Book Riot’s 100 Must Read Romantic Comedies

Posted November 17, 2016 by Rowena in Discussions | 10 Comments

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Book Riot released a list of the 100 Romantic Comedies everyone should read and it’s a really good list. I wanted to see how many of the books from the list that I read and how many I haven’t read but are on my TBR list so I took count. Here is where I landed.

Everything in bold are books that I have read.
Everything in italics are books I have not read but are sitting on my TBR pile.

  1. A Little Bit Naughty by Farrah Rochon**
  2. About That Fling by Tawna Fenske
  3. Absolutely Positively Not by David Larochelle
  4. Act Like It by Lucy Parker
  5. All of Me by Jennifer Bernard*
  6. Almost Like Love by Abigail Strom*
  7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins*
  8. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  9. Beach Thing by DL White
  10. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren*
  11. Becoming Latina in Ten Easy Steps by Lara Rios
  12. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
  13. Between a Rock and a Hot Mess by Phyllis Bourne
  14. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  15. Brash by Nicola Marsh*
  16. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding*
  17. Delicious Temptation by Sabrina Sol*
  18. Different Tastes by Tina Martin
  19. Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander
  20. Duke of My Heart by Kelly Bowen*
  21. Elevate Me by Ashley Nicole
  22. Enticed by Chanta Rand
  23. Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst*
  24. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones*
  25. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  26. Fool For You by Rina Gray
  27. Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone
  28. Geoducks Are For Lovers by Daisy Prescott
  29. Her Perfect Catch by K.L. Brady
  30. Hot in Hell Cat Canyon by Julie Anne Long
  31. How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell*
  32. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  33. It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips*
  34. Let’s Pretend by Raine Weaver
  35. Level Up by Cathy Yardley
  36. Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen*
  37. Love at First Spite by Alexandra Warren*
  38. Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan*
  39. Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
  40. More Than a Kiss by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett
  41. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  42. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid*
  43. Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper*
  44. Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister*
  45. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  46. One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
  47. One Night in Santiago by Audra North**
  48. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
  49. Pitifully Ugly by Robin Alexander
  50. Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson*
  51. Playing It Close by Kat Latham**
  52. Playing With Fire by Kate Meader**
  53. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
  54. Ready to Fall by Olivia Dade**
  55. Rescued Heart by Georgia Beers*
  56. Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley*
  57. Roman Crazy by Nina Bocci & Alice Clayton
  58. Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare*
  59. Romancing the Fashionista by K.M. Jackson
  60. Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec*
  61. Self Preservation by Ethan Day
  62. Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan**
  63. So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon*
  64. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
  65. Somebody Killed His Editor by Josh Lanyon*
  66. Soulless by Gail Carriger*
  67. Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape*
  68. Sustained by Emma Chase**
  69. Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl**
  70. Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley
  71. The Big Girl’s Guide to Buying Lingerie by Amie Stuart**
  72. The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon*
  73. The Duchess War by Courtney Milan*
  74. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn*
  75. The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton*
  76. The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot*
  77. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  78. The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid*
  79. The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston*
  80. The Outlaw Viking by Sandra Hill**
  81. The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins**
  82. The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries*
  83. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  84. The Rogue and I by Eva Devon*
  85. The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean*
  86. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion*
  87. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
  88. The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody
  89. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis**
  90. The Truth by Christina C. Jones
  91. The Wicked Wallflower by Maya Rodale**
  92. There’s Something About Werewolves by Thalia Eames*
  93. Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably by Kira Archer**
  94. Touched By an Alien by Gini Koch*
  95. Try Me On for Size by Stephanie Haefner*
  96. Unbuttoning the CEO by Mia Sosa*
  97. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson*
  98. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton*
  99. Well Hung by Lauren Blakely
  100. Wild Child by Molly O’Keefe*


Read: 18

Of the 100 books listed, I’ve only read 18 and of the 18 books that I read, I enjoyed them all. Some of my favorite books are on this list like Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Sustained by Emma Chase, Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James and then it’s nice to see some new goodies on here too like The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.

On TBR Pile: 25

There are a lot of new to me books that I hadn’t heard of or even authors that I haven’t heard of this list but I did manage to find some books that I know are on my TBR list. 25 books to be exact. Some of the books that I’m most looking forward to reading made the list and that makes me happy. I’m so glad to see Roman Crazy by Nina Bocci & Alice Clayton on here as well as Well Hung by Lauren Blakely and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan.

New to Me/Not on my TBR List: 57

The other 57 books listed, I either haven’t heard of or didn’t seem all that interested in but I am mighty curious about now. Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone, All of Me by Jennifer Bernard and About that Fling by Tawna Fenske are all on my TBR list now.

What about you? How many of these books have you read, plan on reading and are there any books you think should be on this list that didn’t make the cut?

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10 responses to “Book Riot’s 100 Must Read Romantic Comedies

  1. I’ve read 36 books (I think), on my wishlist / TBR are around 10 more. Some books I know about but I’m not interested in and the rest, maybe 30, are books I need to take a closer look at.

  2. Kareni

    I’ve read 34 of the books on the list, and I see about a dozen there that I’d like to read.

    I’ll second adding Act Like It to your TBR pile as well as the book by Heidi Cullinan.

    I’d add more books by Julie James to the list; I only see one of hers there. Also add something by Mariana Zapata — Kulti or The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.

    • The Heidi Cullinan is on my list now, too. Thanks for the heads up Kareni!

      I still haven’t read Kulti yet but that’s high on my list to read soon.

  3. You MUST read The Princess Bride! Its my favorite book of all time!! Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley was great too. It was my first KA book (I just read it earlier this year!). Much Ado about Nothing is good as well. My students read it sophomore year and I enjoy it every time.

    • I just barely watched the movie a few years ago. I’m always late to the Princess Bride train but I’ll add that one to my TBR list too. 🙂

  4. CelineB

    I’ve read 39, own 8 more, and 12 others were on my radar as to get at some point in the future. I definitely enjoyed a lot of them, but my personal favorites list would differ quite a bit.

    I will third the suggestion for Act Like It. I loved that book.

    I actually started All of Me by Jennifer Bernard a while back, when I had a Scribd subscription, and abandoned it pretty early on. I think I wasn’t getting into it and I decided to move onto another book that was expiring soon. I’ll have to look out for a sale on it and try again.

    • Alright, the third recommendation for Act Like It did it. I just bought it on my kindle. I’ll be reading that one soon.

      You’ve got a huge chunk of this list read. Go you!

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