Fall Head Over Heels for Romance Week 2021!

Posted by Sharon on February 8, 2021
Romance Week 2021
 
Meet-cutes and misunderstandings, steamy kisses and heartfelt declarations: It must be Romance Week! Get in the Valentine's Day mood with our genre lovefest!



 

 
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What will you be reading for Romance Week?
Let us know in the comments!


Comments Showing 1-50 of 117 (117 new)


message 1: by Aahana ♥ (new)

Aahana ♥ I love this genre!!


message 2: by Maria (new)

Maria my favorite genre <3


♛︎ℝ︎ℰ︎Ⓨ︎♛︎ Any suggestions for books appropriate for my age?


rachaelreadwhat FemaleReplacementIntelligentDigitalAssistantYouth wrote: "Any suggestions for books appropriate for my age?"

What is your general age? 1-17/18+?


message 5: by Neide (new)

Neide Gomes Romance recommendations are always appreciated!


message 6: by Niharika (new)

Niharika Not my type of genre, but I hope to get into someday!


message 7: by Sorina (new)

Sorina Can't wait to read the suggestions :)


message 8: by Lianna (new)

Lianna Thank you! This is so helpful


message 9: by Leena (new)

Leena Aluru Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys


message 10: by Leena (new)

Leena Aluru Hey, also wondering if anyone could recommend me a romance involving a spunky 50yr old lady. Again part of my monthly challenge


message 11: by Leena (last edited Feb 08, 2021 02:07AM) (new)

Leena Aluru Since we are celebrating love, i would like to recommend 2 fantastic historical romances set in different eras and countries.
Mandu The romance of Roopmati and Baz Bahadur by Malathi Ramachandran Summer Of The Eagle (Seasons Of Love Book 1) by Susan Edwards

I absolutely loved both and hope they work for you too.


message 12: by Kusha (last edited Feb 08, 2021 02:35AM) (new)

Kusha Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys"

Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys"

HI
These are the mafia romances that I loved
Waiting for my Queen by Georgia Cates
Bound by Honor (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, #1) by Cora Reilly
The Mafia And His Angel Part 1 (Tainted Hearts, #1) by Lylah James


message 13: by Ushmi (new)

Ushmi Neide wrote: "Romance recommendations are always appreciated!"

Same for me <3


message 14: by Raimondo (new)

Raimondo Lagioia Not my thing but it's in my genre bingo this year, so I'll be reading this:

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan


message 15: by Leena (new)

Leena Aluru Kusha wrote: "Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys"

Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/..."

Thanks so much 🙏


message 16: by Averil (new)

Averil Skyhawk I need recs!! I'm 15. I love enemies to lovers trope, insta love and slow burn. I'd mostly prefer YA romance. Fiction or not, it's your choice, but just make the romance HUGE!!!


message 17: by Lee (new)

Lee Leena wrote: "Hey, also wondering if anyone could recommend me a romance involving a spunky 50yr old lady. Again part of my monthly challenge"

Milly Johnson often has older leading ladies.

There's a couple of listopia lists you could check out.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...


message 18: by Kusha (new)

Kusha Leena wrote: "Kusha wrote: "Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys"

Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with dru..."

welcome


message 19: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Me encantan los libros románticos, harem reverso y donde los personajes no se andan con tonterías, me gustan las historias que no te dejen quitarles los ojos de encima.


message 20: by Parth (new)

Parth  Jha Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys" Check out "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles


message 21: by Miss Understood (new)

Miss Understood Any suggestions for YA Romance genre???


message 22: by Chloe (new)

Chloe Averil wrote: "I need recs!! I'm 15. I love enemies to lovers trope, insta love and slow burn. I'd mostly prefer YA romance. Fiction or not, it's your choice, but just make the romance HUGE!!!"

I'd recommend these:

Tweet Cute

Tell Me Three Things

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Be Dazzled

The Henna Wars


message 23: by Aliza (new)

Aliza I'm gonna reread Uprooted this week... just in time for Valentine's day! <3


message 24: by Leena (new)

Leena Aluru Parth wrote: "Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys" Check out "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles"

Thanks 😊


Lizzie {Liz S.} ~Zailey+Jaseth Shipper~ Stone I LOVE ROMANCE OMW! I love the Selection and I always have to ship characters together because I love de romance!!!!!!!!!


Lizzie {Liz S.} ~Zailey+Jaseth Shipper~ Stone I shall be finishing the Lunar Chronicles this week and several other books hopefully


message 27: by Jaime Lee (new)

Jaime Lee Averil wrote: "I need recs!! I'm 15. I love enemies to lovers trope, insta love and slow burn. I'd mostly prefer YA romance. Fiction or not, it's your choice, but just make the romance HUGE!!!"

- Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
- Keep My Heart in San Franciso by Amelia Diane Coombs
- Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
- What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
- Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally
- Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
- The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
- Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith
- Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
- The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller


message 28: by Elektra (new)

Elektra Lyholm-Raagaard Averil wrote: "I need recs!! I'm 15. I love enemies to lovers trope, insta love and slow burn. I'd mostly prefer YA romance. Fiction or not, it's your choice, but just make the romance HUGE!!!"

enemies to lovers: carry on (lgbt+ ya fantasy romance)
slow burn: heartstopper (lgbt+ ya romance)
both are so cute! i do think carry on has like one sex scene, not sure though, but nothing wildly explicit.


M.N. literary_rebel Niharika wrote: "Not my type of genre, but I hope to get into someday!"

I bet you will. I would say that romance is not my main genre but I surely enjoy a good romance!


message 30: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Samuelson (BookAddict30) For Romance week i'm reading:
A Double Dose of Love by Kathleen Fuller
The Night Country by Melissa Albert
The Kissing Tree by Karen Whitmeyer
Coulda Been a Cowboy by Brenda Novak


message 31: by LectoraEstherica (new)

LectoraEstherica The paranormal romance subgenre is always forgotten here... Even when authors like Talia Hibbert has written Mating the huntress, etc.. 😔.


message 32: by Alli (new)

Alli The Book Giraffe I need y'all to make a list of romances by BLACK authors, as it is black history month, too.


message 33: by Sharon, Goodreads employee (new)

Sharon Alli wrote: "I need y'all to make a list of romances by BLACK authors, as it is black history month, too."

Hi! We ran post earlier this month on 66 highly anticipated 2021 books by Black authors, including lots of romance. You can find it here: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/2008

Happy reading!


OneWordDifference Averil wrote: "I need recs!! I'm 15. I love enemies to lovers trope, insta love and slow burn. I'd mostly prefer YA romance. Fiction or not, it's your choice, but just make the romance HUGE!!!"

Mariana Zapata usually keeps it pretty age appropriate except for the very end where there's like one saucy scene (this goes for like 75% of her books) (From Lukov With Love is my fav of hers). Kate Stewart also has pretty PG-16 books I think. Obviously there are always going to be some spicy scenes but I think she also only has like 1 or 2 in her books (my fav is The Guy on the Right) so def not bad compared to others.


message 35: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Leena wrote: "Looking for a romance suspense with drug trafficking/ cartel as a plot. Need it for my challenge . Thank you guys"

Take a look at Karina Halle's The Artists Trilogy.


DA DEMIKIWI {Rachel} I only properly like gay romance . . . Yea, dat’s good


message 37: by Erika (last edited Feb 08, 2021 10:36AM) (new)

Erika Dale I was hoping that the steamy romances would be in their own category so I wouldn't have to look lol

*edit: found them!


message 38: by Alexallen8 (new)

Alexallen8 I like romance novels, especially clean fantasy ones.


message 39: by Zara (new)

Zara Arshad This article came right when I was feeling lovesick


Jimin'sRamenNoodles (ThatKpopGirl) YES ROMANCE MY FAV GENRE!! Only to match that, K-pop. However, lucky for me there's both!

Bias by Lucy Gold.

This is going to be your favorite romance read of the year. We need more diverse romances like these! (And okay, I may like it a lot because it's Korean too. ;)


message 41: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni and something erotic. Lol.


message 42: by Joy (new)

Joy Not my favorite genre, but I admit...I added a few to my want-to-read shelf.

The perfect romance to me would be a sweet, historical, mystery adventure, like Madeleine Brent.


Skye|And thats the tea| If anyone has any recs tell me!


message 44: by Mariana (last edited Feb 08, 2021 03:21PM) (new)

Mariana Pereira FemaleReplacementIntelligentDigitalAssistantYouth wrote: "Any suggestions for books appropriate for my age?"
A great queer romance for young adult/teenagers is Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. It's a graphic novel series. You can either buy the book (or borrow from library) or the entire comic is available online for FREE on her website.


message 45: by M (new)

M My all time top 3 romance books:

The Hating Game
The Wall of Winnipeg
The Happy Ever After Playlist

If you love those too, what else do you recommend I read? THANKS!


message 46: by Denise (new)

Denise Figueroa Averil wrote: "I need recs!! I'm 15. I love enemies to lovers trope, insta love and slow burn. I'd mostly prefer YA romance. Fiction or not, it's your choice, but just make the romance HUGE!!!"

Regretting You


message 47: by Denise (new)

Denise Figueroa I'm reading Regretting You by Colleen Hoover for my February sister book club. It's the only book I'm reading right now, so I guess that is what I'm reading for Romance week.


message 48: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia Beaverhausen Penny Reid forever! <3


message 49: by John (new)

John Great section for books for this month


message 50: by Altaf (new)

Altaf It's the last genre I'll read after self-help.
I'll try it to give one more chance someday.


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