>> Monday, December 16, 2013
Bye for a month or so! I'm in Uruguay visiting family for the next month or so, and will be back mid-January.
In the meantime, could I ask you all for some suggestions? My book club have asked me to select a genre romance novel for us to read in February, and I'm not quite sure what to choose. I want something really well-written, obviously, and I'm thinking something that is mainstream. What I mean by that is that the romances I most appreciate these days are the ones that do something different and subvert the usual tropes in some way, but that's probably because I've read so much in the genre. These are people who've read little if any romance, so they would not appreciate that aspect of them.
So far, I've thought of 3:
- Lord of Scoundrels, by Loretta Chase, which I can tell them is the classic romance
- Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie, as I lent my copy to one of my other non-romance reading friends and she loved it. However, this is one that's not very typical romance, what with its childfree characters.
- The Viscount Who Loved Me, by Julia Quinn, mostly for the Mallet of Death scene.
All three are books I found hilarious, although they also gave me that angsty stomach-knotting feel. Do you think this approach is a good idea or should I go for more 'serious' books? Thanks for any opinions and suggestions!