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. […]
Hundreds of you have voted and we are slowly sorting through thousands of write-ins. (Big thanks to our staff!)
Round One will close on Sunday at midnight EST. If you’ve not yet voted, please do. Remember to do the whole poll including the write-in section.
Here again are the rules:
Round 1: Select as many books as you want from the list provided. It is meant to just be a starting point. There are fifty books on it–the list will ultimately have 100 books. Then, in the write-in section, enter up to ten books that are NOT on the current list you think must be. All book choices will be given one vote so a write-in has just as much weight as one on the list.
Round 2: The nominations from you, our faithful community, will be provided to be voted on.
Round 3: The ranking begins…
Round 4: Once the Top 100 is established, we’ll give you a final chance to rank the Top […]
It’s clear to us we don’t have the manpower to do our usual reader’s pick the Best of Poll for 2016. We’re bummed about that but it is what it is. (Clichéd but true.) We plan to get a jump on it this fall and it will return for 2017.
In the meantime, we’re curious. What do you think the best romances ever written are? Do you think the 2013 list holds up?
Let us know in the comments!
Over the summer the AAR staff has shared with you our top ten romances. These posts were fun for us, and now it’s your turn to join in the fun and tell us what your favorite romances of all time are. And we’re not asking you to list just your top 10 you can list up to 100 romances. Yes, today is the opening of the 2013 AAR Top 100 Poll with voting closing on Sunday, October 20 at midnight, United States Eastern Standard Time.
This is the sixth AAR Top 100 poll, with previous polls held in 1998, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2010. The original poll in 1998 was prompted by the release of one of the many 100 Best Books of the Century List (see for example the Modern Library’s Top 100 and Radcliffe Rival 100 Best Novels ). The […]