• Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Time:
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until January 28, 2021

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Do you love to read romance novels and/or fiction with romantic subplots? Join the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library’s new Romance Book Club! We will be meeting in the evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm on the last Thursday of every month, starting January 30th 2020.  The book club will be co-facilitated by local romance author Vanessa Grant and librarian Casey.

The romance book club is a twist on the traditional book club format. Each month we will read romance books that feature a romance trope or theme, such as an “enemies-to-lovers” plot, a royal romance, a lovers reunited story, or a “fake relationship.” We’ll explore what makes these books work as a group.

Book club members are free to choose any romance novel or book with romantic subplot that features that month’s theme. Pick a book in any sub-genre of romance you like: historical, paranormal, contemporary, classic, romantic suspense, science fiction, fantasy, inspirational, YA, LGBTQ or others! You may want to branch out with a new sub-genre. You can read a novel by a favourite author you know and love, or try a new author. It’s all up to you! If you can, bring a copy (print or digital) of the book that you read to our meeting so you can share it with us.

Whether you’re a seasoned romance reader, new to the genre, or a (budding) romance writer yourself, we would love to see you at All The Romance Tropes!  Join our Facebook group now to get updates and reminders. See below for the schedule and book suggestions for each theme.

January 30th: For our very first meeting, we’re starting with the basics: (re)read and bring in one of your favourite romance novels or books with romantic subplots to share with the group. Any sub-genre and any themes you want!

February 27th: Our first trope: Enemies-to-lovers! Choose and read any book featuring an “enemies-to-lovers” romance story.  Having trouble finding books that fit the theme? Check out these suggestions:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Cruel Prince: Folk of the Air by Holly Black

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Something about You by Julie James

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Naked in Death by J D Robb

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh

March 26th: Our second trope: Keeping a secret! Choose and read any book featuring the plot device of “keeping a secret.” Having trouble finding books that fit the theme? Check out these suggestions:

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole 

Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl 

The Secret by Julie Garwood 

Hidden Memories by Vanessa Grant 

Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins  

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim 

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan 

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo 

Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian  



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