WoW: My So-Called Bollywood Life By Nisha Sharma

Wishlist Wednesday on The Candid Cover

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! I am featuring a debut author today, Nisha Sharma, and I am so excited about her new book, My So-Called Bollywood Life. Read on to learn more about this new title releasing this spring! 

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This Week’s Book: My So-Called Bollywood Life

hearts, strings, and other breakable thingsTitle: Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
Author: Jacqueline Firkins
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 17, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

In this charming debut about first love and second chances, a young girl gets caught between the boy next door and a playboy. Perfect for fans of To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.

But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there's Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there's Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive.

Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone's heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn't hers.

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I am loving these Indian-themed books right now! There is nothing more entertaining and interesting than learning about a new culture. The Bollywood aspects of this one just sound like so much fun. It reminds of When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Looking forward to reading this one in the spring!

About Nisha Sharma

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Nisha Sharma grew up on Bollywood movies, eighties classics, and romance novels, so it comes as no surprise that her first novel My So-Called Bollywood Life (Crown 2018) , features all three.

Nisha credits her father for her multiple graduate degrees, and her mother for her love of Shah Rukh Khan and Jane Austen. She lives in Pennsylvania with her cat Lizzie Bennett and her dog Nancey Drew. You can find her online at or on Twitter and Instagram at @nishawrites.

21 thoughts on “WoW: My So-Called Bollywood Life By Nisha Sharma

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    This is not a book that I would generally pick up. But I am glad that I read the synopsis, because this sounds really good! I am definitely interested in it!

    • The Candid Cover says:

      Ha! I am seeing a lot of K Dramas lately as well. It’s certainly not a new thing, but I think it is something that we are seeing more and more on our side of the world. 🙂

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