Welcome to another Can’t-Wait Wednesday meme. If you didn’t know about this meme, Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endingsto spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more Here.
I’ll be honest, there aren’t a whole lot of book releases in May that are on my radar. But the books I am including today are ones that really caught my attention on netgalley. One sounds like a sweet YA romance 😍, and the other a tech corporate thriller 🤔! Both of these books are releasing on May 25th. So, without further ado, here are two books I am excited about this week!
Aaaaahhhh I have been waiting for this book ever since I saw it on netgalley!! 😍😍 The cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous 😍. And seriously, if I wasn’t sold on this cover, then the blurb would have definitely done it for me! This sounds like a really cute Sapphic YA Romance and additionally, this book has a fake dating trope which I absolutely love! 😍😍
About The Book
Everyone likes Humaira “Hani” Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita “Ishu” Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl.
Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But relationships are complicated, and some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.
The book’s last few sentences in the blurb really caught my attention, being a computer engineering student myself, I feel like it’s going to be a good one to read to gain insight into how women are treated in the tech industry. And to be honest, the overall blurb of this book just sounds like something I’d love to read 🤔. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on this book and read it! 🥺
About The Book
In 2006 Julia Lerner is living in Moscow, a recent university graduate in computer science, when she’s recruited by Russia’s largest intelligence agency. By 2018 she’s in Silicon Valley as COO of Tangerine, one of America’s most famous technology companies. In between her executive management (make offers to promising startups, crush them and copy their features if they refuse); self promotion (check out her latest op-ed in the WSJ, on Work/Life Balance 2.0); and work in gender equality (transfer the most annoying females from her team), she funnels intelligence back to the motherland. But now Russia’s asking for more, and Julia’s getting nervous.
Alice is a first generation Chinese American whose parents are delighted she’s working at Tangerine (such a successful company!). Too bad she’s slogging away in the lower echelons, recently dumped, and now sharing her expensive two-bedroom apartment with her cousin Cheri, a perennial “founder’s girlfriend”. One afternoon, while performing a server check, Alice discovers some unusual activity, and now she’s burdened with two powerful but distressing suspicions: Tangerine’s privacy settings aren’t as rigorous as the company claims they are, and the person abusing this loophole might be Julia Lerner herself.
The closer Alice gets to Julia, the more Julia questions her own loyalties. Russia may have placed her in the Valley, but she’s the one who built her career; isn’t she entitled to protect the lifestyle she’s earned? Part page-turning cat-and-mouse chase, part sharp and hilarious satire, Impostor Syndrome is a shrewdly-observed examination of women in tech, Silicon Valley hubris, and the rarely fulfilled but ever-attractive promise of the American Dream.
And that’s all for today, guys! Thank you so much for visiting and reading this post, and until my next post, Take Care! 💖
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