Jess and Trisha talk about the first ever romance in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, a new title by E L James, romances that are rare – or sometimes just older – and we announce our new WIR Book Club pick!
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Jasmine Guillory’s The Proposal is the Hello Sunshine book club pick for February!
Speaking of erotic romance, here’s a great Book Riot quiz if you wanna know what steamy romance you should be reading next.
Here’s the Courtney Milan thread we mentioned about the VERY BAD take on erotic romance that was published (and very quickly removed) on Frolic.
The Ripped Bodice is going old school, y’all.
The responses to this tweet from Rebekah Weatherspoon will keep your TBR stocked for years. YEARS.
Both Indigo and Morning Glory are in fact on this NPR list.
We’re very bummed for the folks impacted by the shuttering of Loveswept (though we’re using the WIR book club to make lemonade out of lemons!)
Jess mentioned the ALA’s Reading List award for romance, one of our listeners sent us (thanks, Meagan!). The romance books on that list are books we loved from last year about AND they’re all authors of color.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
The Mister by E L James
A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai
Bedroom Games by Alisha Rai
Glutton for Pleasure by Alisha Rai
Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
Let us know if you’re reading The Proposal, whether you’re going to read The Mister, what your favorite older romance is, and how excited you are to read Thirsty. Find us on email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).