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Top 5 Books I Don’t Talk About Enough | sexual-content-free reads too!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Top 5 Tuesday. Today’s topic is about books I don’t talk enough about, some of them I have mentioned several times on this blog but they’re just so amazing they should be mentioned more.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

I had to study this book for GCSE English Literature which definitely robbed some of my appreciation for it. This book is a bit like Frankenstein in that there is a curious scenario that is used to then question many things such as society (in this case, Victorian society). It’s definitely an interesting read and I really enjoyed exploring different interpretations and analysis and really delving deep into the language.

*no sexual content*

A Tangled Web by L M Montgomery

This book is not talked about enough anywhere! It is filled with differing characters that subsequently all clash with one another, and all related to each other one way or another. This book – filled with banter, jokes, jabs, comebacks and laughter – stories that are poignant, heart-warming, hilarious and serious. I would highly recommend it as an extremely entertaining and unforgettable read!

*no sexual content*

If I Should Speak by Umm Zakiyyah

This is the most beautiful and thought-provoking story I have ever read and honestly no matter how many reviews I write I feel I will never be able to give the book justice. Just read it.

*no sexual content*

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

This is a thrilling, action-packed, roaring (quite literally) adventure with freaking DINOSAURS (you just cannot go wrong there). Don’t let all the technical language and sciency-talk bother you, it actually made me more interested. I found this story absolutely unputdownable from the beginning to end.

*no sexual content but there is a lot of swearing*

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This is a wonderful story that includes three unforgettable women who break the boundaries cast by the white-dominated society of the early 1960s Jackson, Mississippi and create a voice for the voiceless. It’s absolutely hilarious at times (one word: PIE), absolutely saddening and honestly just BEAUTIFUL. Everything this story stands for is BEAUTIFUL and I love it. The movie is just as amazing (which is rare).

CW: there is a lot of romance with one of the characters


Which of these books have you read?

13 thoughts on “Top 5 Books I Don’t Talk About Enough | sexual-content-free reads too!”

  1. I’ve always wanted to read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde!!! I adore horror stories set in the Victorian era like Frankenstein and Dracula. ❤

    Btw, I've been reading through your sexual-content free posts and I agree, it does seem hard to figure out if a YA fantasy has sexual content, even if you scroll through the Goodreads comments. They should definitely start flagging it up more.

    But if you're looking for a YA fantasy series that's sexual content free I can definitely recommend the Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier! It's an urban fantasy series that has romance in it, but nothing too adult. It's about a girl who finds she can travel through time, is initated into a secret society for time-travellers, gets followed around by the most hilarious demon EVER (in books 2 & 3), goes undercover in different time periods (mostly Victorian) and oh, horror of horrors, has to endure time travelling with the most standoffish, rude boy she's ever met… and undeniably the most handsome! It's pretty good series and some of the banter had me in fits. 100% would recommend to you. 🙂

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  2. Ahh you should! I haven’t read Dracula but it’s on my A Level English Literature spec so I’ll definitely get to it!

    Yeah I know. Thanks for the recommendation, I will check it out! It sounds pretty cool, but I don’t think I’ll get to it anytime soon since I’m going through a YA detox and am concentrating on reading more non-fiction books. I know I haven’t talked about my non-fiction reading on here so it might seem like I haven’t done any, but I’m focusing more on quality over quantity! 🙂

    Thanks for commenting ❤

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  3. i was JUST about to pick up the Help on audiobook, but it’s HUGE (i didnt realize) so i’m putting it off for a bit longer. but it sounds like the sweetest most heartwarming story and i can’t wait to read it. i’m so intruiged by ‘if i should speak’ it sounds so interesting, definitely going to check it out. great post!!

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