Reluctant Romantic Kick-Off

February 1, 2016 Uncategorized 12


It’s February, a month for celebrating love, not just of relationships but of all things bookish. This month, I’m challenging my literary snobbery and trying to develop a better relationship with the romance genre. I know a lot of you also have genres you’d like to read more of, from nonfiction to graphic novels or poetry, and I’d love to have you join me.

Looking at my post announcing this challenge, I realized the goals aren’t explained very clearly and that’s because I imagine this as a very customizable challenge. You can choose any genre and reading goals. Here’s a reminder of the schedule for discussion topic/check-in posts you can join in on as we go:

Schedule and Discussion Topics

Feb 6 – Genre Speed Dating – What genre are you getting to know this month? Why do you want to give it a chance?

Feb 13 –Β It’s Complicated – Is there anything that keeps you from reading this genre more?

Feb 20 – Young Love – Have you read the genre you’re trying before? How was your first experience with that genre this month?

Feb 27 – Relationship Status – Where is your relationship with the genre you tried? Will you read more of this genre in the future?

Tentatively Feb 28 – Twitter Chat – 7 pm EST

The challenge kicks off today, but it’s not too late to join in if there’s a genre you’d like to get to know better this month. Happy reading!

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12 Responses to “Reluctant Romantic Kick-Off”

  1. Sara

    It took me quite a while to warm up to the romance genre, but now it’s probably my favorite (along with all of it’s sub-genres, like PNR etc). There’s a lot of romance ‘fluff’ out there, but there’s also some pretty awesome romance books that pack a punch!

    • DoingDewey

      That’s encouraging to hear! I don’t think romance is going to become one of my most-read genres, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far and I do think I’ll be reading more in the future πŸ™‚

    • DoingDewey

      Perhaps Nonfiction November can be your month for more nonfiction instead πŸ™‚ So far, I’ve been enjoying my romance reading far more than I expected! It’s going very well.

  2. Laurie C

    I’m jumping in on this, although I also want to celebrate Black History Month in February, too. I’m going to read paranormal romance this month. There aren’t enough sexy shape-shifters in my life! πŸ˜‰

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks for making time for this too, Laurie! I can’t wait to hear about your experience with paranormal romance this month, especially since I don’t have much of that subgenre on my reading list for the month. It sounds like fun! πŸ™‚

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