Where Do I Find Great Romance Books?
Romance is a genre that is not underrated but sometimes carries a reputation to be too cheesy for many people. That isn’t necessarily true though! Because romance is such a big genre, it leaves a big space to work with because there are usually sub-genres tied into it. So let’s get into where you kind find a great romance book that might appeal to you!
Romance books, unlike the other genres I cover, are actually rather easy to find. They are abundant everywhere you look, but it’s (in my opinion) a very oversaturated genre. Which makes it hard for people just starting out, to find a specific type of romance book that appeals to them.
Apple Books has a great range of romance books (both free and paid), and it’s fairly easy to search for sub-genres within the romance page. It’s been one of my go-to’s whenever I’m in the mood for reading, really. However, the top charts will update weekly and sometimes free books become paid or there will be weeks where it’s possible nothing suits your taste.
For example, a few years back when Fifty Shades of Grey (the movie) came out, the majority of the top charted books were Dom/Sub or BDSM genres. It wasn’t my type of reading material and it led me to find other places for books. Your local library network should also have a rather large selection, for Toronto, I believe it’s Libby and Overdrive. They have a very large selection, but I find that Libby makes it hard to truly find what you’re looking for.
Prior to the current times, I actually scoured the romance section at book stores! I visited Indigo the most and would have my app ready to scan barcodes of books and save them to my wish list if I liked them. Taking pictures of the cover is also an option, but personally, I wouldn’t do that unless I’ve bought the book.
Goodreads is also a great place to find romance books, explore sub-genres and ask for recommendations.
Almost forgot, but there are certain sub-genres/tags within Romance books and the whole field that doesn’t often show up in stores. I think Erotica and some books with paranormal/supernatural tags are the ones that aren’t in most stores, but I haven’t actively looked for them. I guess I understand because it’s not like the sections are monitored and it wouldn’t be the greatest should a parent find their young child reading something they don’t want them to read.
But I feel like that’s a whole can of worms I’m not qualified to get into. I hope this helps!
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