Hi Friends! For this week’s podcast episode I was joined by my beautiful friend, Sam from @staxsonstaxs and The Booksta Gays! We talked all things romance, and together, with some help from recs from my instagram followers, and a lot of input from our friend, Quinn (@theromanticace on instagram), we came up with a list of romance recommendations!

It’s really important to me to read diverse and inclusive books, especially romance, because nothing is ‘one size fits all.’ I want to see all different kinds of romances, I want to read stories that I see myself in, and I want other people to see themselves in books too. Check out our list below, and let me know if you see your favorites on there or if there are any I missed that should be added in! Be sure to listen to the episode to hear more!

Books Discussed on Episode 2 of Shelf Acceptance Podcast

  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
  • Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters
  • Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  • Take A Hint, Dani Brown & Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • Not Like the Movies & Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbom
  • Peach Keeper, The Girl Who Chased the Moon & others by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Jasmine Guillory books; The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday, & Party of Two
  • The Bromance Book Club & Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas
  • Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
  • Crescent City by Sarah J Maas
Other Romances that Mel has loved or that have been recommended
  • Well Met by Jen DeLuca
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison
  • Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
  • When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
  • Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday
  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert

YA Romantic Reads

  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar
  • Boy Meets Boy by David Leventhian
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertali
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertali & Adam Silvera
  • This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callendar
  • Symptoms of Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
  • I Wish You the Best by Mason Deaver
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Analee, In Real Life by Janelle Milanes
  • Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
  • The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
  • Queens of Greek by Jen Wilde
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  • Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

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