We’re, we hate to say it, getting a little bored. We really miss going out and doing stuff. Like you, we keep sane, in part, with reading. And we could use a challenge and are wondering if you could to. […]
This poll is now closed.
And today, we’re asking…
Who is your favorite historical romance author?
It’s just for fun–we’re hoping you’ll remind us of great historical romance authors we’ve missed!
Click on the post link to access the poll.
Happy May Day!
As you may have noticed, AAR’s look has been a bit unstable in the past couple of weeks. We were required to do updates that have not integrated well with our (often very old) coding. As I and I the tech staff work on repairing the site, I wanted to check with you. How do you think AAR is doing? […]
Readers and writers – a symbiotic relationship. Ideas spark writers to create stories and build worlds and characters for readers’ consumption. Readers add imagination and thought to interpret those stories, deriving meaning and enjoyment in the process. A story is incomplete without both reader and writer.
And yet, so many authors I know mumble and grumble about their writing: Why hasn’t novel two done as well as novel one? Why is writer X getting so much attention? How should I adjust the manuscript to attract more readers? Why did my publisher reject my latest effort? How can I find the readers who will love my stories?
The grand bargain between writers and readers is a challenging one.
What then do readers want? What constitutes a compelling story? How do men and women differ in their preferences? Where do readers find recommendations? How do readers share their book experiences? These and other questions are […]
Romantic Intentions Quarterly, a new e-zine about romance, interviewed our Publisher, Dabney Grinnan, for their second issue. With their permission, we are sharing the interview.
RIQ: All About Romance is one of the most respected romance-related websites in the world. Can you tell us how it came to be? […]
Welcome to the results of the 2018 AAR Top 100 Romances Poll. This is a reader generated poll we do every five years or so. This year, we had over 5000 votes and so many marvelous books nominated.
We’ve decided not to rank these books, but rather just put them in alphabetical order. We did rank the top ten and you can see them here.
All 100 are available at Amazon and maybe found here.
A printable list of all 100 may be found here.
Previous years’ polls may be found here.
aAct Like It
read our review here
Ain’t She Sweet?
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read our review here
European Historical Romance
Thank you to all–the thousands of you–who voted in the AAR Top 100 Romances poll. This is a reader determined poll and we are thrilled so many participated. (All totaled, we had well over 5000 votes!)
Later this week, we will be releasing the final Top 100 Romances List which will NOT be ranked. Today, we share the Top Ten Romances which are ranked.
There are four romances on this list that have never appeared in this poll before, one of which we’ve never reviewed. Five were in the top ten in our last poll. Five are historical romances, three are contemporary romances, two many claim aren’t truly romances but have nonetheless shown up in the top ten again and again.
And, shocker, we have a new number one. After holding the top spot for the past 18 years (polls done in 2000, […]
We had over 5000 votes in the past three rounds of the AAR Top 100 Romances Poll. From those, we have our list of our readers’ favorite one hundred romances. We’ll share it soon. That list will not have any rankings. We do, however, want to give our readers the chance to pick their top ten. So, we have one last survey for you!
We’ve taken the top fifty from the top 100 list and, from it, you get to pick your top romance. Yep. You get to pick one. This is the love story that if someone asked you to pick your favorite romance ever, you’d choose. (from this list of 50)
This poll will be up for one week. So vote! We can’t wait to see what you choose!
We had well over 3,000 votes in the first two rounds of this poll – wow! We knew you all were passionate about romance, but wow! We’ve now taken the top 150 books from both rounds and presented them here. […]
Below you’ll find the top 250 books from all the write-ins from Round One. Choose AS MANY of these as you’d like.
Please pick your personal favorites, as well as any you feel should be on the list on principle.This round will be open until May 7th at 8pm EST and you will only have the opportunity to vote once in this round. So please be sure of your choices before you hit “done”!
In the next round, we’ll combine the top vote getters from this round and the top ones from our original 50 list. You’ll have 150 books to choose from in that round, before we narrow it down to the top 100! The final round will be the Top Ten Shootout, where we’ll give you the top ten from round 3 and you choose your overall winner.
Please note: each book is using its proper title, so check the “A” “The”, etc. options […]