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26 Best Romance Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Romance books (instead of one person's opinion).

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

(Updated 2022)

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    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Audrey Niffenegger

  6. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    9

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

  7. 10
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  10. 13

    Indigo

    Beverly Jenkins

  11. 14
  12. 15

    Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

  16. 19

    Eleanor & Park

    Rainbow Rowell

  17. 20

    Gone With the Wind

    Margaret Mitchell

  18. 21

    The Thorn Birds

    Colleen McCullough

  19. 22

    Anna and the French Kiss

    Stephanie Perkins

  20. 23
  21. 24

    The Royal We

    Heather Cocks

  22. 26

FAQ

  • How was this Romance books 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 Romance books are in this list?

    There are 26 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Romance books list?

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

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