While I specifically look for romance in my books, I usually really enjoy that element, but with that said some of my all time favorite books are romance free. I also wanted to challenge myself with recommending some books that I normally don't recommend (which means I will be leaving off some of my favorites like Frankenstein, Lord of the Flies, Divine Comedy, etc.). So here are some of my top 5 books without a romantic subplot. . .
This book really features a wide variety of friendly and loving relationships but without the romance. And it still is full of emotions!
Similar to A Man Called Ove, this book is full of emotions and loving relationships without the romance.
I don't pick them up often but I am a huge fan of westerns and this one is such a classic. Even having seen the movie first, this is a great read.
This book was fantastic, beautiful world building and interesting characters, a type of love does develop but it is not a romantic type. Just beware, this is a major cliffhanger ending and there is not sequel in sight!
How about a graphic novel for you?! This might be one of my all time favorites, and again a type of loving relationship does develop but it is not a romantic one. Some great characters and a great story line and beautiful artwork all in one book.
So there you have in no particular order some of my top 5 non romantic books. I know a lot of you out there prefer books with out the romance, so tell me some of your favorites so I can add them to my TBR