Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top 10 Favorite Love Stories

Question: Top 10 favorite love stories in books

Answer: What a wonderfully perfect topic for the day after Valentine’s Day.  Before we get to the list, however, we need to take care of one teeny, tiny bit of housekeeping.  Our list of favorite love stories list will in no way contain any person or persons with the name of Heathcliff.  We understand that this could result in a whole lot of hostility directed towards our blog, but with two of us, at least some of the anger will be deflected.  We won’t elaborate further, otherwise our blood pressure levels will become quite unmanageable.  On to the list.      

  1. Elizabeth & Fitzwilliam (Pride and Prejudice) – Classic.  And in this case, love comes with wicked awesome sideburns and an impressive array of books.
  2.  George & Lucy (A Room with a View) – We’ve said it before, but this couple enjoyed one of the most underappreciated romances in all of literature.
  3. Cassandra & Simon (I Capture the Castle) – So close, yet so far away.  Love can be hard and even painful, but a constant reminder that you should never settle for anything but the real thing.
  4. Ron & Hermione (Harry Potter Series) – One of the central themes of these novels is love.  It’s impossible to ignore the many relationships that put a smile on our face.  We should also add Harry and Ginny and Bill & Fleur to the list.
  5. Jane & Edward (Jane Eyre) – Such a fulfilling end to years of misunderstanding.  A constant reminder that honesty is always the best policy.
  6. Clare & Henry (The Time Traveler’s Wife) – When he was actually around their relationship was magical, although when he left, that whole disappearing thing was kind of magical as well.
  7. Tristran & Yvaine (Stardust) – A classic case of love being right under your nose.
  8.  David & Agnes (David Copperfield) – An even classic-er case of love being right under your nose.  Sometimes the best love stories are the ones that span a lifetime.
  9. Precious Ramotswe & J.L.B Matekoni (The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) – There’s not a ton of hype surrounding these two love birds, but you have to respect Matekoni’s persistence and in the end there’re plenty of awwwwe moments.
  10. Rhett & Scarlett (Gone with the Wind) – While this was one of the most selfish and unhealthy relationships in literature (with the exception of a certain couple that will remain nameless) the passion was at least noteworthy.  In truth however, Mellie is probably a better example of how love should look

Have a great week and head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join the fun!

19 comments:

  1. I loved the inclusion of Precious and JLB Matekoni - very quirky and unexpected.

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  2. Mellie! If nothing else, I love that woman so much- that's a good enough love story for me!

    http://devouringtexts.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great list! Haven't gotten to read some of them, though. But I love Pride and Prejudice, Time Traveler's Wife, and Gone With the Wind. I have to admit, though, I'm not a huge Jane Eyre fan...

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  4. Great List! My list is similar and I would have put Precious & J.L.B. on my list too, had I remembered them. ;)

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  5. You included a few of my favorite couples that I forgot about! I love Ron and Hermione as well as Cassandra and Simon. Great list!

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  6. You have a lot of variety on your list! I've seen Stardust on a couple of lists now, I may have to check that one out. I downloaded A Room With a View when B&N offered it as a freebie. Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading :)

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  7. Oh, I forgot all about Precious. Great call!

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  8. Yay for your Harry Potter couples! I thought about adding the series, but I couldn't choose my favourite couple, I love them all.
    I've seen Stardust on a couple other lists, I can't believe I didn't think of it myself!

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  9. Hi five on the anti-Heathcliff :) it's not exactly the romance every girl dreams of, is it?! :) And YEAY to Lucy and George! I just read that for the first time last year and thought it was brilliant.

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  10. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-book-to-movie.html

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  11. This year I'm resolving to read #3 and #6. I like how you mentioned Melanie for GWTW too!

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  12. Great list!! We absolutely have similar tastes in love stories :-)

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  13. I really considered Rhett and Scarlett -- Gone with the Wind is cherished down in the US South -- but the 'selfish and unhealthy' kept me from including it.

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  14. A Room With a View is so romantic. Have you ever seen the movie version? The scene where Cecil tries to kiss Lucy is hilarious :D

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  15. I haven't read several on this list! Will have to fix that soon.

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  16. I need to revisit A Room with a View :)
    Scarlett and Rhett again...and I thought I would be the only one!

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  17. I think we need to explore the Heathcliff-is-romantic vs. the Heathcliff-is-not-romantic crowd's differences of opinion. What's going on there?

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  18. These are really very great Love Stories. I really appreciated your site and the variety and style of love stories.

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  19. These are really very great Love Stories. I really appreciated your site and the variety and style of love stories.

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