Lauren’s The Worst (preorder Now💁🏻♀️)
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinTwo things I decided/learned from listening at the #highlightsjewishkidlit weekend: writers don’t need to define if it’s “a Jewish book,” just write what’s there. And we’re all Jewish enough (or not too Jewish) exactly however we are. Also, YES please to Jewish fantasy & sci-fi!
Jewish fantasy or sci-fi!! #mswl
Camryn Garrett @dancingofpensGive me coming of age movies where black girls get to be horrible and funny like in LADY BIRD or where they get to be weird and funny like in BOOKSMART or where they get to be cute and fall in love like in TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE
Writers, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!
-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS
-LatinX characters! Please!
-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS
Sam Gentry @Sam_Gentry24Wednesday morning #MSWL! I’d love to see a YA version of @netflix’s “You”...creepy stalker love interest and the exploration of the people we become on social media. And a little murder couldn’t hurt. 😬
Ditto 👀 #mswl
alanna bennett @AlannaBennettFull-stop My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of my favorite romantic comedies because the villain is the MAIN CHARACTER and straight up a legendary anti-hero and it’s still so rare to get a rom-com where the main character LOSES.
It has the best rom-com chase scene for that reason pic.twitter.com/PEMPSJTuqb
#MSWL Lightning Round:
--MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship
--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance
--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing
--Adult SFF that makes me cry
Eliza Swift @elizaswiftOur whole office has been talking about the Fyre festivals docs and I have a new #mswl: a YA horror/thriller set at a musical festival gone wrong. Give me this book!!!
OMG YES. #mswl