Monday, December 27, 2010

Romance Reading Challenge 2011

I've been waiting for this one. I love my romances! This one is hosted by Naida at The Bookworm. If you'd like to join, go over to her blog and sign up. Here are the details...

1. "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.

Here are a few suggestions:
-anything written by Jane Austen: classics/regency romance
-Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: historical romance
-Nicholas Sparks books: contemporary romance *have box of tissues handy*
-Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding: contemporary romance/humor
-Gena Showalter's books: contemporary romance/paranormal
-The Twilight series By Stephenie Meyer: YA Romance/paranormal
-Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti: contemporary romance
-The Princess Bride by William Goldman: fantasy/romance/humor
-Frederica by Georgette Heyer: regency romance
-Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: time travel romance
-The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss: historical romance
-Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: gothic romance/classics

Need more suggestions? Visit Best Romance Novels Today, Best Romance Stories and Romance Novels on Wikipedia.

2. Choose at least 5 novels to read. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.

3. Read them at your own pace in 2011 then post the link to your review(s).

I haven't chosen my 5 books yet, but I'll be listing them here...

1. Fatal Embrace by Aris Whittier Click for review
2. Stir Until Thoroughly Confused by Heather Wardell Click for review
3. The Wishing Hour by Jewel Adams Click for review
4. How Sweet It Is by Sophie Gunn Click for Review
5. Soul Sacrifice by Leanore Elliot Click for review


  1. It's great to see classics like Wuthering Heights and Jane Austen novels in with the more contemporary stuff like Twilight. While I do love the more serious romances, sometimes it's great to curl up with the steamy Harlequin types. Here's where I go for steamier romance books


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