Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s TTT topic is Favorite Couples In Books.
Happy cold and snowy Tuesday everyone. With Valentine’s Day around the corner the romantic in me could not resist this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. Romance is my reading catnip, it really is. This became a favorite genre from when I was a tween reading Harlequin love stories featuring cowboys on the ranch sweeping damsels in distress off their feet. My taste in romance novels has definitely changed throughout the years. I enjoy reading about unconventional couples who somehow make it work and I actually prefer bittersweet endings. It was hard to narrow my list down to just ten but here are a few of my favorite literary couples…..
1. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. These two are possibly my favorite literary/film couple of all time. I never get tired of watching GWTW. I love the tension between these two and the way they fall in love.
4. Buttercup and Westley in The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman. Romance plus adventure and great characters = a great read. The film version is awesome.
7. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Because Jane Austen novels are all you need in your life really. That and the BBC adaptations. And also the big screen film adaptations.
8. Anne Elliott and Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion . I love that they separated then got back together and that letter from Wentworth is everything. Jane Austen knew what a good match was.
9. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Another classic and timeless couple. So dramatic.
10. Cathy and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Oh, the drama. These two are awful for each other, I don’t actually even like either of them but I can’t even count the times I’ve watched the BBC version or re-read the novel. Also, whoever cast Tom Hardy as Heathcliff needs some kind of award or something. Thank you.
Those are some of my favorite literary couples, what are yours? Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂
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