Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Top Ten Book Couples...

Since it's Valentines Day (happy V-Day by the way) I thought I'd do a post on my favorite couples from books. Please note, a lot of these aren't strictly romance books and favorites are in no particular order.

Aragorn/Arwen from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien-What can I say? These two were probably the first major fantasy couple I adored and I still think the couple is sweet. They actually only have a few scenes together in the whole trilogy but those few scenes together are enough to convince you they belong together.

Wesley/Buttercup from The Princess Bride by William Goldman-Another really sweet couple. Yes, I am aware the book is satire, but these two are still a fun couple and I find them a lot more believable then half the real romances out there that weren't satire.

Po/Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore-These two are rather unconventional and I love that about them. Their romance is soft and built on trust and friendship.

Howl/Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones-These two crack me up. Howl can be such a drama queen and Sophie gets annoyed with him very easily but despite the fact that he drives her crazy and probably vice versa, you can see the underlying affection they have for each other.

Numair/Daine from The Immortals Quartet by Tamora Pierce-This couple probably makes a lot of people feel uncomfortable: Numair is over ten years older then Daine. But they just WORK so much that you grow to not care.

Darcy/Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-I don't really have to explain the appeal of this couple do I? Everyone who has read Pride and Prejudice knows why these two are romance gold.

Puck/Sabrina from The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley-Before people start screaming about Sabrina being only eleven and Puck being...Puck. Please read the whole series. These two are great (and hysterical to boot). Sweet and dysfunctional all at the same time. Their wierd relationship is half the fun of the Sisters Grimm series.

Ron/Hermione from The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling-This is probably another one of those couples I don't have to explain to people who've read Harry Potter. The evidence is in all the books. Their relationship is one of the most entertaining things in Harry Potter.

Michael/Mia from The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot-Pay no attention to the movie sequel that didn't follow the book, these two did stick it out, all through Mia's crazy life, a breakup, and many other things. Half the reason to read Princess Diaries was to see if she and Michael made it.

Will/Lyra from The His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillup Pullman-(spoiler alert for those who haven't read the last book) This couple is heart breaking because no matter how much you wish they could stay and be together they can't and end up making the sacrifice.

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