Which books do you adore, recommend, and try to entice people to read romance? Which books have made someone reconsider their opinion of the genre, or created a new romance fan who book shops with you? Which books Hold The Power of Awesome? That’s my topic at Kirkus today: Romance Must-Reads.
These are the books that set the bar for the genre, or one of its subgenres, the novels that are so amazing you go back and re-read, unless your copy is lent out to someone who hasn’t returned it yet because they are busy re-reading it for the eleventieth time.
Regardless of which book it is, every now and again, the very best romances can turn heads and force people to reconsider “those books,” and perhaps reform their opinion about romances. Often, those books that do the converting are the ones in continual reprint, have an audience that is everlastingly positive about the book and that are, frankly, really freaking good.
Which books are your must-reads? Which are the ones you want people to read, even if it means lending your only copy and living in fear that you might not get it back?