August is the Month to Read Romance

The Geography of You and Me book cover.Did you know that August is National Romance Awareness Month? While the origins of NRAM are unclear, if you like romance novels any excuse is good enough to read one! Whether you enjoy classic love stories, thrilling romances, or stories about unlikely matches, the library has something for everyone.

Here are a few suggestions from the JMRL catalog that came out this earlier this year:

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith – Stuck in an elevator during a blackout in New York City, Lucy and Owen manage to escape and spend the rest of the blackout bonding on the darkened streets, a night they remember with longing when their respective lives separate them.

The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst – Finding herself in a macabre alternate reality during a car ride that was supposed to give her a few hours’ respite, Lauren is trapped in an ever-shifting world where lost objects come and go, locals turn feral and the only people who do not want to kill her are a handsome wild man and a knife-wielding 6-year-old girl.

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – Travis Maddox, Eastern University’s playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

All I Want is You by Toni Blake – Feeling that her future lies elsewhere, jewelry designer Christy Knight, on the way to visit her grandfather, shares the long drive to the seaside town of Coral Cove with her sexy handyman neighbor Jack DuVall, who is not who he claims to be.

Panic by Lauren Oliver – In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000–enough money to start a new life.

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