Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Ten Favorite Romances

Love is in the air!  Actually, I'm currently focused on pancakes, as today is Fat Tuesday.  However, I sent Valentine's to a few of my favorite people, and am ready to post about some of my favorite couples in literature.  I've decided to provide a soundtrack for you all while I blather on about how much I love these couples.  Don't even pretend you don't know all the words.  I obviously do not claim this video as my own.

1.) Anna and Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss

Do we even really need to talk about these two? Anna is an incredibly relatable character and St. Clair just adorable. Their chemistry is amazing throughout the entire book.  I'm swooning just thinking about it (and also clearly due for a reread).

2.) Taylor and Jonah from Jellicoe Road

The tension between these two is simply amazing.  Nothing more needs to be said.

3.) Alexia and Lord Maccon from Soulless

Okay, it seems to be a little soon to be adding them to my list as I only just finished the book over the weekend.  Their romance was the perfect blend of cheeky and steamy.  I'm so ready for more!

4.) Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series

 Um, DUH.  They are so perfect for each other.  It's in front of their entire faces the entire time.  IT ONLY TAKES THEM SEVEN FREAKING BOOKS TO REALIZE IT.

5.) Margaret Hale and Mr. Thornton from North and South

So many happy sighs on this one.  I'm not going to talk about it, but instead just share a clip from the end of the miniseries.  Once again, I don't claim this video as my own.

6.) Augustus and Hazel from The Fault In Our Stars

Of all the romances I've included, this is by far the most heart-breaking.  The way both of these characters feel and express their love for one other is simply beautiful.

7.) Sean and Puck The Scorpio Races

 Another tension filled romance.  I love the fact that these two form such a strong connection even when it's in neither of their best interests.

8.) Oliver and Hadley from The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight

As any self-respecting Minnesota might say, oh FER CUTE.  Even though it starts off as flirtations in an airport, these characters form a deep connection quickly.  I love their story.

9.) Nastya and Josh from The Sea of Tranquility

I haven't reviewed this title yet, so a more complete gush session will be forthcoming.  I'm not sure if I could tell you what makes these two such a great couple--I think it's partially the fact that even though they don't always show it, they are fiercely protective of one another.

10.) Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice

 Elizabeth and Darcy are both awesome characters on their own, so when you put them together, there's almost too much awesome in one relationship. I think the fact that each of them are so compassionate and witty keeps the romance between them alive.

If you haven't read these books, I highly recommend all of them. What are some of your favorite literary romances and couples?


  1. I really don't read romance as a genre, but here are some couples I could think of:
    Jane & Rochester (Jane Eyre)
    Jack & Aliena (The Pillars of the Earth)
    Will & Lyra (His Dark Materials)
    Mr. Ozu & Renee (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
    Katsa & Po (Graceling)
    Annie & Liza (Annie on My Mind)
    Todd & Viola (Chaos Walking)
    Guts & Caska (Berserk)
    Morita & Hagu (Honey and Clover)
    Nana O & Ren (Nana)

    Of your list, I'm really only familiar with three of the pairings. The Austen and Rowling ones I liked, but I didn't like Puck and Sean so much.

    1. I definitely love Jane and Rochester. I need to reread His Dark Materials.

      I thought about including Katsa and Po. I decided to hold off Todd and Viola, but will hold off until I read Monsters of Men, which I plan on starting next weekend.

  2. North and South! I love the music. But I always feel bad for Henry in that scene.

    1. I kind of do, but I tell myself he'll find someone else.

  3. First of all, I love your blog new look, Liz! It's beautiful!!

    And I love your favorite romantic couples in fiction. Mine are Lizzie Bennet and Mr Darcy, Hazel and Gus, and Sylvia and Leo in "As White as Milk, As Red as Blood", by Alessandro D'Avenia.

    Happy Reading!

  4. Some of these are my favourites too! I have The Sea of Tranquility to read so I'm now looking forward to meeting Nastya and Josh.

    1. They are both so well done! I can't wait to buy a hardcover of that book.

  5. The Sea of Tranquility was so good! I had a hard time reviewing it because all I wanted to do was gush.

  6. Oh, Ron and Hermione. So sweet. I haven't read Scorpio Races yet, but I may pick it up while I wait for the next Raven Boys. Have you read The Sky is Everywhere? It's a John Green-esque tear-jerker. http://wp.me/pzUn5-1pF

    1. I haven't gotten to The Sky Is Everywhere yet! I'm still hoping to get to it this month, so we'll see.

  7. This is a great list! Seriously awesome! I've seen Statistical Probability so much today... and there it is sitting on my book shelf. I need to read it!

    Deidra @ Simply Books.

    My TTT

  8. Can I just say that Richard Armitage is soooooo dreamy. When I went to see The Hobbit, the majority of the time, all I could think was "man, even all dwarfish, Armitage is still sexy" :)



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