Sandhya Menon: writer of things for teens.

EVENTS

I’ll also be in several other major US cities in 2017. I’ll announce as I can, so check back soon for more information!

 

MEDIA

July 2017

June 2017

  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI gets its second starred review from VOYA, which calls it “a perfect ten”! Only 3% of VOYA’s reviews ever get five stars or a perfect ten rating, which is so, so amazing and such an honor. Read the entire review here.

 

  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is both an instant national Indie bestseller and an instant New York Times bestseller! This is a dream come true! Thank you to all the readers who made this possible!

May 2017

  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI makes Entertainment Weekly (!!!!), which says, “Full of warm characters and sweet romance, fans of contemporary young adult novels will want to pull up a chair and read all about When Dimple Met Rishi. ” Check it out here and scream with me!
  • Waterstones Liverpool in the UK calls WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI “one of our most anticipated reads”! And at the Indigo Spirit Square One Mall in Canada, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is already a “Teen Top Seller”!
  • Brit+Co featuers WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI and says, “Prepare for binge-worthy chaos, folks!” Check it out here.
  • The Austin Statesman features WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI with the quote, “Light and fun, it’s a brainy, breezy summer romance.” Check it out here!
  • School Library Journal featured an interview with me, titled, “Sandhya Menon on Romance and Diaspora in her When Dimple Met Rishi.” Check it out here. Thanks, SLJ!
  • Brightly calls WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI “a charming rom-com told from the alternating viewpoints of two unique and lovable characters.” Woo hoo! Check it out here.
  • Pure Wow names WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI one of the “Incredible New YA Novels to Put on Your Wish List This Spring”! Check it out here.
  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is one of Hello Giggles‘ “15 Books We Can’t Wait To Read in May”! Check it out here.
  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is one of Bustle Magazine‘s “19 Best Young Adult Books of May 2017”! See the list here.

April 2017

  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is featured on Seventeen Magazine! It’s like my teenaged dream come true. Go check out WDMR and 11 other “Life Changing Books You Should Read This Summer” here!
  • Bustle Magazine lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as a book that will “Fulfill All Your Warm Weather Reading Dreams”! Thanks, Bustle! Check it out here.

 March 2017

  • Bustle Magazine lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI in their article, “9 Contemporary YA Heroines To Read In A Time Of Resistance”! Wow, thank you, Bustle! Check out all the amazing books here.
  • Affinity Magazine lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI in their article “Asian Girls: In 2017, You’ll See Yourself in YA Fiction”!
  • Booklist gives WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI a fabulous review, stating, “While Menon’s portrayal of the struggles of Indian American teens is both nuanced and thoughtful, it is her ability to fuse a classic coming-of-age love story with the contemporary world of nerd culture, cons, and coding camp, that will melt the hearts of readers.” Thank you, Booklist!
  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI gets a starred review from Kirkus! “Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious–a delightful read.” Check out the full thing here!
  • The Times of India features WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI in their list of 10 Debut Novels by Women! Read the article here.

February 2017

  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI’s very first trade review is in from School Library Journal, and it’s an excellent one! Thank you, SLJ!
  • Bustle Magazine lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as one of their “obsession-worthy YA contemporary novels,” calling it “one of the most anticipated YA books of the year.” Woo hoo! Check out all the amazing books here.
  • Bustle Magazine lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as one of “8 Books To Read If You Truly Need A Mental Break”! Wow, thanks, Bustle! Check out the relaxing list here.
  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is a Junior Library Guild Selection book! What an incredible honor!

 January 2017

  • Odyssey lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as one of 15 Diverse Books We Should All Read in 2017!
  • Barnes & Noble Teen Blog gives another shout-out to WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, calling Rishi “swoonworthy.” Check it out here!
    Thanks to Bustle Magazine for listing WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI in their 10 Books By Indian Authors To Look Out For In 2017 article! Check all the fun titles here.
    WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI makes Teen Vogue! Pinch me and then go here to check it out!
  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI makes BookRiot’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017 list! See it frolicking with its other book friends here.
  • The Ames Tribune has a wonderfully heartwarming article by librarian Tanvi Rastogi about why they’ll be stocking WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI at their library. Check it out here.
  • Epic Reads recommends readers save their gift cards for WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, among many amazing books releasing in 2017! Check out their fantastic curated list here.

December 2016

  • Bustle Magazine lists WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as one of the “Most Anticipated Young Adult Debuts of 2017”! Thanks, Bustle! Check it out here and do the happy dance with me!
  • Barnes & Noble’s Teen Blog picked WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as one of its “15 Most Anticipated YA Debuts of 2017,” saying,
  • “This book is a hug you can carry, but it’s also a smart exploration of how hard it can be to hold onto who you are and what you want if you dare to let someone else in.”
  • Add to that teetering “to be read” pile here!
  • WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is in some excellent company in Teen Librarian Toolbox’s 17 2017 YA Books to Have on Your Radar! Check it out here.
  • Book Riot’s “Best Books of November” list is out…and you may recognize a book on there! Compile your new reading list here.

 

November 2016

  • Book Riot picked WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI among many other amazing covers for its “Faces of Color on 2017 YA Books” article! So proud of our S&S design team. Check out all the gorgeous titles here.
  • The American Library Association’s YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) division picked WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI as one of its “books for fans of” Jenny Han! Check out all the other amazing titles here.

 

October 2016

  • Riveted Lit has revealed the full jacket wrap (including a picture of Rishi!!)! Go here to check it out!wdmr-bustle_cropped
  • Bustle features an exclusive cover reveal (and a sneak peek of the first three chapters!) of WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI! Take a look!