A TV Critic Looking for a Soap Opera in Book Form

Episode 5

Ariana Romero is the former senior TV critic for Refinery29. On this week’s episode, we recommend some supernatural and romantic escapist reads to help her relax at the end of a long week. Plus, Ariana recommends some must-see TV.

Round 1 Picks

You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis 

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

Round 2 Picks

The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodrigues

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Featured Bookstores

A Room of One’s Own Bookstore in Madison, WI

Words Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ

Ebenezer Books in Johnson, VT

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.