Newsletter editor Lily here.
It feels like forever since I noted this, but back in late January, I founded an IRL contemporary romance book club. We had our first in-person meeting roughly a week before sh*t hit the fan in New York City, and I have to say: It was a magical afternoon. Everyone got along swimmingly, and there wasn’t a single outlier in the bunch. We talked about the monthly book pick and we talked about other books and everything was fabulous.
Despite only meeting two months ago on the internet and three weeks ago IRL, these women have become a vital lifeline for me in the midst of quarantining. We trade books and reviews on a daily (and often hourly) basis via texts and DMs and Goodreads, in addition to talking about the lives we were leading outside of our apartments before all of this started and the ones we lead now.