Romance Reading Challenge
Reading Challenges are one of my favorite parts of the bookish world. I’m a romance lover at heart and it’s hard to find a reading challenge that features books I’m actually interested in. So, this year, I’ve decided to create my own.
There are a couple things you should know about me:
– I love reading.
– I love lists.
– Romance novels are my absolute favorite.
None of those things are a secret, but it’s rare that I have a chance to combine all three of them. The truth is, I’m a shameless romance addict. One of my favorite things about the genre is the variety.
Yes, there is a certain amount of predictability. The necessary happy ending and the tensions that separates the lovers for example.
But the numerous tropes and themes mean each book offers a different adventure. There are few things funner than going on a steamy adventure with your newest book boyfriend.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to meet a new and exciting book-boyfriend each and every week for an entire year? That’s what this challenge gives you.
I make a lot of book lists. Today, I’m starting a list of lists. My goodness, I can’t tell you how exciting that is. This challenge will also help guide the books I read and the lists I make over the next year.
I’m challenging myself to read 50 completely different romance novels this year. Why 50? Well, it’s feels like an achievable number, but not something I would do if I didn’t set my mind to it.
50 Romance Novel Reading Challenge
Week 1: A Classic Romance Novel
Week 2: A Rock Star Romance
Week 3: Mistaken Identity
Week 4: Celebrity Romance
Week 5: Secret Baby
Week 6: Secret Romance
Week 7: Single Father
Week 8: Romantic Comedy
Week 9: Super Steamy
Week 10: First Love
Week 11: Millionaire/ Billionaire
Week 12: MM Military Romance Novels
Heroes with PTSD
Week 13: Historical Romance
Week 14: Romantic Suspense
Week 15: Motorcycle Club
Week 16: Friends to Lovers
Week 17: Second Chance
Week 18: MM Romance
Week 19: FF Romance
Week 20: Sports Romance MM Hockey Romance Novels
Week 21: Age Gap
Week 22: Transgender
Week 23: Physical Disability
Week 24: Mental Illness – Heroes with PTSD
Week 25: Office Romance
Week 26: Royalty
Week 27: Olympics
Week 28: Enemies to Lovers Bully to Lover
Week 29: One Night to Forever
Week 30: On the Road
Week 31: Sex Worker
Week 32: Dark/ Taboo Romance
Week 33: Paranormal Romance
Week 34: Sweet Romance Childhood Sweethearts
Week 35: Baseball Romance
Week 36: Small Town
Week 37: Cowboy
Week 38: New Adult Romance
Week 39: Young Adult Romance
Week 40: Opposites Attract
Week 41: Fake Romance
Week 42: Menage
Week 43: Neuroatypical Character
Week 44: Hockey MM Hockey Romance Novels
Week 45: Football
Week 46: Holiday Romance
Week 47: Fighter
Week 48: Law Enforcement
Week 49: Alpha Male
Week 50: Older Couples
There you have it, a list of 50 different romance novels you can read. This list is sure to provide you with an endless supply of eligible book boyfriends.
Stay in Touch
You can leave a comment on this post and let me know what books you’re reading to fill in each prompt. I’m always looking for suggestions.
I’ll be updating this page with more lists as I create them.
Reading Challenge Tips
First things first, as a lover of the romance genre, I want to see people reading more romance. This means that I want you to complete this challenge and get a good taste of the variety romance has to offer.
The goal here is roughly one book a week. It’s totally doable and here are some tools to help you stay on track.
1| Make it a Routine: Set some time each day for you to read. Just like you do for exercising and other things you would like to make a hobby out of. Read during you coffee break, in the bath, on your commute find a time that works for you and commit.
2| Choose the Right Books: While I like to think every book I recommend is amazing, some books just don’t work for some people. Some books don’t work for me… if you’re not enjoying the book you’re reading find another one. It may not be the book for you or it just might not be the book for you right now. Sometime we need to read the right book for where we are in our life.
3| Try Something Different: That’s what this challenge is all about! Reading books you wouldn’t have otherwise read, you never know where you might find your next favorite trope.
4| Read With a Friend: An accountability buddy if you will. It’s always fun to have someone to talk books with.
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Sign me up! I think I’ll start this one, though I probably won’t do it in order or enforce that I read one a week. But I adore romance and I’m here for it. I think I’ll map out my choices of books today!
Updated: here’s my link with my challenge: http://bitchbookshelf.com/2020/05/25/50-romance-novel-reading-challenge/
Aww, thanks for participating. I love your post! I started the year off with such good intentions, and then everything went a bit crazy and I haven’t been nearly as organized about this as I should be.
Megan | Bookstacks & Golden Moms
This is the perfect challenge for me! As we’re already halfway through the year, I’m curious if you will be hosting this challenge again next year??