Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post from the Bohemian Blogger. This post is a bit different and special because this is actually a collab done with Hiba Sameer who is a fashion and lifestyle blogger. I’m a big fan, actually so be sure to check her out.
Now I am going to talk about the top four future books that I’m looking forward to. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.
The first book that I’m looking forward to on my list is an Indian novel titled ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ by Sandhya Menon.
Here is the summary: A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
It sounds really interesting judging by the summary and since I come from a similar background with almost the same traditions, I can already relate so well to the characters. I can understand how parents are literally breathing down your neck when it comes to marriage and how they favor arranged marriage. So I’m really so excited for this book. Plus, the cover is just so attractive.
The second book that I’m looking forward to is the last book in Lara Jean’s trilogy, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It’s called ‘Always and Forever’.
I’m not big on book series, to be honest but I’m just so excited for this. I will admit that I haven’t read the first two books but now, when the last book comes out, I’ll be able to marathon through the books without stopping.
Here’s the summary: Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.
Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.
But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.
When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
The next book is ‘Into The Water’ by Paula Hawkins, who is the author of Girl On The Train and here is the summary of her new book: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.
With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.
This writer knows her stuff and who can honestly resist a thriller?
The last book on this list but certainly not least, is ‘Dear Reader’ by Mary O’Connell. Here’s the summary:
For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn’t show up to teach Flannery’s favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong.
The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything―except Miss Sweeney’s copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney’s real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City―and she’s in trouble.
So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart―yet he’s never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can’t help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë’s novel. Could it be?
As a person who enjoyed Wuthering Heights a lot, I’m really intrigued about this book. And since I’m a lover of the Bronte sisters’ works, this is one book that I cannot pass up.
This ends my list so what books are you looking forward to this year? Let me know in the comments below.
And if you’re interested to know Hiba’s favorite reads, be sure to check out her very recent blog post.
Thank you so much. This has been the Bohemian Blogger and until next time.