The best romance books curated by experts of romance novels. So whether you’re looking for your first romance book or you’re an avid fan, these are the book recommendations for you.
In this section, some of the most successful romance authors writing today recommend their own favourite books. (We’d have loved to include our Jane Austen interviews here, as one of the pioneers of the genre, but she’s been relegated to the English Literature section of the site).
Romance is by far the best-selling genre in the world and it’s no surprise. While tales of murdering one’s landlady and trying to live with the subsequent guilt may touch on universal themes, trying to find someone to love and spend our lives with is a lot more immediate for most of us.
Sophie Kinsella (real name: Madeleine Wickham) is one of the masters of the genre and her own books are well worth reading. New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James is Mary Bly in real life, a tenured professor in English literature at Fordham University. You’ll find their curated recommendations below.