Sunday, April 23, 2023

Seven books about falling in (& out) love in London

Genevieve Wheeler is an American writer and communications director. Her bylines have appeared in publications like VICE, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Business, Teen Vogue, Elite Daily, Business Insider, MASHABLE, and POPSUGAR, with her work and words cited in The New York Times, Vox, the BBC World Service, Cheddar News, Jezebel, and beyond. She currently lives in London, holding an MA in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster and a BS in Advertising from Boston University. Her debut novel is Adelaide.

At Electric Lit Wheeler tagged seven books with some "version of what it means to fall in and out of love in the British capital." One title on the list:
Maame by Jessica George

Maame by Jessica George is predominantly a coming-of-age story about 26-year-old Maddie Wright, but it’s speckled with romantic adventures (and entanglements) throughout. George tackles everything from the magic of first kisses to the hellish nature of apps (including the fetishization and microaggressions to which Black women are far too often subjected) to the challenges of dating while grieving with unparalleled grace and wit, painting a painfully accurate portrait of one young woman’s love life in London.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue