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Dial a for Aunties
Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
119 posts | 97 read | 2 reading | 97 to read
A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut author Jesse Q Sutanto.
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fredthemoose
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Panpan

⭐️or maybe no stars? This might be an unpopular opinion, but this book was TERRIBLE. Poorly written (all telling, no showing), asinine plot with a million holes, the characters weren‘t likable or compelling and made truly bizarre decisions. I think the reader was supposed to root for the MC, but she and her family were so callous and kept doing terrible things to cover up for terrible things that I wanted her to go down.

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emmaturi
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This was such a funny book, loved it, had me laughing out loud. The Aunties are all brilliant!

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KristiAhlers
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This book was hysterical. I was caught up with it from the start. Great cast of characters and although the storyline isn‘t new it was done in a way that was fun and I loved the cultural elements as well. #readingchallenge2022

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Magpiegem
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17/22 This book was silly but fun. It took me a little while to get into it but I definitely wanted to know how it resolved. As a book riot listener it did suffer slightly from being over hyped for me. But in a challenging month easy listens like this were exactly what I needed. 3⭐️ #roadtripUSA2022 #California #booked2022 #aboutsisters

Cinfhen I totally get what you mean!! Sometimes our brains don‘t want to work so hard 😜 2mo
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booksandsympathy
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This was quite the book! Difficult to explain, but completely entertaining. Part crime novel, part romance, part family drama, part comedy. Looking forward to the next book.

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Ange44
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Round 42 of my #tenatatime TBR. I‘ve been reading so many library books lately, so it‘s been awhile since I‘ve gone back to just picking from my own stacks! Most of these are pretty recent purchases.

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booksandsympathy
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Library haul! I'm excited to read each of these!

ErinSueMreads Omggggg I love the elderly lady books so much. I was so excited when I found this at b&n the other day 3mo
booksandsympathy @ErinSueMreads I read the first one in 2020 and at the time, my library only had the digital copy of the first book. I happened to see the physical book on the shelf and checked to see if they had the second one and they did! 3mo
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NikkiCureton
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Mehso-so

Such a fun book. Very light reading, kinda silly but ultimately a cute story.

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rwmg
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Honourable mentions to On the Red Hill by Mike Parker and These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

An excellent month's reading

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rwmg
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How to get rid of a corpse while working as photographer at a wedding on an island resort.

A hilarious mix of rom-com and cirme caper. I enjoyed it so much I stayed up late to finish it.

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rwmg
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bthegood I see your posts and think “I want to sit and read a book with you“ 🙂 3mo
rwmg @bthegood aaaawww 😊 3mo
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rwmg
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peanutnine
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this one but after 25% in, my anxiety couldn't take it anymore. All the boundary crossing by the aunties and the self sabotaging by Meddy herself was just too much. Add in trying to hide a dead body - big nope for me.

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Melli
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Thank you for my lovely gift.. British chocolate the best #lcs #littlechristmasswap @bookish_wookish

Kdgordon88 Glad you like it. 5mo
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SW-T
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This was a fun romp. After accidentally killing her blind date, Meddy and her aunts try to hide the body until they can bury it, but it ends up getting shipped to the wedding they‘re catering. Meddy can‘t imagine what could be worse, until her ex shows up. Meddy has a wild weekend she won‘t soon forget.

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Johanna414
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This was so outrageous and fun - I absolutely adored all the aunties! I actually listened to most of it on audio, but Zoey got in the way of my crocheting so I finished it up with the physical book.
Thanks for this #newyearwhodis recommendation, @sebrittainclark !! @monalyisha

monalyisha I think we could all use some outrageous (yet perfectly safe) fun right about now. 🙈 Glad this was a win for you! 5mo
sebrittainclark Glad you liked it. It is such a fun read! 5mo
Johanna414 @sebrittainclark its probably not one I would have picked up on my own, so I'm ready glad you included it on your list. I would have missed out otherwise! 5mo
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Johanna414
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My husband bought me a knitting machine for Christmas, so I've been having fun playing around with it. My first couple hats were pretty rough, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.
I had a blast listening to the tagged audiobook (it's so funny!) while cranking out these hats tonight #audioknitting

Cathythoughts Nice hats ! Nice present ❤️ 5mo
ozma.of.oz Love the colors! ❤️ 5mo
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Johanna414
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This is probably a bit ambitious for one month, since I always end up reading books not on my TBR list... but they're all books I'm excited for.
The 7 on the left are all #newyearwhodis titles from @sebrittainclark - in hoping to read at least 5 of them! @monalyisha

monalyisha Looks like a great mix - perfect for mood reading! 😍 5mo
monalyisha Also, we have the same book cart. 😉👯‍♀️📚 5mo
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Lindy
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Bailedbailed

Two-and-half hours into this audiobook and I‘m still not feeling it. I guess I‘m not in the mood for farcical fluff.

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Kdgordon88
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Annnnd DONE! I set my original goal at 130 (I think) and hit that this summer so decided to up my game. Audio books have been a game changer and I‘m loving it! I‘d love to hit 200 but am not changing my actual goal. Dial A For Aunties is also my November #Doublespin book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 📚 6mo
BiblioLitten 👏🏼👏🏼🎉 6mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous progress!!! 6mo
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Cazxxx
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🎧 Todays listen
Definitely not my usual type of book but really enjoying it as I‘ve read so many heavy and dark books recently, the change of pace is good
What are you reading today?

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Mdion1993
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Panpan

A wedding photographer finds herself in over her head after her aunties try to help her cover up an accidental murder. I‘m not against books with whimsical premises, but books where one character can‘t seem to make a single logical decision are too much for me. Less choosy readers will probably say “Where‘s the fun in that?”, and the aunties are perfect…but the twists and fairy tale romance had me rolling my eyes. This one wasn‘t for me.

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IndoorDame
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When you accidentally kill your date, who better to call to help you hide the body than ALL of your meddling, opinionated aunties?
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it did not disappoint. It was laugh out loud funny, and I find myself hoping there‘s a full cast audio version I can listen to at some point.
#20in4 book 3
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter +16pts

Linsy So glad you liked it!! I've been looking forward to this one. 7mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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Ahw06
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I adored this book! It‘s filled with so many wonderful moments, with everything from laugh out loud, swoon worthy and cringe worthy. Once you start reading it, you won‘t want to put it down!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

corireadslife Agree 💯💯 Such a good read! 7mo
Ahw06 @corireadslife there‘s a sequel coming out early next year too! 7mo
corireadslife @Ahw06 yes! I just saw a review for it on goodreads this morning and she gave it a great review. I cannot wait! 👏🏼😁 7mo
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actualdisneyprincess
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A patron recommended this to me, and when I laughed just reading the inside of the jacket, I checked it right out. It‘s really enjoyable so far, with charming, hilarious characters. #dialaforaunties #jesseqsutanto

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MartinaLove
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4/5 ⭐
Fun. Hilarious. Entertaining.
Difinetely a book I recommend. I had a good time.

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Larkken
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Mehso-so

Catch up post for week 1 of #teamslaughter #scarathlon since I was camping over the weekend. Gotta enjoy fall weather while I can!
I thought this would fit our team prompt as a cozy, similar to Arsenic and Adobo, but it was a romance with a murder-romp subplot. My bad! 😅 I saw “guy dies on blind date” and assumed there would be a whodunnit involved, when there really wasn‘t. I enjoyed the Chinese-Malay aunties, tho. Points tallied for wk 1!

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KathyWheeler
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1: Dial A for Aunties (ebook), Hood Feminism (ebook), Where I‘m From (audio), and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (print)
2: Aunties is funny. Hood has a different perspective than mine. Rick Bragg has a great voice, so the stories make you feel like you‘re hearing from a friend. Just started Hotel.
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡🤩🖤📖🧡 8mo
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LazyLimaLife
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Almost finished with this one….

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suvata
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Wacky. fun book. I really liked it. I see a movie in the future. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Publishers Summary:
When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to a billionaire‘s wedding …

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Bakingbookworm
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2 STARS - This was a huge miss for me. I was more frustrated than entertained at the silliness of this story and unbelievable plot and characters. I'm in the minority with this one.

Review: https://bit.ly/DialAForAuntiesReview

Prairiegirl_reading I dnf‘d this because I found the plot too ridiculous even the characters were cute. 9mo
Bakingbookworm @Prairiegirl_reading I should have DNF‘d it but with all the 5 star reviews I thought it would turn around. It was silly without being funny. 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading @Bakingbookworm I‘m glad I borrowed it from the Libby app and didn‘t pay for it! 9mo
Bakingbookworm @Prairiegirl_reading Same here. Mine was a library copy too. 9mo
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Amie
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This was so much fun! Unrealistic and absurd (hiding a dead body during a big important wedding) but hilarious, too, with interfering aunties and romance.

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Julsmarshall
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Hilarious! This book was bananas but such a fun ride! This murder-heist-wedding romp kept me guessing and laughing and I loved every minutes of it. And so excited to hear it will be a Netflix movie-can‘t wait to see it on the screen! Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my list - it sounds like so much fun!! 9mo
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Arvena
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Hilarious, entertaining and ridiculous. It is an absolute delight!
I am very interested in a sequel 😃

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CaitZ
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This was a light-hearted romance - a welcome break from some heavier reads.

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Cupcake12
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#WeekendReads
1. My second book by this author.
2. Happy ever after of course
3. Everyone keeps talking about it so I had to add it
@rachelsbrittain

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corireadslife
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Seriously!! So. Stinkin. Good. What a fun, light-hearted, comical read with a hint of romance in the air. I read through Dial A for Aunties in one day and don't regret a single moment. The family dynamic is truly hilarious and had me literally laughing out loud. The storyline is a little over the top but honestly I think that just adds to the fun! Plus, Nathan and Meddy are to die for! UGH.

#bookreview #dialaforaunties

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! 💛 9mo
MallenNC I can‘t wait to read this one. It seems so fun. 9mo
corireadslife @MallenNC it really is!! 🤓 9mo
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corireadslife
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#currentlyreading Dial A for Aunties and I‘m obsessed. So far it‘s totally fast paced and comical with a little hint of romance. Can‘t wait to keep reading 🤓📖

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You need to approach this book with a suspension of disbelief and acceptance of a wacky plot. With that in mind, I found it delightfully entertaining! The audiobook was fantastic, and I really enjoyed the portrayal of Indo-Chinese culture. Can‘t wait for this to come to Netflix!

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4thhouseontheleft
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Listening to this fantastic 🎧 📖 while I paint by sticker tonight.

It was a rough week. My job is not going well. My clients living with HIV+ are all wonderful and I love working with them, org management is awful. People quitting left and right. I offered to work extra to help bring everything up to compliance for August‘s state audit and was shot down. In the end, it‘s my clients who will suffer most with whatever happens. 😞

Prairiegirl_reading Awww that sucks. Shitty systems are so frustrating. I feel you. 10mo
Ruthiella Sorry 😐. Management often has little clue about its workers on the ground, regardless of the industry it seems. 10mo
4thhouseontheleft @Ruthiella @Prairiegirl_reading it‘s frustrating for me, because before I was a SAHM I was a director of a nonprofit. I‘m currently working at a smallish org, in a position I am overqualified for, and it is so frustrating to have the skills to help and be ignored. This week I have been training my own supervisor, it‘s that ridiculous (I didn‘t want the job, I‘d prefer to stay an independent contractor with them for now) 10mo
DaveGreen7777 Sorry things are going so rough where you work! 😢 Hope things get better there soon for you and the clients! 10mo
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jessjess
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Next up is this one which has been popping up all over my Goodreads follows. Can't wait to dig into it!

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rachelsbrittain
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1. Aetherbound, Ace, and Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales

2. Love both but nighttime is usually when I actually find time to read

3. Dial A for Aunties and Malibu Rising

#WeekendReads

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janeycanuck
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Absolutely hilarious. When is the next one out?!

Book 4/14 for #14books14weeks2021

BookishMarginalia Loved it! 10mo
Smarkies Sounds like fun! 10mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy Ooohhh...nice! 10mo
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Eggbeater
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This was a light read. Very comical and a bit over the top, but a cute homage to family. The aunties were so much fun! I would recommend it if you need a laugh.

LeslieO I heard the author interviewed on a podcast and she claimed that the only over the top part was the dead body! That her family is really like that. I haven‘t read it yet but the interview made me want to 10mo
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How the day started ☀️💦🏊🏻‍♀️

Lauram Love this photo! 10mo
LeslieO Looks like a great start to a day!☀️☀️ 10mo
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Sharanya
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A side-splitting comedy/thriller about how immigrant women Get Shit Done. The romance was…whatever. Second-chance romance is not my thing, & this was rushed, flat, & a little too perfect. Also, the queer rep was a teensy bit yikes. But there‘s excellent comedic characterization, a lighthearted but genuine depiction of family relationships between women, & super hilarious dialogue. A hearty story about appreciating the women in your family. ★★★★☆

LiteraryinLawrence Great review! It was all about the relationships between the women for me too. And just really funny and outrageous! 10mo
Sharanya @LiteraryinLawrence thank yoooouu!! Yes it was super hilarious & fun! 10mo
marleed I really enjoyed the double-immigrant perspective too. I loved these sisters and I‘ll be surprised if this is not adapted to screen. 10mo
Sharanya @marleed agreed!! I could totally see this being a Netflix limited series or movie ✨ 10mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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An insane accident that led to the craziest of cover ups? ✅ a Crazy involved Family? ✅ the sweetest romance ? ✅ This is one of the best laugh- out- loud but also “utterly melt from how sweet it was” Comedy/Romance/ Mystery book I have ever read! I knew going in it would be hilarious, but I didn‘t expect to fall for this sweet family as I did. Excited to hear this will be made into a Netflix movie, & a sequel is in the making for book number 2!

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marleed
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Being raised by double migrants (China to Indonesia to CA) creates funny situations especially when some aunts consider Mandarin their language of choice, others Indonesian, and you stick with English. The MC, Meddy, explained everything that‘s happened in the last few days has been unreal. Well, that‘s understatement. But it‘s also very funny. …I channeled the aunts using my active phone for my photo - then had no way to take the pic :)

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Skeeterisme
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😂♥️😂♥️😂

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