Jess and Trisha are not surprised that romance sales are up, talk a little about romance book printing and supply decisions, and recommend books in which the geographic setting is integral to the story.
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Barnes & Noble is selling more romance (and the bestselling books are listed at that link).
Podcast high-five for all of the booksellers involved in Bookstore Romance Day!
And here’s the Book Riot piece on illustrated covers by Kelly Jensen.
The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby
Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Three Part Harmony by Holley Trent
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
The World Turned Upside Down by Elyse Springer
Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
Rebel by Beverly Jenkins
I Think I Might Love You by Christina C. Jones
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichart
Let us know your thoughtful thoughts on romance sales, supply, covers, and geography! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can still catch us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).