On July 1, the Romance Writers of America announced the 2011 RITA winners. The RITA awards celebrate the best of romance fiction.
And, once again, I haven't read many of the books. In fact, the only one I've read is Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis. (And you should read it, too!)
I swear, I should have read more than that. And my RITA IQ isn't so stellar when I look at the list of finalists. How did I miss so many great books?
Needless to say, I'm adding a few of these books to my TBR pile.
How many RITA books have you read? Here's the list:
Winner for Best First Book: Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner
Winner for Romance Novella: "Shifting Sea" by Virginia Kantra in Burning Up
Winner for Young Adult Romance: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Winner for Paranormal Romance: Unchained: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood
Winner for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements: Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas
Winner for Contemporary Single Title: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
Winner for Romantic Suspense: Silent Scream by Karen Rose
Winner for Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure: The Moon That Night by Helen Brenna
Winner for Contemporary Series Romance: Welcome Home, Cowboy by Karen Templeton
Winner for Inspirational Romance: In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon
Winner for Historical Romance: His at Night by Sherry Thomas
Winner for Regency Historical Romance: The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig