The Greatest Ever Romance Novels, According to Goodreads Reviews

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

This is a 1937 Pulitzer-winning epic novel which everyone calls “one of the most popular books ever written”—tells the story of a headstrong lady Scarlett O’Hara. She fights for the love of her life and also for the preservation of her family’s plantation in the middle of the Civil War.

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

As 2016’s Goodreads’ Choice Winner for Romance, Hoover’s It Ends With Us is what many fans named a “powerful” and “unexpected” story that follows the main character, Lily, through the tumultuous stages of an abusive relationship and how she overcomes everything.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

In the first of the beloved Me Before You trilogy, Louisa Clark falls in love with her boss who was a wheelchair bound-grump, Will Traynor. The story was made into a 2016 movie, starring Sam Claflin and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and was a hit also.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is arguably one of the greatest romance novels of all time, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the opinionated heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as she frequently finds herself at odds with her beau, the uptight Mr. Darcy. Keira Knightley had also earned an Oscar nomination for her role of Bennet in 2006.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

This is another staple of the genre where the Thorn Birds is a romantic saga set in the Australian outback, after the Cleary family more than a decade. The central story is based on only- daughter Meggie, and the forbidden love she has with a priest.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

This is currently a steamy, hit series on Starz, the first in this eight-book saga starts with the lead character, Claire, somehow travelling into the past to 1740s Scotland. It’s there that she begins a passionate relationship with a young warrior named Jamie Fraser and the story became famous in no time.

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