles & expectations in our own head. Some conflicts did begin to feel overdramatic, whether as a reflection of their ages or to build more conflict. A cute rom-com though.

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Cadyly
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One year later, and I‘ve bought my own copy!

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Rachel.Rencher
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Taking a break from organizing to read! Next up off my TBR cart is When Dimple Met Rishi. This book is a hilarious YA romantic comedy that explores the absurdities of arranged marriage in the modern day.

I'm a few chapters in, and I just realized why the cover looks the way it does. I love it, and I've literally been laughing out loud. 🤣

Lovesbooks87 Loved this book! Enjoy! 8mo
Elizabeth2 Looks interesting. I‘ve stacked. #blamelitsy 8mo
rjsthumbelina I enjoyed this one too! And yeah, the cover is hilarious. Good sense of humor on the publishing company's part 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
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Paperback.Propensity I would love to read it 8mo
Lucas.Rencher The book sounds hilarious I can't wait to read it. 😀 8mo
Amor4Libros I got this on my last order from Book Outlet, plan to read it sometime soon! 8mo
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parttimedomestic
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I‘m not sure if I should file this under #audiowoodworking or #audiogardening but the tagged book kept me company while I worked on converting a half finished shed into a greenhouse today! I‘m getting so excited for my spring garden!

Mitch Yeah - we‘ll need to swap notes. This year is our first as greenhouse owners! 🤣 8mo
4thhouseontheleft That looks so cool! Can‘t wait to see the finished product. 8mo
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shobhitgupta
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Thanks Santa @AppuNthebooks for this nice christmas gift. Thanks @MyBookSwapClub for #ChristmasBookSwap.. I loved it

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JoScho
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So many wonderful books gifted to me by amazing littens! Thanks so much @AmberWB @kstadt929 @Insightsintobooks @sprainedbrain #kindlitsy #kindle
❤️🥰❤️

Insightsintobooks You're welcome! I hope you like it. :) 9mo
kstadt929 You‘re so welcome!! Enjoy 🥰 9mo
sprainedbrain You‘re so welcome! 😃 (edited) 9mo
Anitareads I recently read and loved it! ☺ 9mo
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HighLadyoftheStacks
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This book was described as a rom com to me and it is definitely that! Sometimes you just need a happy ending that comes after the perfect amount of light angst.

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Boooooks
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! Thanks for joining us! 10mo
Cinfhen Great!!! And thanks for sharing 💜 10mo
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ahoffkosik
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it‘s NEW READS NOVEMBER! 🎉 in the first installment for the month, fellow book podcaster Laura Yamin and i discuss all things When Dimple Met Rishi. it‘s a book about culture, tradition, first love, identity, and that first magical summer away from home as an almost-adult. i‘m just going to let you know up-front that i loved it, but there‘s a link to listen in my bio so you can hear alllll the details! 🎧