T5W – Books Without Romance

Hello everyone! It is me, Caitlynn comin’ at you on a Wednesday, since Eden will be flying back into town today, I figured I would help my girl out and do the post for today. Happy day after the 4th of July for all of our US followers, cause ‘Murica.

Today’s top five Wednesday post is all about books that have very little to no romance in them at all. It took me a little bit to think about this because most books in the YA genre have some semblance of romance along on the ride. Without further ado, here is my top five Wednesday list!

5. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Ok, so this is one of the books with little romance, there is definitely a romantic subplot, but when I think about this book the romance is not anywhere near the first thing that I think about. There was so much other great stuff going on besides the romance.

4. American Street by Ibi Zoboi

This book was amazing with no romance. Zoboi did a fantastic job with this book.

3. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Schwab is a great writer and This Savage Song is no exception. The relationship between August and Kate was so multi-dimensional and I loved seeing where they headed, being so different from one another.

2. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Ugh, McGinnis can write a fantastic book and A Madness So Discreet was one of those books that definitely did not need a lick of romance to further the plot. Please give us more of Grace in our lives!

1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys was another book that had a little bit of romance to it, but it didn’t take away from or make the plot. The comradery of the group was amazing and Stiefvater did a great job keeping us interested sans-romance.

So that’s it.

What are some of your favorite books that feature almost no romance?


6 thoughts on “T5W – Books Without Romance

  1. Thanks for this post! I search for books with little to no romance just because I’m so sick of it and half the time I can’t even relate. Especially in YA. Not every teenager falls in love all the time or needs a romance to make their life worthwhile. Or maybe my teenage life was just lacking lol!

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  2. James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series is good. It keeps the romance to a minimum. I’ve only read 3 & 4. Hopefully I’ll get to the others. Ender’s Game doesn’t have any romance at all.


  3. I really liked The Queen of the Tearling and the sequel. But I just read the last in the trilogy and the way it all ended made me mad enough that I would hesitate to recommend it. No real romance though….


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