Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Top Ten Favorite Fictional Couples in Books

For this Top Ten Tuesday The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to name our top ten favorite fictional couples. 
I'm a big fan of great couples in great books, but for me they usually need to have something a little extra to get me interested. So here's my list. I'm pretty sure quiet a few of these will appear on more lists than mine, but that's ok. They're classic.

1.Beatrice and Benedict - Much Ado About Nothing - While some may go the Romeo and Juliet route, Beatrice and Benedict will always be my favorite Shakespearean couple. They're both quick witted and are so similar that they actually start off hating each other, but I think that growth (and a good deal of trickery) makes them a great couple. 

2. Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy - Pride and Prejudice - I don't even know if I have to explain this. Elizabeth is like the everygirl, especially in the bookish community and Darcy is just...Darcy. They have a tale for the ages and I just love them to pieces. 

3. Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley - Harry Potter - While Harry isn't my favorite character throughout the series, I do love his relationship with Ginny. Ok, it's a little creepy how obsessed with Harry Ginny is at the beginning of the series, but they both grow and she becomes less creepy and really cool. Oh, and who doesn't love "the monster inside Harry"?!?! PS: I didn't hate the epilogue

4.Emma and Dexter - One Day - As you're probably noticing I like couples that have to grow to fit each other, which is yet again the case with Emma and Dexter. They meet the day they graduate from college and go through the ups and downs of friendship before finally getting it right. I love that they're friends. Really and truly best friends. I like that about them.

5. Leo Gursky and Alma - The History of Love - Their story doesn't have a happy ending, and because of that The History of Love exists. I love the flashes of their loving relationship throughout the book and it kills me to see what a life without Alma has done to Leo.

6. Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights - I will preface this by saying they are in no way a healthy couple, but I still love them. I think it's the way Catherine describes them that really gets me "he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire."

7. Claude and Camille - Claude and Camille -   I'm not a fan of Claude Monet's work, but man do I love the young him in this novel. I love both of them. They're both so single mindedly in love with each other and it's refreshing. They're the perfect example of rich girl falling for the starving artist and I love it.

8.Robin and Marian - The Robin Hood Legend - There are to many versions of their story to count, and in every version Robin and Marian are just a little different but I just love them in general. I think their story is so romantic and timeless. Ok, I'm swooning so I'm gonna move on.

9. Catherine and Arthur - The Constant Princess - I love Henry and Anne as a couple, but as this is a book list and I can't remember a single time I read a good account of their romance I'll move to the less thought of but more adorable of the Tudor Couples. Catherine and Arthur are hopelessly in love. Even though they have been betrothed to each other essentially since birth they both give themselves ot each other so completely. It's really such a tragedy that Arthur had to die so young. 

10.Arthur and Molly Weasley - Harry Potter- They just so a loving couple. I think they're a good example for everyone. They don't have much, but that doesn't matter, they love each other and they love their family and that's enough for them. That and they're awesome wizards/witches. Can't forget that. 


brandileigh2003 said...

Love that Arthur and Molly are on your list!

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Daisy said...

I also love Arthur and Molly! They create such a lovely home together.
Robin and Marian made my list as well! I love them very much.

Kelly said...

Harry and Ginny made my list too!! Love Robign hood and Marianne, really wish they were on my list!

Kelly A. said...

Mr. & Mrs. Weasely! They are truthfully the best couple out of the whole series, I wish I'd thought of them. Nice list! :)

Avid Reader said...

This is such a great list. I love that Alma and Leo on there.

anjohnston said...

Harry & Ginny are a VERY popular choice but who can blame everyone? They are seriously adorable! Thanks for sharing!

shadowfax994 said...

none of my favorite fictional couples are...strictly canon. OOPS.

Anne Bennett said...

I agree with you on several of your choices. Leo and Alma good choice. I forgot about that book. I loved it.
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