Romance

Hot for Teacher: 41 Reasons to Look Forward to Going Back to School

Hot for Teacher: 41 Reasons to Look Forward to Going Back to School

Rejoice! The academic year is on the horizon, and there are many chances for romance when school is in session. There’s always that cute new guy in your English class or the hottie you might meet cute (with him in just a towel) when you walk down to the co-ed showers. Teacher/student romances or teacher/parent […]

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2016 RITA Winners Announced

2016 RITA Winners Announced

Romance fans, take heed! This past weekend, Romance Writers of America honored the best romance fiction titles of the year at the ceremony for the RITA Awards, named for the RWA’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada. Here’s a handy list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible: Best First Book Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn […]

35 Sweltering Tales of Summer Romance

35 Sweltering Tales of Summer Romance

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a romance at the beach—but if you can’t get there, these books will bring the beach to you. Can’t you just feel the ocean breeze in your hair, the sound of the waves and the seagulls, the warmth of the sun on your face, and the smell of sunscreen […]

Always a Bride: Seven Romances for Wedding Season

Always a Bride: Seven Romances for Wedding Season

June is often seen as the beginning of the wedding season. For every bride about to have her big day this month, there are countless others who worked tirelessly to make that day happen: photographers, event planners, florists, bakers, and musicians, just to name a few. All and sundry take part in these tales of wedding-based […]

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 15: Romantic Tropes

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 15: Romantic Tropes

In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we depart from our usual analysis of YA literature and instead discuss adult romance-novel tropes that persistently beguile and bedevil us. If you’ve got a romance trope that you love (or love to hate) we’d love to hear about it. Find us on Twitter at @CarrieMesrobian and @ChristaDesir, or […]

Tuning Up: 18 YA Reads about Teens in the Music Industry

Tuning Up: 18 YA Reads about Teens in the Music Industry

They negotiate with their band members, run from paparazzi, compete in epic talent shows, and suffer through rehearsals gone wrong. From teen celebrities to juvie wards, these are high schoolers who just want to live and breathe music. The books below capture their passions.   Amplified, by Tara Kelly Jasmine’s mind is made up—she wants […]

Take Me out to the Ballgame: 36 Romances for Opening Day

Take Me out to the Ballgame: 36 Romances for Opening Day

There’s nothing like a man who knows his way around the pitch to fill a woman with baseball fever. And now that spring is here, the bases are being loaded. If you’re looking for a home run of a read to get you ready for opening day we’ve got just the thing with this list […]

Busting the Glass Ceiling: 23 Romances for Rule Breakers

Busting the Glass Ceiling: 23 Romances for Rule Breakers

Though women in historical romances tend to abide by the social mores and rules that govern their societies, they can also be very anachronistic. Whether Victorian England, the wilds of the American Frontier, or the banks of the Nile River, there are always rule breakers—women who decree that they will do what they want to […]

March 2016 LibraryReads

March 2016 LibraryReads

This month’s LibraryReads have arrived! Below is the list of the top ten books librarians recommended as their favorites, with links to Booklist reviews where available. The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson (Favorite of Favorites)   All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage Because of Miss Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn Dimestore, by […]

In Love with Laughter: 20 Humorous Romance Novels

In Love with Laughter: 20 Humorous Romance Novels

“He makes me laugh!” Just think how often you’ve heard a woman cite this as the ultimate reason she fell head-over-heels for a guy. Well, the same thing holds true for romance novels. A love story that delivers a generous measure of both humor and passion is almost always guaranteed to find a ready audience. […]