Top Ten Tuesday, the Valentine’s Edition: My Top 10 Favorite Couples in Books


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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Favorite Couples in Books.  This is of course a perfect topic since Valentine’s Day is this week.  I’m not much on the actual holiday myself, but I do like the opportunity to spotlight some of my favorite couples.  Their chemistry was just so off the charts that they won me over in spite of my usual aversion to reading anything romantic.  Some of them are just really sweet together, while others I find fabulous because of their sassy and witty banter, and a couple of the others are just flat out hot together.  One couple, Darcy and Elizabeth, from Pride and Prejudice, is the first couple I ever actively rooted for when I read the book in high school, but the rest are all more recent favorites.


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My Top 10 Favorite Couples in Books


DARCY and ELIZABETH (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)

VASYA and MOROZKO, THE FROST DEMON (Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden)

YGRITTE and JON SNOW (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin)

LAZLO and SARAI (Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor)

MONTY and PERCY (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee)

LILA and KELL (Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab)

SIMON and BLUE (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)

THOMAS and AUDREY ROSE (Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco)

STELLA and MICHAEL (The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang)

FEYRE and RHYSAND (A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas)


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What are some of your favorite couples from books?  Do we share any?

42 replies
  1. RO Petty
    RO Petty says:

    Darcy and Elizabeth are definitely a classic couple. Even though JK Rowling says she should have paired Harry and Hermione up in the end, I still saw them as really good friends, and loved that she and Ron had a relationship instead. Overall in any book, I really enjoy the idea of couples having a HEA. Great topic! Hugs…RO

  2. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Stella & Michael FTW! Feyre & Rhysand were too hot to handle, and you know, going to war together is one way to prove your love. Simon & Blue were adorable together, and I loved them even more with the peeks we got in the second book.

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Yes to Ygritte and Jon snow- a big thumbs up for those two. 🙂 And I like Elizabeth/ Darcy too even though I’ve only seen movie versions of the story!

  4. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Thomas and Audrey Rose! I think I’d ship Thomas with anyone just for more page time to be honest. They both compliment each other so nicely and neither suffocates the other. The couple I ship the hardest would be Carol and Daryl from The Walking Dead and I’m so tired Suzanne, when are they going to make it happen for me!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Awww, I hope you get your Carol and Daryl pairing soon. My best friend watches that show and she says the same thing about being tired of waiting for it to happen.

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