“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
It feels a bit silly to be waiting on a Christmas book in the heat of July, but…
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Editor: Stephanie Perkins
Authors: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire,
Matt de la Pena, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected publication: October 14th 2014
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins.
LOOK AT THAT CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR LIST! I mean, aside from the fact that the lovely Stephanie Perkins edited and wrote for the anthology, this is basically cribbing from my top 20 YA authors of all time. I’m obviously super-excited to read short stories from some of the greats on this list (Gayle Forman, anyone?) but I’m also excited to find some new authors to love.
That’s what’s great about anthologies like this: you can test the waters without making a big commitment to a series! Plus, you get stand-alone stories that break up the reading time between other books – at least, that’s how I read anthologies.
I definitely have a thing about cheesy holiday/winter stories – even though they’re sometimes predictable, they definitely leave you in the right spirit to go bake cookies, or go ice-skating, or just curl up with a hot drink and the perfect read.
Are you excited for MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME? Who’s your fave on the list of contributing authors? Do you like holiday anthologies, books or movies? Let me know what your fave is in the comments!