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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Books Without Romance

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you’re interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group.


This week’s topic is Favorite Books Without Romance!  Recent topics placed a lot of focus on the relationships that we love or hate to love, so many requested that some attention go towards discussing books that do not have a romantic subplot or features very little of it.  

So, in no particular order, here are my selections.

Beauty Queens

Fifty beauty queens stranded on a desert island.  This is a hilarious book that will make you think and never look at beauty the same way.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

A truly compassionate look at the horror of trauma and its effect on a troubled teen.  This is not an easy book to read, but it does ultimately become inspiring and thought-provoking.

I Hunt Killers

Jasper Dent is the son of a notorious serial killer and in order to prove that murder doesn’t run in the family, he teams up with the police in the hunt for a new serial killer.

Every Heart a Doorway

This is a very short read, but packs a powerful punch!

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children is a place for all the kids who suddenly found themselves returning from the magical worlds they had disappeared to.  Their experience, however short, changed them, and now their family and friends no longer understand if they even did before.  How do you carry on in this world when all you want is nothing more than to return to the place you slipped into and felt you belonged?

The Giver

This haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.


So those are my picks!  Do you have any favorite books that feature little to no romance?  Let me know in the comments!

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