Read-A-Romance Month

From Maya Rodale's The Dangerous Books For Girls, opens a new window survey.

August is Read-A-Romance Month, but you can celebrate the genre of romance novels any time. If you read romance, you are always looking for a new favorite, and if you don't, maybe you'll realize that you should. There is something here for just about everyone.

Romance novels include a central love story and a HEA (happily ever after).

Today there are as many categories of romance novels as there are readers, but there are seven traditional subgenres:

  • Historical Romance
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Young Adult Romance
  • Erotic Romance

If you are new to romance and looking for a good place to start, check out one of the books below:

1. Anything by Nora Roberts, opens a new window. I really love the Bride Series, opens a new window.

Vision in White

2. Julia Quinn's Bridgerton, opens a new window books.

The Duke and I

3. Jasmine Guillory, opens a new window is a relatively new author, but every book is a gem. Start at the beginning.

The Wedding Date