My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

My So-Called Bollywood Life

Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked to return from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. Worse, Raj is crowned chair of the student film festival, a spot Win...

Details My So-Called Bollywood Life

TitleMy So-Called Bollywood Life
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherCrown BFYR
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

Reviews My So-Called Bollywood Life

  • Lola Reviewer
    “As much as I love Bollywood damsels in distress, I don’t need saving. I’m my own hero.” Right now, there’s nothing else I want more than to watch a Bollywood movie and become as obsessed with them as Winnie Mehta is.Personally, I'm sceptical of prophecies, and the astrologers that tell them, but Winnie isn't. Her whole family has their own ‘‘pandit,’’ who has helped them, in a way, find true love and happiness.So although this ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    This book was just absolutely adorable. Even as someone who has never watched a Bollywood film in my life, it was super accessible and interesting. And now I want to check out some of the movies referenced in the book! I really loved the main character, Winnie. She was funny and headstrong, and stood up for her dreams time and time again. I loved her interest in films, especially the parts with film splicing.This was just good, you guys! I wish m...
  • Nisha Sharma
    Yes, I know I'm rating my own book, but since I put blood, sweat and tears into every word, I think I should be able to give it 5 stars. (admittedly, I'm biased)Important StuffInterested in pre-order swag? Check out my pre-order giveaway! You can also learn about the #BollywoodLifeChallenge where one lucky winner will get a boatload of Bollywood movies, a tote and mug. It's also lots of fun. * If you want some behind the scenes information about ...
  • julianna ➹
    I NEED TO WATCH BOLLYWOOD FILMS.RTC!!Thank you so much to Penguin Teen for sending me a copy of this book for a review!
  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    I’m so bummed that I didn’t like this much. I adored the Bollywood references, the Shah Rukh Khan dream sequences, and the unapologetic use of Hindi in the dialogue. I loved the familial relationships, and Winnie Mehta’s voice was so snarky and distinct!But... it fell flat for the most part. Winnie’s life is driven by romance, which isn’t a fault (in my opinion, people are motivated by different things and it’s not anyone’s place to...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    The YA trend of 2018 appears to be mediocrity.GR review to come, or read it early HERE.
  • Riddhi Mazumder
    Wait.What?Bollywood?Dream sequences with Shah Rukh Khan?Full on drama?Is this going to be "I Hate Love Stories" meets "Jab We Met"?I am so hyped for this.*plays Bollywood music.**realises 2018 is still far away.**faints*
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4.5 starsThis was so much fun!I love reading diverse contemporaries, but the only problem is that when I read one, I want to read more like it! So being able to read Maurene Goo's The Way You Make Me Feel and then My So-Called Bollywood Life right after was such a pleasant experience because I got all the feels.And although diverse romcom contemporaries all have the same vein of fluffy romance + other life problems going on, each is a little diff...
  • Aila
    “‘As much as I love Bollywood damsels in distress, I don’t need saving. I’m my own hero.’” OH. MY. GOD. This book was absolutely STUNNING. Let me give you five reasons on why I’m rating this book five stars:Preface: I know for a fact that some readers are going to say “This book had too much drama” or “This book was predictable” or “These characters were immature” or along those lines. The drama part is true, so come int...
  • Teresa
    Winnie and Raj were meant to be together; literally it was written in stars her parents astrologer assured them (and Winnie) that her true love's name starts with an "R". So when Winnie learns that Raj cheated on her, Winnie's life begins to tailspin. On top of Raj cheating on her, Winnie also learns that she is not the president of the student film festival (damn you Raj) she really begins to panic because without that her application to NYU Fil...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was really cute
  • Katie Lantz
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy free in exchange for an honest review.This was a fluffy, cute contemporary, and definitely a quick read. I enjoyed the family dynamics and the focus on Indian culture. I liked seeing a protagonist from what is often considered a "strict" culture by Western standards enjoying time with her family and embracing a lot of their traditions instead of pushing back against them. Winnie's obsession with Bollywo...
  • nick
    More books about brown girls falling in love, please!
  • DJ
    Thank you to Net Gallery for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I didn't know much about Bollywood going into this book but that didn't stop me from loving this story! The Bollywood references were so much fun. The writing is witty and sharp. The characters were amazing and charming! This book is an absolute gem! There is a bit of cheating in this story but it doesn't take away from the romance. It felt more like two peopl...
  • Eri (Airy Reads)
    This was so fun to read!!! I loved the little touches of snarky Bollywood reviews and the way the story played out around the idea of destiny. Winnie is by no means a perfect person but she felt like a real flawed yet wonderful girl and I loved how much she cared about film. She has such a fun cast of characters around her from her family to Dev to her best friend Bridget. The plot can be a bit cheesy and dramatic at times but it’s best to roll...
  • Leonicka
    So much fun! Love the family dynamics, love the bestie, and the hero is totally swoon-worthy. 😍😍😍
  • Corabel Shofner
    I've seen many Bollywood movies but this is my first Bollywood book and I am happy to say it made me as happy as a Bollywood Movie -- even more so because . . . book love. Charming.
  • Sahitya
    This book ..... oh god this book... I would give it so many stars I wouldn’t be able to count.I haven’t been able to stop laughing since I started it a few hours ago and I just abandoned everything I had to do at home to finish it. And I’m thrilled.. and excited... and super duper happy...My insanely Bollywood and SRK obsessed self is feeling really seen and validated after reading this book. Anyone who loves Indian movies, the corny, OTT a...
  • Lori
    This was insanely enjoyable. I loved the best friends, Winnie's family, and Dev. (Who doesn't love a boy who is clear with his intentions, has known you for years, loves the same things you do, and truly believes in you.) It was lots of fluff and drama and romance and so much fun. I did see the "twist" coming from a mile away and knew exactly what was going to happen but that didn't take away from my enjoyment at all. It wasn't particularly deep ...