Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. they'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists.

This weeks list deals with Top Ten Fictional Crushes

So lets get started!

1.Fitzwilliam Darcy - Pride and Prejudice - He's a bit brooding, but really, who isn't absolutely in love with Mr Darcy? It also doesn't help that I went on a bit of a Pride and Prejudice movie marathon this weekend, which ended with a failed attempt to get a copy of pride and prejudice to read and a desire to dress like a regency girl .

2.Harry Potter - The Harry Potter Series - I grew up with Harry, and while he could be annoying and whinny I absolutely love him. I guess I'm just one of the many who is infatuated with "the chosen one"

3. Zooey Glass - Franny and Zooey - I had a hard time deciding between Zooey and Buddy glass. Their so different, but I think they're both amazing characters. In the end Buddy's seclusive lifestyle put the first hipster on my list. Of course he it helps that he sounds like every attractive student at my school, attitude and all.

4.Jonathan Safran Foer - Everything is Illuminated - He's such a sweet character. He's looking for more information on his family and goes on this incredible journey. Plus he's just akward and a little odd and I think he'd be adorable. Plus now whenever I think of him I picture Elijah Wood. Who doesn't want to picture Elijah Wood?

5.Edward IV - The White Queen - Edward is my favorite male royal in all of Philippa Gregory's books. He sounds handsome, is strong and dotes on his wife. Of course there is the occasional infidelity, but he seems to be a good guy. I'd take him over Henry the syphilitic beheader any day.

Slight Disclaimer - I do like Henry VIII, he's just hard to swoon over when he leaves a trail of the dead in his wake.

6.Vermeer - Girl with a Pearl Earring - I was a weird child, reading historical fiction at age 11 and going gaga for Cheavlier's portrayal of Vermeer. To this day I still think he's amazing. He could paint me any day!

7. Fredric Henry - A Farewell to Arms - Now I don't remember much about Henry or Hemingway's tragic love story, but I do remember being completely infatuated with him. To this day I the only reason I defend Hemingway so vehemently is because of how much I liked Fredric Henry.

8. Rudy - The Book Thief - He's spirited and defiant. Plus he's a great friend and I bet he would have grown into a hell of a man.

9.John Thornton - North and South - For me, he was the only reason to keep reading North and South. Really he's pretty far down on my list of literary crushes, but he's there.

This list was really surprisingly difficult for me. I guess i'll just leave it at nine for this week.

Can't wait to see all of your lists!


JaneGS said...

Interesting list--we have a few overlaps (Darcy, Thornton), but I read Harry as an adult and mother, but I would have had a crush on him had I met him when I was younger.

I also adore(d) Almanzo Wilder, Gilbert Blythe, Cpt Wentworth, Will Ladislaw (Middlemarch), Henry V, Jamie Fraser (Outlander), Ari Ben Canaan (Exodus), Nick Carraway (Great Gatsby), and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Killer Angels).

I've been wanting to read The White Queen, nice to know EIV is interesting :)

Avid Reader said...

Oh Rudy, what a wonderful character.

Brenna said...

I've seen Zooey pop up on a few lists. I completely forgot about him when I was writing mine. Good thinking and great list! If it makes you feel any better, I had trouble coming up with a 10th myself, and ended up using Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series even though I didn't read the books, I'm just a fan of True Blood.

Anna said...

I think EVERYONE is agreeing about Darcy today. What's the deal? It's universal!

Anne Bennett said...

Why not Mr. Darcy? Isn't he everyone's ideal for a man...brooding, handsome, and RICH? Ha!

Anonymous said...

I also liked Edward in The White Queen... even though he put it around a bit!

Jen said...

I need to read Pride and Prejudice so I can see what all the fuss is about over Darcy!

Thanks for joining in on this week's topic! :)

Lucia said...

I've read Everything Is Illuminated, and really liked the story and characters but most of the time I had no idea what was going on! Did you find it confusing also?

Kate said...

Mr. Darcy is on my list as well! :)