The New York Times calls the magazine "an acquisitions bible for public and school librarians nationwide." Its network of editors and reviewers reviews thousands of books each year, mostly before publication.
In explaining her selections, Booklist's Donna Seaman writes, "Wit and fortitude distinguish the smart women protagonists in the best romances of the last 12 months as authors ingeniously spin new gold out of classic themes..."
Here are 2012's Top 10 romances as selected by Booklist:
Bedding Lord Ned by Sally MacKenzie
Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe
The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James