Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week,
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's topic is Top Ten Romances in Books!
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice: Anything that asks me to name the top “whatever” in anything involving romance will probably, for the most part, include this book. This love story is the epitome of all romance novels. I would almost feel like the list was missing something, like it was incomplete, if it wasn’t included.
Leo Gursky and his wife in The History of Love: This was one of my favorites of all time. Leo makes the ultimate sacrifice for the woman he loves. It was unbearable and unbelievably humbling when the story unraveled.
Noah and Allie from The Notebook: This couple is kind of the Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy of modern times in my opinion. Women are shocked when other women have not seen this movie or read the book. I had read it before the movie came out which I think had helped me because I cried throughout the book so when I got to the movie I was prepared for the love that moved mountains.
Anne and Frederick in Persuasion: This romance taught me forgiveness and patience. I should preface by saying I have no idea how Anne was so patient at times. If I were her I would have probably thrown myself at Frederick when he returned, which would only have resulted in shame of my family and him probably casting me aside.
Rachel and Dex in Something Borrowed: I know, I know, I probably should be ashamed of myself for this one. It involves infidelity, stabbing friends in the back, and all around lying. I can’t help it though; I was rooting for these two throughout the entire book! Thank goodness the author made Darcy soooo hard to like, or I would have felt even worse for hoping they would end up together.
Emma and Dexter in One Day: Even though I wanted to throw this book when I finished it (only one other book has ever made me want to do this) I really connected with the romance between Emma and Dexter. This might sound cheesy of me, but I felt that their love was so raw. It was realistic and showed how people make mistakes. Yet through it all, they came back to each other and always loved the other no matter what.
Holly and Gerry in PS. I Love You: Okay, this book tore me up! A dead husband sending his wife letters and gifts after he has died? Telling her how much he loves her and planning all these surprises for her for when he is gone? Ummmm, hello, this man is amazing! I cried throughout the entire book. I was so glad to finally finish so that I would stop crying.
Henry and Clare in the Time Traveler’s Wife: These two really fought hard for their love. Every time Henry is thrown into time travel, Clare patiently waits for him to come back to her. Not only do they fall in love, but their love crosses generations since Henry visits Clare at different points in her life. It is beautiful, simple, and true.
Celia and Marco in The Night Circus: Some may find this a very weird choice, but I love the chemistry between these two. Even though the both of them are battling it out and trying to prove to the other they are the better illusionist, they can’t help but be drawn to each other.
Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Such a tragic romance. One everyone knows, and even if you aren’t a fan of Shakespeare or even the story in and of itself, I don’t know how anyone can literally not hope every time they see it or read it that just once she doesn’t drink the “poison.”
Well, that's it! What are your top ten favorite romances?!?!?