Hello lovelies! How are you? Today I have another Top Ten Tuesday post for you. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Girl and this week’s topic is: Favorite Couples in Books. Which is perfect for me since I’m doing a whole romantic, Valentine’s theme on my blog all week and I always love getting a chance to shout about my favorite ships with you guys. So let’s shout, shall we?
10. Monty & Percy- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.”
Percy and Henry are best friends who are madly in love with each other and pining cause they’re both clueless about how the other person feels and yes, I’m trash for this trope. I love how protective and supportive these two are of each other.
9. Juliet & Dawsey – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I believe that I am in love with a flower-growing, wood-carving quarryman/carpenter/pig farmer. In fact, I know I am.”
These two have that kind of slow-burn friends to lovers romance and I find it so endearing how oblivious they both are about each other’s feelings. And who doesn’t love a couple who found each other through books?
8. Penny & Sam – Emergency Contact
“I like knowing that you exist. It doesn’t make me feel any less lonely, because life is lonely, but it makes me feel a lot less alone.”
“Penny thought of this Korean saying for when you really, really liked something. You’d say it ‘fit your heart exactly.’ Sam fit her heart exactly.”
Penny and Sam both have some sharp edges, but they’re just so soft and sweet with each other. I love the way their so open and vulnerable in their texts, but kind of awkward in real life. It’s such a relatable teenage romance.
7. Aliena & Jack – The Pillars of the Earth
“She wanted to say ‘I love you like a thunderstorm, like a lion, like a helpless rage…”
Jack’s fascinated by Aliena he moments he sees her, when they’re just kids and world’s apart. But it takes a long time for her to return his feelings and even longer for them to get together. I love their devotion to each other, they never give up on their love
6. Feyre & Rhys – A Court of Mist and Fury
“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
I know there’s a lot of mixed feeling about this couple and these books in general, but though I think it can be a bit much sometimes I love Feyre and Rhys together. They’re such a power couple and the definition of a team, I love that.
5. Evelyn & Celia – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does. You’re the only thing on this planet worth worshipping.”
This might not have been my favorite book of the year, but I loved the romance between Evelyn and Celia. Their relationship’s very intense and passionate, but also sweet and tender.
4. Jude & Oscar – I’ll Give You the Sun
“I gave up practically the whole world for you,” I tell him, walking through the front door of my own love story. “The sun, stars, ocean, trees, everything, I gave it all up for you.”
Jude and Oscar both have their demons, but they compliment each other perfectly and make each other’s lights shine brighter. Also: Jude being a mess over his English accent, leather jacket and James Dean-leaning is a mood.
3. Nina & Matthias – Six of Crows
“Nina, I am with you because you let me be with you. There is no greater honor than to stand by your side.”
No offense to Jude & Cardan, but this is still the best enemies to lover content my eyes have been blessed with. Nina is a force of nature and Matthias worships the ground she walks on, as we all should. I think it’s beautiful how these two help each other grow.
2. Marya & Koschei – Deathless
“How I adore you, Marya. How well I chose. Scold me; deny me. Tell me you want what you want and damn me forever. But don’t leave me.”
Marya and Koschei’s relationship is one that’s full of power struggles, secrets and betrayals, but I’m so drawn to the intensity and complexity of it. I find their dynamic endlessly fascinating.
1. Emma & Mr. Knightly – Emma
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
I can’t read (or watch) the scene in Emma where Knightly finally confesses his love without smiling like a dam fool, these two are just so cute together and I love that they don’t just love, but also like each other so much.
What do you think of my choices? Do you ship these couples too? Who’s your favorite book couple?