Monday, December 27, 2010

"Romance Reading Challenge 2011"

Romance Reading Challenge 2011

Even though I had decided I wouldn't join any reading challenges in 2011, I noticed this one that Naida at "the bookworm" is hosting. Now since so many of the books I read are light romance it seems like an easy challenge for me to join. Below are the rules for the challenge. Happy Reading everyone!

I'm happy to say that my Romance Reading Challenge is going into it's 4th year! Wow! Thank you all who have joined in the past. I hope you will sign up again this year. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! So, without further ado, here are the rules:

1. "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.

Here are a few suggestions:
-anything written by Jane Austen: classics/regency romance
-Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: historical romance
-Nicholas Sparks books: contemporary romance *have box of tissues handy*
-Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding: contemporary romance/humor
-Gena Showalter's books: contemporary romance/paranormal
-The Twilight series By Stephenie Meyer: YA Romance/paranormal
-Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti: contemporary romance
-The Princess Bride by William Goldman: fantasy/romance/humor
-Frederica by Georgette Heyer: regency romance
-Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: time travel romance
-The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss: historical romance
-Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: gothic romance/classics

Need more suggestions? Visit Best Romance Novels TodayBest Romance Stories and Romance Novels on Wikipedia.

2. Choose at least 5 novels to read. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.

3. Read them at your own pace in 2011 then post the link to your review(s).

These books have been on my bookshelf way to long, therefore, they are my choices for this Romance Reading Challenge 2011.
1. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
2. Daddy's Little Helper, by Debbie Macomber
3. Flowers on Main, by Sherryl Woods
4. She's Gone Country, by Jane Porter
5. Salting Roses, by Lorelle Marinello
6. Harbor Lights, by Sherryl Woods
This challenge was completed on 2/24/2011.


  1. a warning: north and south can seem a bit boring at first. it does get better though. the first couple of chapters though were hard for me to get through, if i remember right.

  2. Im glad to see you joining! happy reading :) I've been wanting to read Jane Eyre for a long time myself.

  3. @Sarah... I think I am through the first two chapters, I read it at my leisure, a chapter or two each day.

  4. GL!!! Will be cheering you on!!

  5. wow, have fun in this challenge. I love to read Romance too. Right now, I'm reading this book. Am giving away another copy of the book. Please feel free to participate.

  6. I am reading a book call Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, can't put it down.

  7. I signed up for this one too. You have a great list of books.