TBRG Top 2011 Contemporary Reads

It’s that time of year again when we break down the books we’ve read. Here at The Book Reading Gals we break it down into the different genres and then have a top reads of the year. Today we have our top 5 contemporary reads of the year. If we reviewed the book we are linking to it, if not then we are linking to the authors page about the book.

Heather’s top 5

  1. Serendipity by Carly Phillips
  2. Head over Heels by Jill Shalvis
  3. A lot like Love by Julie James
  4. The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
  5. With no Remorse by Cindy Gerard

Melanie’s top 5

  1. Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
  2. Serendipity by Carly Phillips
  3. The Welcome Home Garden Club by Lori Wilde
  4. Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
  5. Only Mine by Susan Mallory

Janon’s top 5

  1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  2. Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
  3. Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
  4. Bring me Home for Christmas Robyn Carr
  5. Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl

As you can see we tend to read and love the same books. Tune in tomorrow to see who made our top historical reads.



  1. Winnie Lim

    I love Serendipity, Head over Heels, Until there was you, Animal Magnetism, Bring me home for Christmas and Only Mine too!!!! Havent read the others before though… will try soon. Thanks for the recommendations.

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    I have read Serendipity, Head Over Heals, Until There Was You, Animal Magnatism, Only Mine & Bring Me Home for Christmas. All great books by great authors!

  3. Shelley B

    Julie James for me! All the way! Pick any of her books!

  4. Janon

    I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by Julie James yet. I have heard nothing but great things about her books.

  5. Jill Shalvis

    I’m so honored to have made all three lists!!! Thanks for making my day!!

  6. Becky

    I haven’t read some of these, as I like to read any series in sequences and I am still involved in Robyn Carrs Virgin River series. I am glad to have a list of these books and authors so when I am finished, I have this wonderful list. Congrats to all of you. I so admire the work that you do and appreciate each and everyone of you


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