Waiting on Wednesday: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

I ADORE anthologies. I’m actually doing a post tomorrow all about how much I love anthologies, so what better book to feature this week than my most anticipated anthology of 2018 so far! Meet Cute includes stories from the likes of Dhonielle Clayton, Nina LaCour, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Nicola Yoon, and so many other INCREDIBLE authors. I CANNOT wait!

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

Wine Pairing

This anthology is all about the beginnings of love, so what better wine to pair it with than this Sandbanks Love Cassis Apertivo?! This wine is a sweet combination of white wine and black currants and is boasted as being able to “fulfill body and soul.” Which is exactly what I expect from this book full of beautiful love stories!

 *All wine recommendations are strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*

About the Book



Title: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined To Meet

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Pub Date: January 2, 2018


Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.

Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.

This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.


Is Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet on your TBR list yet? What are some of your favorite YA Anthologies?

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17 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Same here! I adore anthologies. I’m so happy to see major authors supporting short stories, because it was kind of a dying art form for a while.

  1. bookprincessreviews says:

    Oooooh, this sounds really cute! I haven’t managed to completely make it through an anthology so I will definitely be here tomorrow, trying to get some of your recs for how to make my butt actually stay with one. Wonderful job, Krysti! And LOVE the pairing as usual! <3

  2. LHauser27 says:

    Sounds fun! I don’t even think of reading anthologies anymore. I think it’s because I usually don’t like every story and I feel somehow like it doesn’t count if I don’t read them all. haha 🙂

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Hahaha! It totally counts. 🙂 I think that’s why I really liked the was Cassandra Clares are released individually at first and then as a compilation later. Then it’s just one story per month, which makes for a fun year really. Gives you something to look forward to even if you don’t enjoy every story in it.

  3. ashley says:

    The only anthologies that I’ve ever read were the Norton Anthologies for college literature classes, so I tend to stay away from them. This does seem cute though, but as I don’t read straight romance, it’s probably not for me.

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Hahaha! Those ones are not nearly this much fun, but I did have to read them in college as well. I liked some of the stories, but nothing like these! Usually with anthologies there are fantasy and sci-fi stories mixed in just with the same theme. That’s how the Stephanie Perkins anthologies are. But I don’t know enough about this one to say that will be the case here.

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