Romance Novels has just published the list of top 1,000 best romance books of all time.
It took four years to prepare and fine-tune the list, with a contribution from three writers. It covers more than 200 years of romance books, from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
In all, more than 440 authors made the list. Nora Roberts, though, was the undisputed queen with 25 titles on the list (that’s 2.5 percent of all the books!). Julie Garwood came in second with 16 books, and Linda Howard came in third with 14 books.
Top 10 books on the list are:
1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen, 1813
2. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen, 1811
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte, 1848
4. Emma – Jane Austen, 1816
5. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell, 1936
6. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte, 1847
7. A Room with a View – E.M. Forster, 1908
8. Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell, 1866
9. Persuasion – Jane Austen, 1818
10. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell, 1854
In the coming months Romance Novels will release summaries of the titles on the list along with links to related books. Visit the site to see the full list and share your thoughts and suggestions on which books should also be included.