This has been a Year to Read, and spending a lot of time stuck in the house, making minimal contact with the outside world, has resulted in a bumper crop of Good Books popping into my hand. Here, in no particular order, are my favorite reads of 2020. […]
The best thing about the long, dark, cold evenings is being able to curl up with a good book! Every month, AAR staffers comb through the lists of upcoming releases to find the ones we think we – and our readers – are most likely to enjoy, and now it’s time to look ahead to the books coming out in February 2020 we’re looking forward to reading. […]
We call this annual column The Best Romance Novels of a given year and it is, but with a caveat. Each reviewer picks a single book she thought was the best – defined as excelling all others. Thus this is a list of individual choices rather than a voted on list by the staff. […]
Incredible as it may seem, it’s December, which means it’s time for AAR staffers to look back at their reading year and pick out the books they consider to be the best of the year. We’re kicking off this year’s batch of “Best ofs” with Lisa’s list of favourites – look for more lists of 2019 favourites over the coming weeks. […]
There are a lot of romances we’re eager to read coming out in May, but there’s one real stand-out that’s sure to make a big splash, Helen Hoang’s follow-up to her hugely successful 2018 début, The Kiss Quotient. In The Bride Test, she takes the arranged marriage trope out for a spin and we’re sure it’s going to be another hit from this incredibly talented author. […]
Well, we’ve already chosen the books we’re most looking forward to reading in January and February 2019, and we’ll continue to update you with our regular monthly look at what’s Coming Soon… but what about what’s Coming Not So Soon? AAR staffers have looked through the new release lists for the next few months and have picked the books we’re most eagerly anticipating in 2019. […]
From the grey days of January into the grey days of February, (in my part of the world at least!) it’s the ideal season to curl up with a good book, your favourite snacks and tipple and settle down for a really good read! AAR staffers have picked the titles they’re most anticipating next month – among them a number of new historical romances from some of the biggest names in the genre, Lisa Kleypas, Lorraine Heath, Theresa Romain, and a very welcome return from Julie Anne Long. As usual, though, we’ve got a fairly good mix of genres for your consideration including paranormals, mysteries, contemporaries, and inspirationals, so there should be something for everyone! Have a look through our suggestions and then join in the discussion in the comments and tell us which books YOU’RE most looking forward to reading over the next few weeks.
Another month – another YEAR – and it’s time for another of our regular looks at the upcoming books we’re most excited about. It’ll come as no surprise that Sally Thorne’s 99 Percent Mine is at the top of many of AAR staffers’ lists of their most anticipated books; The Hating Game was such a huge success and we’re hungry for more! We’re saying goodbye to Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series this month, with the release of the seventh and final book in the series, Rough Terrain, and welcoming a new series of historical westerns by Anna Schmidt with Trailblazer, book one in her Cowboys and Harvey Girls series AND a new sci-fi romance series with Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet. […]
This has been an interesting year for romance. It was one where contemporaries have thrived, YAs have blossomed – but it’s been harder to find the right kind of historical. In reverse order, here are my favorite books of 2018!
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
YA has had one heck of a year; I can name at least six books in the genre I’d give an easy best of recommendation to. Lee’s book makes the grade for so many reasons, but the first is that it’s terribly absorbing and easy to fall into. A rip-roaring adventure that gives us the next step in Felicity’s adventures, this book is about self-discovery and self-assuredness. An asexual, aromantic heroine who dreams of becoming a doctor and finds her calling in the world at large, a lesbian […]