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Episode 21: When Dimple Met Rishi (New Reads November)

By Alli Hoff Kosik

When Dimple Met RishiIn the first-ever New Reads November episode, Alli and guest Laura Yamin discuss the 2017 YA novel When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. First-generation American teens Dimple and Rishi meet at a coding conference called InsomniaCon, but — twist! — career-focused Dimple has no idea that their Indian parents are actually working behind the scenes to see if they can arrange a marriage between the two. When she learns the truth, Dimple shuts down the idea entirely, and she and Rishi spend the summer getting to know each other, building an app, choreographing a Bollywood dance routine, and (maybe!) falling in love all on their own. When Dimple Met Rishi is a book about culture, tradition, identity, and first love, and we couldn’t have picked a better debut title for New Reads November. Laura Yamin is the bookworm behind the What to Read Next blog and podcast. Follow her on Instagram (@laurayaminreads). CHECK OUT LAURA’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha SharmaA Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid LISTEN TO THE WHAT TO READ NEXT EPISODE FEAT. ALLI RIGHT HERE! MORE READING:“When Dimple Met Rishi Is The Indian-American YA Rom-Com You Need To Read This Summer” (Bustle, 2017)“When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Book Review” (Smart Bitches Trashy Books, 2017)“7 Reasons to Read When Dimple Met Rishi” (Riveted, 2017)Follow SSR on social media!Instagram // Facebook // Twitter**Please note that the Amazon links above are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through these links. Please do not feel inclined to purchase unless you are excited to add these books to your TBR list!** 

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