Read on for the rules:

  1. Now, “Romance” isn’t limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.
  2. Choose at least 5 novels read them between Jan 1st though Dec 31st 2009. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.
  3. Read them at your own pace in 2009 then come here and post the link to your review(s).
  4. Link your “RRC” choices here with any of these graphics:

I haven’t officially decided what to read yet, but I’m thinking of adding a book-to-movie theme along with it just so I can read a wide variety.


  1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – finished Apr 4, 2009
  2. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – finished Aug 23, 2009
  3. Roxana by Daniel Defoe – finished Oct 22, 2009
  4. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje – finished Oct 25, 2009
  5. Emma by Jane Austen – finished Nov 23, 2009