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Make a Date for Romance

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
two woodcut images from Novelist

February is the month for love and romance whatever language you speak: amor, l’amour, cinta, pag-ibig, liebe, люблю, 愛.

Are you ready for love? There are dating sites galore if real life romance is what you seek: Tinder, Match, OkCupid, POF, or, a site just for book lovers (it’s real, I checked).

But maybe you’d just like to read about love. In that case, the library is here to help. With our handy Novelist database, you can find just about any Romance genre you want.

If you’re a fan of Fantasy Romance, Historical Romance, LGBT Romance, or maybe something a bit more obscure—Men in Kilts, Spooky Love, Regency Rogues, or Cowboy Romances—we’ve got you covered.

Novelist webpage with Romance books highlighted

Novelist allows you to search for something very specific, or find Read-alikes if you are just browsing. (Kind of like a dating service for books).

So if you liked the Twilight Series, Novelist will give you suggestions for title Read-alikes, Author Read-alikes, or Series Read-alikes. One suggestion was the Argeneau series about, “A gorgeous vampire who has a regrettable tendency to faint at the sight of blood.” It’s listed as a Paranormal Romance and also as Canadian fiction. Swipe Right!

book cover of a man with a vampire bite

Another neat thing is Novelist will link you directly to our catalog to check out the item, or place a hold. It also works the other way as well; if you are searching the library’s catalog, you can see the Novelist suggestions on our pages! You can read additional reviews and ratings from GoodReads (a book sharing website), Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus, (sites librarians trust for reviews), or from Novelist’s own curated recommendations called NextReads.

And Novelist allows you to save your searches, create lists, email them to a friend, or print them out. So just like in real life, if you’re not ready to commit, or you’re just not that into them, you can save that Romance for later.

3 romance book covers

Try Novelist today. You might just find your perfect book match!