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Monday, March 7, 2011

Great Literary Teams/Duos

The Broke and Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday topic of the day: 
Favorite Literary Duos/Teams (in no particular order)

1. Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind by Mitchell)...the sparks may have flown but they were pretty dynamic together.

2. Renée Michel and Paloma Josse (Elegance of the Hedgehog by Barbery)...the concierge and the precocious young girl who both feel they need to conceal their intelligence until they connect with each other.

3. Leo and Stargirl (Stargirl by Spinelli)...Stargirl operated in her own constellation but had the ability to draw others into her marvelous orbit including Leo.

4. Cameron Smith and Gonzo (Going Bovine by Bray)... friends who go on a road trip for the purpose of saving the world from the Wizard of Rechoning; or was it just a hallucination? (and I shouldn't forget the Yard Gnome, Balder son of Odin, a Norse God!)

5.  Marion and Shiva Stone (Cutting for Stone by Verghese)...separated conjoined twins whose lives remained conjoined forever, MarionShiva.

6.  Jane and Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice by Austen)...sisters and friends in best book ever written.  Ha!

7.  Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain)...can you believe the trouble these boys thought up?

8.  Harry, Ron, and Hermione (Harry Potter series by Rowling)...need I say more?

9.  Old Dan and Little Anne (Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawling)...the darling coon hound pair that capture a young boy's heart (and mine.)

10.  Hank and John Green (Vlogbrothers)...OK, I know they aren't literary characters but they do a lot to promote reading and literature and I'm a fan of Nerdfighters.


  1. Love the Harry Potter duo's, also the Bennet sisters and Leo and Stargirl!
    Great picks :)

  2. LOTS of chemistry between Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, too..

  3. It's funny how some lists, like yours, say Elizabeth and Jane, and some, like mine, say Elizabeth and Darcy. And I love Hank and John Green!

  4. I love how you put the dogs from Where the Red Fern Grows! They were truly a great dynamic duo. Awesome choices!

  5. Old Dan and Little Anne....YES!!! Awww! Good choices. Love seeing how minds work so differently when asked the same question!

  6. Scarlet and Rhett are the best. Hmmm... this is a hard question. I'm not sure I could come up with 10 dynamic duos.

  7. My list features Harry, Ron and Hermione as well :-)

  8. These are definitely some of my favorite duos.

    Great choices!

    I decided to focus this time on oppositional duos in children's books. Here's my post: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-dynamic-duos.html

  9. Scarlett & Rhett do hold a special place in my heart! Great picks!!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  10. Great list. We have two of the same duos, but I love that you included Scarlet and Rhett. They are definitely one of my favorite literary couples.

  11. Aw, I absolutely adore Stargirl :) Wonderful choices!

  12. Ron, Hermione, and Harry ended up on my list too. I love your list, even though I only know some of the characters by reputation or movie.

  13. Elegance of the Hedgehog: Terrific pick! And Leo & Stargirl: awwww...

  14. Hahaha, John and Hank Green! Fabulous duo! DFTBA.

  15. great choices, pls stop by and see mine.

  16. Great list! I need to get a copy of Cutting for Stone, I've been hearing more and more about it.

  17. What a list! I didn't think about Jane and Elizabeth, though I have seen Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth on several other blogs. :) I admit I haven't read several titles on your list, and I should probably remedy that. Happy reading!


  18. I chose Huck and Jiim for my list. I started Elegance of the Hedgehog and I really want to read it soon.

    Here is my list http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-it-takes-two.html

  19. Great list, Anne! I especially liked Harry, Ron & Hermione and Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn!

    I haven't had time for a Top Ten list in weeks - sick kids at home - so I enjoyed reading yours!



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