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Top 10 Tuesday 12th February

on February 12, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different literary theme each week and this week we are talking…….

Top 10 Favourite Couples In Books

  1. Lucy Hutton & Joshua Templeman, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Oh man I love this book so much. I read it and re-read it somewhat obsessively. Hate to love is one of my absolute favourite tropes. These two had such amazing chemistry and I really enjoyed their whole dynamic.
  2. Marcus Bane & Alec Lightwood, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Forget about Jace and Clary, honestly. I adored these two. Marcus is my favourite character in the whole Shadow Hunters universe and I like the opposite-ness of them. Marcus is flashy and exuberant and Alec is more reserved and kind of silently horrified at Magnus sometimes.
  3. Elspeth Gordie & Rushton Seraphim, The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody. I spent so long cheering for Elspeth and Rushton, wanting them to just be able to be together without Elspeth’s role as The Seeker and everything else constantly taking her away Rushton and Obernewtyn. They were my OTP throughout all my teenage years and I was still invested in their story well into my 30s when it finally finished!
  4. Jude & Prince Cardan, The Folk of the Air series, by Holly Black. Look, I knew they’re dysfunctional, okay? Just let me have it. They have the chemistry – but yes, they’re completely messed up and not exactly #couplegoals but I love them anyway.
  5. Rachel Watts & James Mycroft, The Every trilogy, by Ellie Marney. Two teens who, at different stages of their lives, had everything they knew ripped away from them. Ended up living a couple of doors apart, going to the same school. They also have amazing chemistry and I love them like woah.
  6. Elide & Lorcan, Throne Of Glass series, by Sarah J. Maas. I’m just going to say, I haven’t yet read Kingdom Of Ash, so my love of these two is based on their interactions in the earlier books which are not precisely romantic. But I really like what travelling with Elide does to Lorcan’s character and the undertones. And Elide better make him pay for his betrayal in KoA.
  7. MacKayla Lane & Jericho Barrons, Darkfever series, by Karen Marie Moning. Look, these 2 might be proof that Jude and Cardan can maybe sort it out? They were pretty messed up and Barrons is almost like a sociopath? Or something? Given he’s not human with no real human emotions. But they make it work – at least they do at the end of #5 and everything that comes after that doesn’t matter in my universe.
  8. Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe, Anne of Green Gables series, by L.M. Montgomery. My original OTP. The first time I ever fell in love with a fictional couple and I was probably only about 9 or 10 at the time. I have red hair like Anne and I hate being called carrots but I kind of wanted someone to do it after I read AoGG. Not that I could’ve smashed my slate over their head. These two are 100% love.
  9. Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov, Vampire Academy series, by Richelle Mead. I resisted reading this series for a long time. I was over vampires and the covers turned me off. Finally I capitulated and I think I ended up reading the entire thing in 6 days. I loved Rose and Dimitri even though yeah, I’m an adult so I see it’s slightly problematic for Rose to be having some sort of relationship with her instructor. She’s only 17 and he’s like 25 but I can live with it because it’s Dimitri.
  10. Lady Julia Grey & Nicholas Brisbane, Lady Julia Grey series, by Deanna Raybourn. Oh my gosh I loved these two. I think this series got me into historical romance/mystery. I really liked it because it actually progressed and they didn’t stay trapped in the same cycle of attraction-but-nothing-happening like other series’ that I was reading at the same time. I was sad when it came to an end but better that then having it go on forever repeating the same thing all the time.

***Honourable mention to almost every couple Melina Marchetta has ever created*** I couldn’t decide which ones to include here, so I’m just chucking in this note to say that everyone she’s ever written is one of my faves.

This is a fave topic of mine and I could’ve gone forever! It was hard to narrow it down and this is probably a fluid list, with my faves changing depending on what I’ve been reading lately, etc. And I’m always on the lookout to add more to my favourite couple list so browsing everyone’s posts this week should be fun.



33 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 12th February

  1. Ok, I’m totally kicking myself for not including Anne and Gilbert. They are so perfect and def one of my original’s OTP’s!

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    I need to read The Hating Game! It looks so good. 🙂

  3. KliScruggs says:

    I adored the Hating Game. Have you read 99 Percent Mine? I haven’t gotten to it yet because the library still has holds T_T

  4. Greg says:

    I wanted to read Vampire Academy after seeing the movie- I was really curious about the characters and heard the books were a lot better. I still need to get to those.

  5. Anne and Gilbert were a nice couple. Jude and Cardan are hot… I couldn’t include them this week because of their dysfunction, but I do like them.

  6. I love Rose and Dimitri!
    Magnus and Alec are awesome.
    The Cruel Prince is on my TBR but I’m happily surprised that Jude and Cardan are making couple lists! I thought romance was quite light on the ground in that one…

  7. I agree on Jude and Prince Cardan. Totally dysfunctional, but the chemistry between them made my stomach flip at points. I’m so nervous about reading The Wicked King, but The Cruel Prince was one of the first books I read last year and it still ended up being one of my top ten of the entire year!

  8. Louise says:

    I have to admit I love how dysfuntional Jude and Cardan are too. I’ve not read Wicked King yet, but I’m planning to pick up my copy soon.
    My favourite couples this week.

  9. lydiaschoch says:

    Yay! Anne and Gilbert were on my list as well this week.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  10. Sarah says:

    Jericho Barrons and Mackayla Lane were my number one. And you’re absolutely right- nothing that came after #5 really matters.

  11. Hooray for Rose & Dimitri! I wasn’t sure about that whole student/teacher dynamic at first, but the author really made it work in the end.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  12. lalafulton says:

    Elide and Lorcan hold my damn heart in their hands! Can’t wait to see your reactions to Kingdom of Ash!
    My TTT Here!

  13. speedyreader says:

    Second time I’ve seen Anne & Gilbert! I really need to re-read that series. Here’s my list:

  14. Kyra says:

    Anne and Gilbert are amazing! *_*

    My TTT post!

  15. fitkittymama says:

    Oh my gosh, how could I have forgotten to add Alec and Magnus to my list?? Great list, I think I’m going to have to add a couple of these to my list.

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