Looking for a hot book to read on a hot day? You are in luck! In July NPR released NPR Books Summer of Love, 100 books nominated by readers as their favorite romances. Divided into categories, there is something for everyone looking for happily ever after, or HEA in romance publishing circles,—historic, LBGTQ, suspense, paranormal among others.
Given the number of nominations—over 18,000—is there any doubt of the popularity of romance? And given the number and tone of the comments section, romance readers are, er, passionate as well. If you don’t see your favorite title on the list or to better understand the selection process once the nominations were made, read Heartbreakers: Why Some Books Didn’t Make the Final Romance List.
Some selections that can be found at the John Tyler Libraries:
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- In Death (series) by J.D. Robb
- A Bollywood Affair, by Sonali Dev