the book genre I have come to love

If you were to have asked me a few years ago if there were any books I didn’t read I would wholeheartedly said Romance. I would have never picked up a book that seemed like it had Romance as its main theme (and was an Adult book, because lets be honest I definitely read my fair share of YA Romance). I didn’t understand why anyone would read them and I had a very narrow view of what these books consisted of.

When I was taking my Reader’s Advisory class in my masters we had a project where we had to chose a genre that we never read and read three books from that genre. While I didn’t enjoy all of the books that I read I did find that I enjoyed some of them more than I thought I would, and one of them was even a Harlequin.

In the time since then I have noticed that my reading preferences have changed and now include a large amount of contemporary romance novels which I have really started to enjoy.

Why I love romance novels is that same as the reasoning for many people.

  • It is a great escape from reality where many of the world’s troubles don’t exist
  • I love love and I love reading about love stories and watching people come together
  • I love knowing that everything is going to have a happy ending

Some of my favourite romance writers currently are:

  1. Jasmine Guillory
  2. Helen Hoang
  3. Christina Lauren

And for YA Romance I love:

  1. Sarah Dessen
  2. Jenny Han
  3. Nicola Yoon
  4. Becky Albertalli

It is fascinating to find yourself falling in love with a genre of books you always thought that you would hate. I have loved getting to read more of these books and I am now eagerly awaiting upcoming releases by these authors and can’t wait to find even more authors who I love.

What about you? Do you have any Romance suggestions for me? Or have you ever started to enjoy a genre of books that you always thought you would hate?

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