🧁Andy @cupcakeandybook recommendation twitter—
anyone have recommendations for some ✨suburban✨ fantasy? like urban fantasy, except no detectives/cops, inner city, gritty stuff.
What are some books like that like...Desperate Housewives with magic?
Can I have this in kidlit with POC? I was convinced when I was a kid that nothing magical or even INTERESTING could ever happen for a Mexican kid in suburban TX like me, and I would have LOVED to have a fantasy novel prove me wrong #mswl
Amparo Ortiz @amparo_ortizEvergreen Tweet. ✨ pic.twitter.com/uaUe3Rqwbu
THIS!!! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 If a trope and/or trend has "already been done” but it's never been done by BIPOC authors, I want to read it 💜 This is forever on my #MSWL
Adrienne Mayor @amayorNeo-Assyrian pack of tiny clay painted mastiffs, 650 BC, found in Nineveh Palaces, inscribed with their names
Catcher of the Enemy, Don’t Think, Bite! Biter of His Foe, Loud Bark, Expeller of Evil
British Museum pic.twitter.com/cuRWweCvCW
This feels like a MG novel?! #mswl
Just re-watched Akeelah and the Bee and remembered how much I LOVED it as a child. Like, 10 yo me could not stop saying "pulchritude." It has its problems, but its hopeful message and diverse cast are things I NEED RIGHT NOW. If you have MG like this, please give it to me #mswl
I honestly have so many great things to read that I can't keep up buuuuuuut
I would kill for a Vicar of Dibley romance. Plus-size female vicar/preacher, incredible cast of characters, HOT HOT new neighbor in the town??? It's everything I've ever wanted #mswl #dawnfrenchmyqueen
For all of the above:
-Diverse experiences and marginalized voices are essential.
-Books that uplift women and are intersectional are a must.
-I love both books fueled by rage, as well as books that make me believe in love and joy #MSWL 6/7
In young adult:
-Romance! Rom com all the way through "the universe must have put us together" love.
- voice-driven contemporary set against a big, pivotal point in the MC's life
-psychological horror that has something bigger to say about who we are as a society #MSWL 5/7
-locked room mysteries/thrillers with a big cast of characters
- I like historical-set fiction but only if it is a genre I love (horror, rom com, etc) set in a different time period #MSWL 4/7
-what I'm calling the "rom dram," or romantic drama, with deep emotional conflict, rather than plot-driven drama
-social thrillers and horror w. commercial pacing, but have a deeper level of weight to them about something that occupies the social consciousness today #MSWL 3/7
Alexandra Sehulster @ASehulsterI've spent the last month formulating my 2021 #MSWL (agented). I look forward to reading the great projects that this year brings! 1/7
-a big, gorgeous love story that rips your heart out
-voice-driven fiction for millennials and Gen Z that encompasses the social, romantic, and professional dynamics of the generation, preferrably with a light touch or dash of humor #MSWL 2/7
rebecca mix @mixbeccay r we getting cruella when ursula is RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE. i don’t need a reason to care about the puppy killer! sometimes people just suck! show me ursula trying to usurp that bearded fuckboi triton & having a fall from grace GIVE ME MY SEA WITCH MOVIE
but also... #mswl! give me more sea witches with dubious morals who want what they want and will do what it takes!
speaking editorially for a moment: this is one of the reasons that my general/historical fiction #MSWL includes "immigration stories that are not from Ellis Island."
ditto for Jewish stories--tell me a story that isn't about Ellis or the Holocaust (or the US, for that matter)
finding 'ohana is sO delightful, and if anyone has a middle grade exactly like it (fish out of water! treasure hunt! reconnecting to your heritage! making friends! grandparent relationships! annoying siblings stuck on an adventure!) i would love love love to see it #mswl
I am drowning in PB submissions, so my #MSWL right now is NOVELS. Agents, send me MG & YA! (Definitely not a subtweet—I have gotten some DELIGHTFUL picture books but there’s a limit to how many I can buy at once! 😅)
Elise LeMassena @eliselemassenaThis is the year I watch TV shows that I should’ve seen a long time ago!
First up: Euphoria ✨ I have 2 episodes left!
What super popular show do you love that I should absolutely watch if I haven’t already??
I watched Promised Neverland and omg.......#MSWL