The following lists of my FIVE STAR reads by year are taken from my Goodreads page (here) which is where I track my reading.

My star ratings tend to be 3 star (finished it, was good but will likely forget it), 4 star (excellent emotional read but with a few annoying things), and 5 star (quality read with lots of feelings and will stick will me). With regards to DNFs, I don't list them on my Goodreads page, and I only note books as 1 or 2 star if they are problematic. In creating this list (in 2022), I've noticed that I'm getting better at curating my reading before I start a book, so there are less low rated books on my Goodreads page recently.

This page is under construction and will be updated with affiliate links when I have the time.

Five Star Reads in 2022

News Flash by Candace Harper
The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian
Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
One by Brenda Murphy
My Name on Her Lips by Hudson Lin
If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
The Red Files by Lee Winter
An Heiress to Remember (The Gilded Age Girls Club, #3) by Maya Rodale
Backwards to Oregon (The Oregon Series, #1) by Jae
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M Cameron
The Missing Page (Page & Sommers, #2) by Cat Sebastian
Life on Pause (Love Life, #1) by Erin McLellan
Life of Bliss (Love Life #2) by Erin McLellan
If You Love Something by Ellis, Jayce *
A Very Beery New Year (Cider Bar Sisters, #3.5) by Lau, Jackie *
Amped (Vixens Rock #3) by Lipscomb, Marie *
D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding Higgins, by Chencia C. *
The Rat-Catcher's Daughter (Lilywhite Boys, #0.5) by Charles, K.J. *
I'm So (Not) Over You by Jackson, Kosoko *
Delilah Green Doesn't Care (Bright Falls, #1) by Blake, Ashley Herring *
A Lady for a Duke by Hall, Alexis *
Something Fabulous (Something Fabulous, #1) by Hall, Alexis *
Make Me by Stein, Charlotte *
Unfit to Print by Charles, K.J. *
The Longest Night by Ottoman, E.E. *
Proper Scoundrels (Roaring Twenties Magic, #1) by Therin, Allie *
Sips of Her (Coffee Shops of Love #2) by Lee, Karmen *
Uncovering Her Cravings (Big City, Small World, #1) by Shawn, Rae *
Her Favorite Rebound (Cider Bar Sisters, #4) by Lau, Jackie *
A Sweet Yuletide by Ottoman, E.E. *
Going Public (Jade Harbour Capital #2) by Lin, Hudson *
The Long Game (Game Changers, #6) by Reid, Rachel *

Five Star Reads in 2021

The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by Charles, K.J. *
The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Kennedy, Elle *
House of Agnes by Zedde, Fiona *
He's Not My Boyfriend (Chin-Williams, #2) by Lau, Jackie *
The Magical Femme: A Lesbian Short Story by Zedde, Fiona *
Jeremiah (High Rise, #1) by Ellis, Jayce *
Just Some Things by Verity, Chace *
Role Model (Game Changers, #5) by Reid, Rachel *
A Highland Hogmanay by Mardell, Meg *
Learned Behaviors (Higher Education, #1) by Ellis, Jayce *
Learned Reactions (Higher Education, #2) by Ellis, Jayce *
Rake I'd Like to F... by Darby, Sabrina *
Crazy For A Geek Girl by Dane, Nicolette *
Too Much Man (Firebirds #1) by James, Katy *
What You Need by Sené, Torrance *
Strings (Vixens Rock, #2) by Lipscomb, Marie *
The Beautiful Things Shoppe (Seasons of New Hope, #2) by Stover, Philip William *
The Henna Wars by Adiba, Jaigirdar *
You, Me, U.S. Bautista, Brigitte *
A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen, #2) by Charles, K.J. *
Private Eye (The Spies Who Loved Her, #2) by Jackson, Katrina *
Bang & Burn (The Spies Who Loved Her, #3) by Jackson, Katrina *
New Year, New We (The Spies Who Loved Her, #4) by Jackson, Katrina *
His Only Valentine (The Spies Who Loved Her, #5) by Jackson, Katrina *
Bright Lights (The Spies Who Loved Her #6) by Jackson, Katrina *
Off Limits Attraction (The Heirs of Hansol, #3) by Lee, Jayci *
Her Night With Santa (Toy Runners #1) by Herrera, Adriana *
Him (Him, #1) by Bowen, Sarina *
Laid Bare (Mistress, #0.5) by Stone, Anna *
Second Chances: A Sapphic Romance Anthology by Verity, Chace *
Only One Bed (Romance Anthology Vol 1) by Eden, Lucy *
Gifting Me To His Best Friend (A Touch of Taboo, #2) by Robert, Katee *
Rhythm (Vixens Rock #1) by Lipscomb, Marie *
The Hellion's Waltz (Feminine Pursuits, #3) by Waite, Olivia *
Dial A for Aunties (Aunties #1) by Sutanto, Jesse Q *
Best Laid Plans (Garnet Run, #2) by Parrish, Roan *
Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters, #3) by Hibbert, Talia *
Village Fool by Burgoine, 'Nathan *
Claiming His Bollywood Cinderella: A Passionate Fairytale Retelling by Pammi, Tara *
Betting on a Duke’s Heart by Sing, Royaline *
Heated Rivalry (Game Changers, #2) by Reid, Rachel *
Game Changer (Game Changers, #1) by Reid, Rachel *
Tough Guy (Game Changers, #3) by Reid, Rachel *
Hard to Find by Verity, Chace *
Writing Her In (Plot Twist, #1) by Trent, Holley
The Perks of Loving a Wallflower (The Wild Wynchesters #2) by Ridley, Erica *
A Thorn in the Saddle (Cowboys of California, #3) by Weatherspoon, Rebekah *
Unexpected Goals (Out on the Ice #2) by Farmer, Kelly *
Donut Fall in Love by Lau, Jackie *
Pas de deux by Noyes, E.J. *
Love All Year 2021: A Holidays Anthology by Kahn, Elizabeth *
Turning For Home (Alex and Alexander #4) by Reinert, Natalie Keller *
Mechanics of Love (Love On Madison Island Book 3) by James, Meka *
The Lights on Knockbridge Lane (Garnet Run #3) by Parrish, Roan *
Slippery Creatures (The Will Darling Adventures, #1) by Charles, K.J. *
The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures, #2) by Charles, K.J. *
Subtle Blood (The Will Darling Adventures, #3) by Charles, K.J. *
The Morning After by Jae *
Flashbang (Red Files, #1.5) by Winter, Lee *
For the Love of April French by Aimes, Penny *


Five Star Reads in 2020

Return to Me: A Remi/Claudia Story (How Sweet It Is Book 3) by Zedde, Fiona *
Hairpin Curves by Winters, Elia *
A Song for Sweater-Boy by North, Vanessa *
Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan, #1) by Therin, Allie *
American Sweethearts (Dreamers, #4) by Herrera, Adriana *
All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Romance and Erotica by Emanuelle, R.G. *
Mr. Hotshot CEO (Kwan Sisters, #2) by Lau, Jackie *
Grumpy Fake Boyfriend (Kwan Sisters, #1) by Lau, Jackie *
Mangos and Mistletoe by Herrera, Adriana *
Island Affair (Keys to Love, #1) by Oliveras, Priscilla *
Like Lovers Do (Girls Trip, #2) by Livesay, Tracey *
To Italy with Love, and Other Stories by Zedde, Fiona *
Who We Could Be by Cameron, Chelsea M. *
Her Pretend Christmas Date (Cider Bar Sisters, #2.5) by Lau, Jackie *
Duke I'd Like to F... by Darby, Sabrina *
Leather and Lace (Gold Sky, #5) by Carter, Rebel *
Consolation Gifts by Higgins, Chencia C. *
Just Say Yes: The Proposal by Bryant, Kris *
Heart and Hand (Gold Sky, #1) by Carter, Rebel *
The Awakening of Ivy Leavold (Markham Hall, #1) by Simone, Sierra *
A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong (Blackshear Family, #0.5) by Grant, Cecilia *
Firework by Brayden, Melissa *
Naughty List: A Short Story by Luck, KC *
Dress-tease (The Hollywood Series, #2.5) by Jae *
Syncopation (Twisted Wishes, #1) by Zabo, Anna *
Counterpoint (Twisted Wishes #2) by Zabo, Anna *
Most Ardently by Mesler-Evans, Susan
Return to Me: A Remi/Claudia Story by Zedde, Fiona *
A Sinful Little Christmas by Critch, J. Margot *
Finding Tranquility: A Love Story by Heffernan, Laura *
Along for the Ride by Grace, Mimi *
Headliners (London Celebrities, #5) by Parker, Lucy *
The Boyfriend Project (The Boyfriend Project, #1) by Rochon, Farrah *
Black Tie Billionaire (Blackout Billionaires #2) by Simone, Naima *
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2) by Hibbert, Talia *
The Kingmaker (All the King's Men #1) by Ryan, Kennedy *
The Rebel King (All the King's Men #2) by Ryan, Kennedy *
Just Like That (Albin Academy, #1) by McCade, Cole *
The Hideaway Inn (Seasons of New Hope #1) by Stover, Philip William *
You Should See Me in a Crown by Johnson, Leah *
A Big Surprise for Valentine's Day (Holidays with the Wongs, #4) by Lau, Jackie *
The Girl Next Door by Cameron, Chelsea M. *
Real Men Knit by Jackson, Kwana *
Waiting for the Flood (Spires, #2) by Hall, Alexis *
Glitterland (Spires, #1) by Hall, Alexis *
Pansies (Spires #4) by Hall, Alexis *
Sweet Talkin' Lover (Girls Trip, #1) by Livesay, Tracey *
The Worst Best Man by Sosa, Mia *
Pink Slip (The Spies Who Loved Her, #1) by Jackson, Katrina *
A Duet for Invisible Strings by Thomas, Llinos Cathryn *
He's Come Undone: A Romance Anthology by Barry, Emma *
Pregnant by the Playboy (Fong Brothers, #1) by Lau, Jackie *
A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas (Holidays with the Wongs, #2) by Lau, Jackie *
A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year (Holidays with the Wongs, #3) by Lau, Jackie *
A Reunion of Rivals (The Bourbon Brothers, #4) by Ryan, Reese *
After Hours Redemption (404 Sound #1) by Alexander, Kianna *
Cinderella Is Dead by Bayron, Kalynn *
A Madness of Sunshine by Singh, Nalini *
If the Boot Fits (Cowboys of California #2) by Weatherspoon, Rebekah *
Sweet on You: A Filipino Romance by Guzman, Carla de *
You Had Me at Hola (Primas of Power, #1) by Daria, Alexis *
Marrying His Runaway Heiress by Beharrie, Therese *
When No One Is Watching by Cole, Alyssa *
Office Hours by Jackson, Katrina *
Out on the Ice (Out on the Ice #1) by Farmer, Kelly *
Love All Year: A Holidays Anthology by Agdern, Stacey *
The Duke Who Didn't (Wedgeford Trials, #1) by Milan, Courtney *
Faux Ho Ho by Burgoine, 'Nathan *
Handmade Holidays by Burgoine, 'Nathan *
Everything's Better with Lisa (Everything’s Better #3) by Eden, Lucy *


Five Star Reads in 2019

Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure (The Worth Saga, #2.75) Milan, Courtney *
True Pretenses (Lively St. Lemeston, #2) Lerner, Rose *
Untamed (Hotel Temptation, #3) Crews, Caitlin *
The Tycoon's Socialite Bride (In Love with a Tycoon, #1) Livesay, Tracey *
Pretending with the Playboy (In Love with a Tycoon, #2) Livesay, Tracey *
Catching Teller Crow Kwaymullina, Ambelin *
Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston, #3) Lerner, Rose *
A Taste of Honey (Lively St. Lemeston, #4) Lerner, Rose *
The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1) Rai, Alisha *
Beautiful Messy Love Woods, Tess *
Red, White & Royal Blue McQuiston, Casey *
Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1) Hibbert, Talia *
One Bed for Christmas (Baldwin Village, #0.5) Lau, Jackie *
Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) Parker, Lucy *
Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2) Parker, Lucy *
The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities, #4) Parker, Lucy *
A Little Light Mischief (The Turners #3.5) Sebastian, Cat *
Teach Me (There's Something About Marysburg, #1) Dade, Olivia *
Dare to Love a Duke (The London Underground, #3) Leigh, Eva *
Forbidden to Want Harroway, J.C. *
From Duke Till Dawn (The London Underground, #1) Leigh, Eva *
On the Ice (Stick Side, #1) Aislin, Amy *
Band Sinister Charles, K.J. *
On the Come Up Thomas, Angie *
An Unconditional Freedom (The Loyal League, #3) Cole, Alyssa *
The Season to Sin (Christmas Seductions, #1) Connelly, Clare *
Merry Inkmas Hibbert, Talia *
Duchess by Design (The Gilded Age Girls Club, #1) Rodale, Maya *
Off Limits (Rose & Thorns, #1) North, Vanessa *
Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3) Kwan, Kevin *
Hither, Page (Page & Sommers, #1) Sebastian, Cat *
Project Saving Noah (Flair #2) Reyes, Six de los *
Feels Like Summer (Summer Storm, #2) Reyes, Six de los *
Zed (Rough Ink, #1) Ellis, MV *
Proper English (England World, #1) Charles, K.J. *
Mr. One-Night Stand Stewart, Rachael *
There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi, #2) Menon, Sandhya *
Counting on a Countess (The London Underground, #2) Leigh, Eva *
No Two Ways Chi Yu Rodriguez *
Rebel (Women Who Dare, #1) Jenkins, Beverly *
Untouchable (Ravenswood #2) Hibbert, Talia *
The Desert Nurse Hart, Pamela *
Burning Fields Sinclair, Alli *
The One She Was Warned About Narayanan, Shoma *
A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals, #3) Cole, Alyssa *
That Kind of Guy (Ravenswood, #3) Hibbert, Talia *
Fire on the Ice (Snow & Ice Games, #4) Parker, Tamsen *
American Love Story (Dreamers, #3) Herrera, Adriana *
The Ultimate Pi Day Party (Baldwin Village, #1) Lau, Jackie *
Long Shot (Hoops, #1) Ryan, Kennedy *
Slow Simmer Lynch, Caitlyn *
How to Belong with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #3) Hall, Alexis *
American Dreamer (Dreamers #1) Herrera, Adriana *
The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Feminine Pursuits, #1) Waite, Olivia *
American Fairytale (Dreamers, #2) Herrera, Adriana *


Five Star Reads in 2018

A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood, #1) Dev, Sonali *
Numbered Andrews, Amy *
The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) Dare, Tessa *
To Charm a Bluestocking (Bluestocking #1) Dahlia, Renée *
A Town Like Alice Shute, Nevil
Indigo Jenkins, Beverly *
Under His Kilt (Under the Kilt, #1) Blue, Melissa *
Roller Girl (Lake Lovelace, #3) North, Vanessa *
Heat and Dust Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
The Marriage Clause (Dirty Sexy Rich, #1) Andria, Alexx *
Pleasure Games Denis, Daire St. *
Moonlight Kisses (Espresso Empire, #2) Bourne, Phyllis *
A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals, #2) Cole, Alyssa *
Make Me Crave (Make Me, #2) Robert, Katee *
A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood, #1) Hibbert, Talia *
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) Hoang, Helen *
Damaged Goods (Ravenswood, #1.5) Hibbert, Talia *
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) Kwan, Kevin *
Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts, #2) Rai, Alisha *
Off Limits (Off Limits #2) Connelly, Clare *
A Week to Be Wild Harroway, J.C. *
The Naturalist's Daughter Cooper, Tea *
The Princess Trap Hibbert, Talia *
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia Heiss, Anita *
Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions Reyes, Six de los *
Hold On To Me Purman, Victoria *
Peter Darling Chant, Austin *
No Strings Lockwood, Cara *
Not Meeting Mr Right Heiss, Anita *
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) Quinn, Julia *
Ruined (The Knights of Ruin #1) Ashenden, Jackie *
Make Me Want (Make Me, #1) Robert, Katee *
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women Favilli, Elena *
A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals, #1) Cole, Alyssa *
Sweet Thing Marsh, Nicola *
Boardroom Sins (Sin City Brotherhood #1) Critch, J. Margot *
Legal Attraction Childs, Lisa *
Getting Even Tremayne, Avril *
When Dimple Met Rishi (Dimple and Rishi, #1) Menon, Sandhya *
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail
Tikka Chance on Me Snyder, Suleikha *
Sounds Like Summer Reyes, Six de los *
A Devil of a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, #2) Hunter, Madeline *
The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) Dare, Tessa *
Legal Passion (Legal Lovers, #3) Childs, Lisa *
Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny (Loose Ends #1) Weatherspoon, Rebekah *
Purple Threads Leane, Jeanine
A Taste of Pleasure (Deliciously Dechamps, #2) Blake, Chloe
Scoring off the Field (WAGS, #2) Simone, Naima *
Play Thing: A Hot Billionaire Workplace Romance (Hot Sydney Nights Book 3) Marsh, Nicola *
Whitsunday Dawn Seaton, Annie *
Beneath The Skin James, Melissa
How to Blow It with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #2) Hall, Alexis *
Hard Deal (Melbourne After Dark, #2) London, Stefanie *


Five Star Reads in 2017

Bollywood and the Beast (Bollywood Confidential, #3) Snyder, Suleikha *
Forbidden (Old West, #1) Jenkins, Beverly *
Here Comes The Bridesmaid Tremayne, Avril *
Let It Shine Cole, Alyssa *
Breathless (Old West, #2) Jenkins, Beverly *
Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts, #1) Rai, Alisha *
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) Harper, Jane *
Terra Nullius Coleman, Claire G. *
Lady Claire Is All That (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes, #3) Rodale, Maya *
Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister, #4.5) Milan, Courtney *
A Gentleman in the Street (The Campbell Siblings, #1) Rai, Alisha *
Trial by Desire (Carhart, #2) Milan, Courtney *
The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) Thomas, Angie *
An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League, #1) Cole, Alyssa *
The Art of Romance Writing: Practical Advice from an International Bestselling Romance Writer Parv, Valerie
Forever Your Earl (The Wicked Quills of London, #1) Leigh, Eva *
Close Enough to Touch (Jackson Hole, #1) Dahl, Victoria
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances Lerner, Rose *


Five Star Reads in 2016

This was the year of my debut release, To Charm a Bluestocking, and the first year I started to track my reading on Goodreads.

The Tattooed Duke (The Writing Girls, #3) Rodale, Maya *
Unclaimed (Turner, #2) Milan, Courtney *
Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained Rodale, Maya *
The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) Milan, Courtney *
The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) Milan, Courtney *
The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3) Milan, Courtney *
The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4) Milan, Courtney *
What a Wallflower Wants (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #3) Rodale, Maya *
Lady Bridget's Diary (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes, #1) Rodale, Maya *
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Bryson, Bill
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4) Dare, Tessa *
Wild Ones (The Lane, #1) Wyllys, Kristine *