Favorites of 2024 So Far

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Jess and Trisha discuss their favorite romance reads — frontlist and backlist — of the year so far.

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Books Discussed

Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

Guava Flavored Lies by JJ Arias

A Shore Thing by Joanna Lowell

I’ll Conjure For You by Charish Reid

You Should Be So Lucky by Cat Sebastian

Even If We’re Broken by A. M. Weald 

Meegan by Rebekah Weatherspoon

The Sitcom Star and The Reluctant Heartthrob by Jackie Lau

The Marquess Makes His Move by Diana Quincy

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Thank You For Sharing by Rachel Runya Katz

Molly Molloy and the Angel of Death by Maria Vale

Love in Color by Bolu Babalola

The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz

Consort of Fire by Kit Rocha

Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).