While you can find us talking on social media about our picks and what we will be reading, especially if you follow #ROMANCEOPOLY here’s what we have planned so far for the month of January. Keep in mind this is subject to change because… mood!
Read a new adult book set in college
I don’t read many new adult books and the two series I do are both written by Penny Reid. So I already planned on reading Kissing Galileo by Penny Reid and Motion by Penny Reid. However, I am trying to avoid reading new releases for this challenge and instead either clearing my TBR or trying something new. As that’s the case it’s been recommended I try The Deal be Elle Kennedy and Hot & Nerdy by Shannyn Schroeder has been on my TBR for a while. I’ll probably start with Hot & Nerdy.
Bad Boy Circus
Read a contemporary romance with a bad boy hero or bad gal heroine
I confess I don’t really like bad boy heroes. Of course there are always exceptions but if a book has a “bad boy” for a hero I tend to avoid it. As that’s the case I may have a few false starts with this one, but what did catch my eye when I was looking at Peace Love Book’s bad boy recommendations was Raze by Tillie Cole. I love the cover. Plus I have read and enjoyed Tillie Cole before so I am going to give this one a try.
Read a paranormal romance where the hero/heroine isn’t human (shifters, vamps, angels, demons, gargoyles, etc)
Where to even begin? Is it even a paranormal romance if the hero or heroine isn’t a sexy shifter, delicious vampire or something else that goes bump in the night? For this I could continue many of the series that I follow, but this is, for me, about trying to read books that are on my TBR. As that’s the case, I have two options: Kiss of Fire by Deborah Blake – dragon shifter! How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks – vamps! But since I can’t seem to find my copy of Kiss of Fire, I’ll probably pick up the Kerrelyn Sparks book.
Read a fantasy romance or a fantasy novel
Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin has been on my bookshelf both digitally and physically for a while. According to Goodreads I have already read it, given it 4 stars and a review. I have no memory of this! So I plan on rereading this and then starting Armed & Magical the second book in the series for this challenge…another book I have on my book case!
I’ve created a “romanceopoly-2019” shelf on Goodreads and added a note of what street the book relates to. It seemed like a quick and easy way of keeping track of the TBR. I am constantly using Goodreads so it made sense. Check out the books I have added and please share the link to your Goodreads shelf for the challenge so I can explore and get some more ideas!
Read a women’s fiction novel
My intent is to pick books that have been on my TBR for a while for this challenge. I purchased a few books I’m really itching to read in this category but I think I’m going to go with LIGHTHOUSE BEACH by Shelley Noble.
Read a paranormal romance that involves a band of warriors
I feel like I’ve read a lot of the PNR with bands of warriors! I’m sure there’s something I haven’t read but it was so hard to think of any that are still lingering on my TBR. I had added to my list a new release in the Midnight Breed series, BREAK THE DAY by Lara Adrian, but that isn’t out yet. I thought about a BDB novella PRISONER OF NIGHT by J.R. Ward which is out this month. But it’s not really about the Brotherhood if I understand correctly. So I’m going with a band of warriors of the Underworld and reading AZAGOTH by Larissa Ione. First in the Demonica spin off series and it’s about the Grim Reaper.
Read a thriller or romantic thriller
I have tons I didn’t get around to reading in 2018! KILLMAN CREEK by Rachel Caine, NOT HER DAUGHTER by Rea Frey, THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, PRETEND YOU’RE SAFE by Alexandra Ivy. I think I’ll go with a debut author from 2018 that I was dying to read with NOT HER DAUGHTER.
Read a historical romance where there is a class disparity
This was a little harder to figure out because I’m relying on GoodReads lists but I did see THE LEOPARD PRINCE by Elizabeth Hoyt on one of them and I loved the first book in the series just never went back for more. Time to remedy that!
I landed on three streets.
The first street I landed on is Memory Lane and I’ll go with FROM SAND AND ASH by Amy Harmon.
Doing one roll at a time. First one – DUNGEON: A POUND OF FLESH by Sophie Jackson.
What are you reading this month?