I’m participating in the Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday this week! The topic today is Top Ten Romances. Now, normally I’m not such a huge fan of romance in books, but I admit that I have my favorite couples. And, sometimes, at heart, I’m even a hopeless romantic. (But only sometimes).
1. Peeta & Katniss from The Hunger Games
Have I mentioned how much I love the characterization of Peeta and Katniss? Yes, I have. Despite all the terrible, terrible things that happen to both throughout the Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta heal together. I get really frustrated when people think the Hunger Games is all about the romance, because it’s obviously not, but I do love this couple.
2. Hadley & Oliver from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Hello, British boy. They have such a sweet relationship built from mutual issues. They can relate to each other well, and it’s just so darn sweet. And now that I’m looking towards my own father’s wedding, I relate to Hadley so much better now. Maybe I’ll meet an Oliver at the post office or something? Here’s to hoping.
3. Meg Murray & Calvin from A Wrinkle in Time
Sweet, somewhat awkward Meg meets Calvin, who’s popular in school but comes from such a sad family. Definitely meant for each other, and I love that this is a relationship that starts in A Wrinkle in Times and goes all the way throughout the series.
4. Tris & Four from Divergent
This one doesn’t really need explanation. I absolutely love this relationship between such great characters.
5. Alex & Lena from Delirium
Alex is the guy who shows Lena there’s more to what she’s always been told, that she has a choice. I mean, he introduces her to poetry. Kind of a no-brainer for me, no matter what else happens in the series.
6. Ella & Char from Ella Enchanted
A take on the Cinderella tale that makes a romance between these two plausible. I love stubborn, brave, and witty Ella, and Char certainly holds his own as well.
7. Ron & Hermione from Harry Potter
This is the couple that introduce my generation to romantic tension. It builds forever and when Ron and Hermione both admit it to each other, it just feels right.
8. Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
This one’s a classic, so I don’t think I really need to explain, as well as being my favorite Jan Austen.
9. Samantha & David from All-American Girl
I’ve only read this book once, and some years ago, but I remember loving the story that lead Samantha to begin dating David, the President’s son. Such a great, funny book and a great, funny couple.