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1,503 books · 1,963 voters · list created August 10th, 2008 by Suvi (votes) .
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message 1: by Anna (new)

Anna I think that For the Roses by Julie Garwood needs to be added to this list. As do all the Cynsters by Stephanie Laurens, all the Sherbrooke Bride books by Catherine Coulter, and all the Julia Quinn books about the Bridgertons. And lots of others. I think I'll have to do my own list.


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna From one Anna to another . . . I agree with you! I love the Sherbrooke series; so funny and adventurous. And every one of the Bridgerton siblings was lovable and had a great story. Especially Eloise and Colin--their stories are my top 2, but I love them all.


message 3: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta Do the voters ever read the list titles or categories? How could 13 people vote for Eclipse by Stephenie Myers? Historical--really? What century or decade was the setting? I liked the Twilight series, but can someone please remove it from this list.


message 4: by Alexa (new)

Alexa Henryetta wrote: "Do the voters ever read the list titles or categories? How could 13 people vote for Eclipse by Stephenie Myers? Historical--really? What century or decade was the setting? I liked the Twilight s..."

I was reading the list and I saw it too. Historical romance? I mean, REALLY? Seriously, people.


message 5: by Cryselle (new)

Cryselle Have no idea why books from Bronte and Austen are on this list either -- they aren't historical romance. Good books, but utterly contemporary when they were written. They belong on a classics shelf.


message 6: by Julie (new)

Julie S. That is strange that people would call Eclipse historical fiction. The Twilight books were published not that long ago...


message 7: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta Historical fiction tells a story that is SET IN THE PAST--not necessarly published in the past. Since all of the "Twilight" books are set in present day--as noted by the cars the characters drive--they can NOT be historical fiction. What is or is not considered "historical" is discussed in the comments of "Best Historical Fiction".


message 8: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ Wow, I think you got some great books in here, personally, I have a complete reading list for holidays-time, thank you! According to the voting of some people ("users") I know online, I learn that the books you included on this list are incredible, and I would like to thank you for this, so Thanks A Lot!
I gonna vote now, for the book that I do know. Gone with the Wind, which is amazing, and the Jane Austin, the first book on the list, for now, anyway.


message 9: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ Cryselle wrote: "Have no idea why books from Bronte and Austen are on this list either -- they aren't historical romance. Good books, but utterly contemporary when they were written. They belong on a classics shelf."

Austen? Come on, she is The author of historical romance :)


message 10: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Kite Bronte is historical from our current viewpoint.


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane Diana Gabaldon and Barbara Erskine for me all the way...


message 12: by Siasiam (new)

Siasiam can anyone tell me abuout this site?? am new here..can we read online here????


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Siasiam wrote: "can anyone tell me abuout this site?? am new here..can we read online here????"

Not really, this is more to give you an idea about what you might want to read.


message 14: by Hanae (new)

Hanae I've removed the Twilight books from the list - the people who added it or voted for it clearly hadn't read the list description.


message 15: by Hanae (new)

Hanae "The Odyssey" is gone from the list, as well as the books that were added twice or were listed under a wrong title.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Hanae wrote: ""The Odyssey" is gone from the list, as well as the books that were added twice or were listed under a wrong title."

Thanks, I appreciate it when a librarian cleans up these lists.


message 17: by Hanae (new)

Hanae let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to remove. I'd be glad to help.


message 18: by Dede (new)

Dede Jojo I read a lot of romance books I love reading


message 19: by Dede (new)

Dede Jojo I am new her if any one recommend any books plz do


message 20: by Mochaspresso (new)

Mochaspresso Technically, historical fiction means a fictional story that is set in the past (any time in the past..not necessarily "long, long ago") and is usually centered around a historical event. Austen and Bronte aren't technically historical fiction because they aren't centered around historical events. Not in the same, clear way that "Gone With the Wind" and Gabaldon's "Outlander" are. Quite a few books on this list don't belong.


message 21: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jun 30, 2013 02:39PM) (new)

Booklovinglady I've seen quite a number of books on this list I personally wouldn't consider a 'historical romance' but that might be a matter of opinion :-) Anne Frank's diary, however, is definitely not a historical romance and will be removed.


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre are not historical fiction. They were written about the time periods they were written during. If that's all it takes for something to be historical, I'm sure we'll eventually have to have Eclipse re-added to this list. ;)


message 23: by Greselley (new)

Greselley I can't believe Dreaming of you is only in no. 10 spot!!! This is so bad.


message 24: by Emily (new)

Emily I would add The Conquerer (sp?) by Brenda Joyce


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