Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Romances

Property of The Broke and the Bookish

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we get to list our top ten favorite romances. This will feel incredibly difficult considering the whole time I write this and then after I publish the post, I will have the nagging feeling that I forgot a couple. But I will do my utmost best to remember my favorite ten.

Romances in books are the greatest
In no order: 

1. Beauty and Beast from Beauty by Robin McKinley

Hands down, my favorite fairytale retelling. I love any Beauty and the Beast retelling actually, but Robin McKinley hits it right on with the romance. 

2. Sarah Dessen's couples from Sarah Dessen books
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I can't pick just one! Although, my top would probably be Dex and Remy from This Lullaby, Auden and Eli from Along for the Ride, and Wes and Macy from The Truth about Forever. Sarah Dessen writes great contemporaries and in them are even greater romances. They make me sigh and swoon, pulling me into their world and wishing I had a Dex. 


3. Anne and Gil from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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For all of my childhood, I wish I had a Gil. I would grunt with frustration over Anne pushing him away, giddily smile with any interaction between them, and imagine having a friendship and relationship like theirs. This is definitely one of the greatest romances.

4. Aria and Perry from Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi

Aria is thrown into a world she's always believed to be horribly savage while Perry has always thought her world never truly lived under their false beliefs. In the first book, and I do have to use a cliche saying for this, they found love. In the second book, they overcome odds. Power couple! 

5. Mia and Michael from The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

This series makes me go into a book hangover of sorts. Out of all of the books, the last one, Forever Princess, is by far the best one romantic-wise. There's a scene in the carriage where it just makes me smile so hard, my face hurts. I love Anne Hathaway, but they need to do another movie adaption, but do this one correctly. 


6. Kat and Hale from the Heist Society series by Ally Carter

Alright, technically, they're not in a relationship in the beginning, but there's an understanding. Also, they have such great chemistry together, I always got so excited to see Hale's name on the page. I'll be posting my review of Perfect Scoundrels later in the week so watch out for more cuteness!

7. Cammie and Zach from The Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter
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You may all sigh now. They don't meet until the second book, but do I care? No. They have such great chemistry, but there's also conflict and trust issues. Their relationship and romance is so wonderful, I can't even say. Ally Carter, you are the best.

8. Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
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I bet that almost every list will have these two on there. They had to overcome an arena designed to leave only one kid left, a dystopian world where starvation kills more than normal, threats, a boy named Gale, amnesia of sorts where Peeta becomes a non-Peeta, war, and other horrible things. Through it all, you know they're perfect for each other. They complement each other. It doesn't hurt either that they have moments in the series that make you swoon.


9. Hazel and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
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I don't even know what to say. It's just all so beautiful and plays with your heart in a way that you don't think it's possible. My review is here, if any of you are interested and haven't read this magnificent novel.

10. Christy and Todd from the Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn

I started reading this series when I was about in middle school, max. Todd was probably one of the first guys I ever swooned over. This was one of the first series I remember getting on hold over and over at the library and would skim some parts just to see Christy and Todd together. 

Honorable mentions:
Ismae and Duvall from Grave Mercy, Mia and Adam from If I Stay/Where She Went, Annie and Finnick from The Hunger Games, Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Juliette and Warner from Shatter Me (I'm a Warner fan, but since I haven't read Unravel Me, I haven't seen the true romance), and so many others!


What are YOUR top romances? 

23 comments:

  1. I couldn't put Katniss and Peeta on my list! I just don't like their relationship as I just can't like Peeta! Great list though! Alot of books I need to read on here :P

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/top-ten-favourite-romances.html

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    1. Ah! Well, I've heard some people say the same, but I still think you're crazy ;)

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  2. Great list! Peeta and Katniss would definitely make mine too, as would Aria and Perry. I'm glad you mentioned Mia and Adam also! :)

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  3. I love that you picked all of the Sarah Dessen romances. I wanted to put one on my list but couldn't pick so I just left them out.

    Anne and Gil are perfect too! Isn't it sad about the new covers? They are not what I think of when I'm remembering Anne of Green Gables.

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    1. That's the dilemma I was in :)

      OH MY GOSH. I just looked and WOW, are they BLIND?

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  4. I am thrilled to see so many bloggers picking Anne and Gilbert today. yay! One of my favorite literary couples, too. I also liked the romance between Wes and Macy. :) Great picks!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  5. I was nodding a lot throughout your list! :) You mentioned my three favorite Sarah Dessen books/pairings, and I smiled at the mention of Kat/Hale, Mia/Michael, and Belle/Beast! Fun list! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. Ha, I'm glad you agree! Great minds think alike ;)

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  6. Aw Anna and Gilbert! I remember reading those books and loving their relationship! I also had Hazel and Gus. Perry and Aria would have been a good pick too :). Great list this week!

    Jasmine

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  7. Lots of books I've not read so going to have to look for them now ;)
    Completely forgot about Katniss and Peeta when I was writing mine though...But they would be on my list somewhere too!

    Cdee @ Read and Review

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  8. Beauty is among my favorite fairy tale retellings as well. I've also just read my first Sarah Dessen, entitled This Lullaby. So I have Remy and Dexter on my list. And yes to Katniss and Peeta and Finnick and Annie! Excited for the movie adaptation of Catching Fire! :D

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    1. Yes! This Lullaby was great as well as the other two I mentioned. Me too :)

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  9. I also love Kat and Hale together. They just have such great chemistry! Also, I squealed a little when you mentioned Anne and Gill, lol ;) Anne of Green Gables was the first classic I ever read, and I loved the scene when Gil helps her with the boat. Amazing choices!

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  10. It's so hard for me to do lists like this. But #4... yes. Just yes. :)

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  11. It's so hard to choose!! I can't believe I forgot Anne & Gilbert. Yeesh. You'd think I'd never read the books or something. :P

    My Top Ten: http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/2013/02/top-ten-tuesday-23.html

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    1. Ha! Shame, shame ;) It was! It took me a while to finally pick couples.

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  12. So fun to see you love Christy and Todd. I think I read those, oh...8 times growing up. My sister and I loved them and both wanted to marry Todd one day. I love seeing other people share our devotion to them even though it was written quite a while ago.

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