Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Couples

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.


This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: 
Favorite Couples

The prompt doesn't specify what kind of couples but since it's Valentine's week I'm going out on a limb and assuming it's romantic couples. Plus, those are my favorite kinds of couples so doesn't that work out nicely? :)


Tatiana & Alexander
Paullina Simons

Whether it's favorite couples, favorite love stories, or just favorite books, The Bronze Horseman can top most any list for me. The love story between Tatiana and Alexander was epic and the challenges they overcame strengthened their bond. They are simply unforgettable.

Anna & T.J.
On the Island
Tracey Garvis Graves

It's been 6+ years since I read On the Island but I still remember the feeling of being utterly captivated by the relationship between Anna and T.J. While their relationship was forged under extreme circumstances, it was still the real thing. This was one of the rare instances where I found myself thinking about the characters long, long after I finished the book. 

Lily & Loren
Krista & Becca Ritchie

A relationship between an alcoholic and a sex addict sounds like a recipe for disaster but these two beat the odds. Despite setbacks and struggles they made it work. Lily's innate sweetness and Lo's utter devotion to Lily makes them one of my favorite fictional couples.

Simon & Blue
Becky Albertalli

Does it get any cuter than these two? From their first tentative emails to their eventual face-to-face meeting, I loved every minute of their relationship. I just want to hug these precious cinnamon rolls.


Cam & Avery
Jennifer L. Armentrout

I could have chosen any of a number of couples from Jennifer Armentrout, but Cam and Avery stand out above the rest. I loved the way they had a strong friendship that developed first and when it turned romantic it was deep and lasting. It doesn't hurt that Cam is possibly the Best Book Boyfriend Ever.


Sarah J. Maas

Y'all know I don't read a lot of fantasy, but if we're talking favorite couples there's no way I could leave off Feyre and Rhysand. These two didn't have an easy road but they sacrificed for one another, made impossible choices, and were true partners. They truly wanted each other to shine.


Jamie & Wes
Him and Us
Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Cue the swoons, the heart eyes, and the racing pulse. I have so much love for these guys that it's ridiculous. You'd think they were real people that I knew and adored. I've lost count of how many times I've read their story and, while they're falling for each other, I'm falling for them - every single time. These two guys are so right together. Their friendship, their banter, their (smoking hot) chemistry, their devotion... they have it all.


Noah & Georgie
Sarah Darlington

Kill Devil Hills is one of those quiet little gems that someone went unnoticed and yet deserves much more attention. Noah and Georgie were both so completely likable and found exactly what they needed in each other. I loved that they made such a positive impact on each other's lives. 

Archer & Bree
Mia Sheridan

Archer and Bree are the most recent addition to my favorite couples list. These are two of the kindest, gentlest souls and there was never any doubt they belonged together. Their friendship-turned- relationship was so genuine and based on total acceptance. It was impossible not to be completely taken in by their love.

Lily & Atlas
It Ends With Us
Colleen Hoover

Atlas and Lily's romance does not follow conventions. There were bumps along the way, horrible circumstances, separation... but despite all that, the love was still there. I think the fact that their bond started during such a tumultuous time for them both (plus they were just teenagers at the time) gave me an even greater desire to see them overcome the odds. 


HONORABLE MENTIONS
      

Eleanor & Park | Stella & Michael | Tanner & Sebastian | Anne & Mal

Have you read any of these books?
Do you have a favorite fictional couple?

36 comments

  1. We're definitely shares some today! I didn't have disn on my list but Anna and TJ is a good one. I might need to reread that soon.

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    1. It’s been years and I’ve never reread On the Island. Might need to change that soon!

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  2. Simon and Blue and Feyre and Rhys made my list today too! :)

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  3. The Bronze Horsemen gets so much love... I really need to read it! But it's one of those books that scares me as I suspect it'll put the emotions through a mangle.

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    1. It’ll definitely rip your heart out, Nicci! I’ve never even managed to bring myself to continue the trilogy! But that’s my plan for this year.

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  4. Great list! Simon and Blue are the cutest.

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  5. Yes, Eleanor and Park definitely deserve a spot on the list in my opinion.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. That was the first one I read by Rowell and it still has such a special place in my heart. And I’m still holding out hope that one day Rowell will gift us with a follow-up!

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  6. So much yes for Simon & Blue and Jamie & Wes. I have tons and tons of couples that I love. haha

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Simon + Blue and Jamie + Wes are definitely some of my all-time faves. It was hard narrowing down the list!

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  7. I haven't read the book, but I thought Simon and Blue were adorable in the movie version of Simon Vs.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/top-ten-tuesday-198/

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    1. I thought the movie adaptation was great. Simon and Blue were just as adorable on the screen as they were on the page. :)

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  8. I haven't read every book on your list - although those that I haven't read have been on my tbr FOREVER - but I can definitely agree with you about Lily & Loren (thanks to you!), Jamie & Wes, Noah & Georgie, and Mal and Anne. :) The others I need to meet. And I swear, and please hold me to this, I'm gonna read The Bronze Horseman THIS YEAR!

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    1. Well if you’ll agree to read The Bronze Horseman this year I’ll promise to read the rest of the trilogy this year! I’ve never been able (or forced myself) to continue on but this year it’s going to happen! We’ll hold each other to it. :)

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  9. Yes, Simon and Blue were adorable together.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  10. I feel like such a smuck, I haven't read any of these but have quite a bit on my TBR list. I hope I get to read some of these.

    Mary

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    1. I hope you get to enjoy some of these soon. They’re all special to me in one way or another.

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  11. Yes, yes, yes on Simon & Blue! I haven't read the others yet, but I think I may need to add some of these to my TBR now!

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    1. Simon & Blue are so special. They just make me smile. :)

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  12. I don't know Anna and TJ but that island is looking pretty good! Mmm tropical water :)

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  13. You put my faves in your honorable mention, but I do love many in on you Top list.

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    1. It was almost impossible to stop at just 10... I had to add in some extras. :)

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  14. Most of these are new to me, but absolutely ALL my yes to Rhys and Feyre! Great picks!

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    1. I really need another Feyre + Rhys fix. I think it’s time to (finally) read A Court of Frost and Starlight.

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  15. Oh, you've mentioned some of my favorites! Michael & Stella from The Kiss Quotient, Bree & Archer from Archer's Voice, Anna and TJ from On the Island! Must do a re-read of that one soon! :)

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    1. It’s been so long since I read On the Island and writing about Anna and T.J. Totally made me want to do a reread. We should both treat ourselves with that! :)

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  16. Tanya I am ashamed to say that The Bronze Horseman is for years unread on my shelf!!! But I so agree with Bree and Archer, Feyre and Rhysand and thank you for reminding me of Lily and Atlas!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Sophie, read The Bronze Horseman. Pretty please, just for me? LOL If you do that I’ll promise to (finally) read the next two books in the trilogy. You can thank me (or curse me) later. Haha!

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  17. OH YES, Jamie & Wes! I almost mentioned them, too! Great list. :)

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  18. I've been wanting to read On the Island forever now!!! I need to find a way to get my hands on it. I think Overdrive may have it *fingers crossed*. LOVE having your favorite couples all in one place *adds to my tbr* Thanks girlie!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I hope your Overdrive has On the Island!! It is sooo good! Now I’ll be all excited to see what you think of it if/when you get it! :)

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