According to the Romance Writers of America, "Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending." Both the conflict and the climax of the novel should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can also contain subplots that do not specifically relate to the main characters' romantic love. ▶︎Current Week: #7 (Monday 13 to Sunday 19) A to Z folders are opened for your February books Progress Posts are opened for the books you'll just start to read (or are currently reading).
Other definitions of a romance novel may be broader, including other plots and endings or more than two people, or narrower, restricting the types of romances or conflicts. Polls: Your 2017 GR Reading Challenge goal, In 2017, in order or jumping around?
The story must be written in language that is below their level so it is enjoyable to read.
A good story is at the heart of every Reading Circle.*Each student is given a different role in the discussion: Discussion Leader, Summarizer, Culture Collector, Word Master, etc.
Author of Simply Irresistible New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. [Older polls] Reminders: Please add your book thread to the appropriate A-Z folder following the Title, by Author rule for the title of your post!
Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Feel free to add your yearly list to the 2017 Plans folder. Therefore, the group is dedicated to the discussion of romance audiobooks including romance authors and narrators as well as the audiobook industry in general.
Students must read the story and complete their Role Sheet in preparation for the discussion.*Reading Circles encourage students to think more, read more – and talk more!