Thursday, September 2, 2010

Top Five Friday: Top Five Couples in Books

Top Five Friday

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Because both Emily and Emma have gotten engaged this summer, we thought we would list our top five favorite couples in books!

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Top Five Friday: Top Five Couples in Books.
Warning: Prepare for minor spoilers!

Emma's List
1. Lyra and Will from Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials. Really romantic, really tragic. I cried a lot. I don't want to spoil everything though!

2. Roland and Susan from Stephen King's Dark Tower. This series began and ended with the Susan storyline for me. Again, really freaking romantic and sad. The books after Wizard and Glass in the series are totally not worth reading, but that book was sort of amazing.

3. Jon and Ygritte from George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. Ygritte was sort of an aggravating character, but Jon's love for her and how he handled the relationship was really compelling.

4. Sarene and Raoden from Brandon Sanderson's Elantris. The way these characters' relationship progressed was really great. I thought these two were some of Sanderson's stronger characters across any of his books thus far.

5. Irulan and Paul in Frank Herbert's Dune Series. OK, mostly just Irulan. She was really cool and her caring for Paul despite his actions was really powerful.

Emily's List
1. Beren and Luthien from various and sundry works by J.R.R. Tolkien. After Frodo, quite possibly the most significant characters in all of Tolkien's work. Not only is it a classic, tragic love story, it affects the history of all of Middle Earth thereafter.

2. Elizabeth and Darcy, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Because no list of famous literary couples would be complete without them.

3. Lune and Michael Deven, from Marie Brennan's Midnight Never Come. Similar to Beren and Luthien, this is a love affair between an immortal woman and a mortal man. Unlike Luthien, Lune does not have the option of choosing death over an eternity without the man she loved. She has to go on living, with the hurt of her lover's death never really fading away.

4. Tag and Cy, from Gabriel King's The Wild Road. I love cats, and I love Tag and Cy. I guess it was never really explicitly stated that they were a couple, but it was sort of implied. Either way, I love these two cats individually and together! (I write this with a cat in my lap)

5. Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. Hahahaha you thought I was serious.

5. Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks, from JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. Despite some questionable character behavior on Remus' part in HP7, I love Remus and Tonks together.

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