Monday, February 11, 2013

Top Ten Romances

Top Ten Romances:
(I'm not sure if this meant actual couple pairings or romance novels so I'm going with the former.)
if I misunderstood the assignment, well at least i'm not wearing a giant ball of twine on my head

1. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
My original OTP. Their relationship is one of the things that made Harry Potter for me. Well, at least during one of my last read through. He's funny, she's serious. They're just the perfect pair and I love them. Okay? Okay.

2. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennett and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy
Duh. Doesn't every bookish girl go through a phase where she just has to be Lizzy and the guy she is daydreaming about is just so clearly Darcy? I love love love this pair. I love how they don't start out as a perfect couple, that they both need to grow to be good for each other, that they're both quick witted and hard to tame. Jeez, I'm might just have to go and watch Pride and Prejudice right now.

3. Beatrice and Benedict
Remember two lines ago when i said I loved a quick witted couple who needed to grow into each other. Meet the arch-type.

4. Daisy Buchanin and Jay Gatsby
I know this is strange. Especially since Daisy and Jay are never really a couple during the course of Gatsby. However, there back story is so lovely and everything about them as a pair is just so sad that I can't help but want them to escape West Egg and make a life for themselves.

5. James Potter and Lily Evans
I can't think about James and Lily (Jilly. I spend way to much time on Tumblr) without getting a little misty eyed. They were so young, and clearly in love, and I really can't handle their tragic situation.

6. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark
As much as I hate "teams" I was always team Peeta. The sweet baker boy who's greatest flaw was loving a girl he was too shy to talk to. I still find Katniss annoying, but Peeta mellows her out.

7. Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville
Elizabeth and Edward are my favorite royal couple. She's a widow who manages to catch the eye of the new and handsome king and together they are two pretty bada$$ Plantagenets.

8. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald
I got an ARC copy of Z. The new novel about Zelda Fitzgerald. I spead through it and by the end was coming up ideas for what was clearly my new OTP. They're completely tragic, but they are so completely in love.

9. Catherine of Argon and Price Arthur
I really like The Constant Princess,a nd I really like seeing a version of Tudor England where Catherine is the young, beautiful princess and someone who isn't Henry is (sort of, okay not really) in charge.

10. Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy


Joana Bettencourt said...

We have a few of the same ones. Great choices!

Here's my Top Ten:

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Oh yes Ron and Hermione! Love your list


Lianne @ said...

Great list! I love how Colin Firth delivered that line in Bridget Jones' Diary, it was so <3 And of course, Lizzy & Mr. Darcy =D

Here's my TTT for this week =)

Kaley @ Books Etc. said...

I also had Lizzie/Darcy and Ron/Hermione. I also dislike "teams" but am with you on Peeta. Great list!!