Romance Roundabout Reading Challenge 2020

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hello, lovelies! 

I’ve participated in the Romance Roundabout Reading Challenge, previously hosted by Under the Covers Book Blog, for three years now. I really, really enjoy the challenge! Basically, they give you 13 romantic subcategories and you challenge yourself to read either 1, 3 or 5 books from each sub-genre.

I challenged myself to read 5. I thoroughly enjoy this challenge because it pushes me to read more than one book from those lesser-read sub-genres. This is how I discovered Steampunk, and how I re-discover it each year and am reminded of how much I enjoy it. Although they are no longer hosting the challenge in favor of a different one (Romanceopoly, which I am also participating in and love!!), I still wanted to do this one anyway :)

Paranormal Romance

  1. Sweep with Me by Ilona Andrews
  2. Curran POV by Ilona Andrews 
  3. Wolfsong by TJ Klune

Urban Fantasy

Young Adult

  1. Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer (My Review)
  2. Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins (My Review)
  3. Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson (My Review
  4. Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (My Review)
  5. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (My Review)

New Adult

  1. Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata (My Review)
  2. The Chase by Elle Kennedy (My Review)

Erotic Romance

  1. Roommates by Rose DeAngelo 
  2. Hotter Than Ever by Elle Kennedy (My Review)

Science-Fiction Romance

  1. The Security Guy by VC Lancaster

Historical Romance

  1. To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt 
  2. Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
  3. Wallflower Water by Tessa Dare (My Review)
  4. Highland Conquest by Heather McCollum (My Review)

Steampunk Romance

Contemporary Romance

  1. Beard Necessities by Penny Reid
  2. To Love Jason Thorne by Ella Maise (My Review)
  3. Love Hard by Nalini Singh 
  4. Beef Cake by Jiffy Kate (My Review
  5. Beefcakes by Kalayna Price (My Review

Romantic Suspense

  1. Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley (My Review)
  2. Code of Honor by April White (My Review)
  3. Undercover Bromance by Lisa Kay Adams 
  4. Killer Instinct by Elle Kennedy 

LGBTQ+ Romance

  1. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (My Review)
  2. Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen (My Review)
  3. Fence by CS Pacat, Johanna the Mad (My Review)
  4. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (My Review)


  1. Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith (My Review)
  2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (My Review)
  3. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  4. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (My Review)


  1. Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
  2. The Wonkiest Witch by Jeannie Wycherley