The Marriage Clock

The Marriage Clock

Named a Must-Read Book of the Summer by POPSUGAR, Bustle, Book Riot, and more! In Zara Raheem's fresh, funny, smart debut, a young, Muslim-American woman is given three months to find the right husband or else her traditional Indian parents will find one for her--a novel with a universal story that everyone can relate to about the challenges of falling in love. To Leila Abi Named a Must-Read Book of the Summer by POPSUGAR, Bustle, Book Riot, and more! In Zara Raheem's fresh, funny,...

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Title:The Marriage Clock
Author:Zara Raheem
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07F14WZ4G
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Marriage Clock Reviews

  • Jamie
    Jul 16, 2019
    For anyone who?s ever been pressured to settle down, been on a horrendous date (hello filtered photos), or has had all the Indian matchmaking Aunties in your life try to marry you off (okay, maybe not that one) - The Marriage Clock is going to be as fun of a read for you as it was fo...
  • Meredith Schorr
    Jul 21, 2019
    This book was fantastic. It was so witty at times, I laughed-out-loud (the speed-dating scene was hilarious). Yet it was also heartbreaking, frustrating, and enlightening. There were times I wanted to scream at Leila to tell her mom to leave her alone, but I grew to understand the cult...
  • Sahitya
    Jun 14, 2019
    I so wanted to love this book. I was actually very sure that I would adore it. I won?t say that my expectations were necessarily very high, but I just felt it in my bones and all I?m feeling is sad after finishing the book. Though I?ve been blogging for around 2 years now, I?...
  • Leslie
    Nov 25, 2018
    This forthcoming novel (July 2019) might easily be written off as "chick lit," but behind the humor, the angst, the determined search for a husband, is a pretty powerful look at the life of a first-generation Indian Muslim young woman whose family's expectations for her are marriage--f...
  • Tillie
    Jan 04, 2019
    Excellent book. Really opened my eyes to the Muslim culture. Leila's dilemma was presented in a very real fashion. Her thoughts and struggles were real and poignant. I applaud her decision in the end. ...
  • Suanne
    Feb 10, 2019
    I chose to read The Marriage Clock because I?m always interested in reading own voices writing about their culture. About this time last year I read a book the premise of which was finding a man through match.com. Though that book was comical, at the end I felt unsatisfied as a reade...
  • Chermaine
    Dec 22, 2018
    This is defiantly an author that I will put down in my new book to read list. The great thing about this book and the main character is they chose a path that not many people let alone cultures would take and gained their own respect and well as the respect of the people around them. ...
  • Christie Grotheim
    Mar 30, 2019
    This was such an enjoyable read! Leila finds herself pulled between cultures when it comes to dating, love, and marriage, and I rooted for her as she navigates all kinds of dates, some cringe-worthy. This line, especially, made me laugh out loud: "I wanted to grab twenty units of Botox...
  • Erica Boyce
    Feb 08, 2019
    This is a lovely and hilarious book about family, love, and finding yourself as an adult within your culture's expectations. I devoured it in three days and was so sad to see it end! Raheem deftly draws a cast of very real characters that I felt for and grew to love very quickly. I lau...
  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    Jul 07, 2019
    THE MARRIAGE CLOCK is a witty insight into the pressure for marriage to take place on parents? timescale for an American, South Asian, Muslim woman. Leila was a free-spirited protagonist with a desire not to hurt her parents but also with a strong feminist streak. She was also a big ...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Aug 02, 2019
    Leila Abid is a modern woman, a teacher and she is dreaming about Mr. Right. An avid fan of Bollywood, she dreams of a colorful, dramatic and intense romance and has a very specific and long list of requirements for a future husband. Her tradional Indian parents have other ideas. Alrea...
  • Barbara
    Jul 31, 2019
    I don't generally read 'chick lit' unless its protagonists are from Asian communities. As a Brit who loves the Indian sub-continent, I'm prone to picking up 'populist' writing to try to better understand how culture is evolving in places like Pakistan and India and I'm also keen on any...
  • Nalini Srivastava
    Feb 19, 2019
    Loved the writing and the content is so relatable. I recommend everyone to read this book. ...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Apr 09, 2019
    this book is a whole ass mood ...
  • Noelle Salazar
    Jan 31, 2019
    LOVED this book. Elegantly written and fun, quick, and insightful. Lovely and sassy Leila is so many of us women in America with our lists of wants and needs for a partner - but unlike many of us, she is Muslim-American and her parents have very different ideas about how marriage is do...
  • may ❀
    Jul 25, 2019
    book #6 completed! for the reading rush, under the challenge of: "read an author?s first book" ? i,,,,,,,feel so cheated right now fjkdahfkja wHAT JUST HAPPENED to start, i was really excited about this book bc i'm dying for some good, accurate, quality content, romcoms f...
  • peachygirl
    Jun 19, 2019
    ARC received from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this book, I really did. But I had so many issues with the protagonist and her attitude. For a 26 year old high school teacher, Liela was very immature, indecisive and judgemental....
  • Ray
    Jul 02, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review, thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own Hey When Dimple Met Rishi check this out, THIS is how to have a very good rep and a good plot. I absolutely LOVED this book! It was really ...
  • Fizah(Books tales by me)
    Jul 28, 2019
    BORING I was expecting a great book but this book made me betrayed?I don?t know from, where I should start. So our MC Leila, an American-Indian girl, a Muslim girl, who turns 26 but unable to find someone suitable to marry, despite using every dating way available in the worl...
  • Bibliomedico
    Aug 18, 2019
    Check Out the full review on My Blog : https://bibliomedico.wordpress.com/20... This Is a very disappointing book , Boring , misrepresenting and actually Insulting . I was so excited to read this book as I?m quite fascinated by the Indian Culture and When I read that the main ...
  • Julia Phillips
    Feb 05, 2019
    So fresh and charming and fun! I adored being in Leila's world, from her girls' nights with her friends to her conversations with her loving, pressuring parents to her many first dates. What a joy to read. ...
  • Felicia Grossman
    Jan 14, 2019
    I LOVED this book. Like totally loved. Leila is funny and adorable and you only want good things for her (and men who don't ghost her say "BAM" too much or ask about her genetic history or gives her his honest age...). You really feel how she's torn between loving her culture and being...
  • K. Chess
    Mar 22, 2019
    THE MARRIAGE CLOCK was a fun, fast read. Leila is a convincing modern heroine and the Muslim/Indian-American cultural context added depth and interest to her story. I found the speed-dating scene hilarious, the rainstorm swoonworthy, the swift reversals surprising and the resolution sa...
  • Megan Collins
    Apr 25, 2019
    THE MARRIAGE CLOCK is a fun yet poignant debut that follows Leila, an American-born Indian woman whose parents are determined to marry her off to a man of their choosing within the South Asian-Muslim American community. Leila has her own plans, though, which include being swept off her...
  • Daniela Petrova
    Mar 22, 2019
    I so loved this book about family tradition and relationships. Leila is a very interesting and relatable young woman with a great sense of humor. She had me laughing out loud throughout the book. This fun, breezy novel will be perfect as a beach read. I highly recommend it! ...
  • aarya
    Jul 17, 2019
    DNF The writing is lovely and I think a lot of people would enjoy this, but I peeked at the ending and was not happy with the lack of romantic HEA. It?s just not for me, and I wouldn?t want to be disappointed by reading all the way to the end. ...
  • Meli
    Dec 27, 2018
    I expected this to be a typical romcom, but there was much more depth to the characters and story than I anticipated. The mother, her friends/cousin, and Leila are each flawed and complicated in their own ways and you can't help but cheer for them throughout. I read this in one sitting...
  • Christine SY
    Jan 22, 2019
    This book was a spark that I needed in life. As a single, 24-year-old college student busy with her own life, marriage is something I have not yet even thought about, and this book definitely opened my eyes in different ways. The Marriage Clock made me realize marriage and love shouldn...
  • Malini
    Mar 28, 2019
    Let me start by saying that if you?re not familiar with traditional Indian customs, you may have difficulty understanding Leila?s approach to dating, but for someone like me, I found this book to be so extremely relatable. Leila Abid is given 3 months to find a husband otherwise sh...
  • Bookish Anki
    Jul 18, 2019
    Thank you William Morrow Books & Zara Raheem for my free copy. This was a quick read filled with fun, hearbreaks, wisdom & depth. Leila is given a 3 months ultimatum from her parents to find a boy of her choice from their community, Leila comes up with an 46 qualities checkl...