As an avid Bridgerton fan myself, I’ve read the full series more than once and find myself surprised at how the order of my favorites has shifted as I’ve grown up.
Though each book has many things to love about it, which one comes out on top? And why? I present my ranking of the Bridgerton books:
The payoff to end all payoffs, and it comes halfway through the series. Though viewers of Bridgerton got to learn who the mysterious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown was at the end of the first season, it actually takes until the fourth book before readers got their answer.
In the interest of calling a spade a spade, An Offer From A Gentleman is a pretty direct retelling of Cinderella. That’s by no means a bad thing, I am all for a fairy-tale retelling done right, and in my opinion this one is done very right. But it is worth mentioning because it threw me off the first time I read it.
Sir Philip is a tough one to love, but love him I do. What can I say, give me a broody, grumpy man with a rose garden and my Beauty and the Beast-loving heart is lost.
Where to even begin with The Viscount Who Loved Me? The subject of Bridgerton’s second season is by far my favourite of the books. Then again, I’m a sucker for a good enemies-to-lovers story.