Good Books with Little or No Romance

Why No Romance?

Heyyy guys!

Today’s post is, as you’ve most likely seen already, “Good Books with Little or No Romance”. To a lot of people I know, they will find this very helpful.

Quite a large amount of people dislike to read romance because they may find it inappropriate (unacceptable to write/read about), disturbing, annoying, etc.

But even if you do like romance, this post is still the post for you. Why? Because these books are still super amazing!

Sooo… take a scroll down, and enjoy!

The Mysterious Benedict Society series

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society (the first book)

Author: Trenton Lee Stewart

Genres: MG (Middle Grade) Mystery

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Blurb: “Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?”

Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.

“If we’re just trying to be accurate, then how about ‘The Doomed to Fail Bunch’?” said Constance. “Honestly! We can’t even name ourselves.” Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

Genre: From Goodreads: fiction, mystery, adventure, a tinge of fantasy

Here’s what Common Sense Media says about it:


These books are AMAZING! Even now, years later after reading it (I read it when I was ten) I still love them. And I just got someone I know who’s 12 to read them, and she loved them too.

And I feel like these are one of the books that just aren’t famous enough! So spread the word, people!

It’s just… SUCH. A. GOOD. PLOT. Seriously.

“The missing aren’t missing, they’re only departed,
All minds keep all thoughts – so like gold – closely guarded,” Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

And 0% romance. Not even a tiny kiss. Sorry romantic-readers, you’re going to have to look elsewhere, for this one.

“Everything is as it should be.”  – Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

But for those of you who crave epic adventures with an awesome squad, if you haven’t read this book yet, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE, LADY (or guy).

And it’s not just that… it’s sooooo funny! Even after reading it for what, the third time, I still laugh over it. And books like that, where it’s just so… meaningful to you, it’s like your own memories… it’s just precious, that’s what.

“Children are capable of such open rudeness.” – Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

“Poor Kate,” said Constance, “she’s lost her marbles.” – Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

And hey, Rick Riordan even read it!

And if you don’t know who he is, I am seriously concerned for your well-being as a bookworm. Luckily, you have me to help you out