What’s on Romantasy Readers’ TBR Lists?

By Sarah Yurch | March 21 2024 | Promo OpportunityFiction

Romantasy: the hybrid genre everyone is talking about. Unless you’ve been actively avoiding both social and mainstream media, the trend has crossed your path. And it’s still on the rise: at the time of writing, the hashtag “#romantasy” has over 992 million views on TikTok. Books blending fantastical elements with steamy romance aren’t new, but the craze is reaching a new—or newly enthusiastic—readership.

Since it’s a hybrid genre, readers’ discovery journeys are varied—some established fans either of Fantasy or Romance are drawn in by the worldbuilding or new takes on familiar tropes. Still other readers are intrigued by the hype (see above: 992 million views on TikTok) and open to trying a new (to them) kind of read.

But the opportunity extends beyond Romantasy. As we might expect from a composite genre, these readers are omnivorous with large and heterogeneous TBR stacks. While some do continue down the Romantasy path, many readers pivot to more traditional Fantasy or Romance, pick up other buzzy viral reads they’ve heard about, or select books that provide a complete change of pace.

As a result, we can serve this huge and growing readership their next read in any number of other categories including YA, beach reads, epic fantasy, contemporary romance, and more.

Want to learn more about Romantasy readers?  Check out the deep dive into Romantasy Genre Pathways here on Insights @ PRH.

See below for some of the most in-demand books across genres on Romantasy readers’ TBR lists, or click here for a longer list.

And check out some of our backlist Romantasy books here.

Happy Place
9780593441190
A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.
$19.00 US
Mar 05, 2024
Paperback
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Love Hypothesis
9780593336823
When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.
$16.00 US
Sep 14, 2021
Paperback
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Deadly Education
A Novel
9780593128503
The New York Times bestselling novel, telling the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.
$18.00 US
May 04, 2021
Paperback
Del Rey
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Eragon
Book I
9780375826696
A new adventure hatches in Book One of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold more than 40 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." —The Washington Post
$15.99 US
Apr 26, 2005
Paperback
Knopf Books for Young Readers
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Dragonriders of Pern
9780345340245
The first three books in one of the world's most beloved science fiction series, The Dragonriders of Pern, in one collection, and now with a brand new cover.
$22.00 US
Oct 12, 1988
Paperback
Del Rey
World