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Blogger love for Grown-Up Pose


My second book, Grown-Up Pose, came out in March and the reviews are pouring in!

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased and read Grown-Up Pose! I’m grateful to all the bloggers and book reviewers who have taken the time to jot down their thoughts about the book – your book love, hard work and support means the world to me!

Here are a few of the blog reviews and features for Grown-Up Pose.

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Grown-Up Pose by Sonya Lalli

‘Grown-Up Pose,’ Sonya Lalli’s new Romance Novel, is all About Self-Love (Brown Girl Magazine)


“Writing South Asian characters comes with challenges of its own. While the publishing industry has embraced diverse narratives over the last several years, the representation of girls and women of color are still in high demand. For Lalli, she said there is a desire to have every brown girl see themselves in her characters, but it’s a battle she knows she cannot win.”

Check out this fantastic article about my second novel, Grown-Up Pose, in Brown Girl Magazine. I talk about what could have sparked the idea behind my latest book and find out what the main difference is between my own experiences and those of main character, Anusha.

Join me at two upcoming FOLD events!


I’m really excited to be taking part in TWO online events with FOLD – the Festival of Literary Diversity – coming up soon and I’d love it you joined me!

Here are all the details:

ImagineIt Presents: FOLD Lite

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

FOLD Artistic Director and q book columnist Jael Richardson chats with authors Sonya Lalli, Thea Lim, Canisia Lubrin about the real life people, circumstances and events that shaped their most recent works in this not-to-be-missed panel that explores the power of fact and fiction.

Click here to register.

Better Bring the Book Club

Friday, May 1, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

The only thing better than finding a good book is sharing that good book with friends. Covering different genres and styles, novelists Sheena Kamal, Adnan Khan, Sonya Lalli and Mona Awad will leave you (and your book club) with plenty to talk about in a conversation with Ann Y K Choi – author and co-founder of the Authors Book Club.

Click here to register.

25 Romance Novels & Erotic Books To Keep You Company During Quarantine (bustle)


A lot of us are in the midst of practicing safe social distancing or self-isolation, and many people are turning to books during this time to keep entertained.

Bustle has rounded up the 25 best romantic books to keep you company. From feel-good rom-coms to some seriously sexy stories, this list has all the reading material you need to keep you occupied.

Here’s what they had to say about Grown-Up Pose:

“After a lifetime spent doing what everyone expects, Anu Desai is ready for a change. A newly single mom, Anu opens a yoga studio as part of her new lease on life. Her parents don’t approve of her separation from her husband, however, and as the protagonist of Sonya Lalli’s new novel tries to make a new home for her daughter from scratch, she has to wonder: is she doing what she really wants, or still trying to meet others’ expectations?”

To see the rest of the books on the list, check out bustle’s article on their website.

29 new eBooks and audiobooks we’re looking forward to this week (kobo)


Every week kobo lists some of their most anticipated new releases for the week and there are some great titles out this spring!

Not only did Grown-Up Pose make the list but it was also chosen as a “top new ebook release” for Kobo in both Canada and the US!

“It’s been just over a year since Sonya Lalli’s charming The Matchmaker’s List, which she’s followed with Grown-Up Pose. Featuring an all-new cast of characters and an all-new crisis, Grown-Up Pose is the story of a woman whose marriage falls apart, to the consternation of her very traditionally-minded family. In the midst of a barrage of grown-up problems, she’s trying to hold her family together and create a future for herself and her daughter.”

You can see all the other great books on the list (get ready to add a bunch to your TBR pile) on kobo’s website.

The 20 Most Anticipated Books Of March 2020 by Bustle

The 20 Most Anticipated Books Of March 2020 (Bustle)


There are so many great books coming out this year – and it’s only March!

Bustle has shared a list of 20 books that they can’t wait to read and I’m super excited that Grown-Up Pose is on the list with some really great company!

“After separating from a husband she married too soon, a thirtysomething must rediscover herself in this new novel from The Matchmaker’s List author Sonya Lalli. Anu’s a newly single mom raising her daughter and trying to keep her small business — a yoga studio — afloat, but is she still doing what everyone else expects from her, instead of following her bliss?”

Check out the full list of books on Bustle’s website and get ready to add them all to your To Be Read list!