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The Matchmaker's List
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it Raina Anand may have finally given in to family pressure and agreed to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn't mean she has to like it--or that she has to play by the rules. Nani always took Raina's side when she tried to push past the traditional expectations of their tightknit immigrant community, but now she's ambushing Raina with a list of suitable bachelors. Is it too much to ask for a little space? And besides, what Nani doesn't know, won't hurt her... As Raina's life spirals into a parade of Nani-approved bachelors and disastrous blind dates, she must find a way out of this modern-day arranged marriage trap without shattering her beloved Nani's dreams.
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CouronneDhiver
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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Someone pinch me ... I think I fell into a romance reading streak. 🙈😂 Shall we just blame hormones and move on? #SOS

marleed I recently came across this hardback on a thrift store pass by. It‘s on my TBR! 2mo
CouronneDhiver I finished right up to Ch 6 in one sitting (20%), before bed last night. Really cute so far! @marleed 2mo
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Shadowfat
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Pickpick

I liked this book but I had an issue with the main plot point. I liked how it addressed homophobia but I didn't like that the main character lied for so long to everyone else instead of telling her Nani how she really felt.

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Purrsistently
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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Little over halfway through, enjoying it so far.❤️ Growing up in fundie "courtship" culture, romances by authors from more conservative backgrounds is much more relatable to me and I get rather emotional cheering for them to break free while empathizing with the fear of losing family and community that you love very much.

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Purrsistently
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"Can we stop at the library? I have one (1) hold I need to pick up?" ???

BookHoarder32 Famous last words 😉 3mo
Purrsistently @BookHoarder32 😹 I did return 2 at least😅😅 3mo
MsLeah8417 That is so me!!!!!🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Andrew65 😂😂😂 3mo
youneverarrived I can relate 😂 3mo
JennyM Every. Single. Time. 😂😂😂 3mo
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xxjenadanxx
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
Mehso-so

At 29 Raina is practically an old maid in the eyes of her Grandmother, and her traditional Indian community. Cashing in early on an agreement for arranged marriage if she was still single at 30, her Nani presents her with a list of suitable candidates. Raina reluctantly agrees to go on these dates, even though she still isn‘t over her ex, and a lot of really bad dates follow.

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MidnightBookGirl
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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Mehso-so

I recently read this for Fountain Flirt book club. I didn't love it, and it took awhile to get into. I just didn't love the main character and really disliked her lies. I did end up liking her dynamic with the love interest, but he was off screen for much of the book.

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MidnightBookGirl
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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#currentlyreading this for the diverse romance book club at the bookstore. Liking it so far, but ready for it to pick up.

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everfree7
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli

Ready for a light read

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Schnoebs
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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So if you didn‘t know, this is the Target Diversity Book Club pick and each copy comes with a letter from the author in the bind up. It was a great surprise when I opened it up! Definitely ready for a good fluffy romance 😍

#diversity #target #contemporary #romance #mpls #twincities

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CatsCoffeeAndBooks
Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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I loved this book! It was so cute and easy to read. It brought up a lot of cultural and diversity issues which I also think is important and sets it apart from most chick lit books. I flew through this in just a few days. Definitely recommend for light reading! I‘m looking forward to Sonya Lalli‘s next book due out in 2020. 4 stars!

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Schnoebs
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I somehow got sucked into the book section at Target 🤷‍♀️ No idea how it happened but ended up having to pick this up. I‘m currently listening to my friend tell me the process that she‘s going through with initial steps of an Indian arranged marriage and this just seemed appropriate. Can‘t wait to pick this up in the near future!

#diveristy #india #bookhaul #target #mpls #twincities

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mcctrish
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Pickpick

Friday night I was in my pj‘s before 8 so I could kick off Family Day Weekend reading 😂 this book is a quick read full of all the ups and downs of trying to find the right person to love. The food descriptions are amazing and so are the messages about being true to yourself and what real love should be

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mcctrish
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My Valentine‘s present from my hubby

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suzisteffen
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
Mehso-so

Raina has a hard childhood and is still kind of a mess as a nearly 30-year-old unmarried woman in her community. She‘s still mourning the possible love of her life, and the many, many, many first dates her grandmother offers - all with marriage on their mind - aren‘t what she needs either. Unlikeable protagonist hides behind a weirdly homophobic smokescreen. I wanted more from the protagonist and the book.

suzisteffen I should have said more but basically even with all of the info about her life, I feel like she‘s super unlikeable pretty much the entire time. And unlikeable is OK, but in a romance? One where we should be feeling for the protagonist? Whew. I forgot to mention how nothingburger her job - supposedly the center of her life - feels, and how little anyone she knows cares about it. 5mo
MidnightBookGirl I didn't like her either! And I was so tired of Dev before he even showed up. 4mo
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suzisteffen
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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#amreading because of Maya Rodale‘s NPR list. Not impressed so far, but only 37% of the way through.

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CouronneDhiver
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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This is the latest addition to my #library wish list ... I fell for the fun cover!

#Contemporary #Romance
#Canada 🇨🇦

Anyone read this?

InBooksILive Haven't read yet but it's on my TBR! I also got grabbed by the cover 😊 5mo
Cinfhen Great cover 5mo
kspenmoll Can see why you fell for the cover! 5mo
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Bakingbookworm
Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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4 STARS - The Matchmaker‘s List is a heartwarming story that blends a bit of romance, a bit of Canadian pride and the sometimes complicated issues of diversity, culture and family.

This enjoyable read is out Feb 5/19. Thanks to @BerkleyPub for my advanced copy.

My full review: http://bit.ly/2HQLCcu

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kellyann28
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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I got this AMAZING surprise in the mail today, some #JB love! I will definitely be repaying the love, I just need to do some TBR stalking 🔍 @Jas16 @Kdgordon88 I will write back soon! I like to do my replies on the weekend when I can actually take a moment to sit and think!

Jas16 I hope that you enjoy it! 6mo
GA_Bookworm07 What's jb love 6mo
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silentrequiem
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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Pickpick

First ARC of 2019. This was fun, though it is also surprisingly serious for a supposed romcom. I teared up a lot. Parts of this really hit home to me, the unmarried 30-something daughter from an Asian immigrant family.

I was a bit leery that one plotline would be over-the-top and awful but it was handled with sensitivity and in a way that worked.

#romantsy

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Sassy_Steph
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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Loved this one! It was just the light, funny gem I needed to get me back to reading! Loved the characters!!

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Biblio.Virgo
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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So excited for this blog tour with @PenguinRandomCa 😄

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Quirkybookworm
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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It fell behind my stacks of books inside of my bookcase. I literally had to pull most of my books out (150 books) just to find it!!

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Quirkybookworm
The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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HELP! I‘ve looked all over for this book I‘ve won while back. Was going to read it tonight bc I need to give my review. Can‘t find it. Only thing I can think is I accidentally wrapped this instead of the other book which is almost similar to colors and etc. so those who received books from me got this in bookswaps can you return it and I get you a book of your choice. Please? Thanks! @lindsayripley @LiteraryLona and I forgot who else.

Quirkybookworm I found it!! Yay! 8mo
RocketMom Glad you found it! :) 8mo
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Quirkybookworm
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First thing I saw when I opened my email! Out of 3,158 entries? Unbelievable! #Goodreads #matchmakerslist

irre 🎉🎉👏👏 9mo
Ahomeinpages Yeey!🎉🎊🎊🎉 9mo
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Jas16
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I won a Goodreads giveaway and it arrived today. It is a little crumpled but still looks like it could be a really fun read. #bookmail

Liatrek Cute cover! Congrats on the win🎉 10mo
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