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.

If you’d like to win 13 romance books and a BFI membership, you can enter our competition here.

 

 

The end #BFILoveFest

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A HUGE thank you to everyone who has taken part in this weekend’s #BFILoveFest. It’s been great fun, hasn’t it?

We only know if we’re on the right tracks if you tell us – please answer 6 questions to help us keep improving these festivals. HERE 

Do find out more about the authors and bloggers involved in the festival.

If you’re a writer and want tips, ideas and inspiration from other romance authors and editors check out these blogs now.

And if you love romance in all its guises, you’ll enjoy these blogs

BFI events and films

There are many wonderful events happening at the BFI running until the end of December 2015, check them out hereAnd they also have wonderful films available on the BFI Player 

If you want to find out more about the Romance Festival, our authors or books, then email us at romancefestival@harpercollins.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogger line-up #BFILoveFest

we-can-blog-it-mommy-blogMeet the bloggers who spread the love of books to new readers. With thanks.

A Dirty Blog
AliWilliams.org
Ascroft, eh?
Brook Cottage Books
Celia Moontown
Cocktails and Books
Comet Babes Books
Hello…Chick Lit
It Girl World UK
Jane Hunt Writer First Steps
Jera’s Jamboree
Lady Smut
Lightning City Book Reviews
Literary Epic Charity Book Blog
Lore Lush Books
Love Lines
Loving-Books
One More Page
PippityBop
Reading Room With A View
Rusticating in the Tropics
Sam Still Reading
Suze Likes, Loves, Finds and Dreams
Swanangel15’s Book Review
The Angel’s Pearl
The Palate Cleanser

Friday 20th November #BFILoveFest program http://wp.me/p4Gdfu-w9

Saturday 21st November #BFILoveFest program http://wp.me/p4Gdfu-wb

Sunday 22nd November #BFILoveFest program http://wp.me/p4Gdfu-wd

If you haven’t registered for the BFILoveFest virtual romance festival, there’s still time. And it’s free https://bfilovefest.eventbrite.co.uk

Check out the BFI’s 2015 Love movie season which runs until the end of December, here http://www.bfi.org.uk/love

And they also have wonderful films available on the BFI Player http://player.bfi.org.uk/collections/love/

If you want to find out more about the Romance Festival, our authors or books, then email us at romancefestival@harpercollins.co.uk

Sunday 22nd November Program #BFILoveFest

It’s Fools for Love night at #BFILoveFest

6.00pm Fools For love/favourite funny moments Twitter

Join authors Stella Newman, Liz Fenwick and Ella Griffin to discuss their favourite romantic fools.

6.00pm Favourite Nora Ephron movies Facebook

Join authors Lynn Marie Hulsman & Kate Lord Brown to discuss the wonderful work of Nora Ephron.

7.00pm Movies that inspired books Twitter

Join authors Carmel Harrington & Hazel Gaynor to hear which movies inspired their books.

7.00pm Richard Curtis movies on Facebook

Join authors Teresa Morgan , Bella Osborne, Jon Teckman & Brigid Coady to talk 4 Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill and Love Actually and many more classics

8.00pm Young love – all your favourite YA romance moments with Keris Stainton on twitter

Join YA legend Keris Stainton for a Q&A on romance in YA – both writing it, and reading it

8.00pm Funniest romantic moments on Facebook

Join author Fiona Harper to hear her favourite moments from films and literature

9.00pm That’s it for the #BFILoveFest, hope you enjoyed it….let us know if you enjoyed it or would like to take part next time email us: romancefestival@harpercollins.co.uk

Saturday 21st November Program #BFILoveFest

It’s The Power of Love night at #BFILoveFest

6.00pm Rural Romances vs East End Heartache on Twitter

Join authors Alexandra Brown and Kimberley Chambers.

6.00pm Young Love on Facebook

Join us for a discussion about young love and how it’s portrayed in film and literature.

6.00pm Christmas romance with author Sarah Morgan on her Facebook page

6.30pm Join YA author Lydia Syson for a Q&A on historical romance on Twitter

6.30pm Shakespeare screen adaptations on Facebook

Join author Cressida McLaughlin to discuss Shakespeare’s love stories.

7.00pm The Power of Young Love with Lucy Powrie on Twitter

Blogger and YA champion Lucy (@LucyTheReader) will explore the romance of young adult film & literature.

7.00pm Favourite romantic moments with Hello Chick Lit on Facebook

Join book blogger Hello Chick Lit and tell us the moments that make your heart race.

7.30pm The Power of Love on Twitter

Join author Kate Lord Brown Twitter to chat about Power of Love in film & literature.

7.30pm  The enduring appeal of Jane Austen on Facebook

Join author Katie Oliver to discuss the greatest Jane Austen love stories

8.00pm That’s it for today, folks……more romance and fun tomorrow, here’s what we’ve got planned…..

Friday 20th November Program #BFILoveFest

It’s Fatal Attractions night at #BFILoveFest

7.00pm Join The Adultery Club author, Tess Stimson on Twitter

Tess will answer questions about adulterous relationships in film & literature.

7.00pm Rhidian Davis BFI Love Program director on Facebook

Rhidian will  discuss the films he chose for the LOVE film season.

7.30pm Join JB  from Brook Cottage Books blog on Twitter

To discuss dangerous liaisons in literature

7.30pm   Authors Caroline Roberts, Fionnuala Kearney and Dani Collins on Facebook

Join them for a heated discussion about adultery in film and literature.

8.00pm Greatest erotic moments in film & literature  on Facebook

Tell us your favourite moments

8.30pm Destructive relationships Twitter

Join Madeline Iva from Lady Smut blog and Charlotte Stein on Twitter

8.30pm Brokeback Mountain – 10 years on Facebook

A discussion about the significance of Ang Lee’s masterpiece and the legacy it left behind.

9.00pm That’s it for today, folks……more romance and fun tomorrow……here’s what’s happening tomorrow evening.

Author line-up #BFILoveFest

Meet the authors, find out their favourite romantic books, films, when they last kissed in the cinema and much more.

Aaron Speca
Alexandra Brown
Amy Lynch
Anabelle Bryant
Annie Burrows
Carla Caruso
Carol Marinelli
Caroline Roberts
Cassandra Samuels
Cecelia Ahern
Claudia Carroll
Cressida McLaughlin
Dani Collins
Debbie Johnson
Dianne Maguire
Dilly Court
Elisabeth Hobbes
Ella Griffin
Elsie Clarke
Erica Ridley
Erin Lawless
Eve Devon
Fiona Gibson
Fiona Harper
Fionnuala Kearney
Gabby Aquilina
Georgia Hill
Gill Paul
Glynis Smy
Hazel Gaynor
Heidi Swain
Helen Rolfe
Homer Hickam
Hywela Lyn
Jenny Oliver
Jill Mansell
Jojo Moyes
Jules Wake
Julia Williams
Julie Shackman
Karen Aldous
Kate Hardy
Kate Lord Brown
Katey Lovell
Katie Oliver
Kimberley Chambers
Lara Asprey
Lindsey Kelk
Liz Fenwick
Liz Tipping
Lorraine Wilson
Louisa Heaton
Louisa Young
Lucy Foley
Lynn Marie Hulsman
Maggie Bolitho
Marguerite Kaye
Maxine Morrey
M. H. Soars
Mhairi McFarlane
Mia Hoddell
Nikki Gemmel
Nikki Moore
Ottilie Weber
Phillipa Ashley
Polly James (real name Melinda)
Rowena Wiseman
Sam Tonge
Sarah Morgan
Sareeta Domingo
Scarlet Wilson
Shelly Bell
Sophia James
Sun Chara
Susan Murphy
Teresa Morgan
Tess Stimson
Tess Wood
Tina Beckett
Tracy Buchanan
Veronica Henry
Wendy Lou Jones
Yolanda Shoshana
Zara Stonely

 

Friday 20th November #BFILoveFest program http://wp.me/p4Gdfu-w9

Saturday 21st November #BFILoveFest program http://wp.me/p4Gdfu-wb

Sunday 22nd November #BFILoveFest program http://wp.me/p4Gdfu-wd

If you haven’t registered for the BFILoveFest virtual romance festival, there’s still time. And it’s free https://bfilovefest.eventbrite.co.uk

Check out the BFI’s 2015 Love movie season which runs until the end of December, here http://www.bfi.org.uk/love

And they also have wonderful films available on the BFI Player http://player.bfi.org.uk/collections/love/

If you want to find out more about the Romance Festival, our authors or books, then email us at romancefestival@harpercollins.co.uk