NPR Top 100 Romance Books

  1. Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels series) by Loretta Lynda Chase
  2. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
  3. Outlander (series) by Diana Gabaldon
  4. Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath
  5. The Serpent Garden by Judith Merkle Riley
  6. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie (MacKenzies series) by Jennifer Ashley
  7. The Bedwyn Saga by Mary Balogh
  8. Ravished by Amanda Quick
  9. The Wallflowers (series) by Lisa Kleypas
  10. The Bridgertons (series) by Julia Quinn
  11. The Brothers Sinister (series) by Courtney Milan
  12. The Rules of Scoundrels (series) by Sarah MacLean
  13. Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  14. Spindle Cove (series) by Tessa Dare
  15. Maiden Lane (series) by Elizabeth Hoyt
  16. Pennyroyal Green (series) by Julie Anne Long
  17. The Bride by Julie Garwood
  18. The Pink Carnation (series) by Lauren Willig
  19. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
  20. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
  21. Desperate Duchesses (series) by Eloisa James
  22. Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
  23. The Windflower by Laura London
  24. The Spymasters (series) by Joanna Bourne
  25. The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
  26. Beast by Judith Ivory
  27. To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney
  28. The Captive by Grace Burrowes
  29. The Lotus Palace (series) by Jeannie Lin
  30. All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
  31. Blaze by Susan Johnson
  32. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
  33. Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi
  34. The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
  35. A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant
  36. The Summer of You by Kate Noble
  37. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
  38. The India Fan by Victoria Holt
  39. North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  40. The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
  41. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  42. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  43. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
  44. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  45. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  46. The Queen’s Thief (series) by Megan Whalen Turner
  47. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  48. Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer
  49. I-Team (series) by Pamela Clare
  50. In Death (series) by J. D. Robb
  51. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
  52. Psy/Changeling (series) by Nalini Singh
  53. The Iron Seas (series) by Meljean Brook
  54. Kate Daniels (series) by Ilona Andrews
  55. Ember by Bettie Sharpe
  56. The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
  57. A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
  58. Archangel by Sharon Shinn
  59. Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey
  60. Charley Davidson (series) by Darynda Jones
  61. The Black Dagger Brotherhood (series) by J. R. Ward
  62. Immortals After Dark (series) by Kresley Cole
  63. Fever (series) by Karen Marie Moning
  64. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  65. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  66. Vampire Huntress (series) by L. A. Banks
  67. Dark Hunter (series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  68. The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles
  69. Fated Love by Radclyffe
  70. Hot Head by Damon Suede
  71. Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban
  72. Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
  73. Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight
  74. Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist
  75. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  76. Natural Law by Joey W. Hill
  77. Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun
  78. The Lady’s Tutor by Robin Schone
  79. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
  80. Heart of the Falcon by Francis Ray
  81. Something About You by Julie James
  82. The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand
  83. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
  84. Dream Man (series) by Kristen Ashley
  85. Chesapeake Bay Saga by Nora Roberts
  86. Lucky Harbor (series) by Jill Shalvis
  87. Chicago Stars (series) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  88. Troubleshooters (series) by Suzanne Brockmann
  89. Virgin River (series) by Robyn Carr
  90. The Mackenzie Family (series) by Linda Howard
  91. Blue Heron (series) by Kristan Higgins
  92. The Madaris Family (series) by Brenda Jackson
  93. Wild Seasons (series) by Christina Lauren
  94. Intimate Betrayal by Donna Hill
  95. Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O’Keefe
  96. Black Knights Inc. (series) by Julie Ann Walker
  97. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  98. Doukakis’s Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
  99. Sex, Straight Up by Kathleen O’Reilly
  100. Her Hesitant Heart by Carla Kelly

Source: NPR