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Do you love finding your next read based on the recommendation of a book influencer? We do too. We rounded up 17 bookish influencers of color who review romance novels that you should be following. It’s important that the book reviews and recommendations you see come from diverse voices all year long. Read on and give these content creators some love.

Bookstagrammers

Talk About Swoon
Every Tuesday, Amanda shares an incredible and diverse roundup of trope recommendations. Her posts range from highlighting books with plus-sized heroines to pairing romances with 90s movies! You can tell how much care and work she puts into each piece.

 

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Zae’s bookstagram is aesthetic goals! Her typical vibe: a cup of coffee, a cozy blanket, and (of course) a book. Her feed will make you want to stop what you’re doing and curl up with a good read.

 

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Looking for indie romance? Marshay has’ feed is filled with recommendations that will have you clearing space on your TBR every time she posts.

 

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Kalie is a co-host of the #BlackAuthorReadathon taking place the entire month of February, and she also co-hosts Hidden Gems BookClub, which spotlights books by BIPOC authors.

Melaninreadss
If you want in-depth reviews of Black romances with a focus on indie authors Melaninreadss has you covered on both Instagram and Twitter!

Between the Covers Bookclub
Trying to find debut and new-to-you Black romance authors? Between the Covers Bookclub has endless recommendations and reviews!

Bloggers

The Infinite Limits of Love
Long time book blogger and co-runner of the Swoon Awards, Nick shares her love of romance novels via blog posts, tweets, and bookstagram. Nick’s Twitter threads of romance and dessert pairings are my favorite.

Brazen Babe Reviews
Sharonda Isadora is doing it all from her fantastic blog content to her podcast. Her TikToks will make you laugh out loud and her book recs are always sure to make you swoon.

Du Livre
With a background in libraries and many years of blogging, Amber is extremely knowledgeable about publishing, reviewing, and romance novels. She has great insight and discussions on her blog.

Romance Schmomance
Love fantasy and paranormal romance? Malia shares excellent recommendations on her blog, Instagram, and Twitter of everything from ARCs to backlist titles to audiobooks.

Booktubers

Books on Stereo
Charles is known for his love of audiobooks and the fact that he’s always in the middle of a million books. He has co-hosted the #PNRReadathon and is co-running both a Psy-Changeling and Immortals After Dark readalong. 

Books with Samantha
Samantha’s makeup looks and vintage historical romance collection are gorgeous. Her author binges and her Historical Hellions book club are both working checking out. 

Buy the Book
Meg joined booktube a mere two months ago and already has tons of great romance content! If you’re looking for a Kindle Unlimited recommendation or a motivating romance book, check out her videos. 

Remarkably Lisa
Looking for diverse romance recommendations? Lisa has a recommendation video for the book you’re looking for! This month she’s also hosting the Lunar New Year Readathon.

Nayema’s Reads
Nayema’s videos are always so fun to watch! She primarily reads contemporary and dark romance, but is never afraid of branching out into new genres (and taking viewers along for the ride!).

Just Key
Whether you’re tuning into her specific tropes videos or her author spotlight series, Keanna’s recommendations are not to be missed. Romance readers who also love YA will find tons to love on her channel.

The Book Voyagers
Sil is well known in the romance community for her excellent and diverse book recommendations. She joined booktube less than a year ago and has filled her channel with fantastic videos ever since.

Dana Cuadrado

Dana Cuadrado is the Social Media and Administrative Assistant at NetGalley. She manages all of NetGalley’s social channels, spends a lot of time taking bookstagram pictures, and specializes in finding the perfect gif. When she’s not working, she’s probably baking cookies, binge watching a show on Netflix, and attempting to read all of the books on her TBR pile.

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