T5W: Books Without Romance

July 5th: Books Without Romance
– A few (very, very few) people complained about the “shipping” topics lately, so I thought it would be good to talk about books that don’t have a romantic subplot! This is a really hard one, so if you can’t find any, you can talk about some where the romance is super super minor. Like barely mentioned… at all…

gsda The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)Β In Real LifeΒ The GiverΒ The Golden Door (The Three Doors Trilogy #1)Β The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Vernonica Mars // In Real Life // The Giver // The Golden Door // The Ocean At The End of The Lane

We all love our romance novels but sometimes I really just feel the need to read a book without couples or love triangles.



I read The Thousand Dollar Tan Line back in May ( I think???) and I LOVED IT! There isn’t really a romance in the books as the main character’s boyfriend is away because he’s a marine. Veronica Mars is back and she’s ready to solve crime and take names!

I would recommend that you watch the show and then the movie before you read the books though, because major spoilers!


Next up we have a graphic novel! This story is more so about the main character making friend and trying to help other people in their personal lives. There is absolutely no romance in this novel, it’s purely about friendship. I loved this when I read it and I definitely recommend you give it a shot!


The Giver is one of my favourite novels of all time. From what I can remember there is no romance, I know in the movie they totally made the romance a big thing but in the book he had a bit of a crush and that was it. This is a really great novel and you guys should definitely pick it up!


This is actually my favourite trilogy of all time, it’s a really fun fantasy trilogy, there is a romance but it’s not with the main character and it doesn’t affect the plot or anything like that. The Door trilogy is a really unique trilogy and please read it guys!


I read this novel a couple of years ago and while it’s not the best book I’ve ever read I did really enjoy that there wasn’t a romance and that it was more centered on the main character’s journey and really went down memory lane, with him exploring his childhood.


Did you do a T5W? DoΒ you have any non-romance recs?



8 thoughts on “T5W: Books Without Romance

  1. I have really been wanting to read ‘The Giver’ and even more now I know that it doesn’t have a romance.

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  2. Hell yeah for VMars to make it to the list!! I almost had her to, I just don’t remember much the stories!!haha You should read the second book!! I just wish they would have continued with them… Because there’s never enough Mars!!

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    1. I really want to read book 2, but I know I won’t have time for the next couple of months, but I am definitely hoping to get to it before the end of the year!
      I agree, they certainly should have continued the series, the book series is too good!

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  3. Great list! I really enjoyed The Ocean at the End of the Lane and I have a copy of In Real Life and just need to get to it so I’m glad to hear there’s no romance.
    The Golden Door sounds really interesting so I’m going to have to go check that one out! πŸ™‚

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