You’ve already binged Bridgerton, which premiered on Netflix on Christmas. You can’t stop thinking about the Duke, admire that the Dutchess speaks her mind, and still want to know… who is Lady Whistledown? Before it airs a second season in March 2021 (fingers crossed!), indulge in similar books to the TV series.
A Little About Julia Quinn
Bridgerton is based off of Julia Quinn’s 11 book Bridgerton roman series, which started publication in 2000. She has won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for Regency Historical for three of her novels. She is passionate about “dispelling the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance.” She also believes that “in some ways, portraying a healthy relationship in literature is the most revolutionary thing you can do.”
The Duke and I is the first book in the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. It is available as an e-audiobook on Libby through the Beehive Consortium.
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn is the first book in the Rokesby series to prequal her Bridgerton series storyline.
The Lady Most Willing: A Novel in Three Parts comes to you from the author of Bridgerton, Julia Quinn, and two other authors in the same romance genre.
While Julia Quinn’s books don’t include a diverse set of character that Shonda Rhimes includes in her series, having romances with a diverse character list and plot line are essential for us as readers. These books feature multicultural protagonists in stories full of love and passion.
Emerging from a life-threatening illness, a fiercely organized but unfulfilled computer geek recruits a mysterious artist to help her establish meaning in her life, before finding herself engaged in reckless but thrilling activities.
This is the first book in The Brown Sisters series. Read them all? The third book, Act Your Age, Eve Brown, is scheduled to be released this March.
A 30-year-old math whiz with Asperger’s tries to make her love life as rich as her career by hiring an escort to help her with her lack of knowledge and experience in the dating department.
This is the first book in The Kiss Quotient series. Read them all? The third book, The Heart Principle, is scheduled to released this August.
Cynical dating app creator Rhiannon Hunter must decide whether or not to give former pro-football player Samson Lima, who wooed her during one magical night and then disappeared, a second chance despite the fact that he in league with a business rival.
This is the first book in the Modern Love series. Red them all? The third book, First Comes Like, is scheduled to be released this February.
Tiaras, fancy balls, and rules of etiquette abound in these charming tales of nobility finding love.
The First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.
In the first adult installment of the Princess Diaries series, Mia and longtime boyfriend Michael plan their fairy tale wedding, while a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne because of a royal secret.
An American girl finds her prince in this “fun and dishy” royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Regency Era Romances
Regency romances bring to life early 19th-century England. The dress, manners, and tumultuous events of this period provide a thrilling backdrop for romance. Bridgerton is set in 1813 – the exact time frame for this romance sub-genre.
Still grieving three years after his fiancée’s mysterious suicide, Jace Montgomery discovers a clue about her death that leads him to purchase an English fortress, where he encounters a headstrong ghost who died under similar circumstances. This is the first book in The Wescott series. It is available as an ebook on Libby through the Beehive Consortium.
When the death of his cousin, an earl, lands him with responsibility for an estate riddled with debt and the late earl’s three sisters, Devon Ravenel finds himself drawn to his cousin’s widow and committed to restoring the estate. This is the first book in The Ravenels series.
Falsely imprisoned Quinn Wentworth marries pregnant widow Jane Winston in order to help her, but when he is saved from execution by the discovery that he is the heir to a dukedom, they must live with their marriage of convenience. This book available as an ebook on Libby through the Beehive Consortium.
This blog post was created by librarians from Park City Library with help of information found in NoveList – a database which is free with your library card. NoveList is a comprehensive reading recommendation resource.