My Favorite Literary Couples
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Is it because Valentine’s Day is also my birthday? Maybe. I thought, in honor of the day of love I could make a list of my favorite book couples!
#1 Darcy + Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice)
Broody, strong and silent type Darcy falling in love with Elizabeth because she doesn’t put up with his attitude is THE BEST. I love it. Do I think Darcy is kind of a jerk? Sure. But do I also love seeing Lizzy repeatedly put him in his place? Yes. BRB gonna go watch Pride and Prejudice now.
#2 Kaz + Inej (Six of Crows)
Listen, for two very emotionally traumatized people, they end up having a very healthy relationship. I love that their feelings for each other don’t define 100% of who they are. I also love that Inej does not accept any excuses from Kaz. “I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.” #CHILLS
#3 Mr. Knightly + Emma (Emma)
I’m sensing a preference here that I didn’t know I had… but I also love these two because Knightly calls Emma out for her ridiculous behavior without hesitation. It’s also one of my favorite “friends to lovers” tropes. And I think I like both Emma adaptations better than any of the Pride and Prejudice ones. (I said it. Don’t fight me.)
#4 Westley + Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
Have you ever actually read the book? If not, I highly recommend it. The audio is great, too. But I gotta throw in a couple with a sense of humor! Not to mention, they do have a pretty good love story when you really look at it. It’s an unconventional pick, but I stand by my choice!
As an official spokesperson for Valentine’s Day (it’s a self appointed position) I’m sending you love, whether you have a valentine or not!
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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