If you’re looking for a fun and romantic summer read, we’d recommend picking up Maurene Goo’s latest, I Believe in a Thing Called Love. Desi Lee has never been lucky when it comes to romance, but she’s certain all of that is about to change. Her father is obsessed with Korean dramas, or K-dramas as they’re affectionately known, and Desi believes that their quirky storylines may be the key to her success. She comes up with a list of K-Drama Rules for True Love and sets out to use them on her unsuspecting crush. To celebrate the book’s publication, Goo put together a list of K-dramas paired with young adult books for readers looking to follow Desi’s footsteps, or at least enjoy some great stories.
Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper, one thousand cousins, and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats.