Sunday, August 27, 2006

Top 100 and Top 25

So, I've been seeing the AAR's top 100 romances list a bit everywhere on blog land lately and I've been too lazy to do it, but since I'm done re-stacking my books (I've given up on the list, it was starting to be long and tedious :P)

TBR list
  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
So I read around 25% of the list... I guess not bad for a contemporary romance junkie :D Oh, and there's one more SEP I read in this list, but I have no idea which one, can't remember the title. Actually, scratch that, I just remembered... This Heart of Mine, thanks to the gals from Sanctuary's Finest :) Kevin Tucker being the male of the week :P However, I think that whoever compiled that list is a bit biaised.

So, now onto this

TOP 25 fav. of nath (in no order)

Pearl Moon by Katherine Stone
The Perfect Lie by Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala
Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs
Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
Through a Crimson Veil by Patti O'Shea
Industrical Magic by Kelley Armstrong
Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper
Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper
Touching Evil by Kay Hooper
Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper
Belonging to Taylor by Kay Hooper
Loving Jack by Nora Roberts
Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts
Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
Three Wishes by Barbara Delinski
Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonlance trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
Night Whispers by Judith McNaught
Now You See Her by Linda Howard
Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard
After the Night by Linda Howard

Yeah, I guess I'm biaised too :D As for the 13 books I hate which Mailyn started... i don't think I can do it... because of course, I don't keep those books... so I don't really remember them :P So I'll probably be back with another post tonight (I feel better, does it show :P)


  1. Hmmm...someone likes Kay Hooper. LOL I can't think of my top 25 faves...that list is constantly changing!

  2. Yeah :D well, actually, the list probably contains all of my fav. authors :D

  3. Yeah :D well, actually, the list probably contains all of my fav. authors :D

  4. I wonder why so many of the top 100 AARs are historicals? Maybe there are just more of them out there.

    I'm glad you have Industrial Magic on your top list--Most people like her werewolf books best, but I really like Paige. :) And Lucas is so cute.

  5. Wow, you have a ton of books I haven't read on your 25 list. I think some of them are romantic suspense and I'm burned out on them right now. I've marked down the Kenyons though so I can try them. I keep getting the series authors confused with each other - Kenyon, MacAlister, Moning, and about six others I can't seem to remember right now.


  6. Jennie - I wonder too? Maybe because historicals were the trend... As for Kelley Armstrong, I have to confess that Dime Store of Magic was not my fav. tho... I like Paige and Lucas, but Elena and Clay are much cooler in my opinion. Why I like Industrial Magic so much is that everyone's in it: werewolves, witches, sorcerers, vampires, necro. That story was really really awesome.

    Cindy - Yeah, I admit... my top 25 contains lots of romantic suspense. If you've never tried Kay Hooper FBI series tho, I highly recommend it :) It's different :)

  7. LoS is in your TBR? Ohhh can't wait!

  8. Mailyn - yes, it's in my TBR... I had to reserve it from the library... who should call me soon, the book is due tomorrow.

  9. LMAO!!! Then get to reading it woman! LOL.

  10. ha :D as soon as the library calls me, I'm rushing to pick the book and read it.

  11. Lord of Scoundrels and Dreaming of You are my top 2! Other ones I highly recommend
    Morning Glory
    See Jane Score
    In The Midnight Rain
    Fallen From Grace
    Thunder and Roses
    Always to Remember