My Most Read Romance Authors of the Decade

Posted March 16, 2020 by Zeee in Discussions9 Comments

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My Most Read Romance Authors of the Decade

 

Happy Monday, Wormies! I’ve been busy making this post for you! It took a bit of time to do because I had to wade through my Goodreads tracker to get the actual numbers!

I was inspired by Francesca’s video @ Under the Covers Book Blog Youtube channel where she shared her most read authors of the decade. Please go and watch her video because she has some amazing authors on her list!

Looking back to the books that I read in the past decade was a bit surprising. For one, I wasn’t really tracking my reading seriously until a few years ago.

I actually joined Goodreads in 2010 which is the start of the decade, but I never really used it much until 2012, when I started this blog. But I didn’t really use it as much until around 2014. So, note that some of the books that I have read weren’t tracked at all. There are also a few authors where I have read the same number of books, so I will include all of them.

 

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16 Books Read

Elle Kennedy

I binged Elle Kennedy when I discovered her Killer Instincts series which was a total of 7 books, at the time. I had read her Off-Campus series before, but I binged her and her backlist after reading her Killer Instincts series.

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My Fave from the Author

Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy

Goodreads | Amazon | Review


Kat Martin

Author: Kat Martin

Did you know that Kat Martin wrote historical romance? She was actually one of the authors that I read who wrote modern historical romances! I legit still remember picking up Secret Ways from the bookstore when I was shopping for my college wardrobe at the mall! I immediately binged her backlist!

If you haven’t read Secret Ways, I HIGHLY recommend it!

She writes contemporary romantic suspense now, but I haven’t read those yet.

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My Fave from the Author

Secret Ways by Kat Martin

Goodreads | Amazon


Tracy Anne Warren
Author Tracy Anne Warren

I read Tracy Anne Warren YEARS ago, when I found one of her books at a used bookstore! I actually reread all of her books this decade!

She hasn’t published a book since 2017, though! But her Byron’s of Braeburn series is now on Audible Escape!

 

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My Fave from the Author

 

The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren

Goodreads | Amazon

 

17 Books Read

Jeaniene Frost

Author: Jeaniene Frost

I read the very first JF book in 2015 and binged all the books in the Night Huntress series in a week! This has NEVER happened before that time! I am still obsessed with Cat and Bones!

I’ve actually reread Halfway to the Grave multiple times now!

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My Fave from the Author

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads | Amazon | Review

 

18 Books Read

Jennifer Probst

Author: Jennifer Probst

Searching for Beautiful was the very first book I read by Jennifer Probst and I immediately fell in love! I basically binged her Searching for series and then discovered that this was a spin-off series! So I read that series and also found out that that series was a spin-off of her first series!

 

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My Fave from the Author

Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

Goodreads | Amazon | Review

 

20 Books Read

Jay Crownover

Author Jay Crownover

I think my friend Crystal @ Crystal Blogs Books recommended her to me and I read her Welcome to the Point series that reminded me of The Fast and the Furious franchise.

I ended up loving her new adult books and reread a bunch of them – I love rereading Rule and Built!

Recovered is still my fave by her, but I haven’t reread it yet because it’s more personal to me.

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My Fave from the Author

Recovered by Jay Crownover

Goodreads | Amazon | Review

 

21 Books Read

Lorraine Heath

Lorraine Heath is one of my favorite historical romance authors and I have read a lot of her Regency series! I have yet to read her cowboy historical romances!

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My Fave from the Author

Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath

Goodreads | Amazon


Sabrina Jeffries

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is one of the very first authors I met at RT in 2010! Her street team was also the first one that I joined back in the day! I’ve also met Sabrina multiple times now and she still remembers me – and also knows me as Zeee!

Sabrina is one of th authors that I read in college and I fell in love with her writing! Her Royal Brotherhood series is one of my faves and her Hellions of Halstead Hall is another of my faves with my favorite book she has ever written – How to Woo a Reluctant Lady.

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My Fave from the Author

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries

Goodreads | Amazon | Review


Sophie Jordan

Author: Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan is one of the few authors that I have read multiple genres on – YA, NA, Contemporary and historical! If you haven’t read her Ivy Chronicles new adult series, you must add it to your TBR! How about her Devil’s Rock series? The first book, All Chained Up blew me away!

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My Fave from the Author

All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

Goodreads | Amazon | Review


Tessa Bailey

Author: Tessa Bailey

One of the authors that I binged a couple of years ago is Tessa Bailey who can write sexy, alpha, dirty-talking heroes and steamy sexytimes!

I’ve already met her a couple of times and she is amazing! I have loved a lot of her books, so it was hard to pick a favorite! Follow is one of my favorites featuring a lovable dog!

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My Fave from the Author

Follow by Tessa Bailey

Goodreads | Amazon | Review

 

32 Books Read

Jess Michaels/Jenna Petersen

Author: Jess Michaels

I remember Jenna Petersen being the very first author I won a giveaway from and it is for one of my favorite books: Lessons from a Courtesan.

Just so you know, Jenna Petersen now writes as Jess Michaels and writes steamy erotic historical romances! Her book The Sweetest Sin is the very first erotic historical romance that I ever read!

I am counting books she has written as Jenna and Jess on this list.

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My Fave from the Author

Lessons from a Courtesan by Jenna Petersen

Goodreads | Amazon

 

34 Books Read

Lisa Kleypas

Author Lisa Kleypas

It is no surprise that Lisa Kleypas is my most read author of the decade! I absolutely love her writing, and even if I haven’t read all of her contemporaries, I have read almost all (maybe I missed one) of her historical romances! In fact, a lot of her books are 5-star reads for me!

Again the Magic will always be my favorite, Dreaming of You is a close second. Again the Magic is the very first Kleypas book that I read and will always hold a special place in my heart.

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My Fave from the Author

Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas

Goodreads | Amazon

 

Let's Discuss

Who are your most read authors of the decade?
Have you read any of the authors on my list? Who are your favorites? What book have you read?

 



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9 responses to “My Most Read Romance Authors of the Decade

  1. Malka @ Paper Procrastinators

    I’m definitely going to be looking into Jess Michaels now! I hadn’t heard of her before, but her books sound like something I’d enjoy!

    I don’t know which romance authors I’ve read the most from, and I’m too lazy to do an accurate check. If I had to guess I’d say Katee Robert and Tessa Dare would probably make the list. I remember reading a lot of their books when I first discovered the romance genre!
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    • Zeee

      Oh I highly recommend Jess Michaels! I haven’t really been feeling her newer books but her older ones are amazing! Taken by the Duke was an amazing book, too!

  2. Francesca @UTCBookBlog

    I love this so much! I see some on here I need to add to my TBR and some authors that I also love. Plus I have the same fave by Elle Kennedy! 😉 I’m so glad you decided to do this 💓 and thanks for the shoutout
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    • Zeee

      Your welcome! I loved your video! I was just so shocked that you had read like 40+ books by one author!

  3. Sharlene Wegner

    Hi – This was a project, sifting through GR for my top 20. I have only been tracking for 7 years and there may be some rereads. I had Carolyn Brown at 55, Lisa Kleypas at 46, Rachel Gibson at 36, Penny Reid at 35, Jill Mansell at 24, Laura Florand at 20, Tessa Dare at 20, Julia Quinn at 19, Jennifer Probst at 18, Jennifer Crusie at 18, Lori Wilde at 17,, Eva Devan/Maire Claremont at 16, Jill Shalvis at 16, Susan Elizabeth Phillips at 15, Lauren Layne at 15, Kristan Higgins at 12, Terri Osburn at 12, Cahterine Bybee at 11, Janet Evanovich at 10, Victoria Alexander at 10.

    • Sharlene Wegner

      Of the books you have listed, I have read and loved Sabrina Jeffries, the Hellions of Hallstead Hall series, of course Lisa Kleypas and Again the Magic, which broke my heart, and I loved both the Marriage to a Billionaire and Searching For series by Jennifer Probst!

  4. Amber Elise @Du Livre

    Wow, from this list I’ve only read Sophie Jordan (YA and NA) and Tessa Bailey!