When In Romance

Hosted ByTrisha Brown & Jessica Pryde

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

E41: Some Things to Ponder

Jess and Trisha are not surprised that romance sales are up, talk a little about romance book printing and supply decisions, and recommend books in which the geographic setting is integral to the story.

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Barnes & Nobleis selling more romance(and the bestselling books are listed at that link).

Podcast high-five for all of the booksellers involved inBookstore Romance Day!

The Great Big Romance Readcaused a spike in salesforThe Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics– and don’t forget we’re discussing that next month!

Here are Esi Sogah’sthreads on book availabilityand onromance covers and trade paperback.

And here’sthe Book Riot piece on illustrated coversby Kelly Jensen.


The Big Burnby Timothy Egan

We Are Never Meeting In Real Lifeby Samantha Irby

Misadventures of a Curvy Girlby Sierra Simone

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanicsby Olivia Waite

Once Ghosted, Twice Shyby Alyssa Cole

Virgin Riverby Robyn Carr

Three Part Harmonyby Holley Trent

Prideby Ibi Zoboi

Wicked and the Wallflowerby Sarah MacLean

Brazen and the Beastby Sarah MacLean

The World Turned Upside Downby Elyse Springer

Indigoby Beverly Jenkins

Rebelby Beverly Jenkins

I Think I Might Love Youby Christina C. Jones

The Coincidence of Coconut Cakeby Amy E. Reichart

Let us know your thoughtful thoughts on romance sales, supply, covers, and geography! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com) or you can still catch us attrisha@riotnewmedia.comandjessica@riotnewmedia.com. You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).

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