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Summer Reading

There are all kinds of ways to find authors and books, but there are two new ones out there that have me filling up my TBR, and I thought I should share with you. Because, I’m nice that way. And I like enabling other people in their bookish habits. *Cue fiendish music……*

#Romancestagram

If you are on Instagram, then you want to make sure you are following RomanceLibrary and her #romancestagram hashtag because each week she and a number of other bloggers and readers (and of course, you can as well) are posting books from their favorite historical romance tropes.

So for example in June, fans, readers and authors will be posting the following categories (with some examples from my bookshelf):

June 4-10 Relationship of Convenience
(No Marriage of Convenience, “Something Borrowed” from Four Weddings and a Sixpence, Mad About the Major)

June 11-17 Epistolary Romances
(Love Letters from a Duke, And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake)

June 18-24 Enemies to Lovers
(Have You Any Rogues, And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake)

June 25-July 1 Second Chance Romance
(Brazen Temptress, Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress, Have You Any Rogues)

Here’s a fun post I put together last month for “Ladies in Pants”.

You don’t have to go all Pinterest Flat lay to play, just snap a pick of your favorite book from the weekly theme and post it on Instagram. Just don’t forget to use the #romancestagram hashtag. Don’t feel like posting? Then just follow along and see if you can find a new favorite. (And if you are on Instagram, make sure and follow me at ElizBoyle.)

Summer Reading Bingo

The Ripped Bodice bookstore is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Summer Romance Bingo. You can find a downloadable Bingo board here and all the rules here.

And just in case you were looking for some books to fill those first few squares with, I have a few suggestions . . .

Fairy Tale Retelling? How about Cynders & Ashe or The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane.

Forced Proximity? Try Have You Any Rogues or This Rake of Mine.

Enemies to Lovers? (Popular, eh?!) Have You Any Rogues or And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake.

Hero Named Harry (Okay, I’m going to fudge this a bit and say, Heroine Named Harry!) If Wishes Were Earls

So make sure to post your board on Instagram (#rippedbodicebingo) or your book suggestions or great finds to help others fill up their boards…and discover new favorites.

After all, isn’t that what we are all looking for? Our new favorite romance?!

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