Let’s Talk Bookish: November 6th

Happy Friday book friends! I just want to say quickly how much I love the bookish community and the distraction it can help provide when the world gets to be too much. So for today’s Let Talk Bookish we will be discussing Romance as a sub plot in books. As I mainly read romances I am totally on board with this! The Let’s Talk Bookish Meme is a weekly meme that is created and hosted by Rukky@EternityBooks and Dani@Literary Lion.

Why do you think romance is the most common subplot? For one I think it’s because it is something that is around in almost everybody’s daily life. I also think its because it can be an easy way to introduce other aspects to the story, like drama and conflict.

Do you think romance subplots take away from the main story, or add to it? It really depends on the story, I am almost always in favor of a romance subplot. I love how Karin Slaughter deals with it in her Will Trent series, its not the main focus but its used to in how the characters deal with different things.

Do you prefer stories without any romance in them? I am of the variety where 99% of the time I want romance in the story in some capacity.

Is romance better as a subplot or as a main plot? Again, I feel like it depends on the type of book. In my fantasy and contemporary I live it to be the main focus but in my thrillers it can be a subplot.

How do you feel about romance as a subplot in books? Let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time, Happy Reading!

Published by Becky Lewis

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Becky and I am a Real Estate Agent/Stay At Home Mom and I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I am an avid reader and read on average 2-3 books a week. I started my blog because I needed a place where I could talk about books and put down my thoughts on all things book related.

2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: November 6th

  1. It depends on what I’m reading. I’m finding books with either past romance or no romance to be very interesting (such as someone whose partner died long ago, and are moving forward in life, and their “new love” is more like a curious cat, or friendships, or learning to love themselves).

    Romance subplot in YA is overdone in MHO. Like the main girl has to choose her cause/life/beliefs AND the romantic partner all in one go (Matched series, I’m looking at you). It’s like she always has to save the world AND choose between her crush and childhood friend. Haha


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