When I first heard of The Silent Patient, I had finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt about a month prior. I was worried that The Silent Patient would be something horror related and not up my alley but I was very wrong. I’m so glad that I picked up The Silent Patient because it is now one Read More
Imara has always believed that she is normal, the only one in her quaint little town to be without magic. So, when her town elders must give a gift to the Dragon Master in order to save their town from the mages, they must give him something extravagant, something that they don’t normally give. So, Imara offers Read More
When Nona May Taylor is cursed and forced to leave in a secluded cabin in the middle of the woods with her animal companions, it can get a little lonely. But when Nona rescues Charlie, an injured hiker, there is something about him that seems to capture Nona’s attention. I gave Missing Charlie four stars, really enjoying the cute environment of the woods and I really liked the relationship between Nona and Charlie. Nona, who is cursed, appears as an old woman, however, she’s really in her 20s. In the inside, she sees how\ Read More
For a long time, I used to hide the fact that I read romance. My parents were always complaining that reading romance was going to be bad for my future, that I would have too high of an expectation. In the beginning, I believed them, but now, I freely and openly read romance. And they’re just going to have to get used to it. Romance is not taboo. We watch rom-coms and parents are okay with it but reading romance is bad?
When I was younger, my parents always pushed me to read classics, nonfiction, and on occasions, fiction. They weren’t against letting me read fiction, especially since I was getting into Percy Jackson and more Middle Grade fantasy, but, once I started to enter high school, romance piqued my interest. That’s when I felt that my parents were starting to shake their heads and say no. So, to continue reading romance, I had to read it on my phone. Although I didn’t feel guilty about reading romance, I felt guilty that I had to hide it from my parents. It was hard telling them so many times I was just reading a fantasy novel or series.
But, now that I’ve had many years to really know what I like and how my reading taste is, I’m not ashamed that I read romance. I’m an unapologetic romance reader and I’m now not afraid to hide that I read romance.
Don’t be afraid to read a genre that you think no one will approve, because who cares what they think? I used to be afraid of reading romance, something that took me to another world, but now, I freely read romance because it’s something that makes me happy.
Here is my Goodreads shelf for romance recommendations. Check it out if you’re looking for romance reads! It updates every time I finish a romance book and is viewed by most recently read.
I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below on your thoughts about romance and also if you yourself have had to hide the fact that you read romance!