Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

25 Romance Novels for People Who Don’t Like Romance Novels

Convinced you're not a romance reader? These excellent romance novels — including You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi — could change your mind, if you gave them a chance.

Reading Resolution: Shopping My Shelves in 2023

How the Shop Your Shelves BINGO challenge is helping one reader be realistic with their reading reality.

(Some of) the Best Indie Romance Books

Want to read more indie romance? We narrow it down from the thousands (millions?) to share some of the best indie romance books to start with, including Harbor by Rebekah Weatherspoon and Neighborly by Katrina Jackson.

Black Romance Has Always Been Here

While there are more Black authors helping bring Black romance into the mainstream, Black romance has a long history.

Queer Space Adventures that are Out Of This World

From hard sci-fi to space operas, there’s something for SFF readers of all stripes in these queer space adventure stories. To the spaceship!

12 Romance Sub-Genres We’ll Love Forever

Romance subgenres are fluid, but there are some that we can definitely nail down. Here are the most prominent and very key romance subgenres. 

There’s Lots of Cool Stuff at the Library of Congress

14 New Romance Books to Cozy Up to in October

From holiday love stories to historical romances and even a Kraken betrothal, there are lots of new romance books to choose from this month!

15 Must-Read YA Novels About Black Boys

More than ever, we need to center Black boys in conversation and remind the living, breathing Black boys in our world that they matter.

From Cinderella to Kathleen Kelly: Retellings in the Romance Genre

Pride and Prejudice is constantly getting new romance novel retellings, but here are some new trends in this subgenre.