Aunna Beranek, Columbia College Chicago
The most empowering thing a woman can do is stay true to herself.
Debbie Aspromonti, Hofstra University
Devoted fans of Stephanie Garber’s character eagerly await his return in ‘The Ballad of Never After.’
Sonia Noorbakhsh, UC Berkeley
The novels by this dark fantasy/romance author will leave you thirsty for more.
Mariam Nasief, Columbia University
Jojo Moyes’ most recent novel-to-film adaptation is not as perfect or heart-wrenching as its predecessor, ‘Me Before You.’
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
This romance novel by Mariana Zapata sparks nuanced discussions on women’s fiction, the power of starting over and indie book publishing.
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
With her genuine writing and diverse, complex characters, this popular novelist is leaving romance readers excited for more.
Eva McCarthy Mínguez, Stony Brook University
The romance genre has mostly been composed of female writers who cater to women. But today I’m here to recommend a novel by a male writer that is catered to … well, everyone.
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
The hit Netflix series evokes contemporary gender inequality by looking at the dramatic day-to-day existence in 1813 high-society London.
Aimi Wen, Duke University
The series has a few issues but is still able to balance entertainment and important discussions.
Srishti Tyagi, Cornell University
Helen Hoang’s novel paints a rich portrait of an autistic heroine, captivating readers by avoiding one-dimensional stereotypes that have long persisted in media.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
The novel’s heartbreaking exploration of divorce and loss allows its exquisite friendships and familial connections to take center stage.
Julia Greene, Columbia College Chicago
Beth O’Leary’s debut novel, which features a very unusual living arrangement, makes the case for the genre as possessing real emotional depth.
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