Wednesday, July 5, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Books Without Romance

It's time for this week's Top Five Wednesday! This has been created by gingerreadslainey and it also has a Goodreads group. I am hoping to do these posts (or other weekly Wednesday posts) more often as long as I am interested in the current prompt! This week's prompt I am discussing five books with little to no romance in them at all.

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Now, this book technically has romances mentioned that are happening in more of the background of the main story. Because it's barely mentioned, I am counting it. I highly recommend this book, it's been a favorite of mine for so long.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
This is probably cheating because it involves a young character so there's most likely not going to be a romance in it. But there isn't a romance with any of the adults either. I highly recommend this book, it's about grief, anger, compassion. It's beautiful.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
This book is an amazing sci-fi book about fear being manifested into monsters. It has two characters, a guy and a girl, but they do not have any romantic relationship in the book. I am not sure if they will in the second (I haven't read it yet) but the first one they don't, so I am counting it.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The fantasy heavy story about Lyra, a young girl trying to save her friend Roger from the Gobblers, a gang of thieves rumored to be stealing children and gobbling them up. Like A Monster Calls, this involves a younger character so there isn't a romance.

Every Night, Josephine by Jacqueline Susann
This is a really sweet story about her woman and her toy poodle. I own a toy poodle myself, so when my fiancé saw this book at the library he surprised me by bringing it home. I absolutely loved it. It is also autobiographical, and Jacqueline is technically married, but the focus is on her and her dog, not so much her and her husband.

Thanks for reading! 

What are some non-romantic books you recommend? 


  1. Wonderful list! I still have to read a lot of these, but I really need to.

    1. Thank you!! And I hope you like them when you end up reading them :)