the ask@AAR: Are we reviewing the books that interest you?

A recent comment at AAR made me wonder, for the thousandth time, if AAR reviews the novels our readers are interested in.

My very cursory assessment of  this year’s reviews is thus: We’ve published close to 200 reviews. Of those, 84% were published this year. In terms of genre, the breakdown of 2022 books is roughly:

Contemporary Romance: 57

Erotic Romance: 1

Fantasy Romance: 2

Fiction: 6

Gothic: 1

Historical Fiction: 6

Historical Romance: 28

Inspirational Romance: 4

Mystery: 17

New Adult: 2

Paranormal Romance: 5

Psychological Thriller: 3

Romantic Suspense: 9

Science Fiction Romance: 1

Steampunk: 1

Women’s Fiction: 13

Young Adult: 10

About a third of these, across genres, are queer romances. Close to a third feature authors of color and or characters of color.

Is this coverage working for you? If not, why not?


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