#tbt Reviews – Top 100 Romance Novels


Sometimes I feel like I came to romance novels late. I didn’t have an older sister who would sneak me her battered dog eared books when our mom wasn’t looking. My friends were more likely to read Tolkien. I went straight from reading Nancy Drew and the Babysitters Club to epic fantasy and then I lived there for a long time.

I didn’t actually pick up my first romance novel until I was probably 27 or 28. I didn’t even know it was a romance novel. It promised me vampires and I was still riding the Twilight wave (I know, I know. We’ll talk about that some other day. Along with the time I had to buy the complete series of 50 Shades of Grey, even though I’ve never read it to this day). I bought what I thought was a vampire novel, and by page 50 there were blow jobs, and by page 178 I was hooked.

All this to say that Goodreads published their list of Top 100 Romance Novels and I have read exactly 24. Not a stellar record, but not bad given my late start. If you’re looking for well vetted titles, I have a few recommendations.

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I Can’t Stop Crying

onion-697201_1920.jpgI’m ok, I promise. Sometime tears, even sad ones, are good for you.

The good folks at This Glorious Mess published my post. Come find out why I can’t stop crying, and why that’s okay.

2017 – More of the Good Stuff

I mostly suck at New Year’s resolutions. There was the year I resolved to read more books. That went pretty well. But most years, good intentions, hell, you know how it goes.

As you can tell by the progress on my 100 day workout challenge, big goals that are out of my norm often get left by the wayside. So instead of setting new resolutions, I went back through 2016 and picked the things I enjoyed the most that I want to keep doing.


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