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Feb 14, 2022

In the first episode of A Book for Everyone, we talk about a controversial genre: Romance! Join longtime romance reader Pearl and recent convert Beth as they explore what the genre encompasses, why so many people read romance, and our romance recommendations for both dabblers and fans. 

Romanace Author Suggestions:

  • Own Voices—Beverly Jenkins, Alyssa Cole, Casey McQuiston, Farrah Rochon, Jasmine Guillory
  • Historical—Cat Sebastian, Julia Quinn, Evie Dunmore
  • Clean—Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber
  • If You Like Beverly Lewis, you might also enjoy—Amy Clipston or Beth Wiseman
  • Contemporary—Sally Thorne, Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella, Nora Roberts, Christina Lauren, Olivia Dade, Alexis Hall, Lyssa Kay Adams, Rachel Lynn Solomon

Some of Pearl's Favorites:

  • Sonali Dev — The Rajes series & Bollywood series 
  • Emily Henry — Beach Read
  • Helen Hoang— The Kiss Quotient & The Heart Principle 
  • Rosie Danan — The Roommate
  • Alexis Daria — You Had Me at HolaA Lot Like Adios
  • Talia Hibbert — The Brown Sisters series, especially Act Your Age, Eve Brown
  • Uzma Jalaluddin — Hana Khan Carries On 
  • Casey McQuiston — Red, White and Royal Blue

Some of Beth’s Favorites:

  • Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

Sources cited
Hoffert, B. (2021. February 4) Circ Disrupted | 2021 Materials Survey. Library Journal.