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).

The Best New Romances Coming Out in May

You're going to want to read every single one of these new romance books hitting shelves in May, including Book Lovers, especially if you love bookish books.

Why Do I Keep Putting Down Books I’m Really Loving?

Really loving a book, but don't finisht? Have you done it a few times? A Rioter explores this odd phenomena.

When You’re the Librarian Who Reads Romance

I didn’t set out to become my library's Resident Romance Librarian, but here I am, recommending romance one day at a time.

The Undeniable Draw of Single POV Romance

Which point of view do you prefer for romances and why? One reader touts the merits of single pov in romance novels and gives a few examples.

Cool Free Library Collections and Archives to Check Out Online

Discover some of the coolest online library collections you can wander through to discover more about history, culture, people, and places.

13 Queer Black Romances That Will Give You All The Feels

The past few years have offered us a wealth of choices in Black romance featuring queer couples, including D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins, and it’s been a joy to see.


If you need a little joy in your life, even if you're not usually a manga reader, the Househusband series is the best place to start.

So You Want to Work in a Library: Back of House Edition

How Are Libraries Recognizing Black History Month?

Libraries can celebrate BHM with displays, events, and more — but it won't mean much if the library isn't a safe place for Black people.

SINGLE ALL THE WAY and the Variables of Interracial Romance

We don’t live in a colorblind world, so why should we want to read about people who claim to be us, but without the depth or details?