My wonderful husband’s birthday was last night! We celebrated by seeing our favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, perform. We seriously laughed the entire night and had a blast just spending some quality time together.
I’m a pretty lucky girl- my husband is seriously a perfect match for me. He’s patient while I change my mind a million times (something I do a lot), and he’s calm and gentle when I’m frustrated and upset. We share a passion for travel, hard work, our faith and, most importantly, each other. 😀
This appreciation for my spouse got me thinking about couples in books, and I came up with the list below. I took into consideration their mutual attraction to one another, how well they got along and their estimated longevity as a couple. Very scientific stuff, I know.
Top 5 Favorite Couples in Books:
1Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre)- I don’t know whether the recent movie influenced my decision, but I love this couple!! They overcome social and class differences to be together. They really struggle over their relationship (a secret wife stashed in the attic can do that), but they find true love in end.
2Princess Buttercup and Wesley (The Princess Bride)- I’m not sure how many of you have read the book AND seen the movie, but both are excellent! I love this classic “love concurs all” tale, especially with the “as you wish” line peppered in. This is a modern classic.
3Hermione and Ron (Harry Potter)- I absolutely ADORE the fact that this couple bounced from feeling love to hate to annoyance back to love throughout these books. I’m also really partial to reading about childhood friendships that slowly evolve into romantic relationships . *sigh*
4Anne and Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)- I know I talk about this infamous couple often, but they really are a classic couple in literature.Theirs is the tried-and-true tale of boy meets girl, boy insults girl about her red hair (calling her carrots), and girl eventually falls in love with the more mature, roguish version of boy.
5Sorcha and Red (The Daughter of the Forest)- Even through a very dark storyline filled with pain and deep emotion, the love between the beautiful, fey Sorcha and the strong, silent Red was a bright spot in this novel. I was on the edge of my seat every page these characters interacted.
Ok, I couldn’t resists this 6th pick:
6Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games)- Their relationship is so complicated yet so beautiful. Although I wouldn’t call their ending “happy” necessarily, I would call it satisfying and realistic (within the context of the book). Agh! Heart-wrenching!
Who are your favorite book couples? Plus- if you feel comfortable- I’d love to hear a little bit about your awesome significant other!
P.S. Below is a picture of me and my husband from a few years ago! How young and carefree we were…