This challenge is hosted by the Under the Covers Book blog Goodreads group.  Basically, you need to read a certain number of books from various romance sub-genres.  In my case, I’ve chosen to go for the romance guru level, which means I’ll be reading 5 books from each sub-genre for a total of 65 books!  I’m very much looking forward to this.  I have a tendency to binge on certain genres (hi, paranormal & urban fantasy!) and ignore everything else.

Below I’ve listed out some of the books I’m hoping to read in each category, including books I have in my TBR and also ones that will be released in 2018.  I’m horrible at following these lists, though, so I’m sure things will get shaken up a bit as the year progresses.

13/65 total books read (as of 2/3)


» Paranormal Romance (0/5)

 Baby, I'm Howling For You by Christine Warren Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh

» Urban Fantasy (1/5)
Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop
1. Lake Silence – Anne Bishop (3/3/18) 4*

» Young Adult (2/5)
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1) by Rachel A. Marks

1. Blood and Sand – C.V. Wyk (1/17/18) 3*
2. Fire and Bone – Rachel A. Marks (2/20/18) 4*

» New Adult (1/5)
Crazy Love by Kendra C. Highley

» Erotic Romance (0/5)

» Sci Fi (0/5)

» Historical Romance (0/5)

» Steampunk (0/5)

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan

» Contemporary Romance (4/5)
The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1) by Tamsen Parker Breathe by Kimberley Ash Want You (The Garner Brothers, #2) by Stacy Finz

1. The Ones Who Got Away – Roni Lauren (1/1/18) 5*
2. Love on the Tracks – Tamsen Parker (1/7/18) 4*
3. Breathe – Kimberley Ash (1/10/18) 4*
4. Want You – Stacy Finz (2/27/18) 4*

» Romantic Suspense (2/5)
Hard Pursuit (Delta Force Brotherhood, #3) by Sheryl Nantus Girl in the Mist by S.T. Young

1. Hard Pursuit – Sheryl Nantus (2/24/18) 4*
2. Girl in the Mist – S.T. Young (2/22/18) 4*

» LGBT Romance (3/5)
Seduction on the Slopes (Snow & Ice Games, #2) by Tamsen Parker Worth Waiting For (Heart of the South, #1) by Wendy Qualls Worth Searching For (Heart of the South, #2) by Wendy Qualls

1. Seduction on the Slopes – Tamsen Parker (1/9/18) 4*
2. Worth Waiting For – Wendy Qualls (2/24/18) 4*
3. Worth Searching For – Wendy Qualls (2/25/18) 4*

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) by Mackenzi Lee Insight (The Community, #1) by Santino Hassell Citywide (Five Boroughs, #6) by Santino Hassell

» Fantasy (2/5)
Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #3) by Amanda Bouchet A Meddle of Wizards (Fledgling Magic #1) by Alexandra Rushe

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Radiance (Wraith Kings, #1) by Grace Draven Eidolon (Wraith Kings, #2) by Grace Draven  

» Mystery (1/5)
A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn