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26 Best Romance Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Romance books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Romance books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    The Notebook

    Nicholas Sparks

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Audrey Niffenegger

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Eleanor & Park

    Rainbow Rowell

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    The Thorn Birds

    Colleen McCullough

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21

    Anna and the French Kiss

    Stephanie Perkins

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    The Royal We

    Heather Cocks

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    Indigo

    Beverly Jenkins

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    Lord of Scoundrels

    Loretta Chase

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Gone With the Wind

    Margaret Mitchell

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Romance books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 26 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Romance books on the internet.

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