Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Romances that Could Survive Real Life

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

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Top Ten Book Romances That I Think Would Make It In The Real World:

1. Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice - These two are a given. They're so wrong that they're right. Their chemistry, their simplicity and the beautiful nature of their sweet relationship. Can I have it? But seriously. They'd totally last!

2. Mara & Noah from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Ok, it's the classic combination of elusive and exclusive bad boy with the equally dark and mysterious bad girl. These two are a match made in...offbeat romance land. Plus, in my mind, they're both perfect.

3. Noah & Echo from Pushing the Limits - If you see my review yesterday, you'll totally understand it. These two characters go together like peanut butter and jelly. They're both a little bit damaged, but together they're whole.

4. Caleb and Maggie from Leaving Paradise - Let's just forget for a moment that there is a book two because (honestly) it never needed to be written. Caleb and Maggie went through so much, and they came out of it with a newfound respect for one another...and a new love.

5. Susan Chilmark and Timothy Collier from The Last Silk Dress - She was a diehard Confederate. He was a diehard Yankee. They should have hated one another, but they were both so passionate about their causes that they found a mutual respect...and a sweet, beautiful love.

6. Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games - Again with the damaged and brokenness. These two both have these humble beginnings, and they have to go through hell and back just to survive. Who better to love than one another because they've known each other at their weakest and most vulnerable.

7. Carly & Ryan from Raw Blue - Colour me utterly jealous of the connection these two characters have. It's flawless, tangible, beautiful, heartbreaking and totally real. They have to learn to love one another for their baggage in order to make it through.

8. Harry Potter & Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter - I remember being utterly delighted when these two got together. I also remember the fierce protection that Harry had for Ginny, but the respect he had to let her be the strong witch she was. Perfection.

9. Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger from Harry Potter - These two have such a perfect dynamic. He's a bit of a buffoon, and she's a know-it-all, but they have hearts of gold, and their friendship actually took the time to grow into something more.

10. Elena Gilbert & Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries - I know, I know. They're NOT actually together, however, I believe these two would last far longer than she and Stefan would. I think that love would bore her over time, but Damon would certainly keep her on her toes.


  1. Definitely agree with Harry and Ginny and Noah and Echo. I have to admit, Maggie and Caleb didn't feature my list, but I can see what you mean about those two - guessing I should avoid the second book then?

    Great list and Happy Tuesday!

    My TTT this week

  2. I totally forgot about Ron and Hermione. They would def. make it. Ah. :)

  3. I have Mara and Noah on my list as well (of course!) Sigh...they are so great.
    My Top Ten

  4. Love your choice of Damon and Elena. I'm so hoping those two get together.

  5. I bet Harry and Ginny had the coolest kids ever too!

  6. Awesome picks! I can't believe I didn't use Mara & Noah on my list. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my favorites! I definitely agree with the Harry Potter couples & Katniss and Peeta. :)

  7. Who wouldn't want Damon as a boyfriend, muhaha :p

  8. Lovely picks. Harry and Ginny = <3 Perfect! Some of these I haven't read yet, so I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Caleb and Maggie were such a great couple! :D I love their relationship and how after everything they managed to make a few things work... I actually can't remember if they ended up together, but I hope they did!

    My Top Ten

  10. I could definitely see Darcy & Elizabeth working out in the real world! Ron and Hermione as well, since they're a very realistic pair and plus, hello, they started off as best friends!

    I love the idea of Elena/Damon as well, because I think they'd work out SO MUCH MORE than Elena/Stefan.

  11. And to explain more about Elena/Damon - he pushes her to be more adventurous and spontaneous and unafraid; she inspires him to be good and disciplined and less selfish. There's also the explosive chemistry AND the real friendship.


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