NPR has been on a romance kick recently! First, they did a romance edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour featuring Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Listeners were treated to a lot of fun conversation and some great reading recommendations based on subgenres of interest. Sarah also gave an amusing pop quiz on romance. Some great authors were mentioned including Beth Ciotta, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on a project.
Second in the lineup is the NPR Books Summer of Love feature. NPR polled readers for nominations of favorite romance novels and NPR is going to create a list of the top 100. Readers were asked to nominate only 5 books or short series – a limit I’m sure was difficult for voracious romance readers! I will post a link to the final list once NPR has published it.
It’s really nice to see the romance genre getting some positive coverage from an outlet like NPR!