February 12, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s prompt is about our top ten favorite couples in books, and I’ll see if I even have ten couples to write about. Or at least, their books to write about. Anyway, onto the couples! Also, spoilers because some of my favorite couples did not become couples until the end of the book. You’ve been warned!
Juliet Ashton and Dawsey Adams from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
This is a wonderful book, both cute in sweet in that we see Juliet fall in love not only with Dawsey, but everyone else on the island of Guernsey; we also see what happened to this small island during its occupation throughout WWII.
Scarlett O’Brien and Sean in From Notting Hill with Love…Actually.
I honestly cannot remember why I read this book a couple of years ago, it’s not something that I would generally pick up to read, but it is one that I remember enjoying. It’s a cute book with Scarlett, our main character, seeking to prove the life can be like the movies. And she pulls Sean, the neighbor to the house she is house sitting, along with her as she strives to make her life more like the movies.
Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma from the Fruits Baskets series.
I just love how well these two are portrayed! They are some of my favorite characters in all of the series I have read and they’re just so cute!
Lois Clary and Beo from Sourdough.
I just finished this book a couple days ago and all I can say is I want to learn how to make sourdough bread! Also, Lois and Beo are super cute. We don’t get to see a lot of them together as an actual couple, but we see them correspond with each other and encourage each other to do what it is they actually want to do in life. And if that’s not being a supportive couple, I don’t know what is.
Kasahara and Dojo from the Library Wars series.
These two were about as awkward as you could get, but the more they worked with each other the better they got to know each other as well as, you know, FALL IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER! Took them long enough, but they did! WHOOO!!!!
Penny Lee and Sam from Emergency Contact.
While they start out as just two people trying to figure out how to live life in such a way as to not screw it up any more than they think they already have, we see them connect with each other in such a way that feels fleshed out and real. It’s especially true when we see that they both start turning to each other more throughout the book than they do their own families.
Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park.
As they are the title, you obviously know that they are a couple. But it’s the way that they become a couple that strikes me as both very high school and very mature as well. And not all high school romances are mature. The story revolves around them in such a way that we see them from each other’s point of view at first before they become entangled in each other’s lives.
Sophronia and Soap from the Finishing School series.
I think my favorite thing about these two is that they start out as friends first, then they progress to trying to become more, especially when things happen that tend to happen in Gail Carriger’s universe of the supernatural. If you want to learn more about these you, you will need to read the whole series, as that’s the only way to get their whole story.
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from the series Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman.
I think what I love most about this series is that while is it a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, it is told from Mr. Darcy’s point of view and we can actually see what is going on in his stupid head when he proposes so horribly the first time. We also get to see his actions become better as he learns how to not be a gigantic ass to those around him. Just wonderful character development and we can see it!
Vin and Elend from the Mistborn series.
This trilogy we see these two characters not only find each other but grow to love and learn from each other in each book. They don’t seek to change the other to what they think would be a better version, but they do end up inspiring the other to be better. It’s just an awesome couple and I love this series.
Who are some of your favorite couples from books? Why are they your favorite? Comment below and let me know!