Romance Novels For People Who Hate Romance

o-GATSBY-facebookThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A well loved classic for a pretty good reason. It is a tale set in the 1920′s filled with complicated relationships, class conflicts, and dazzling parties. The love is subtle, and it’s more about the good read than anything. This is what the book has to say about love: “They had never been closer in their month of love, nor communicated more profoundly one with another, than when she brushed silent lips against his coat’s shoulder or when he touched the end of her fingers, gently, as though she were asleep.”

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

An imaginative novel, it stands as one of the most original novels when it comes to fantasy worlds. You’ll be so captivated by the wit and creativity that you’ll forget that people fall in love:

“I remember the people who look at me the way you do.”

“What way might that be?”

“As though they cannot decide if they are afraid of me or they want to kiss me.”

“I am not afraid of you.”

81AtR3fJXQL._SL1500_1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

A 900+ page novel that’s a thriller, a mystery, a sci-fi and a romance. It spans genres, time and space and underneath is a powerful tale of love. “If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.”

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

How did a former combat nurse from the 1940′s end up living in 1743 Scotland? You’ll have to read to find out. Her take on love? “And I mean to hear ye groan like that again. And to moan and sob, even though you dinna wish to, for ye canna help it. I mean to make you sigh as though your heart would break, and scream with the wanting, and at last to cry out in my arms, and I shall know that I’ve served ye well.”

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