If you're a fan of contemporary romance, then you'll be happy to hear that modern romance books have taken the top spot in this year's Goodreads annual best-of competition! At a whopping 616,858 votes in just the romance book category — far more than any other category — the best romance books of 2022 were chosen by readers like you!
Gone are the days of stuffy historical romance novels with overly-formal language and unrealistic plotlines. Today's contemporary romance books are fresh, fun, and full of relatable characters that readers can easily connect with.
So if you're looking for a romantic escape, be sure to check out these top 15 winning books in the romance category from this year's competition. You won't be disappointed because readers like you have spoken!