Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

So technically today’s topic wants us to talk about which characters we as readers have crushes on. I don’t have very many of those, though, and instead I have a particular soft spot toward the rare functional couple in fiction. I like those couples that support each other and where both characters are good boyfriends/girlfriends, even when obstacles get in their way. In no particular order:

  1. Vin and Elend from the Mistborn trilogy (Brandon Sanderson)
  2. Zuzana and Mik from Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)
  3. Mina and Peter from Crossed Wires (Rosy Thornton)
  4. Dalinar and Navani from the Stormlight Archive (Brandon Sanderson)
  5. Nick and Nora from The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammitt)
  6. Jasper and Dorian from The Girl at Midnight (Melissa Grey)
  7. Celia and Marco from The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
  8. Siri and Susebron from Warbreaker (Brandon Sanderson)
  9. Lazlo and Sarai from Strange the Dreamer (Laini Taylor)
  10. Adam and Ronan from the Raven Cycle (Maggie Stiefvater)

What are some of your favorite functional fictional couples?


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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7 Responses to Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

  1. KliScruggs says:

    Oh my stars. I LOVE Marco and Celia. It’s about time I read it again, it’s been a few years. I read a short passage from them and was just reminded how adorable and tender their relationship was. Like Romeo and Juliet at their finest.


  2. I interpreted the prompt in the same way! I don’t really have crushes on fictional characters…so I also wrote about good fictional relationships 😉
    My TTT


    • Amanda says:

      Yeah, I just couldn’t think of more than one or two people I’ve had a crush on in books, and mostly I tend to fall in love with the relationships themselves, rather than the characters.


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