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, Young Adult Contemporary

Reviews My So-Called Bollywood Life

  • Lola
    “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...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest"You only care about yourself and your stupid movies" (88).This quote is brought to you by Jenny. Not all heroes wear capes.Wow, I am kind of blown away by how bad and stupid this book was - because my expectations were so high, and I had been looking forward to this books for months. When I was approved, I was so happy, I immediately downloaded it so I could begin reading... and I didn't get...
  • julianna ➹
    I NEED TO WATCH BOLLYWOOD FILMS. full review at my blog because writing out a separate review for goodreads? how about noThank you so much to Penguin Teen for sending me a copy of this book for a review!
  • Nasom
    Full Review This book is so corny, it pops (No?) now I am being corny What I liked - As a Bollywood fan, I liked some of the Bollywood movie references, especially the ones that I have watched. The referenced movies I haven’t watched act as great recommendations and I would check them out!!- I loved that the MC kept having dreams about SRK because I love him so much lol. - I liked the plot of destiny because I believe in destiny and fate. What ...
  • 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...
  • 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 StuffFor a limited time (while supplies last!) for readers who purchase copies of my book from: Hooray! for Books in Alexandria, VABooks of Wonder, NY, NYChildren's Book World in Haverford, PAPorter Square Books in Boston, MABarnes & Noble TriBeCa, NYBarnes & Noble Arena Hub Pla...
  • Stacee
    This was the exact sort of fluff I was looking for. I really liked Winnie. I loved how devoted to her family she was, how passionate she was about film, and how she went back and forth between wanting to follow the prophecy. Her BFF Bridget was adorable and I loved everything about Dev. Plot wise, it was good. There is a little bit of push and pull, but for the most part, Winnie knows what she wants and doesn’t waiver. Her family was fantastic ...
  • Rincey
    Is this book super over the top and cheesy and predictable? Yes.Was this book a bright spot during my otherwise tough week? Also yes.Watch my brief discussion in my June wrap up:
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Contemporary books with mixed-race MCs tend to be a hit-or-miss for me, so I was scared that my anticipation (and I mean extreme anticipation) for this book might go to waste--I mean, pretty much everyone has been loving this book, but I'm often one of the black sheep.BUT!!! My So-Called Bollywood Life was absolutely the read I needed to lift my mood! It was super cute, and it'll be the perfect summer read for all of you who haven't read it yet. ...
  • 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...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    This book made me so happy!!! ❤❤❤❤❤DISCLAIMER: The closest I have come to watching a Bollywood film was Bride & Prejudice, which is a Bollywood style adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (and quite wonderful, if I do say so myself). However, I do not believe one must be well versed in Bollywood films to enjoy this book, and I think it may inspire you to check a few out.• Pro: Winnie was wonderful! How I could I not love a girl, who was so ...
  • Angelica
    As much as I love Bollywood damsels in distress, I don't need saving. I'm my own hero." I loved the characters in this book! With the minor exception of the first like two or chapters where I had a problem with Winnie, but more on that later.After that though, Winnie did grow on me. She was funny and headstrong and likable. She was passionate and sweet and I loved her relationship with her friends and family.My favorite part about this new wave o...
  • Tova
    *SCREAMS IN BOLLYWOOD* HOLY BABY SHAH RUKH KHAN! I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE VALIDATED AS A BOLLYWOOD STAN. You can read my full blog review (with lot of gifs) here!/a>
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacted my review.My So-Called Bollywood Life is a young-adult rom-com about Vaneeta Mehta, better known as Winnie Mehta, a soon-to-be film critic and lover of Bollywood movies who lost her soul-mate, Raj, and now has to navigate her feelings for Raj Shah and a new face, Dev Khanna.My So-Called Bollywood Life is a solid debut novel--it is without a doubt...
  • nick
    As a brown girl, I can't tell you just how much it pleases me to read books about brown girls falling in love and being all happy. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon last year made me realize just how much I want stories about brown girls and their love stories. When I found out about My So-Called Bollywood Life, I didn't even bother reading the summary. What a charming and lovely story this was! If you like romantic comedies, this book is pe...
  • 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...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    My So-Called Bollywood Life was an adorable contemporary romance that filled my heart with so much joy. This charming romance story was full of humor, swoons, drama, and strong relationships. Winnie, the main character, was a precious and lovable girl. I adored and related to her love of romance. She was a girl who just wanted a romance that swept her off her feet like the ones she sees in Bollywood movies! Her desire to find her soul mate consta...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
  • Amy Leigh
    This was so cute!! Its definitely a romcom/contemporary with all the fluff but I loved every minute of it! Winnie has such a fun personality and I love all the Bollywood movie references and synopsis of Bollywood movies at the beginning of each chapter and their foreshadowing. Winnie constantly questioning her family's astrologer to the extent of video calling him was hilarious & realistic. Their exchanges! One of my favorite parts is her dreams ...
  • Riddhi (desiderium.)
    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*
  • I.
    Fun and romantic, this book isn't a must read, but it's still worth your while. Winnie and Dev are the best couple, and the film references gave the book detail and charm. A Bollywood fan or a YA fan is sure to enjoy reading.Full Review:
  • Kate Olson
    This is a very cute YA romance with a unique premise. I definitely think that if I had ANY knowledge whatsoever of Bollywood films I would have appreciated this so much more ~ and that is 100% MY fault, not the book's!