Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Couples I Love, and Review: Take the Fall

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a romance freebie, so I decided to go with Ten Book Couples I Love!

1) Peeta and Katniss, The Hunger Games series

I was Team Peeta from the first time we met him, and Peeta and Katniss instantly became one of my OTPs. The way they come together, support each other, and grow together is so beautiful. I was so tense reading the last book in the trilogy, so afraid that they both wouldn't make it out alive, and that they wouldn't end up together.

2) Rose and Dimitri, Vampire Academy series

I love these books for so many reasons, but my top reason has to be Rose and Dimitri. They had so much romantic tension and chemistry building up between them, so many obstacles thrown in their way, and I was so rooting so hard for them to get their happy ending.

3) Nancy and Ned, Nancy Drew series

These two were one of my very first book OTPs. They are so sweet together, plus they solve mysteries as a brilliant team.

4) Vera and Phillip, And Then There Were None

This is one angsty couple that I couldn't help but root for. Their circumstances were dire, and they weren't necessarily very good people, but they seemed to have a chance to become better together. (It's also especially interesting that depending on whether you read the book, see the play, or which version of the movie you watch, their fate as a couple can be quite different.)

5) Tommy and Tuppence, various Agatha Christie mysteries

This is another excellent detective pairing. They bring out the best in each other, and go on amazing adventures solving mysteries together.

6) Elizabeth and Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
7) Emma and Mr. Knightley, Emma

It just wouldn't be a favorite book couples list without some couples from Jane Austen's books. These are classic and immensely popular couples for a reason--the buildup to their finally getting together is immense, and their love is beautiful.

8) Magnus and Alec, Mortal Instruments

I actually stopped reading this series after the fourth book, but I loved Magnus and Alec from the start. Even though I had lost interest in the other plots, I skimmed through the other books in the series to find their scenes and follow their story. 

9) Tris and Four, Divergent series

These two characters had so much chemistry to me, and so many obstacles to overcome, that I couldn't help but root for them. I loved that they made each other stronger and brought out the best in each other.

10) Lissa and Christian, Vampire Academy series

While these two faced different obstacles than their friends Rose and Dimitri, they too had so much to overcome, and so much chemistry.

What are some of your favorite book couples?


I'm always on the lookout for good young adult mysteries and thrillers, and Take the Fall is an excellent addition to that genre. 

It's the story of Sonia, who escaped an attack in the woods that left her best friend, Gretchen, dead. As Sonia attempts to come to grips with the events of that fateful night, she tries to understand what truly happened. But as Gretchen's secrets come to light, and Gretchen's ex-boyfriend Marcus emerges as the prime suspect, Sonia is forced to wrestle with her feelings in her fight towards the truth.

What really sets Take the Fall above many other books in this genre is the ending. It's an ending that had me gasping out loud, and frantically flipping back through the previous pages to see if it all made sense in retrospect--and it did. Hainsworth pulls off a end reveal that is shocking and brilliant.


  1. Great list! I plan on reading The Mortal Instruments soon so hope I love them too!
    Here's My TTT

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    1. They're so great! Have you seen the newest BBC series of them?

  3. I love Peeta and Katniss too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/top-ten-tuesday-96/

  4. I adore Katniss and Peeta! At first I was all about Gale, but as the story went on, Peeta was clearly the better match for her. The epilogue to the series could have been vomit-inducingly twee, but it was a beautiful end to the story and the perfect ending for this pair.

    My TTT - http://mikaylasbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/top-ten-tuesday-hate-to-love-romances.html

    1. I completely agree, the epilogue was so perfect!