I started Friday Fives back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics.
In the past few years, I’ve become more of a fan of romance books, especially when the romance is queer or BIPOC. What can I say white, hetero-normative, cis romance gets a bit boring. Here are some of my favorite romance books.
I can’t have a romance book list and not include Red, White, and Royal Blue!! Alex and Henry are definite goals, and I absolutely love them. The book was also such a great story as well!
Yes, it’s a cis-gendered, heternormative romance, but it’s a classic! Elizabeth and Darcy was one of my first romance books I’ve read, which is why I still love the enemies to lovers, slow burn romance books.
Oliver and Luc give me the same feelings that Alex and Henry give me! They’re so cute, plus I just love how it shows two people having their own mental health issues and having to deal with it. The story is great too in the fact that it shows a horrible parent-child relationship where the parent is not given a redemption arc. This is such a great novel that is not nearly talked about as much as Red, White, and Royal Blue, plus the sequel came out earlier this week and I cannot wait to read it!!
I love both Written in the Stars and Count Your Lucky Stars. Bellefleur does an amazing job at writing such believable romances. With this one, the second-chance romance between Margo and Olivia that just hit the spot for me. Plus my love for Margo knows no bounds, and it was great to see how the other characters progressed after their books closed.
Black joy and asexual romance, I am here for it! This book was such a fun, sweet romance that was so different in that sex was never a focus (obviously, with someone who is asexual). Joy and Fox were such adorable characters by themself and together as a couple. I also love the switch in the idea of unrequited best friend story.
Happy Reading Darlings!