For this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish is letting us have a freebie, meaning we can do this list on virtually anything we want to. Since my first year anniversary was last week with Fil, I thought I’d continue with my little romantic side and give you all my top 10 favourite literary couples! (I mean, really, who doesn’t love a good love story?) So without further ado, turn your attention to these awe-inducing couples (in no particular order).
Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables: These two made me believe in love, as a starry-eyed elementary school girl. I wanted what they had right from the get go. And what I loved most was that it wasn’t just “love at first sight” for them. They had to work at it, and they grew in love, which is so much more realistic than what adolescents are exposed to nowadays.
Louisa Clarke and Will Traynor from Me Before You: Again, love doesn’t come easy, and it doesn’t always have that happily ever after. But no matter what the ending, I still love these two together.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games: As much as I wish Peeta were mine sometimes, those two really do deserve each other. I’ve never been Team Gale, even though he is a sweet person and I do feel sorry for him. But Katniss and Peeta belong with each other.
Gemma Doyle and Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty: I have never been so attracted to an Indian before (except for Shahrukh Khan of course) and the chemistry between these two…And let’s just say Gemma has some very naughty dreams about him.
Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre: There is so much to love about these two, but I think my most favourite part of this couple is the fact that they both are so normal looking. There’s nothing of extravagent beauty with either one of them, and yet they see the beauty others don’t — the beauty of their minds.
Faramir, Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien and Prince of Ithilien, and Lady Éowyn of Rohan from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Ahhh… the true love story in this series. This couple was the hidden gem in a series of war, loss, pain and defeat. They’re absolutely wonderful together, and I do wish that I don’t have to watch the extended edition of this movie in order to see their love blossom on screen.
Wanderer (“Wanda”) and Ian from The Host: This love story isn’t the most conventional, which is why I like it. Stephanie Meyer is only known for Twilight, and many forget or don’t know about this great sci-fi novel. It’s really well done and part of that is due to the love square that takes part in it. But the connection between the Soul, Wanderer, and the human, Ian, is breathtaking.
Danica Shardae and Zane Cobriana from Hawksong: Marrying your people’s sworn enemy to attain peace is hard enough, but when you unexpectedly fall in love with them too? That’s perfect.
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice: This list wouldn’t be accurate without this infamous couple. How many of us out there have compared every girl or guy to Lizzie and Mr. Darcy? Don’t even deny it.
Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley from Harry Potter: And this list wouldn’t be complete without these two bickering, chemistry-sizzling best friends. I love seeing their relationship go from “I can’t stand you” to “we’re best friends” to “I hate you!” to “I can’t live without you.” They are the epitome of love.
Which literary couples are your favourite?