Waiting on Wednesday: Jazz in Love

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jazz in Love is Neesha Meminger’s second book, following her 2010 release Shine, Coconut Moon. It will be released by Ignite Books on January 10, 2011. The book follows the story of Jasbir, or Jazz, who is the perfect daughter until she decides to date outside of her parents’ pre-approved list of acceptable Indian boys. Jazz is determined to find a way to date the guy of her choosing without upsetting her parents.

This book looks like a great romance with some depth to it. I’m excited about reading a YA book with a character of color, and particularly enthusiastic about the book’s portrayal of Indian culture. I’m generally a fan of Indian things, especially the food and music, though I’m not sure what it would take for me to go back to India. Once might have been enough on that front. All the same, it is a culture that I am very interested in, and I’m hoping this book will have enough of it to suck me right into Jazz’s world.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


8 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: Jazz in Love"

  • This one does sound fascinating…love that cover! Hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s mine:


    1 Laurel-Rain Snow said this (December 22, 2010 at 8:28 AM)

  • Love the character’s name and it sound like a book I will enjoy too. Thanks for sharing this! Great pick

    2 Jan @ Eating Y.A. Books said this (December 22, 2010 at 8:36 AM)

  • That cover is beautiful! and this book sounds interesting. Adding it to my TBR list, thanks 🙂

    3 Ginger @ GReads! said this (December 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM)

  • This sounds cute! I like the cover. My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

    4 Aimee said this (December 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM)

  • How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she’s absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life’s new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she’s willing to gamble on love.

    5 mary Ann Langan said this (December 22, 2010 at 1:12 PM)

  • A fabulous pick! It looks really good. Merry Christamas and Happy Reading 🙂
    Check out what I’m Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

    6 Mia said this (December 22, 2010 at 1:40 PM)

  • I haven’t heard of this one before, and the Indian culture aspect is indeed interesting – thanks for putting this on my radar!

    7 Danya said this (December 22, 2010 at 1:47 PM)

  • Pretty cover and sounds really good too. Hope you get to enjoy it soon.

    Happy Holidays

    My WOW

    8 Donna (BLHmistress) said this (December 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM)