While I was checking Goodreads’s February newsletter, my attention was instantly drawn to this post, “The Top 100 Romances of the Past Three Years.” Goodreads curated this list based on how many people have read & recommended these books, and the books had to have at least a 3.5 star rating (yes, I know Goodreads does not have a foolproof rating/review system, but I think this was still a fun post!). Goodreads’s post was also divided into 2 subgenres, contemporary and historical, and while they also could have dived into more subgenres, you probably also know that I’m not really a historical romance reader, so I really won’t be earning any “points” there.
Without further ado, I’m going to share the amount of books that have read on this list & which ones I did read.
Out of the 100 Top Romances, I read 41, with an additional 3 on my TBR. It’s not much of a surprise, but I have read none of the 30 historical romances they did share. Again, Goodreads does not have a perfect system, but I am surprised that none of the Bridgerton books made this list – yes, I know the majority of the series was published in the early 2000s, but I would’ve guessed that the Netflix adaptation and the growing amount of Bridgerton readers since would’ve shot the series up the rankings. I have a feeling even based on the contemporary books included that this list was also based on books that have been published in the past 3 years.
How many of Goodreads’s Top 100 Romances have you read? Are there any books I must check out immediately? Share in the comments!