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Dial A For Aunties
Dial A For Aunties | Jesse Sutanto
Winner of the Comedy Women In Print Prize 2021 Whip-smart, original and so funny. I found it impossible to put down and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud Beth OLeary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Road Trip Your family would kill to see you happy
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mary.agustin
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Mehso-so

Dial A for Aunties follows our main character Meddelin “Meddy” Chan, her Ma, and aunties as they work together to help get rid of her dead blind date‘s body. However, they are caught in a dilemma between disposing of the corpse and catering a wedding for their high-profile client. As they figure out a plan, Meddy runs into someone whom she hasn‘t seen in years, and she is overwhelmed with a slew of unexplainable emotions.

mary.agustin If you enjoy books with comedic relief alongside thrill and a dash of romance, this is the book for you. The main theme of this book is about communication; Meddy struggles asserting her own identity to her very stereotypical Asian family. 3w
MissYaremcio Nicely done Mary! 6/6 Sounds like an interesting novel! 3w
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Sara_Planz
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This is a screwball romantic comedy mixed with a cozy mystery. I lost track of how many laugh out loud moments there are. Ma and the Aunties are so much fun as they each have their own ideas how to get rid of the body. The family relationship is the heart of this book. I love seeing families that would do anything for each other and the Chans definitely protect their own! If you want a lighthearted, fun book, this is the one for you!!!

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BookNAround
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Sometimes you just want a fun and over the top, unbelievable caper of a book and this is definitely that. Meddy is single, having left a long term college relationship without ever telling her family about her boyfriend. Her mother sets her up with a handsy guy, which kicks off all the crazy antics of the story. Would be a fun film. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2022/10/review-dial-for-aunties-by-jesse-q.html?...

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Nebklvr
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Panpan

There were a few great one-liners in the first part but that quickly gave way to totally unbelievable relationships and situations. All of the characters felt like caricatures and stereotypes. And by the end, i just couldn‘t care.

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erickahhh
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Panpan

I am surprised by the many rave reviews of this book. I think the first thing I disliked about this book was that the aunties didn't have names. Which shouldn't surprise me that the character development was limited and very superficial. It had some “Weekend at Bernie's“ vibes and I had to remind myself that this was supposed to be more of a rom-com. The plot didn't really develop and became very repetitive.

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BookNAround
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Decided I needed a cute murdery kind of book so I picked this one up.

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SusanLee
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A surprisingly funny book which is so entertaining! I‘ve expected it to be a murder mystery but thankfully it turns out to be better! So entertaining that I‘m liking this author more than Sophie Kinsella now! If you are looking for something light and easy, should give this a try 😘 My rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can‘t wait to start on her other novels once I‘ve finished my TBR! #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf!!! 6mo
SusanLee @TheAromaofBooks read it!!! It‘s a light and easy one, funny too! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I've never seen an edition with the cover you have, though. I like it! 6mo
SusanLee @TheAromaofBooks it‘s a first edition apparently 😅 Coincidently my sis in law has the same reading taste as me so I‘ve borrowed this from her 😘 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Bailedbailed

I know this is supposed to be funny, but I find mom catfishing guys and sending daughter on blind dates creepy. And WTF? Daughter agrees to go on date, (with uncharged phone)then doesn't leave when the guy is a jerk, but rather gets tipsy and let's him drive her home? I can't even with this girl and her absolute lack of common sense.

Bailing Page 56.

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Dragon
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I liked the characters in this book Medelin Chan and her Aunties are fun and quirky . I really enjoyed a glimpse into the lives of this Family. But the mystery was a bit of a dud - not impressed with the wrap up. But I will look forward to reading the next book in the series. So low pick. 💚🐉

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bree.v08
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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SusanLee
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Eggs 💗📞🖤 (edited) 6mo
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britgetslit
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Pickpick

Just amazing. This book checks every box!

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PuddleJumper
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I'm losing track of days. Thanks for the tag @SusanLee

#Two4Tuesday

1) Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto

2) It's a very absurd book that somehow works

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!💙👍📖📘 7mo
SusanLee I‘ve been thinking of reading this novel! I haven‘t read any of her books yet 7mo
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Jaimelire
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Pickpick

Book club pick. This one is a 3/5 for me. While I did find the aunties funny, I thought the story was so so. But it did give me a chuckle, so I will give it a pick for that reason.

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PuddleJumper
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There was something delightfully morbid about this book. It took me awhile to warm up to the MC but the rest of the characters were amazing

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KateReadsYA
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I never shared my amazing news, but I'm being promoted!!!!! 😍

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Sweeet!!! 8mo
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AshleyKorinE
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Mehso-so

I have recently fallen in love with cozy mysteries and I really thought this one would feel the same and it did not. It‘s very possible it‘s because I read it when I had Covid but I couldn‘t keep the aunts straight and the story was so convoluted that it took me out of the book completely. The ending was fun though so I ended up giving it a 3 stars and decided not to continue on with the sequel.

writerlibrarian It's very « Week-end at Bernie » -esque. I felt it was more a rom-com with a crime twist for me than a cozy. I laughed quite a few times reading it. 8mo
AshleyKorinE @writerlibrarian I sadly did not, I don‘t know if it was because she tried to make it funny when they are toting around a dead guy and I had covid and didn‘t find it funny or if it just was not for me. 8mo
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Lauranahe
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I loved this book! Fun mix of comedy, family drama and murder. I laughed out loud several times, and I enjoyed learning about Indo-Chinese culture. I read the Netflix bought the rights to this, so I hope they make something good out of it! I thought the whole time this would be a fun movie.

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i.besteph
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This book had a good mix of everything, murder, romance and comedy. It‘s hard to pick a favorite scene but the murder scene was my epic.
The aunties had me laughing crazy. Being a south Asian myself, I found the scenario very relatable. 😂😂
What a genius plot!

Book rating: 4/5

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Scochrane26
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Such a funny story, although you have to suspend your disbelief about the dead body plot. Enjoyed learning more about Indo-Chinese culture, the theme of family, and the romance. A great vacation read-started this on the plane to L.A.

Cupcake12 This is on my tbr list for this year x 10mo
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adoramichaels
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Pickpick

What a fun mesh of genres hahaha
#humor #romance #dialaforaunties #jesseqsutanto

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fredthemoose
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Panpan

⭐️or maybe no stars? This might be an unpopular opinion, but this book was TERRIBLE. Poorly written (all telling, no showing), asinine plot with a million holes, the characters weren‘t likable or compelling and made truly bizarre decisions. I think the reader was supposed to root for the MC, but she and her family were so callous and kept doing terrible things to cover up for terrible things that I wanted her to go down.

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emmaturi
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Pickpick

This was such a funny book, loved it, had me laughing out loud. The Aunties are all brilliant!

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KristiAhlers
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This book was hysterical. I was caught up with it from the start. Great cast of characters and although the storyline isn‘t new it was done in a way that was fun and I loved the cultural elements as well. #readingchallenge2022

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Magpiegem
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17/22 This book was silly but fun. It took me a little while to get into it but I definitely wanted to know how it resolved. As a book riot listener it did suffer slightly from being over hyped for me. But in a challenging month easy listens like this were exactly what I needed. 3⭐️ #roadtripUSA2022 #California #booked2022 #aboutsisters

Cinfhen I totally get what you mean!! Sometimes our brains don‘t want to work so hard 😜 12mo
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booksandsympathy
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This was quite the book! Difficult to explain, but completely entertaining. Part crime novel, part romance, part family drama, part comedy. Looking forward to the next book.

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Ange44
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Round 42 of my #tenatatime TBR. I‘ve been reading so many library books lately, so it‘s been awhile since I‘ve gone back to just picking from my own stacks! Most of these are pretty recent purchases.

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booksandsympathy
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Library haul! I'm excited to read each of these!

Erinsuereads Omggggg I love the elderly lady books so much. I was so excited when I found this at b&n the other day 13mo
booksandsympathy @ErinSueMreads I read the first one in 2020 and at the time, my library only had the digital copy of the first book. I happened to see the physical book on the shelf and checked to see if they had the second one and they did! 13mo
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NikkiCureton
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Mehso-so

Such a fun book. Very light reading, kinda silly but ultimately a cute story.

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rwmg
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Honourable mentions to On the Red Hill by Mike Parker and These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

An excellent month's reading

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rwmg
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How to get rid of a corpse while working as photographer at a wedding on an island resort.

A hilarious mix of rom-com and cirme caper. I enjoyed it so much I stayed up late to finish it.

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rwmg
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bthegood I see your posts and think “I want to sit and read a book with you“ 🙂 13mo
rwmg @bthegood aaaawww 😊 13mo
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rwmg
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peanutnine
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this one but after 25% in, my anxiety couldn't take it anymore. All the boundary crossing by the aunties and the self sabotaging by Meddy herself was just too much. Add in trying to hide a dead body - big nope for me.

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Melli
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Thank you for my lovely gift.. British chocolate the best #lcs #littlechristmasswap @bookish_wookish

Deblovestoread Glad you like it. 1y
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SW-T
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This was a fun romp. After accidentally killing her blind date, Meddy and her aunts try to hide the body until they can bury it, but it ends up getting shipped to the wedding they‘re catering. Meddy can‘t imagine what could be worse, until her ex shows up. Meddy has a wild weekend she won‘t soon forget.

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Johanna414
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This was so outrageous and fun - I absolutely adored all the aunties! I actually listened to most of it on audio, but Zoey got in the way of my crocheting so I finished it up with the physical book.
Thanks for this #newyearwhodis recommendation, @sebrittainclark !! @monalyisha

monalyisha I think we could all use some outrageous (yet perfectly safe) fun right about now. 🙈 Glad this was a win for you! 1y
sebrittainclark Glad you liked it. It is such a fun read! 1y
Johanna414 @sebrittainclark its probably not one I would have picked up on my own, so I'm ready glad you included it on your list. I would have missed out otherwise! 1y
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Johanna414
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My husband bought me a knitting machine for Christmas, so I've been having fun playing around with it. My first couple hats were pretty rough, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.
I had a blast listening to the tagged audiobook (it's so funny!) while cranking out these hats tonight #audioknitting

Cathythoughts Nice hats ! Nice present ❤️ 1y
ozma.of.oz Love the colors! ❤️ 1y
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Johanna414
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This is probably a bit ambitious for one month, since I always end up reading books not on my TBR list... but they're all books I'm excited for.
The 7 on the left are all #newyearwhodis titles from @sebrittainclark - in hoping to read at least 5 of them! @monalyisha

monalyisha Looks like a great mix - perfect for mood reading! 😍 1y
monalyisha Also, we have the same book cart. 😉👯‍♀️📚 1y
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Lindy
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Bailedbailed

Two-and-half hours into this audiobook and I‘m still not feeling it. I guess I‘m not in the mood for farcical fluff.

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Deblovestoread
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Annnnd DONE! I set my original goal at 130 (I think) and hit that this summer so decided to up my game. Audio books have been a game changer and I‘m loving it! I‘d love to hit 200 but am not changing my actual goal. Dial A For Aunties is also my November #Doublespin book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 📚 1y
BiblioLitten 👏🏼👏🏼🎉 1y
wanderinglynn Awesome! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous progress!!! 1y
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Cazxxx
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🎧 Todays listen
Definitely not my usual type of book but really enjoying it as I‘ve read so many heavy and dark books recently, the change of pace is good
What are you reading today?

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Mdion1993
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A wedding photographer finds herself in over her head after her aunties try to help her cover up an accidental murder. I‘m not against books with whimsical premises, but books where one character can‘t seem to make a single logical decision are too much for me. Less choosy readers will probably say “Where‘s the fun in that?”, and the aunties are perfect…but the twists and fairy tale romance had me rolling my eyes. This one wasn‘t for me.

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IndoorDame
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When you accidentally kill your date, who better to call to help you hide the body than ALL of your meddling, opinionated aunties?
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it did not disappoint. It was laugh out loud funny, and I find myself hoping there‘s a full cast audio version I can listen to at some point.
#20in4 book 3
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter +16pts

Linsy So glad you liked it!! I've been looking forward to this one. 1y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
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Ahw06
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I adored this book! It‘s filled with so many wonderful moments, with everything from laugh out loud, swoon worthy and cringe worthy. Once you start reading it, you won‘t want to put it down!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

corireadslife Agree 💯💯 Such a good read! 1y
Ahw06 @corireadslife there‘s a sequel coming out early next year too! 1y
corireadslife @Ahw06 yes! I just saw a review for it on goodreads this morning and she gave it a great review. I cannot wait! 👏🏼😁 1y
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actualdisneyprincess
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A patron recommended this to me, and when I laughed just reading the inside of the jacket, I checked it right out. It‘s really enjoyable so far, with charming, hilarious characters. #dialaforaunties #jesseqsutanto

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MartinaLove
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4/5 ⭐
Fun. Hilarious. Entertaining.
Difinetely a book I recommend. I had a good time.