50 Years of Romance

August is Read-a-Romance Month!  As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary all year-long, we wanted to take a look as some of the best romance novels over the last 50 years.

  1. The Flame and the Flower, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  2. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  3. No Quarter Asked, by Janet Dailey
  4. Shanna, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  5. The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough
  6. Scruples, by Judith Krantz
  7. The Far Pavilions, by M.M. Kaye
  8. A Woman of Substance, by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  9. Vermilion, by Phyllis A. Whitney
  10. The Silken Web, by Sandra Brown
  11. The Life and Loves of a She Devil, by Fay Weldon
  12. Counterfeit Lady, by Jude Deveraux
  13. Gentle Warrior, by Julie Garwood
  14. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  15. Sweet Starfire, by Jayne Ann Krentz
  16. Something Wonderful, by Judith McNaught
  17. The India Fan, by Victoria Holt
  18. Rooms of the Heart, by Donna Hill
  19. Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers
  20. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
  21. Flowers from the Storm, by Laura Kinsale
  22. Morning Glory, by LaVyrle Spencer
  23. The Bridges of Madison County, by Robert James Waller
  24. Lord of Scoundrels, by Loretta Chase
  25. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks
  26. Indigo, by Beverly Jenkins
  27. Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Watters
  28. The Viscount Who Loved Me, by Julia Quinn
  29. Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella
  30. 16 Lighthouse Road, by Debbie Macomber
  31. Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie
  32. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  33. Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin
  34. Love Walked in, by Marisa De Los Santos
  35. A Hunger Like No Other, by Kresley Cole
  36. Slave to Sensation, by Nalini Singh
  37. Sundays at Tiffany’s, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
  38. Vision in White, by Nora Roberts
  39. Fifty Shades of Gray, by E.L. James
  40. Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell
  41. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
  42. The Magpie Lord, by KJ Charles
  43. Ugly Love, by Colleen Hoover
  44. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
  45. The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne
  46. Mists of the Serengeti, by Leylah Attar
  47. The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang
  48. A Long Petal of the Sea, by Isabel Allende
  49. Red, White & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston
  50. Nine Lives, by Danielle Steel

Did we leave out some of your favorites?  Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to read a romance this month! You can pick up these romances and more at your local HPB or at HPB.com. Happy reading!

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