I’ve read seven of the books on the list and reviewed one. (The ones I've read are marked with an asterisk.)Since these lists are of necessity subjective, I was interested in what reader review sites thought about these books. I lacked the time and inclination to do an exhaustive search. I checked only sites that I visit, and some books were reviewed more widely than others. I did check for reviews of An Unlikely Suitor beyond my usual review range, but those I found did not use an alphanumerical rating system.
Animal Magnetism* by Jill Shalvis (Berkley Sensation, contemporary)
All About Romance—B; Cheeky Reads—4 hearts; Dear Author—C; GoodReads—4.03/478 ratings; The Season—8; Smexy Books—C.
Call Me Irresistible* by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Morrow, contemporary)
All About Romance—B+; Dear Author—B; GoodReads—3.92/2168 ratings; The Romance Reader—5 hearts; The Season—4 stars; Smexy Books--B
Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage* by Kieran Kramer (St. Martin’s, European historical)
All About Romance—D+; Dear Author—C-; GoodReads—3.33/184 ratings; Mrs. Giggles—70; Night Owl Romance—3.5; Smexy Books--C
The Counterfeit Bride by Nancy J. Parra (Avalon, American historical)
All About Romance—B-; GoodReads—3.57/7 ratings
How to Marry a Duke* by Vicky Dreiling (Hachette/Forever, European Historical)
All About Romance—C; Dear Author—D; GoodReads—3.87/306 ratings; Night Owl Romance—4 stars; The Romance Reader—4 hearts; The Season--9
The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy (Sourcebooks/Casablanca, Fantasy)
GoodReads—3.76/123 ratings; Night Owl Romance 4.5 stars
Lord Langley Is Back in Town* by Elizabeth Boyle (Avon, European historical)
All About Romance—C; GoodReads—3.67/123 ratings; Night Owl Romance—4 stars;
The Naked King by Sally MacKenzie (Zebra, European historical)
All About Romance—B; GoodReads—3.75/118 ratings; The Romance Reader—3 hearts; The Season—7.5
Only Mine* by Susan Mallery (HQN, contemporary)
All about Romance—C; GoodReads—3.96/381 ratings; The Romance Dish—4 stars
The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman (Sourcebooks/Casablanca, Time Travel)
GoodReads—3.96/28 ratings; Mrs. Giggles—80; Night Owl Romance—2.5; The Season—6.5
An Unlikely Suitor* by Nancy Moser (Bethany, American historical-Inspirational)
I made a note of this list. I’ll be looking for those that will appear in the weeks and months ahead. My personal list has a top thirty-two right now, and there’s still three and a half months of reading left in 2011 plus a goodly number from earlier in the year that are still on a TBR shelf.
How many of the Booklist Top Ten have you read? Do you compile your own top ten list? If so, what’s #1 on your list as of today?