Recommended Reads

The books in the book lists below contain romance, life-threatening suspense, and a puzzle or mystery. This is our definition of a “gothic romance novel.” Those novels that are designated “(gothic)” have classic gothic romance plots and settings. Such novels, for example, are usually set in a large mansion, the heroine is drawn to one or more love interests, she does not know whom to trust, she experiences threats on her life, and there is some puzzle/mystery to solve that greatly affects the outcome of the story.

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Note: The changing nature of book publishing and the wide variety of formats emerging have precipitated the re-release of many older titles in new formats. Therefore, in November 2009 we discontinued  listing upcoming titles by month on this website. Instead, we have continued to recommend and comment upon upcoming titles via the home page on Gothic Journal’s Amazon.com bookstore. Please visit it for our latest gothic romance novel recommendations.

All Recommended Reads from 1998-2009 (Alpha by Author)

Recommended Reads for 2009

Recommended Reads for 2008

Recommended Reads for June-Dec. 2007

Recommended Reads for Jan.-May 2007

Recommended Reads for June-Dec. 2006

Recommended Reads for Jan.-May 2006

Recommended Reads for July-Dec. 2005

Recommended Reads for April-June 2005

Recommended Reads for Jan.-March 2005

Recommended Reads for Sept.-Dec. 2004

Recommended Reads for April-Aug. 2004

Recommended Reads for Jan.-March 2004

Recommended Reads for Sept.-Dec. 2003

Recommended Reads for April-Aug. 2003

Recommended Reads for Jan.-March 2003

Recommended Reads for 2002

Recommended Reads for 2001

Recommended Reads for April-Dec. 2000

Recommended Reads for Jan.-March 2000

Recommended Reads for April-Dec. 1999

Recommended Reads for Dec. 1998-March 1999