Before I get started on this Top 5 Wednesday (something that’s going to become routine, by the way), I need to share some special news. Well, it’s probably not special to anyone but my boss, Jen, and I, but…
I HAVE ACQUIRED MY MOST ANTICIPATED READ OF 2017, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI!
Listen, y’all. I normally avoid het romance like the dang plague. But Jen has talked this up to me so much that she made me shake like a nervous chihuahua waiting to get my hands on it. It’s about an aspiring web designer (Dimple) whose Indian parents have arranged her to meet Rishi, a respectable Indian boy they want her to marry. Dimple cringes at the idea of an arranged marriage, but Rishi is very into the idea of the tradition, and when his parents tell him he’s going to the same web developers’ camp as Dimple, with the intent of courting her, he’s excited as heck. The only problem is, while he knows their parents’ intent here, Dimple doesn’t until they meet.
POC romances are the only het I’ll read (hence why I enjoyed Everything, Everything), since it often seems to avoid the tropes that annoy me most about cishet romance, and this sounds cute as heck. So I’m extremely excited to start reading it. I’m strongly considering disappearing to the bathroom at work for ten minutes to read. They’ll think I’m pooping, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.
ANYWAY. Yes. Top 5 Wednesday.
WARNING: This graphic novel, and its review, both include heavy sexual content. Proceed with knowledge!
This was recommended to me by a friend at my volunteer work and I could not be more thankful. See, I don’t usually go looking for books that have to do with BDSM because it usually means that some big handsome dude is tying a poor, naive girl up and spanking her (not that I’m referencing any series in particular… no sir). And that’s just not what I’m about. I harbor no ill-will for real-life relationships between male doms and female subs, but it’s not something I’m at all interested in devoting my own time to. To me, men have too much societal power over women for me to get anything out of a straight BDSM relationship in which the man is the dominant one.
I’m getting a little off track here.
It is Wednesday, my dudes. And as I do every Tuesday, last night I went to the library for my volunteer job and managed to stagger home with a stack of ten books in the process. And seven out of those ten were written by women! So that’s a score to me. I actually found a lot more that were on my to-read list, but these were the ones I ultimately chose to take home, so I guess I just instinctively cling to female authors. Sue me.
Anyway, this is the format I’m going to do hauls in from now on: first the title and author, then the first line of the book, then the blurb from the book’s back or inside dust cover, and then my thoughts after reading the first chapter of the book. This’ll be especially important with library hauls, since I don’t know if I’m going to buy the books or not!
Anyway, enough talking, on to the books!