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 actually Characters I’d Love An Update On (Where are they now that the book is over?). Since I’ve been mostly reading romance novels since the start of the pandemic, I decided to give this topic a romantic twist and focus on some of my favorite couples. I have to say that I’ve been very lucky in the sense that many of the romance novels I read have been books in a series so there have been plenty of opportunities to revisit favorite couples and see how they’re doing. Today I’m focusing on books where I haven’t had that opportunity. Sometimes we get nice little epilogues that give a glimpse into the future, but not always. When I become invested in a couple getting their much deserved happily ever after, I would love to be able to revisit them at some point and know that it truly was a happily ever after for them. Are they still together? Are those grumpy/sunshine relationships still working out? Do they now have little grumpy/sunshines running around?
Also, I guess if you haven’t read these books yet but are planning to, my list could maybe considered spoilery since I’m obviously telling you who’s together at the end of their respective books. But then again, don’t we read romances for the HEA in the first place? That it’s more about the journey to the HEA rather than guessing who ends up together? I don’t know. I’m just babbling. I guess look away if you don’t want to know the couples’ names, lol.
10 Couples I’d Love an Update On
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