Episode 15: In this show, we depart from our usual analysis of YA literature and instead discuss adult romance-novel tropes that persistently beguile and bedevil us.
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Our Current Reads
Baader-Meinhof: The Inside Story of the Red Army Faction by Stephan Aust
Orleans by Sherrie L. Smith
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn
“Translation: All this twaddle merely is saying, ‘Hi, I’m Andreas Baader, a sociopathic dick.'”
What the hell is a “manther” anyway?
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Roxane Gay’s Outlander recaps: here, here, & here
“I feel so objectified.”
Romance Trope: The Virgin Hero
Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
Off-Campus by Amy Jo Cousins
Taking Him by Jackie Ashenden
Romance Trope: The Indestructible Male
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
The Master by Kresley Cole
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
“Your torture tactics are nothing compared to the Midwestern accents of these dames, Le Chiffre!”
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