The Windfall: A Novel by Diksha Basu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book!
The Jha’s are moving up in the world after Mr. Jha sells his website for big money. He’s decided that they need to move from the neighborhood they’ve always lived in to a better one with wealthier neighbors. As they move, he meets the neighbor and seeks to prove that he’s wealthier than Mr. Chopra all the while taking note of what Mr. Chopra has and does. They compete with each other to prove who is the wealthiest.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Jha is having a hard time in her new life. She misses her old neighborhood and friends. Their son, Rupack, is in America studying and trying to figure out his life. He’s in love with an American girl but feels his parents won’t accept her. He gets tossed out of school and comes back to India to live.
This is a cute story that’s fun to read. I highly recommend it!
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Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
I loved this book! Just like his previous two books, Rich People Problems is funny and highly readable. Kevin Kwan is one of my favorite authors!
All the players are back in this third story of Asia’s most privileged families. The grand dame of the family, Su Yi, is starting to fail and the family starts wondering what who will be the heir to Tyersall Park, the families grand estate which is the largest private property in Singapore.
Nicholas is the person everyone suspects will be the chosen one to inherit but he had a falling out with Su Yi over his marriage to Rachel and hasn’t seen her in five years. Eddie is hell bent on making sure that he is the one to inherit by blocking any and all comers who might show themselves to be a preferable choice.
Kitty, now married to Jack Bing, continues to be obsessed with being esteemed in the highest social circles but finds herself continually bumping against his daughter, Collette, who has married into English royalty.
Astrid, hoping to finally become divorced from Michael so she and her long time love, Charlie can be together have to fight against his unbalanced first wife, her family, and Michael.
It’s a crazy time, a great read. I hope there’s a Crazy Rich Asians #4 in the works!
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