October 23, 2017

First—And Foremost | Debut Novels

Fall 2017/winter 2018 bring the promise of fresh, new voices

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

Final Thoughts on the Perfect Genre | RWA 2017

A few final thoughts on the Romance Writers of America 2017 conference in Orlando, FL

A Special Day for Librarians | RWA 2017

A highlight of the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is Librarians Day, held this year on Saturday, July 29

First Steps | Debut Novels

Summer fiction titles from first-timers bend the boundaries in this debut preview.

Learning To Love Romance | Readers’ Advisory

Passionate historicals, fast-paced suspense, werewolves, Vikings, modern-day bikers, Navy SEALs, Amish families. The romance genre can give you all these things and a happy ending.

RA Ready: A Beginner’s Guide to Genre Fiction | Readers’ Advisory

There are few things more satisfying for a librarian than uniting a reader with a great book (or two or ten). But many library staffers experience anxiety when asked to recommend titles in genres they don’t read themselves and with which they are unfamiliar.

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of Reading List, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ’s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance

Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.

Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.