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 (My Review)
  2. Curran POV by Ilona Andrews 
  3. Wolfsong by TJ Klune
  4. Ravensong by TJ Klune
  5. Heartsong by TJ Klune

Urban Fantasy

  1. Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing by Terry Spear
  2. When He’s Dark by Suzanne Wright (My Review)

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)
  3. Kissing Galileo by Penny Reid (My Review)
  4. Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen  (My Review)

Erotic Romance

  1. Roommates by Rose DeAngelo 
  2. Hotter Than Ever by Elle Kennedy (My Review)
  3. Sweet Addiction by J Daniels
  4. Hudson by Shayne McClendon
  5. Radiance by Shayne McClendon

Science-Fiction Romance

  1. The Security Guy by VC Lancaster (My Review)
  2. Trigger by Scarlett Dawn (My Review)

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)
  5. To Have and To Hoax by Martha Waters (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 (My Review)
  4. Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy (My Review)
  5. Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley (My Review)

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)
  5. Understatement of the Year by Elle Kennedy (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. A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
  2. The Wonkiest Witch by Jeannie Wycherley (My Review)