Special Feature: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Say hello to one of the hottest new releases of the spring/summer reading lists! I am so excited to read this one for a number of reasons but the top reason is humor. I don’t come from a big family so when I married my husband it was a little overwhelming (he has a BIG family) but it was also so much fun! He has 10 aunts and uncles and let me just tell you how quick that rumor mill works.

It’s one of the things I love best about his family, the funny and meddling family members. So I always get excited for books like this where the family is almost a character all unto-themselves! When I saw this book, not only did I laugh at the title, but the cover art is eye catching and totally gave me all the summer rom-com vibes. I was a little surprised to see that it’s more of a comedy thriller but hey even better, something different! I am absolutely ready for it!

I have this one on my TBR for later this spring/summer so be watching for my review in the future but it is out now and gaining a ton of attention! If you love books about big families, cultural representation, charm, and comedy, oh ya and some thriller aspects, then look no further! This is going to be a hot book this summer and one you are going to want to read TODAY!


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.

1 (accidental) murder
2 thousand wedding guests
3 (maybe) cursed generations
4 meddling Asian aunties to the rescue!

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 accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for their family wedding business—“Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream cake flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

Story Locale: Southern California (summary from Goodreads)


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