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Jess and Trisha discuss Pride by Ibi Zoboi as part of the Great Big Romance Read; offer quick takes on some of the best and strangest news of 2018; and help you decide exactly which holiday romance is right for your seasonal circumstances.

This episode is sponsored by Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan and the Book Riot Read Harder journal.


Cheers to the top-notch NYT romance coverage and the work of Jaime Green.

There were a lot of weird romance stories in 2018, but this has to be the weirdest.

Congrats to the many authors behind Cocktails: The Cocky Collective (which is sadly no longer available) for raising money that will go to The Bookworm Box.

We’re off in two weeks, so we’ll see you – and read with you – in 2019!


Pride by Ibi Zoboi

American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera (whose first name Trisha misread on the podcast!)

The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

A Family for Christmas by Jay Northcote

Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert

Wrapped by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell

Tell us what you thought of Pride, your favorite romance good news story of 2018, and what/how you’re reading this holiday season! Find us on email (trisha@riotnewmedia.comand, Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).