Saturday, August 12, 2006

That's a lot of romance.

I just discovered AAR's list of Top 100 romances that they did back in 2004. I kind of want to try to read them all. Except there are a lot of them I haven't read. There are a lot I've never even heard of.

The ones in red I've already read. Green ones are currently in my TBR.

  1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
  2. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  3. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
  4. As You Desire by Connie Brockway
  5. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
  6. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
  7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  8. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann
  9. All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
  10. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
  11. It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  12. A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
  13. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
  14. The Proposition by Judith Ivory
  15. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
  16. Ravished by Amanda Quick
  17. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
  18. Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
  19. MacKenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard
  20. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
  21. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  23. The Bride by Julie Garwood
  24. Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
  25. To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney
  26. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
  27. Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
  28. Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
  29. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
  30. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
  31. My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
  32. In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel
  33. The Windflower by Laura London
  34. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  35. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
  36. Nobody's Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  37. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
  38. Paradise by Judith McNaught
  39. The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
  40. Dream Man by Linda Howard
  41. Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann
  42. Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
  43. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
  44. Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
  45. Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney
  46. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
  47. Heart Throb by Suzanne Brockmann
  48. For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale
  49. Honor's Splendor by Julie Garwood
  50. Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh
  51. Untie my Heart by Judith Ivory
  52. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  53. The Secret by Julie Garwood
  54. This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
  55. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
  56. One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
  57. To Love and to Cherish by Patricia Gaffney
  58. Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  59. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  60. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
  61. Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant
  62. The Prize by Julie Garwood
  63. Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly
  64. Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann
  65. The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh
  66. Heartless by Mary Balogh
  67. Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
  68. Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory
  69. Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas
  70. The Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
  71. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
  72. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegar
  73. With This Ring by Carla Kelly
  74. The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
  75. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
  76. Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone
  77. Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
  78. Castles by Julie Garwood
  79. One Good Turn by Carla Kelly
  80. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
  81. By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
  82. Perfect by Judith McNaught
  83. My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
  84. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
  85. The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
  86. Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke
  87. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  88. Kill and Tell by Linda Howard
  89. After the Night by Linda Howard
  90. More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
  91. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
  92. Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase
  93. The Charm School by Susan Wiggs
  94. Scoundrel by Elizabeth Elliott
  95. How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn
  96. Angel Rogue by Mary Jo Putney
  97. Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz
  98. Dancing on the Wind by Mary Jo Putney
  99. Once and Always by Judith McNaught
  100. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


Samantha said...

I've read 12 off of that list and then I have two off the list sitting in my TBR pile.

jmc said...

I've read 69 of those books. I once tried to sit down and pick my favorite 100 romance novels (I couldn't, ran out of imagination after about 40), but most of the ones on that list are NOT on the AAR list.

nath said...

I read all the Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Judith McNaught and Jennifer Crusie. 2 Suzanne brockmann and one or two Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Kristie (J) said...

I've read 87 of them. Of those on the list that you haven't read, I liked the ones by Connie Brockway, Morning Glory, In the Midnight Rain and Fallen From Grace the best. And you see Number 1 don't you (heh heh)

Jennie said...

I definitely don't think I could come up with a list of my 100 favorite romances. But now I want to try...see what I can come up with. Someday.

Kristie--I just ordered a Connie Brockway, though I'm blanking on the title. I've never read her before.

And did you see that I have #6 in my tbr? I had to buy a copy, because the library didn't have one! *gasp*

Rosario said...

Of the ones you haven't read, the ones I really, really think you should get asap are the Brockways, Ravished (especially if you haven't read Amanda Quick yet; it's an excellent place to start), To Have and to Hold & To Love and to Cherish, by Patricia Gaffney, In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel, Paradise by Judith McNaught (might feel a bit dated, but I reread it recently and was completely absorbed by it yet again), the two Kinsales (both much, much better than FFTS), Dream Man, by Linda Howard, at least one of the Brockmanns, Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant, some of the Baloghs, especially The Notorious Rake, Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone, Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath, One Good Turn by Carla Kelly, By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter, Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz, and at least one of the Putneys, maybe Thunder and Roses.

Man, this is a long list!

And I think I'll steal the idea from you and post my list in my blog, too! :-)

ames said...

I've read 26 and have 13 in my TBR. Not too bad.

Jennie said...

LOL, Rosario! That would keep me busy for a while. :)
I do want to try the Patricia Gaffneys--I read The Saving Graces and wasn't completely wowed but I might well like her historicals better.
And Putney is on my list to try, as I've never read any of hers.

Ames--very respectable number. :)

Valeen said...

I printed off this exact list last summer with all intentions of reading them all. It didn't happen. My current TBR pile got in the way. LOL :)

Valeen said...

Oh! and I've only been able to read 44 of those in the list.

89 Kristie! Wow!

CindyS said...

OMG! It got around to Tara Marie and I thought I was stealing it from her who said she was stealing it from Rosario who I can see found it here. I'm going to do one of my running commentaries with it.

I know others have weighted in but here's what you need to read

Morning Glory by Lavyrle Spencer (it's a classic)
Dream Man by Linda Howard (because I say so)
For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale (took me years to finally pick up the book but once I finished I couldn't pick up another book because I had the great book blues!)

After this, let us know and we'll tell you what to read next ;)


Jennie said...

Valeen-I doubt I'll ever get to all these either. But it's a nice goal to have.

Cindy--Yes, ma'am! LOL. I can't wait to see your list. :)