If You Don’t Read It, Ask a Friend
Jess and Trisha discuss the problem with calling non-explicit romance “clean,” explore why Trisha rereads and Jess doesn’t, and talk about what they’ve been reading this week.
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On Book Riot, Sarah talks about why calling books “clean” is a problem.
The Feminist Librarian makes an argument that a distinction between “erotica” and “porn” is harmful.
Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid
Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor
So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Going Down by Barbara Bell
Geek Out: A Collection of Trans and Genderqueer Romance
Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
Let us know if you have thoughts on calling romance “clean,” and whether/why/when you reread books. Find us on email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).