An Editor in Love with Outer Space and Romance Novels

Episode 9

In this episode, we match up Jaime Green, a freelance writer and editor. Jaime was the Romance columnist for The New York Times from 2018 to 2020 and is currently a series editor for Best American Science and Nature Writing. Her book about the ways we imagine life beyond Earth in science and science fiction will be published by Hanover Square Press in 2023.

She recently loved books like Emily Adrian’s The Second Season, Isaac Butler’s The Method: How the 20th Century Learned to Act, and Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder. Jaime’s dream vacation is a beach chair and a book, with a fancy hotel waiting at the end of a sunny day. She prefers not to read classic novels, but she does love singing Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8r Boi” at karaoke. Tune in to see what we recommend this well-read romance and science fiction fan!

Round 1 Picks

The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan

Round 2 Picks

The Falconer by Dana Czapnik

Likes by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

This is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone and Amal El-Mohtar

Featured Bookstores

The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, UT

Bliss Books in Kansas City, MO

Split Rock Books in Cold Spring, NY

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.