Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Crushes

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today's topic is book crushes (either couple crushes or single crushes). Who is your book crush? 

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My book "couple crush" is Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morely from One Day by David Nicholls. Dexter and Emma meet on July 15th, 1988, the night of their college graduation, and Nicholls reveals their 20 year relationship with snapshots from July 15th each year. Dexter and Emma are my favorite book couple because they feel genuine and realistic. Although their relationship is far from perfect and they are very different people, their strong love keeps them coming back to each other.

My number one book couple crush is Kate and Curran from the Kate Daniel Series by Ilona Andrews. (Book 1 is Magic Bites). Take one kick-butt lady mercenary with serious magic skills and the were-lion Beast Lord of Atlanta, mix them together and you are in for one steamy, laugh ridden time. It may take them 4 books to get together, but the couple is still just as fun (and hot) in book 8.
~Mary P.

My favorite book "couple crush" is Lincoln and Beth from Rainbow Rowell's Attachments. They are far from perfect, but I love their chemistry and quirkiness. The two of them have a very strange start to their relationship (he's hired to secretly read her emails), but in the end they are just so right for each other. It is awesome, nerdy, and flawed in a good way. 


My favorite book couple crush is Josey and Adam from Sarah Addison Allen's The Sugar Queen. This is still one of my favorite books and I think it's probably because I see a lot of myself in Josey. Adam is her mailman who she pines over, never having the courage to say anything to him. I also like that he's a mailman because that seems like the kind of profession someone would have in a Hallmark movie like, "Quirky Cupcake Bakery Owner" or "Ruggedly Handsome Architect."

Bill McDonagh from Bioshock: Rapture by John Shirley
This book covers the rise and fall of Rapture, the underwater city from the video game Bioshock, so SPOILER for those of you who haven’t finished the game *cough, cough, John* Bill is a hardworking man looking to make an honest living as a plumber. He gets rewarded for his efforts with a sweet gig as Andrew Ryan’s general contractor in Ryan’s new city, Rapture. Bill’s relentless optimism and hardworking attitude make him such a sweetheart. And as Rapture starts to crumble around him he still looks for the best in everyone and tries to save everyone he can. I’ll just pretend that the ending of the book never happened.

I have always had a major crush on Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings. She’s tough and beautiful and fearless and refuses to do as she’s told. At one point Aragorn asks her what she fears, and she responds, “A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.” In the battle before Minas Tirith she steps between her fallen uncle and the Lord of the Nazgûl, an enemy so terrifying that none can bear his presence.
Lord of the Nazgûl:  Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!
Eowyn: But no living man am I! (Commence the stabbing).

Later she ends up marrying Faramir, which is really alright in my book because you know that he will be good to her, but also respect that fact that she is completely awesome.

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