Romance Report
June 9-15, 2019


It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from 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.

Find new #blackromance in Girl, Have You Read’s weekly roundup.

Women of Color in Romance has 15 new releases for you.

Don’t miss The Muslim Shelf’s list of June releases.

And the Book Voyager highlighted four upcoming releases by Latinx authors.

Get your ears ready! Alyssa Cole’s post-apocalyptic OFF THE GRID series is coming to audio.

Are you taking part in Robin Covington’s 2019 Diverse Reading Challenge? Check out her rec for Native or Indigenous author or character.

Bawdy Bookworm is still accepting submissions for their Diverse Romances Press List, so underrepresented authors, head over there and as your titles.

Simon Riveted is giving away free queer books for #PrideMonth.

Speaking of #PrideMonth, Ali Williams has put together a list of recs for every letter of LGBTQIADPPN!

And Pink Heart Society’s @AleksandrVoinov has written a retrospective of the past 12 years LGBTQIA+ romance.

Love in Panels has queer recs to help you feel out your @RippedBodice’s summer romance bingo card.

And check out #promoLGBTQ for some more great recs!

We hope you have a week filled with books and joy and all the good things! And if we have missed anything important, please let us know. You can submit anonymous feedback or DM us on Twitter at @sparkjoyromance

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