By Editorial Assistants
Maureen Langloss @MaureenLanglossMy kid is tired of middle grade & YA books with thinly-veiled lessons & teachable moments. They feel condescending to her. She wants a good story with interesting, complex characters. She wants authors to give kids more credit; they can handle more nuance & subtlety.
100% adding this to my #MSWL. Please give me more stories like these.
Samantha Wekstein @SWeksteinI'd like to see some villains who may not really be villainous after all. #MSWL
Me too! I fall head-over-heels for villains who aren't villains in their own eyes, and are, at their core, driven by love. Who/what does your villain love and how does that set them on a warpath? Put some blood in/on/around/all over the ms and send it my way. :) #MSWL
As I slowly begin to acquire my own books (gasp, like a real editor!) I wanted to do my first #mswl! I'm looking for quirky, fun pop culture focused non fiction. Give me a new take on Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, Alien Next Door, etc.!
my current #mswl vibe is an aggressively weird, lovecraftian (but not racist & aware of & subverting the imperial potential of horror & sci-fi), dieselpunk novel set in like an alternate-universe metropolis à la fallen london & sunless sea
i’m (re)watching father brown & now i really want to read a historical cozy murder mystery starring an intrepid girl of colour
bonus points if her pa’s a duke or something 👌
triple points if there’s good fashion
hi! i am a girl who wants to read more books set in west and central asia!
(esp. if they are supernatural/urban fantasies or historical fantasies or sweet fizzy contemporary romances)
this is a #mswl thing but also very much a "please recommend me some reading" thing
S. Qiouyi Lu 🌱 陸秋逸 🌸✨ your epicene boyfriend @sqiouyilu@junescribbles @muguiyings haha it’s in the fitting in anthology, I have links on my site that I’m too lazy to get rn
wait omg i think you guys will enjoy this
there’s this channel on douyin called 子昊SEVEN who does these really cute slice of life vampire/jiangshi bff shorts (which totally on my #mswl because it’s a d o r a b l e)
I just saw a book review that used the words "newspaper reporter procedural" and thank goodness someone finally put it in terms! That IS a genre, and I want all of them! #MSWL more investigative journalist/reporter procedurals!
Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada@muguiyings I’ve always been dying for a princess in particular who doesn’t seem transported from 2018 😫😫 like why are you so shook you need to marry for the interests of the throne? So I’d love to see that dynamic w/mom PLUS the girl being savvy about her options, even if they disagree.
yes!!! i also want to see a princess who takes her political duties seriously & recognises that her personal desire to marry for love might be a smidge less important than the thousands of lives resting on a political marriage #mswl
Eleanor @eleanorkhYour friendly reminder that Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates and demanded they raise his ransom because he thought he was worth more.
tbh i’m dying to read about a heroine with this much self-confidence #mswl