Hello, and welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday post! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it should be no surprise that we have a romance-themed prompt for today. And, to be honest, I’m so happy to have an excuse to share with you my favorite bookish couples!
I know for a fact that you have fallen in love with a couple or a love interest while reading. This week’s prompt is fairly simple: in honor of Valentine’s Day, who are your top five favorite bookish couples?(This week’s prompts were provided by Alex (The Scribe Owl). Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey.)
So, without further ado, here you have it: My favorite romantic couples, from some of my favorite books! Or some of them, at least. And to be honest, these are in no particular order; for the most part, I love them all the same! Except for #1; they are my all-time favorite couple.
#5: Jude and Cardan (The Folk of the Air)
I’ll be honest, this spot took me a while to fill. But in the end, I think Jude and Cardan definitely need to be on this list. Obviously, if you’ve read the books, you know it was a long journey to get to the good place we ended up with these two. But they got there! And if you haven’t read The Folk of the Air trilogy, then what are you waiting for?! I highly recommend it, and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
#4: Evangeline and Elane (The Red Queen)
I have many complicated thoughts about The Red Queen, but my love for Evangeline is simple. For me, her character and her story both greatly contributed to carrying the entire series. Her relationship with Elane played a big part in her plotline, and despite being tragic, their story had a beautiful ending. I loved the message here, and I would have liked the series as a whole a lot less without them!
#3: Beren and Lúthien (The Silmarillion)
Let’s be honest, if you’ve read even one of my posts, you know how much I love Tolkien. Though, if you’ve only ever read The Lord of the Rings and/or The Hobbit, then you probably only know of these two from mentions in reference to Aragorn and Arwen. And that makes me sad, to be honest. They have the ultimate love story, and there’s an epic quest to boot. It’s definitely a must-read, in my opinion. Though, don’t just pick up the recently published Beren and Lúthien book; get The Silmarillion! Their story is more cohesive, there, and you’ll get to read a bunch of other amazing tales, too!
#2: Adam and Ronan (The Raven Cycle)
If you know just how much I love The Raven Cycle, this one should have been expected! Honestly, the build-up between them was one of the best parts of the series. They just fit together so perfectly, I can’t believe I ever doubted they would end up together. And I’m so happy we get to see more of them in The Dreamer Trilogy! Though, if anything happens to them, I will be filing a lawsuit for emotional distress.
#1: Kaz and Inej (Six of Crows)
Once again, since this is one of my favorite books of all time, it should be no surprise they made this list, too. Seriously, though, Kaz and Inej are great! I love the uniqueness of their relationship, as well as how it develops through the books. They’re both amazing characters on their own, but when put together, they make an even better pair. And not just romantically–if you’ve read the books, you know that they work well together in just about every way.
I know, I know. I’m sure you’re sick of reading this by now. But there are a few bookish couples I love too much to not mention. So, an honorable mention section is definitely required for this prompt!
- Simon and Baz from Carry On and Wayward Son
- Blue and Gansey from The Raven Cycle
- Henry and Alex from Red, White and Royal Blue
- Patroclus and Achilles from The Song of Achilles and The Iliad
- Nasuada and Murtagh from The Inheritance Cycle
- Declan and Jordan from Call Down the Hawk
So, are any of your favorite bookish couples the same as mine? Of course, there are a bajillion different books and book couples out there, so I’m sure you have some different ones, too! Drop a comment down below and let me know who you love to read about!