Romantic Novelists' Association

Romance Reading Month

31 January 2022

February 2022

Week 1


Visit your local library and share your romance book hauls on our social media accounts.

Tell us your recommendations for books featuring libraries or librarians.

Post pictures of your library to our Instagram account so we can find the most beautiful one.

1st Feb

Finalists of the Romantic Novel Awards to be announced.

1st Feb at 2pm

Interview with Michelle Watson from Northumberland libraries on Romance Now our Insta Live channel with Fiona Mountain. Follow us @romanticnovelists

Week 2


Celebrate your local bookshop by buying up all of their romance novels, share your pictures on our social media channels.

Is your local bookshop beautiful? If so post a picture to our Instagram account and share the love.

9th Feb at 6pm

Join us for a fabulous Romance Now Insta Live interview with Jane Fincham from Harbour Books.

Week 3


Celebrating diversity in romance. Share your book recommendations across our social media channels and tell all your friends too.

16th Feb at 6pm

Join us over on Insta Live for our Romance Now interview with author, playwright and founder of Candace Magazine, Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm.


A diverse Zoom panel hosted by Liam Livings. Panellists include:

Keshini Naidoo, Publishing Director, Hera Books

Lizzie Lane, author

Laura James, author

Zeba Shah, author

Paul Jalfrate, author

Week 4


Share your thoughts on why Romance should be taken seriously across our social media platforms using the above hashtag and #RespectRomFic

23rd of Feb at 6pm

Join us over on Insta Live for our Romance Now interview with Sunday Times Bestselling author Phillipa Ashley.

24th of Feb at 7pm

Join us for our Romance Means Business Zoom Panel, to discuss attitudes towards the romance genre and how we can demand respect for the genre. Hosted by Virginia Heath, panellists include

Sara-Jade Virtue, Brand Development Director at Simon & Schuster

Milly Johnson, Sunday Times Best Selling Author

Caroline Sheldon, Literary Agent

Charlotte Ledger, Publishing Director at One More Chapter

Audrey Harrison, Amazon, Best Selling Author of Historical Fiction

If you would like to ask any of our panellists or Romance Now interviewees a question please email them in advance to

26th of Feb

Arrange a get together with your reading and writing friends, maybe a chapter get together to celebrate the romance genre and share your photos with us.