Normal People with Quirky Friends

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Jess and Trisha do a bit of follow-up from last time, talk about why romance book adaptation news so often goes nowhere, and recommend some favorite romances with STEM characters. 

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Check out this episode of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast with Anna Zabo and L.A. Witt.

The blog post by Jane Friedman that Trisha mentioned about book adaptations is here.

Books Discussed

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller, audiobook narrated by Carlotta Brentan

Calling the Shots by Kelly Farmer

The Eastside Brewery series (starting with Thirsty) by Mia Hopkins

Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Reckless at Heart by Zoe York

The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake

Digging Up Love by Chandra Blumberg

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 ( You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).