131 romance books #BFILoveFest authors LOVE

We have grouped together all of the romance books as recommended by romance authors. 131 must-reads. Happy reading.

  1. A Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Ban
  2. A Knight in Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux
  3. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
  4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  5. After The Last Dance by Sarra Manning
  6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. Anne Of GreenGables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  10. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  11. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  12. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  13. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  14. Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
  15. Bonjour Tristette by Francoise Sagan
  16. Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Philips
  17. Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
  18. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  19. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept by Elizabeth Smart**
  20. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres 
  21. Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam
  22. Confetti Confidential: They Do, I Don’t!!!!! by Susan Murphy
  23. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
  24. Damage by Josephine Hart
  25. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  26. Deeper by Robin York
  27. Doukakis’s Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
  28. Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak**
  29. Dreaming of You byLisa Kleypas
  30. Easy by Tammara Webber
  31. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  32. Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer
  33. Ferney by James Long
  34. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
  35. Forever by Judy Blume
  36. From This Day Forward by Deborah Cox
  37. Girl from Mars by Julie Cohen
  38. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell**
  39. Grace Grows by Shelle Sumners
  40. How to Fall In Love by Cecelia Ahern
  41. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
  42. I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk
  43. Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamund Lehmann
  44. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte**
  45. Katherine by Anya Seaton
  46. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  47. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier
  48. Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier
  49. Letters to The Lost by Iona Grey
  50. Little Birds by Anaïs Nin
  51. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  52. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
  53. Love at First Flight by Tess Woods
  54. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez
  55. Lucky by Jackie Collins
  56. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  57. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes**
  58. Meant For Me by L.P. Dover
  59. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
  60. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  61. Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  62. Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
  63. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  64. Not A Fairy Tale by Romy Sommer
  65. Octavia by Jilly Cooper
  66. One Day by David Nicholls**
  67. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  68. Persuasion by Jane Austen**
  69. Pieces of You by Ella Harper.
  70. Polo by Jilly Cooper
  71. Possession by A S Byatt
  72. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen**
  73. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  74. Protecting the Desert Princess by Carol Marinelli
  75. Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
  76. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier**
  77. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  78. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
  79. Riders by JillyCooper
  80. Rivals by Jilly Cooper
  81. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare**
  82. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  83. Secrets by Freya North
  84. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  85. Silk is For Seduction by Loretta Chase
  86. Snap Happy by Fiona Walker
  87. Sophia’s Secret bySusanna Kearsley
  88. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
  89. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck.
  90. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
  91. The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
  92. The Consequences of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken
  93. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  94. The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
  95. The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene
  96. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
  97. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  98. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  99. The Great Christmas Knit Off by Alexandra Brown
  100. The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
  101. The Last of Cheri by Colette
  102. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  103. The Little Shop of Hopes & Dreams byFiona Harper
  104. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  105. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  106. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks**
  107. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
  108. The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie
  109. The Poldark series (especially Warleggan) by Winston Graham
  110. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  111. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  112. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney.
  113. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  114. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  115. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon
  116. The Sheikh’s Guarded Heart by Liz Fielding
  117. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  118. The Tailor’s Girl by Fiona McIntosh
  119. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  120. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  121. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
  122. The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson
  123. The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell
  124. Timeless Night by Torie James
  125. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  126. Wait For You by J. Lynn
  127. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
  128. Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe? by Hazel Osmond
  129. Wonderwall by M. H. Soars
  130. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  131. 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James

The books with * have been recommended multiple times by authors.

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