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:
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: