Look up. See life in a whole new way. Evolve. Get away from the crowd. Discover the secret of love. Let someone give you a break. Shop for love. That’s right, you read that right. You might be about to shop for love. With romance being widely undervalued as a genre by Hollywood, many new young adult novels have recently been trending online. Many simply write that they write young adult books; They write ‘Books for 12 to 20’ or ‘Obsessions for 15 to 20’. Of course, if you read new YA authors that way, you may have missed out on many fresh and unique stories.
With a collection of “The T List”, published on June 25 by eBibliomedia, YA authors Peter Stewart, Nita Durwin, Sami Prawda, Amy Phillip and Josh Pozkoe offer up a collection of dating advice so witty and fresh that you may even have to ask a friend to watch this if you don’t want them looking over your shoulder and sabotaging your day. Those who read the story about finding love in a cynical world may think they are going to predict the author’s next novel – they aren’t. Although next year is the centenary of J.K. Rowling’s magical adventures in Hogwarts, this collection of short stories promises to be as subversive and farce-filled as her highly successful stories.
Here’s a sampling of the best of what reads at The T List:
Afternoon in (a made-up) Paris is a story by Prawda, with a refreshing image of Parisian women pulling little white purses over their handbags, which they keep filled with notebooks and letters. Durwin’s Strawberry brings us a scene from a young woman’s first romantic encounter, with a sweet, lovable ending. Stewart and Pozkoe deliver a novel with wild and unexpected twists. I cried tears of laughter as I read Judith Tucker’s Wicked.
[The T List: 5 Things We Recommend This Week: A collection of short stories by 20 new author, June 25 – July 11, ebibliomedia]
This piece was written by Lovebank for Culture Monster.