ICPL Top Staff Picks for 2018: ROMANCE

The Iowa City Public Library is pleased to present our favorite reads of 2018!

Employees were asked to submit the titles they read and loved this year with all nominations divided into 10 categories: fiction; young adult; children's – babies through 2nd grade; children’s – 3rd through 6th grades; romance; mystery and thriller; science fiction/fantasy; autobiography/biography/memoir; non-fiction; and graphic novel. The only rule was that the book had to be released in 2018. Any book that was nominated by more than one staff member made our 2018 Best of the Best list.

We'll share our Best of the Best list on the last day of 2018. Until then, here are the Library's top romance books for 2018. Keep checking back to see what made the cut in our other categories.


  • A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
  • A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals by Alyssa Cole
  • Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan
  • The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
  • The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
  • Too Wilde to Wed by Eloisa James
  • Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  • Intercepted by Alexa Martin
  • Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
  • Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

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