Top Ten Tuesday (40)

14 Aug

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Couples Who Would Make It in the Real World

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish post a top ten list topic so that book lovers like you and me can pour over our shelves and make our own lists. You can check out all the other Top Ten Tuesday‘s on their site!


First of all, HUGE, happy wedding congrats to Jamie, the lovely lady behind these fabulous topics! We’re strolling down lovers lane here this week in honor of her big day on Friday. So YAY for weddings! Yay for romance! Yay for romance in books that is SO good and SO real and SO imperfectly perfect that, if these couples were living and breathing people, they’d be just as wonderful together in real life as they are on the page.

Amy Curry & Roger Sullivan from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. Yo. I’m rereading this right now, AGAIN, but I’m listening to it this time. Guys? Amy and Roger are basically perfect. For people who spend only five days together, they still manage to get together slowly and sweetly. It’s pretty awesome, and I have been picturing them together in real life ever since I first read this book. Because there’s damage and broken things in each of them that they slowly fix with care. AWWWW!

Adam & Mia from If I Stay/Where She Went. It’s hard to bet against people who have overcome as much as Adam and Mia. I feel like these two had so much drama and dealt with so many issues together that their perseverance alone is enough to make me believe that they would be together for real. But after all their heavy shizz, they still find ways to love each other and be together? That’s pretty special.

Anna & St. Claire from Anna and the French Kiss. SWOON. These two. Anna and St. Claire just have this connection that is so deep and wonderful that, if they were real, I can’t imagine them not being together and feeling the same intense feelings. I almost don’t believe that they’re fake. There. I said it. I’ve officially gone to the crazy place.

Puck Connolly & Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races. Can you not imagine these two being that super-quiet couple who always keeps to themselves but stays together forever? Even though people almost don’t believe it because it seems like they never do anything or hang out with anyone? It’s probably because Puck and Sean are like those people who are the only ones who understand each other. I can picture them just living in their cocoon of horses and the sea and being completely blissed out in their own ways, all full of secrets and mystery. Puck and Sean can communicate without words, I just know it.

Meg & John After from Going Too Far. So if Puck and Sean are the quiet couple, Meg and John are the people who have to work hard to stay together and have lots of make-up sex. But I can picture them being really passionate about each other, the things they do, everything, and wanting always to fight for their relationship. Lots of fire with these two.

Tris & Four from Divergent/Insurgent. Tris and Four have so much other shizz that they’re dealing with it’s amazing that they seem to find time to be together. Especially because they don’t make it easy for themselves, what with the secret keeping and the danger. But I always feel like the couples who don’t cower from dealing with hard stuff seem the most real to me, and seem the most likely to last.

Conrad & Belly from The Summer Series. HOLY EMO, people. Talk about fraught drama. Conrad Fisher is one of the all-time butterfly-makers, friends, and the way he ignores his feelings for Belly for so long, and the way Belly pines for him always, is some epic heart-melting, fist-shaking drama. So many obstacles for these two, and somehow they make it past all of them.

Ed/Shadow & Lucy from Graffiti Moon. These two are just kind of magical. I know, that sounds New Age/hippy-ish, but it’s kind of true. Even though this book takes place over just one night, Ed and Lucy and those people who just KNOW right away, and can’t help clicking like crazy. But despite this short time span of knowing one another, their getting together is slow and full of learning about one another in a real, non-sexual way. It’s pretty freaking fantastic.

DJ Schwenk & Brian Nelson from the Dairy Queen series. AHH! THESE TWO! I have to say, Brian is not always a gem to DJ. But here’s the deal: DJ KNOWS that he wasn’t always a gem, and he does a thing that I would have a hard time resisting myself: he tells her–not in so many words, if I’m remembering correctly–that he wants to fix what he broke, and DJ, being her absolutely fabulous self, takes her time figuring out what she wants. And in the end they have this foundation that is like, ROCK SOLID. They become friends again, at a really great pace, and they support each other and are awesome.

Katsa & Po from Graceling. The ass-kickers! Huzzah! Katsa and Po have an amazingly strong relationship that is rooted in respect and trust and FEELINGS. I can’t think of anything they wouldn’t do for each other, including put their own lives at risk. Their relationship is so strong and sure that it survives–and ENCOURAGES–going off and doing the right thing for other people. Sacrifice, friends. Katsa and Po are masters of this, and it’s amazing.



9 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (40)”

  1. Nina Happy Endings August 14, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Yes, Adam & Mia would make it! With everything that happened in both their lives, pfff, I’m sure they would make it. 🙂 Great list.

  2. Dina August 14, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I just love Tris & Four. Such a great couple.

  3. Sarah @ Breaking the Binding August 14, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I had Mia and Adam as well as Anna and St. Clair on my list too! I really do love both of those couples together. And seeing Anna and St. Clair together in “Lola and the Boy Next Door” gave me hope that they would make it!!

    Also, we share a similar blog theme, I love it!

    Check out my list here

  4. Alyssa August 14, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    WHY HAVEN’T I READ ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS YET?!! I have Graceling and The Scorpio Races on my bookshelf right now :] Might have to go start them NOW. This week made me want to add SO MANY BOOKS to the TBR because I love me some love!!

  5. Krystianna August 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Awesome picks! I definitely agree with your choice of Tris & Four. I’m currently reading Graceling right now and I absolutely love it so far! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. 🙂

  6. wordandpiece August 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I completely didn’t realise there was a second book after If I Stay, I’ll have to check it out! Thank you!

    My Top Ten

  7. randikins August 15, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Totally agree on Amy & Roger, Katsa & Po, and Ed & Lucy (though I just realized I wrote my post before I read Graffiti Moon, so they didn’t make my list! Sadness!). Great picks! 🙂

    My TTT

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee & Bookmarks

  8. armchairauthor August 15, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    Sean and Puck made my list too, I completely agree with your assessment. Off in their own world, joined at the hip.

  9. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) August 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    I’m in full agreement when it comes to many of the couples you’ve mentioned, but I’m especially supportive of Amy/Roger and Tris/Four!

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