An “Indian Matchmaking” Alum Gets Set Up with Six Books

This episode, our guest is Aparna Shewakramani. Aparna is a lawyer from Houston and a former cast member of the Netflix show Indian Matchmaking. Her book, She’s Unlikeable and Other Lies that Bring Women Down, came out in Spring 2022. She is also the founder of the travel company, My Golden Balloon.

In her reading life, Aparna recently loved Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. We learned from her questionnaire that she has a tattoo from studying abroad in Japan and that she always picks Britney songs for karaoke. Not surprisingly, her dream vacation would include adventures, with luxury hotels at each stop.

Which books will capture the heart of this adventurous entrepreneur? Tune in to find out!

Round 1 Picks

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

50 Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

Round 2 Picks

Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani

The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob

The Arc by Tory Henwood Hoen

Featured Bookstores

Well-Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Taylor Books, Charleston, West Virginia

A Novel Idea, Philadelphia, PA

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.