Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@DIsneyHyperion @rahkan]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



ENTER TITLE HERE by Rahul Kanakia

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.pieces.

published August 2nd by Disney-Hyperion

add to your Goodreads shelf // pre-order from Book Depo // or Amazon not there yet, but check here soon


Why?


I seem to have read a few books (and short stories) lately that are books about someone writing a book and/or about authors. The book inside of a book idea is really fun and Enter Title Here, with its overachiever main character and all that she does to be 'regular' for her book is very appealing.

I look forward to how Reshma's book goes, what happens with her plan to be someone people would want to read about and what she learns about herself in the process.

(Plus? I really like that cover!)



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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