What have you been reading lately?
I’ve been tearing my way through all of the romance novels, because it’s February and it’s the month of love! But I’ve also been enjoying them to think about something other than the state of our world, we all need to journey to another place right now, and have I picked the books you need!
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens. Set over a series of different New Year’s the two main characters keep running into each other, when will they inevitably fall in love?
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London. If you’re a fan of The Bachelor franchise, you’ll love this take on the series! With an introduction that quoted both Shakespeare and Chris Harrison, I was into this book from the very beginning. Bea is a plus-sized fashion blogger that’s approached to be a part of the reality dating show, Main Squeeze (basically The Bachelor), and it has all the reality TV elements you love packed into this great book.
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. A complete delight of a book. Read it! What would happen if the Prince of England and the son of the President of the United States fell in love?
Bridgerton, The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. You might know the by now epically popular Netflix show, but why not check out the series it’s based off of? This is the first installment in the series and tells the story of Daphne Bridgerton as she traverses her coming out season in Regency England.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. Jasmine Guillory is a queen of the romance genre. If you haven’t read a book by her yet, you’re in for a treat!
Beach Read by Emily Henry. Two next-door neighbors are stuck with writers block. So they decide to teach each other lessons on how to best write each other’s genres, from thriller fiction to romance. What conspires is a fun, feel good romp, that will bring you joy right now.
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. Esme is flown to California from Vietnam to fall in love with Khai. The book is a beautiful love story that slowly develops from a mother’s instinct. So fun!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. Travel to Hawaii from the comfort of your couch with this fun romance! A set of identical twins are nothing at all alike, one has all the luck, and one is incredibly unlucky, but that might be about to change…
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai. Two young people crash into each other (literally) at a tech conference and decide to start a fake engagement to get their families off their backs. A fun romp and will keep you smiling throughout!
A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore. A comic, romantic romp with suffragettes, a publishing house, and British parliament. This historical romance novel follows Lady Lucie as she attempts to establish votes for women, while falling in love at the same time.
Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. Chloe Brown is a computer geek with a plan to get up to some high jinx in the real world. She makes a list of everything she wants to try and in between falls in love too. You can devour this book in an afternoon; you won’t want to put it down.
What You Wish For by Katherine Center. A romance between an elementary school teacher and the principal. If you’re longing for those days of normalcy, it’s fun to read about a place where schools are open and there’s no social distancing.
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri. A romantic comedy about love and gender, this is the best lesbian romance you’ll read this month!
The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon. When Samiah finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with two other women, by going viral on twitter, she finds friendship with the other women. These ladies push each other to be their best selves and even find love along the way. This modern romance is a most read about self-care, besties, and living your best life.