Three years! Three years and every year I feel like we need it more that ever.
#RomBkLove is meant to give all of romancelandia an opportunity to talk about romance, build up the community, and create new relationships between readers through the sharing recs about books they love. We want to continue to celebrate inclusive romance, and lift up the work of Disabled, LGBTQIA+ authors & authors of color, particular Black authors who are consistently ignored by romance institutions. #RomBkLove has two pieces, the inclusive rec posts created by the #RomBkLove Team and the twitter/instagram discussions created by all readers and we hope you enjoy them both!
This year we are welcoming 18 new bloggers/reader/reviewers to the #RomBkLove team of 32! You can follow the team on twitter through the RomBkLove 2019 Team twitter list. I am incredibly thankful to this team and I hope you are looking forward to their inclusive rec posts as I am.
How to participate?
Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.
Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.
Day 1: Exceptions by Ana @AnaCoqui, Day 1 Tweet Archive
Day 2: POC in History by Jessica Pryde @jessisreading , Day 2 Tweet Archive
Day 3: Magic and Monsters by Elisabeth Lane @elisabethjlane Day 3 Tweet Archive
Day 4: Creatives: Artistic Innovators by Rachel Garcia @TorchlightInDrk Day 4 Tweet Archive
Day 5: Romance for Beginners by Bree @Bree_TheGoddess, Day 5 Tweet Archive
Day 6: Meet-Disasters by Aarya Marsden Aarya_Marsden Day 6 Tweet Archive
Day 7: Neighbors by Suzanne @cerestheories Day 7 Tweet Archive
Day 8: Second Chance by Jen @Twimom227 Day 8 Tweet Archive
Day 9: Short Stories & Novellas by H Bentham @bentchbites Day 9 Tweet Archive
Day 10: New-To-Me Authors by Chachic @chachic_ Day 10 Tweet Archive
Day 11: Seasoned (Older Characters) Romance by Kini @kinilei1 Day 11 Tweet Archive
Day 12: Clue Me In by Maria @maria_reads Day 12 Tweet Archive
Day 13: Unusual Sports Romances by Ellie @e_savova Day 13 Tweet Archive
Day 14: Off the Beaten Path: Unusual Locales in Romance by MaryLynne @emmelnie Day 14 Tweet Archive
Day 15: Unforgettable Family by Jazmen Greene @blklitreviews Day 15 Tweet Archive
Day 16: Fake relationships by Nix @Scorchingrevs, Day 16 Tweet Archive
Day 17: Love Me All the Curves Agata Weronika @Aqueda_Veronica Day 17 Tweet Archive
Day 18: Career-oriented by Carolina @wutheringreads
Day 19: Communities by Wendy @SuperWendy
Day 20: Celebrations! by Stacey Agdern @@nystacey
Day 21: Dancers by Danielle @DanieReads
Day 22: Beautiful covers by Cande @iamrainbou
Day 23: Co-workers by Ericka @e_bookpushers
Day 24: Retellings by Isa @Mikkuchan07
Day 25: Someone famous by Alex @alextweetsbooks
Day 26: Travel/road trip romance by Trisha Brown @TrishaHaleyBrwn
Day 27: Rebellious readers by Kat, @Bookthingo, Rudi @Rudi_bee and Gabby
Day 28: Romancelandia/found family Melinda @MelindaEdits & Meka Mektastic
Day 29: Geeky romances by Corey Alexander @TGStoneButch
Day 30: All the pairings: Beyond m/f & Heteronormativity Jennifer Porter @JenniferRNN
Day 31: Change-Makers by Leigh Kramer @hopefulleigh
Every year, I meet new people via #RomBkLove and as result my reading and twitter life is richer. I hope it does that for you too. See you all on May 1st!