Reader Recommends #10: Who Needs Love? Best Books with Little to no Romance

This was so hard for me, you have no idea. I almost NEVER pick books up that don’t have romance in them unless someone has convinced me to read it against my better judgment. What can I say? I’m a hopeless romantic. Most of these probably have romance somewhere in them, but they were as close as I could get.

This week’s topic: Who Needs Love? Best Books with Little to No Romance

Not every book has to have a romance. There are other things in life besides love….right? What are your favorite books that are blissfully free of all that silly romantic tension and drama?

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1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets Prisoner of Azkaban Goblet of Fire Order of the Pheonix Half Blood Prince Deathly Hallows

The struggle is so real for this edition…I mean, I’m recommending Harry Potter, which everyone and their mother has read. But it is true that there isn’t much romance (At least until about the sixth one, but even then it’s like, tertiary as far as importance of plotlines). So if you haven’t read Harry Potter, I’ll ask what planet you’ve been living on, because surely you can’t have missed the glorious phenomenon that is The Boy Who Lived.

2. The Books of Pellinor by Allison Croggon

The Naming The Riddle

So I only made it through the first two books of this series (I was reading them as they came out) before I got distracted and completely forgot they existed…but the first two I LOVED. Though I was severely annoyed at the lack of romance. I went and read some reviews of the last two books and I found it gets more romance, but clearly not enough, according to some readers. This is high fantasy in the Young Adult world, with lots of action and magic.

3. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson


This was one of my favorite reads of 2013, and I’m actually currently reading Firefight, the second book in The Reckoners series. To say there’s no romance isn’t quite accurate, but it doesn’t really take off until the second book, and even then, it’s not really your typical YA Romance. This book is awesome, and follows a guy main character who has sworn to kill superhuman types in a post-apocalyptic world. I recommend this for everyone on the planet.


That’s all I’ve got you guys. Pretty pathetic. Oh well, maybe I’ll find some new awesome romance-less books through your posts! Add them to the link up so I can fix this sadness in my life!


Next Week’s Topic: Spies

-Be they 007 or teenage girls at a mysterious school that teaches martial arts and how to go undercover, spies have skills we normal folk love to read about. What secret agents keep you up reading all night?


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