Which Romance Novel Should I Read? A Newbie Quiz

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Tasha Brandstatter

Staff Writer

Tasha is the least practical person you will ever meet. She grew up reading historical romance novels, painting watercolors like a 19th century debutant, and wanting to be Indiana Jones--or at the very least Indiana Jones's girlfriend. All this led her to pursue a career in the field of art history. After spending ten years in academia without a single adventure in Mesoamerica, however, Tasha decided to change her career and be a freelance writer (although she's still waiting on that adventure). In addition to writing for Book Riot, she's a regular contributor to History Colorado, the Pueblo PULP, and Opposing Views. She also runs two book blogs: Truth Beauty Freedom and Books (title inspired by Moulin Rouge, best movie ever) and The Project Gutenberg Project, dedicated to finding forgotten classics. Tasha also likes to have a drink or two and blogs about cocktails at Liquid Persuasion, as well as small town restaurants on Nowhere Bites. Blog: Truth Beauty Freedom and Books and The Project Gutenberg Project Twitter: @heidenkind

So you’ve been thinking about trying out a romance novel or two, but you’re not sure where to start. Book Riot to the rescue! We’ve got the answer to the eternal question, “Which romance novel should I read?” with a quiz that will (hopefully) hook you on the wonderful world of romance. No matter whether you enjoy historicals, chick lit, sci-fi, or comics, there’s definitely a romance novel out there for everyone. So let’s get started!

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Books recommended in this quiz:

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Spectred Isle by KJ Charles

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Naked in Death by JD Robb