Hello everybody! Today I wanted to make a list of books that could interest people that aren’t very into romance. I have to admit, I’m not very romantic, and sometimes overly lovey-dovey books make me want to put them down and never open them up again! That’s why I chose 20 books for all those who want to read about love without the cheesy parts!
- Number One had to be “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen: one of my all-time favorites and a great book to start with! It has the right amount of romance and sass (thinking about you, Lizzie Bennet!)
- “One Day” by David Nicholls: have you ever been friendzoned or found yourself hopelessly in love with your BFF? Then this is the right novel for you!
- “Me before you” by Jojo Moyes: this great book will get you laughing and crying at the same time, and show how a conflicting relationship can develop into something more!
- “Essays in love” by Alain De Botton: why does a relationship that starts out great fail? Why do we fall in love and how do we fall out of love? De Botton has all the answers!
- “A hundred years of solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: as you discover the mysteries of Macondo, you’ll be marveled by how love can change the destiny of generations.
- “The Reader” by by Bernhard Schlink: this novel shows how reading aloud to someone can provoke a love that survives decades and isolation.
- In “1984” George Orwell creates a pure love in the midst of a dark and cruel word – and keeps the reader hoping until the last page for a happy ending!
- Lev Tolstoj’s classic “Anna Karenina” is a tragic love story that will blow your mind… Anna Karenina will make you love and hate her at the same time!
- “Maurice” by E.M. Forster talks about a young man that struggles with his sexual identity in a very puritan England of the first decades of the 20th century.
- “The lover’s dictionary” by YA writer David Levithan will leave you astounded: each chapter is made by a random word, as if in a dictionary, with the meaning applied to how the main character feels towards his S.O.
For the last 10 books, look out for my next blog post!