Welcome to Romance SParks Joy

Romance Sparks Joy is a a book club that aims to amplify the voices of underrepresented romance authors and promote their stories of happiness for everyone and anyone.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. You can find out more about our project, the books we’ve read, the books we’re looking to read, and the people behind the scenes that keep it all running here. Join in the monthly discussions on Twitter by following @sparkjoyromance and say hello to all of the wonderful people participating in RSJ.

Latest stories

Website Updates

As you can probably tell, we’re trying out a new look here at Romance Sparks Joy. We’re really enjoying it so far, but please let us know what you think.

We’re also going to start cross-posting our weekly round-ups, as well as other announcements on our website and not just on Twitter and Facebook. Keep your eyes open for new content, coming soon!

Romance Report
August 4-11, 2019

It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from or about BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you don’t already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post. #RomanceSparksJoy #RSJRoundUp We lost one of the greats this week. Toni Morrison inspired so many who thought their voices wouldn’t...

Romance Report
July 28-August 3, 2019

It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from or about BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you don’t already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post. Alyssa Cole brought up excellent points to consider when we’re discussing the racism in romancelandia, trying to center the joy and *not*...

Romance Report
July 21-27, 2019

It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from or about BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you don’t already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post. A week in Romancelandia is approximately three earth years long, which means that we sometimes lose track of important stories. We got...

Romance Report
July 14-20, 2019

It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from or about BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you don’t already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post. RWA is next week, and the board has published a preview of their potential changes to RITA nominations and judging with the goal of...