Thursday, October 23, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Coupling

“Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.”

Well, I can't name just one - there are far too many wonderful couples in literature, so here are a few favorites that spring to mind (in no particular order):

  • Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Cynthia and Father Tim (The Mitford books)
  • Despereaux and Princess Pea (Tale of Despereaux)
  • Ruth and Idgie (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe)
  • Rowan and Michael (The Witching Hour)
  • Odd Thomas and Stormy (Odd Thomas)
  • Artemis Fowl and Holly Short (The Artemis Fowl books)
  • Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley (The Harry Potter books)
  • Henry and Clare (The Time Traveler's Wife)
  • Noah and Allie (The Notebook)
  • Meggie and Farid (Inkheart)

I'm certain there are ones I'm forgetting about, but there's my list. Who are your favorite literary couples?


Beth F said...

Great list. I forgot about Meggie and Farid.

Carrie said...

I listed Father Tim and Cynthia first and Elizabeth & Darcy second....just to be more unique. ha! Great list!

Anonymous said...

I didn't think about Father Tim and Cynthia, but I loved them, too.

3m said...

Oh...Ruth and Idgie is a good one! I haven't read the book, but I loved the movie.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I went with Scarlett & Rhett, Lizzie & Mr. Darcy like you and also Stephanie Plum & Joe Morelli & Ranger from the Janet Evanovich series. :P

Smilingsal said...

You came up with an impressive list.

Sunny said...

Wow! Great list!

Ruth and Idgie...good one!

naida said...

great choices, I forgot about Stormy & Oddie :)

Holly said...

Terrific list. Some of these I'm not familiar with. A couple are the same as mine.

Karen Harrington said...

Another great list!

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Ohhh Rowan and Michael are a terrific couple. I haven't read the Mayfair series in ages, but I do remember being impressed at how dedicated Michael remained throughout all the problems.

Matt said...

A lovely list. I have forgotten about Henry and Clare. Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley certainly make a cute couple!

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