Many Gift Recipients would LOVE to send a note of thanks. When you send the gift, you have the option to send a note and allow the recipient to see who sent it/send a note back through Amazon.
If you live in Canada or the UK: There are a few wishlists that are specific to Amazon.ca and .co.uk - Please check out what's available in "your" local area as it might be cost prohibitive for others to ship to these wishlists. Definitely prioritize these over your "assigned" wishlist.
Canadian wishlists: 9, 19, 24
UK wishlists: 22, 23, 67
Here’s a fun way to find a wishlist to support: Assign yourself a wishlist based on your birth month.
If you were born at the beginning of the month, choose one of the lower numbers; late in the month, choose a bigger number, etc.
January: 1, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61
February: 2, 14, 26, 38, 50, 62
March: 3, 27, 39, 51, 63
April: 16, 28, 40, 52, 64
May: 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, 65
June: 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66
July: 7, 19, 31, 43, 55, 67
August: 8, 20, 32, 44, 56, 68
September: 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69
October: 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, 70
November: 11, 23, 35, 47, 59, 71
December: 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72
When submitting a wishlist, gift recipients have the option to identify a favorite romance novel or explain why they love romance.
Wishlist 03:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3SL7RGHLA27OS? “This year in particular has reminded me why I love romance as they're just a source of joy and for a few hours everything is ok. Recent favorites include Her Big City Neighbor by Jackie Lau, Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, & Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean.”
Wishlist 04: [Wishlist dreams fulfilled!] “I still reread Trade Me by Courtney Milan because it gives me the FEELINGS and reminds me there can be at least one (1) person that can have money and not be an asshole and i also like it when the dude has internal struggles *clenches fist* it's so good.”
Wishlist 21:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1WETC75LB06P8?ref_=wl_share “Romance novels have been helping me understand a lot about myself, what I want and don't want in life, and how to be more assertive. They've been a wonderful source of joy and hope in this crazy year, the one moment in my day when I can disconnect from everything going on in my life and lose myself in stories that make me believe that no matter how dark things get, there is a light at the end of the tunnel”
Wishlist 23:https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVM736EDL5KY(UK!) “I can't say which one is my favourite – I have quite a few of them – but I can say that Romance as a genre has gotten me thru life and romance as a group of people has my faith in humanity still going. As a disabled & insane chaosball, novels like these let me feel alive, see myself in them & hope I'll get my HEA one day.”
Wishlist 28:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3LAV2TRQH03QH?ref_=wl_share “Some of my favorite authors are Olivia Dade, Katrina Jackson, Jackie Lau, Xan West, Christina C. Jones, and Kit Rocha (although I love a million other people too). As someone who is immunocompromised and isolated, the romancelandia community has brought me much needed comfort, joy, hope, and commiseration this year 💜”
Wishlist 34:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/5MQJLM2SPTFA?ref_=wl_share “I love romances because no matter what, whether the characters embark on a physical, emotional, or mental journey, through and an all challenges and difficulties, you know you're getting a love story with a happy ending. I love the community for its generosity and giving. Thank you!"
Wishlist 38:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q21T1C12TAG3?ref_=wl_share “Romance novels allow me to enter alternate dimensions with the guarantee of a happy ending. No matter how wild the ride is...no matter how painful, angsty, messy...the characters will get their happy ending. This also means that the *how* of how they get together is a puzzle I get to solve as I'm reading it. It ticks all my boxes. <3”
Wishlist 44:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PM1G3GD1L5EH?ref_=wl_share “I don't really have a favorite romance novel specifically, so much as a type. I don't need the big, grand gestures, but I'm a sucker for the small daily romantic gestures - cooking a favorite food just because, picking up a favorite coffee creamer, etc - that don't seem like much, but warm the heart because they remind us that the little things can be the most important.”
Wishlist 46:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/TSIGOFC58UAO?ref_=wl_share “I have been reading romance since high school, thanks to a senior who knew more than me. I became a high school history teacher, my passion and true calling, but it is very stressful at the best of times- cue my HEA escape! This past year has been a struggle, I lost my job and healthcare during the lockdown but the good news is I am back teaching again. So back to the stress but also back to romance when I have a free minute! *I could never pick just one favorite book!*”
Wishlist 47:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1FKKPX9GTLUKL?ref_=wl_share “Growing up, I was relentlessly made fun of by my family for liking romance of any type. I was always told that I was a baby and it made me bitter about romance. But now that I've found true love, and after two kids, I want to find that love for romance again. After 2020, I'm ready to be a baby and love love.”
Wishlist 48:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2JD2PRRYCJONA?ref_=wl_share “My all time favorite romance is a toss up between AN ACCIDENTAL GODDESS by Linnea Sinclair or DEVIL IN WINTER by Lisa Kleypas. I return to both so often I had to buy them in digital to protect my physical copies. I've spent my life reading romances - my grandma shared all her Harlequin Presents titles (from the late 80s) with me after my parents divorced as a way to help me with all my feelings.”
Wishlist 55:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/6FUVC4PRQNOE?ref_=wl_share “Bertrice Small was my first love, and I used to spend all my time in Historicals, but lately I'm loving all these new contemporaries with fabulous Heroines, and now with added geekiness. I also really enjoy Romancelandia, with all the writers and the fans. Also I just want to hangout with Alyssa Cole and Alisha Rai and be besties.”
Wishlist 56:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2G5J33SHNTFDJ?&sort=default “I've been a romance fan since I was 12 and impulsively grabbed Gone With the Wind off of my mom's bookshelf ! I'm a huge fan of the Outlander series and historical romance in general, but I also can't resist a steamy contemporary rock star romance.”
Wishlist 58:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3RJ83IOPD96HA?ref_=wl_share “Growing up in a poor town in a small province, there are no libraries or bookshops I could visit nearby. I only had access to my mom's romance novels/pocket books that she rented from someone. Romance books became my solace and escape during my adolescent and teen years. Even though I don't think I'd ever marry someone someday, I'm a hopeless romantic at heart ❤️”
Wishlist 63:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2WMYSCW0NDYQ1?ref_=wl_share “I've read thousands of romance novels, but "The Remaking of Corbin Wale" by Roan Parrish is by far my favorite. The author perfectly captured the essence of a character who was not perfect by society's standards, but was worth loving regardless. This story touched a part of my soul; simply life changing!”
Wishlist 65:http://a.co/4xl48Nu “I specifically love reading YA romance novels because they are feel good stories that always cheer me up. Reading is my escape from anxiety and gives me something to think about <3”
Thanks so much to Bree from Kit Rocha who provided helpful information on how she’s organized similar programs in the past. She also facilitated conversation in a Discord channel and has been so generous in spreading the word. Thank you also to Candace Harper, who has been assisting with graphics and emails. Candace is a queer and disabled romance author. You can find her on twitter as @_candaceharper or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who has been sharing on social media!