Let’s talk bookish: Romance as a subplot


Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books. It is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. It is where different bookish topics are discussed, explained and ruminated. Different opinions are shared and blog hopping is encouraged too.

I joined this book meme because a topic could lead to different answers. It helps me share my thoughts while being educated by other posts too. Aside from this, I get to reflect on topics which interest me. Some people would not agree with my answers but that is okay, each to his own.

Romance books consists most of my reads based on good reads. It could be the main plot or the sub plot. Books with romance as a main plot tend to be repetitive. I still like them just because I like to know the “how’s” and “why’s” of the story. A good romance for me would be memorable and easily shared. Also, the ending should make me feel happy. It is the most common subplot since everyone could relate to it. This is because different love scenarios are experienced by each person. Stories are like records for this experiences and some may or may not relate to it.

There are some books which don’t need a romance heavy sub plot. Sometimes, it does not need romance at all. This all depends on the taste of the reader and skill of the author in writing romance. I am a romance reader and I acknowledge that some stories don’t need romance in them. Most books which have action and adventure are some examples of genres I like to have minimum romance in them. Some scenarios sometimes don’t sit well with me most especially if some characters should stay as friends. Thinking about it, it boils down on how the reader will perceive a certain romance scenario. I like romance as a subplot but if not executed well then it won’t work out for me.

I like romance as a main plot or a subplot. This genre is my favorite among the choices available. Non-romance books are good too. They usually remove me from a reading slump. The latest non-romance book I lately read is Middle game by Seanan Mcguire and it was very good. I liked the sibling love and all the ups and downs experienced by them.

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Romance is a genre with a wide scope. Any reader could find their niche and dive in. I personally like historical romance and dark romances. It is satisfying to read them. For historical romances, I like the setting and the romantic tension suffered by the characters. As for dark romances, reading something taboo widens my perspective. I learn a lot from romance novels and it has helped me to become more understanding of situations most don’t become emphatic to.

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As of now, I am reading the Darkly Madly Duet by Trisha Wolfe. The story is very interesting. It has the Harlequin and Joker like couple as main characters. Their personal stories are very dark. This story is a dark romance which deals with the question: are killers born or made? It is very twisted and I am enjoying it a lot. Their love borders on obsession and it makes me wonder if the story will end well for both.

This topic was nice..

Question: Are you a romance reader? Comment down below..

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6 thoughts on “Let’s talk bookish: Romance as a subplot

  1. I definitely agree that if it’s not executed well, then i don’t like it. And that’s the same across the board for any type of plot. The execution on anything is very, very important to me because that will be one of the main factors of whether or not I will enjoy a book as a whole. Great post and great answer!

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