Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Top Ten Book Boyfriends and Girlfriends
I underestimated making this list. You know I love me some book boyfriends and live for amazing book girlfriends, but there’s so many of them to choose from! I hope I didn’t miss out a top book boyfriend/girlfriend because my fangirl heart would be so ashamed and crushed.
1. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
My numero uno. No one can ever dethrone Mr. Darcy as my top book boyfriend. He started out as a total snob, but don’t judge a book by its sneer and awkward social skills. This man is and always will be a selfless and caring brother, lover, and friend. I fall in love with him even more whenever I re-read Pride and Prejudice, and I read that book every few months.
2. Marlon “Grip” James (Grip series by Kennedy Ryan)
If anyone knows how to make any girl swoon, it’s Grip. He can write poetry, has a face and body that would make anyone sing, and continues to speak out about the injustices, prejudice and bias people of color encounter in their day-to-day life. He loves his mom, his community, and Bristol, and you know what, I won’t even fight her for him. I know I’ll lose. But that’s what makes me love Grip even more. He loves so much.
3. Joshua Templeman (The Hating Game by Sally Thorne)
Oh this man. Like most of my favorite book boyfriends, Joshua started out as this strait-laced, brooding hero, the total opposite of his carefree counterpart and future lover, but he turned out to be a total teddy bear who loves to cuddle. I believe I raved about him and his cuddling ways in this post I especially for him.
4. Gabriel Scott (Managed by Kristen Callihan)
My beautiful, brooding Englishman. I like my men brooding, okay? And the English accent helps. I knew I’d fall in love with Scottie when I first read about him in Idol, but then Managed came out and it’s done. Scottie’s officially one of my book boyfriends. He’s serious, hardworking, and intense. Just take my word for it. If you love brooding men as much as I do, you’ll definitely fall for Scottie, too.
5. Aiden Graves (The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata)
This Canadian football player completely took over my life for at least three months straight, I swear. Aiden went from an asshole who doesn’t give a crap to a wonderful partner who will do anything for you. Now I need to read this book again and have all the feels. Oh, did I mention he loves dogs???
1, Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
My girl Elizabeth is a feminist badass at a time when feminism basically leads to spinsterhood. She loves to read and learn about the world, protect and defend those closest to her, go on long walks, and marry for love. She didn’t give in to Mr. Darcy just because he’s a big shot moneybags with the gorgeous house and the powerful relatives. She let him work for it, and it made them both the better for it.
2. Vanessa Mazur (The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata)
She loves Dragonball Z, dogs, and Christmas. Need I say more? All joking aside, Vanessa is so much more than what I’ve mentioned. She’s hardworking, resilient, and caring. She’s a digital artist, wears glasses and gets her hair dyed (by her best friend) in amazing hair colors. I love her!
3. Diana Casillas (Wait for It by Mariana Zapata)
Another MZ heroine, plus she’s Vanessa’s bestie! Due to some circumstances I won’t mention, Diana had a lot of growing up to do from Winnipeg to Wait for It. What I love about her is she’s a strong, no-nonsense woman who is amazing with her nephews. She’s one of the few characters I relate to the most.
4. Lady Sarah Titebottum (Royally Matched by Emma Chase)
If you forget about the fact she’s an aristocrat and ends up with a prince, Lady Sarah is just like us. Aside from being a bibliophile and an Austenite (Jane Austen Fan), she’s a little awkward. But once you get to know her, you’ll see she’s a sweet and funny person who can be quite outspoken when it’s about something she’s passionate. #Feminist
5. Chester Copper (Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan)
Chess is a fantastic photographer who is funny, strong, and sweet. She keeps her cards close to her chest but would give her whole heart for those she loves the most.
How about you? Who are your top book boyfriends/girlfriends? If you have your own Top Ten list, I’d love to check it out!