Monthly Recs: Not Another Love Story

770aad26a58e9712977e7f4230fdd3b3So February 14 is creeping up on me, and if you’re like me – dateless every Valentines– the best way to cope up with the bitterness is to read a book with hardly a love story in it (because I can not be happy for them on Feb 14) and netflix (lets not forget that)

For this month’s monthly recommendations topic, is to subdue the bitterness of dateless people – like me– is to list down recommended books with no or hardly any love story.

 

 

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Historical Fiction : The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

 

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Fantasy: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.


 

I might cheat a little with this. So this is a base on the fanfiction that Cath from Fangirl wrote and mainly focus on the ship between Simon and Baz. But when I read it, it was more than that and it wasn’t entirely revolving around them getting together. It was about friendship, chivalry (?), and everything Harry Potter related.

 

20821614Fiction:  You by Caroline Kepnes

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.


Let’s be real, this is a not a story about love but a story about proper way of stalking. 

 

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How about you? Any book recommendations that has hardy any love story?

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