Sunday, April 28, 2013

Top Ten Romance Novels

I thought it might be fun to compare various lists of the top ten romance novels.
Browsing Bookshelves picked:
“The Boy Next Door” by Meg Cabot
“One Day” by David Nicholls
“Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins
“Can you Keep a Secret” by Sophie Kinsella
“Obsidian” by Jennifer Armentrout
“Bridget Jones Diary” by Helen Fielding
“This is a Love Story” by Jessica Thompson
“Arranged” by Catherine McKenzie
“Austenland” by Shannon Hale
“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Publisher’s Weekly’s Bella Andre chose:
“Bet Me” by Jennifer Crusie
“This Heart of Mine” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy” by Nora Roberts
“A Knight in Shining Armor” by Jude Deveraux (this was the only book to make it on two different lists)
“Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake” by Sarah MacLean
“The Duchess” by Jude Deveraux
“Whitethorn Woods” by Maeve Binchey
“Three Nights of Sin” by Anne Mallory
“Caressa’s Knees” by Annabel Joseph
“Wild Card” by Lora Leigh

Goodreads chose:
“Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (This received 22976 votes. The book in second place got 8306 votes)
“Bared to You” by Sylvia Day.
“Lover Reborn” b J.R. Ward
“The Witness” by Nora Roberts
“Once Burned” by Jeniene Frost
“On Dublin Street” by Samantha Young
“Edenbrooke” by Julianne Donaldson
“Gabriel’s Rapture” by Sylvain Reynard
“Motorcycle Man” by Kristen Ashley
“Lothair” by Kresley Cole

And from Squidoo, the top ten romance novels of all time:
10. “Morning Glory” by LaVyrle Spencer
9. “Nobody’s Baby But Mine” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
8. “Lord of Scoundrels” by Loretta Chase
7. “A Knight in Shining Armor” by Jude Deveraux
6. “Flowers from the Storm” by Laura Kinsale
5. “The Bride” by Julie Garwood
4. “McKenzie’s Mountain” by Linda Howard
3. “It had to be You” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
2. “Dream Man” by Linda Howard
1. “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon

What do you think? Which books would you have added to the list?

Helen Woodall

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