Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (186)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
Release date: August 2, 2016

I'm your protagonist-Reshma Kapoor-and if you have the free time to read this book, then you're probably nothing like me.

Reshma is a college counselor's dream. She's the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if Reshma wants to get into Stanford, and into med school after that, she needs the hook to beat them all.

What's a habitual over-achiever to do? Land herself a literary agent, of course. Which is exactly what Reshma does after agent Linda Montrose spots an article she wrote for Huffington Post. Linda wants to represent Reshma, and, with her new agent's help scoring a book deal, Reshma knows she'll finally have the key to Stanford.

But she's convinced no one would want to read a novel about a study machine like her. To make herself a more relatable protagonist, she must start doing all the regular American girl stuff she normally ignores. For starters, she has to make a friend, then get a boyfriend. And she's already planned the perfect ending: after struggling for three hundred pages with her own perfectionism, Reshma will learn that meaningful relationships can be more important than success-a character arc librarians and critics alike will enjoy.

Of course, even with a mastermind like Reshma in charge, things can't always go as planned. And when the valedictorian spot begins to slip from her grasp, she'll have to decide just how far she'll go for that satisfying ending. (Note: It's pretty far.)

In this wholly unique, wickedly funny debut novel, Rahul Kanakia consciously uses the rules of storytelling-and then breaks them to pieces.

I think this sounds pretty promising and humorous. I also like that it has an Indian American protagonist which we don't often see in YA contemporary fiction.


  1. This does sound humorous! It's the first I am hearing of this, so thanks for putting it on my radar. Great pick!

  2. ahh yes! this one was a lot different than I thought it was going to be, but really interesting, super meta, and I ended up liking it a lot! i hope you do too :)
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  3. I keep seeing this one pop up and I'm still not sure it's for me...maybe I'll add it to my wishlist just to be safe :) Thanks!

  4. Interesting title and cover! Also the synopsis is sounding great. Nice pick!
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  5. I saw this recently and immediately requested it! Great pick

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  6. I wanted to read this one right away, especially with the House of Cards reference. I'm really looking forward to it!

  7. I just saw this one on NetGalley! Go desi girls! I love seeing Indian characters take center stage. I hope you enjoy this one when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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