Top Romance eBooks and audiobooks for men to borrow from the library


CLEVELAND — February 12, 2016 — When one thinks of the Romance genre of books, a female audience comes to mind. It’s also a common perception that men just don’t read romance novels. But this is a myth: According to statistics from the Romance Writers of America (RWA), men make up 18 percent of romance book readers, and this number’s increasing each year. This popular genre isn’t just for the ladies anymore.

Romance and erotica are by far the most popular genres for eBook readers (from RWA) and, thanks to eReading devices such as tablets and smartphones, the “embarrassing cover” issue is no longer a roadblock for reading romance. This factor, along with the convenience of digital and 24/7 availability from the library, has contributed to the increased popularity of the Romance genre among all readers – including men – who enjoy Romance on their mobile devices. Additionally, more men are starting to read Romance books that are written from the male point of view.

Romance novels tend to be very welcoming of male viewpoints; many of them divide the point of view between the lead couple so that readers can get in the head of both the male and female characters throughout the book.

February is the perfect time to fall in love with your library and discover a new Romance novel. OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for libraries, has put together a collection of some of the top Romance eBooks and audiobooks told from the male point of view:

Grey E L James (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
Paper Towns  John Green (Penguin Young Readers Group)
The Rosie Project  Graeme Simision (HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books)
City of Bones  Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
The Night Circus  Erin Morgenstern (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group)
Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Press)
Looking for Alaska John Green (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Legend Marie Lu (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group)
City of Ashes Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

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