T5W: Books without romance

Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday post! Created by the lovely  Lainey and Sam on Goodreads  (Go check them out if you want to join in the fun!)

Right, so this week’s T5W is all about “Books Without Romance”, which is a lot harder than I thought it would be… but I did manage to come up with my top 5 choices for this week. 

Here they are:


A Prison Diary by Jeffrey Archer – One of the few non-fiction books on my shelf. I got a copy of this book as a gift from a secret santa and it really surprised me. It was very interesting and engaging. The author, Jeffrey Archer does mention his wife in the book but the romance is not the focus of the story, at all!

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by CS Lewis – Now, I might be wrong (because I have the memory of a goldfish) but I’m pretty sure there was no romance in the first book of the Chronicles of Narnia. I know Susan and Prince Caspian have their moments in “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, but that happened later on in the series, right?

Angel in Training by CL Coffey – I have posted a review about this book a while back (you can check it out here) and even though there is a bit of a romance going on, it is definitely not the focus of the story. So… that counts, right? I say it counts. (By the way, Angel in Training is such an underrated book! I highly recommend it if you like urban fantasy! Check it out on Goodreads!)

Animal Farm by George Orwell – Nope, no romance among the animals here… They were too busy trying to take over a farm and eventually learning how to run it. So they didn’t have a lot of time for romance. Or fun. Or anything else really (Read my review here).

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – Definitely no romance here either! The main characters are 3 children and a creepy man who keeps trying to kill/capture them, so… no romance! (You can see my review on the first book of the series here).


Which book would you have included in your Top 5 list?

Let me know in the comments below 🙂



6 thoughts on “T5W: Books without romance

  1. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I would have gone back to my youth reading habbit: spy and thrillers books like these pf Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy and.Stephen King! I realized even Harry Potter has some romance even if it’s not their main purpose.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mystery Date with a Book says:

      Yes, even our good old HP has some romance in the story. I have to say I found it kind of hard to find 5 books with no romance in them, but you’re right, thriller books don’t usually focus on romance. Maybe I should have added some of those to my list 🙂


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