Romanceopoly with Jennifer: August Update

Posted August 31, 2019 by Jennifer in Reading Challenge Tags: ,

Romanceopoly is a romance reading challenge based on the game board Monopoly. It’s hosted by Under the Covers Book Blog and Peace Love Books. I’m using the challenge to help me stay focused on my backlist TBR, but if a new release fits a square I’ll read them for the challenge. I prefer to stick to my older titles, but we all get distracted by the shiny new books.

Books read for Romanceoploy so far:

  1. Women’s Ave: Women’s FictionLove and Other Words by Christina Lauren REVIEW
  2. Bus: TransportWanderlust by Lauren Blakely REVIEW
  3. Magic Row: Paranormal RomanceShades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost REVIEW
  4. Alien AvenueDark Swan by Gena Showalter (Goodreads review)
  5. Library: Free choice Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis REVIEW
  6. Kick-Ass Lane: Urban Fantasy with a picture of a kickass heroine on the cover – Nevermore by Dannika Dark REVIEW
  7. Library: Free choiceStray Magic by Kelly Meding  REVIEW
  8. Firestation Consumed by You by Lauren Blakely  REVIEW
  9. Mystery Challenge #1 . . . Fated Mates RomanceShadow’s Seduction by Kresley Cole
  10. Erotic Eaves: ContemporaryBeyond Innocence by Kit Rocha REVIEW
  11. Subway Uptown: Chef/Foodie RomanceGimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper
  12. Bad Boy Circus: Contemporary romance w/ bad boy hero or bad gal heroine – The Feel Good Factor by Lauren Blakely REVIEW
  13. Leather Lane: Urban Fantasy where the series is completed – Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones
  14. Faraway Land: Fantasy – Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
  15. Heartbreak Hosptial: doctor hero/heroine – Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis
  16. Library: Free choiceThe Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis REVIEW
  17. Sweet Street: sweet or small town contemporary romance – Sisters of Summer’s End by Lori Foster REVIEW
  18. Mystery Challenge #2: Historical Romance featuring a wallflower or courtesan- Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean – REVIEW
  19. Creature Crescent: Paranormal Romance –  hero/heroine isn’t human (shifters, vamps, angels, demons, gargoyles, etc) – Cowboy in Wolf’s Clothing by Kait Ballenger REVIEW
  20. Subway Downtown: Read a rock star romance – Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
  21. London Street: Steampunk Read a steampunk romance or steampunk novel – Wicked as She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson – REVIEW to come
  22. Taxi Transport: Read a book on UTC’s or PLB’s Recs List (any genre) – Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
  23. Military Mews: Read a romantic suspense with a military hero/heroineTaken by Rebecca Zanetti

Squares I have yet to read:

  • MURDER MILL – Read a thriller or romantic thriller
  • COZY CORNER – Read a mystery or cozy mystery
  • MAYFAIR – Read a historical romance where there is a class disparity
  • MYSTERY #3 – Prompt to be announced 9/1/19
  • WARRIORS WAY – Read a paranormal romance that involves a band of warriors (pretty sure this will be a Black Dagger Brotherhood book but it has to be one I’ve not read yet. I need to get back to my reread so I can at least read LOVER AT LAST by the end of the year)
  • LGBT LANE – Read a new adult LGBT romance
  • FREEDOM FRIARS – Read an adult LGBT romance
  • DUNGEON Corner  – Read a book with a hero in prison or who is an ex-con – OR – Read a book on UTC’s or PLB’s Book Boyfriends List.
  • COLLEGE ROW – Read a new adult book set in college
  • GROWING PAINS PLACE – Read a young adult book (fantasy or contemporary)
  • AUSTEN ROW – Historical Romance Read a classic romance – OR – Read a historical romance on UTC’s or PLB’s Recs List. (pretty sure I’ll read/listen to a Jane Austen title since I own all of her popular novels in one collection and a few on audiobook)

IF YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SQUARES I HAVE LEFT FEEL FREE TO LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS. I have a few in mind on some of the squares and others I have no clue because I don’t read in some of the genres that much.

Stay tuned for more monthly recap posts to see how I’m doing with the reading challenge.

If you would like to learn more about the challenge and download the printables head over to