Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Without Romance


This week’s topic is books without romance. This is quite difficult as a lot of books have a romance element to them. The books that I have selected either don’t have any romance at all or the romance element is minimal. If you want to check out the Goodreads group then the link is here.


Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys- This book is set in WW2 and focuses on the events that took place during the Soviets rule. This is an area of WW2 that I knew very little about so it was interesting to read about other events that took place during the war that don’t get talked about as much as other events. I love Ruta’s writing as she makes the characters and situations feel very real and whilst this is a work of fiction it feels very believable.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak– This is another WW2 that absolutely loved. This book is really interesting as it is narrated by Death. I thought that this was a really powerful read with some really heartbreaking moments.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness– Conor’s mum has cancer and a monster comes to visit him to help him come to terms with his mum’s illness. This is another really powerful read although the plot is predictable the way this story is told is really unique. If you do read this I would highly recommend the illustrated edition.

The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – This is the first book in a fantasy trilogy. Kelsea has to take the throne after her mum’s death. I think the world in this series is really interesting as it is set in the future but the world has medieval qualities to it. If you are a fan of fantasy then I would suggest checking this trilogy out.

The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry- I find the world in this book really interesting. Everything is controlled and people get assigned their roles. This is definitely the best book in the series but the other ones are good too.

What books are on your lists?

Kirsty xoxo


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