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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TTT: Favorite couples in literature

Top Ten Twenty Tuesday: Favorite couples in literature. (Warning, this post will appear to be a bit of an homage to Jane Austen's pairs. Deal with it. Ha!)

1. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice 

2. Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility

3. Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion

4. Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley in Emma

5. Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey

6. Enis Del Mar and Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain

7. Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser in Outlander series

8. Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars

9. Cath and Levi in Fangirl

10. Eleanor Douglas and Park Sheridan in Eleanor and Park

11. Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in Harry Potter series.

12. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in Hunger Games

13. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Romeo and Juliet 

14. Fannie Price and Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park

15. Aristotle and Dante in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

16. Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire in The Time Traveler's Wife

17. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables

18. Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre

19. Kya Clark and Tate Walker in Where the Crawdads Sing

20. Blue Sargent and Richard Gansey in The Raven Boys series.

Did I miss any of your favorite literary couples?


  1. Our lists had some similarities. How cool!

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  2. What a great list! I can see so many wonderful couples on your list.

  3. I think you thought of everyone! Lots of my favorites on this list.

  4. You can't go wrong with any of Jane Austen's pairs! I only left them off my list of favorite pairs because I couldn't choose a favorite among them. :)

  5. All these Austen couple made me so happy. I'm also a big fan of Ari and Dante. Wonder if we'll ever get that movie.

    1. I think I should reread the book. It has been a lot of years since I read it and many of the details have faded.

  6. Love all the Austen picks! Cath and Levi are faves of mine as well, and Katniss/ Peeta as well. Fun list!

    1. I love the character of Levi in Fangirl. He is not your typical boyfriend from YA lit and that make him refreshing.

  7. We shared Jack + Ennis, Anne + Gilbert, and Ari + Dante. I can't believe I forgot Eleanor and Park! Augustus and Hazel are another good one. And of course, all the Austen. *sigh* I just had to go look up Where the Crawdads sing and add it to my TBR. For some reason, Raven Boys didn't do much for me. I am obsessively fond of Scorpio Races but haven't been able to get into any other Stiefvater books at all.

    Our CYBILS judging is DONE so now we are just eagerly waiting announcement day! Woo-hoo!

  8. Your list is sheer perfection! I'm so not a rebel, so I stuck with 10, but Lizzie and Darcy are an epic best choice (my would be #11), and Ennis and Jack are utterly, beautifully tragic, their love story haunts me.
    Thanks for stopping by my list:)


    1. Number 10, Eleanor and Park broke my heart. Park's parents were such good role models for relationships, too.

  9. Oh, #16 and #17 for me. I haven't finished "Where the Crawdad Sings" so that one was a bit of a spoiler. :)

  10. Such a great list! So many of these couples are ones that I loved as I read the books.

  11. omg I love that fanart for The Raven Cycle and Ari & Dante! SO CUTE.

  12. I hadn't seen that Blue and Gansey fan art before - I like it! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. *Swoon* SO many favorites. I do love all the Jane Austen couples. They're always perfect together. Hazel and Gus are memorable as is also Anne and Gilbert, of course. :)

    Thanks so much for the visit last week, Anne; apologies for the delay in visiting your post.


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