Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

13 Queer Black Romances That Will Give You All The Feels

The past few years have offered us a wealth of choices in Black romance featuring queer couples, including D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins, and it’s been a joy to see.


If you need a little joy in your life, even if you're not usually a manga reader, the Househusband series is the best place to start.

So You Want to Work in a Library: Back of House Edition

How Are Libraries Recognizing Black History Month?

Libraries can celebrate BHM with displays, events, and more — but it won't mean much if the library isn't a safe place for Black people.

SINGLE ALL THE WAY and the Variables of Interracial Romance

We don’t live in a colorblind world, so why should we want to read about people who claim to be us, but without the depth or details?

Mass Market Romance Is Still Important, Y’all.

I know what I'm missing when I don't pick up mass market romances. Do you?

On Accepting My TBR For What It Is

Between all the myriad ways to find interesting books, your TBR can get pretty out of control. Here's a new way to handle it.

Romance Tropetonite: Reality Show Romances

I love reality show romances! From baking shows to Bachelor style competitions, here are some new & upcoming reads with reality TV elements, including The Love Con by Seressia Glass.

Happy Reading: My Dream Romance Bookstore & Cafe

Someone please fund my daydream of having a two story romance bookstore and cafe -- even if I'm too introverted too actually run it.

How To Actually “Do Your Own Research”

A librarian advises on what "doing your own research" really means, and how to find reliable information on complex subjects.