Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top Ten Favourite Love Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the other blog I participate in: The Broke and the Bookish. We are particularly fond of lists, so hop on over and show us yours!

This week's Top Ten:
Top Ten Favourite Love Stories

1.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: this one keeps showing up on my Top Ten lists and it is with good reason: it's my favourite book of all-time and I loved rereading it last month. The lovestory here is amazing and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy will always hold a special place in my heart.

2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: everyone and their sister has heard of Scarlett and Rhett and though it isn't necessarily the happiest lovestory of the bunch, it is epic and I love it. Oh, and I also love the sequel Scarlett that was written by Alexandra Ripley, which gave me a much happier ending than this book did. I love happy endings.

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: everyone should read this book (or watch the movie that's coming out in March I think), I love it. I love the lovestory between Jane and Mr. Rochester, though I've always thought of him as very hairy and I have no idea why.

4. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks: Noah and Ally's story is beautiful and heartbreaking and I cried for them.

5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore: Katsa and Po are among my favourite couples, they are awesome. Po doesn't feel less of a man because Katsa is stronger than he is and I love him for that.

6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: Alex and Lena... So beautiful, so sad, so amazing! I can't wait for the sequel to find out what happens with them! ***SPOILER, light up to read:***
You CANNOT tell me he's dead, I won't accept it! He has to be alive, right? RIGHT??

7. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman: Lyra and Will, so amazing, so SAD!! I cried so hard for this one.

8. Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce: Alanna and George, such a perfect couple. So much ignorance on her part before finally deciding on the man who was right for her all along.

9. Emma by Jane Austen: Emma and Mr. Knightley are among my favourite couples as well, this is another book of Jane Austen I love with all my heart. It's due a reread I think ;)

10. The Lovestories in Romance Novels by Various Authors: I'm gonna cheat like Julia did and group these together. Of course I love these stories, I wouldn't read them if I didn't, but unlike the characters listed above, they usually don't stay with me for long after I read the book.

So that's my list, tell me about yours!


  1. LOL, I also picked Rochester has hairy too. I think it's the fashion back then with the weird sideburns and chest hair.

  2. Great list. I also have your top 3 on my list. I couldn't be more excited about the new Jane Eyre movie. Also, I'm a new follower!

  3. OH MY GOSH how could I have left out Lyra and Will? I still bawl my eyes out whenever I read the end of The Amber Spyglass, even though I've read it at least 5 times. And I love Song of the Lioness as well. Did you know there are two books about Alanna and George's daughter? I haven't read them yet but I'm intrigued. And I've heard good things about Graceling - it's sitting on my nightstand, I'll have to get to it soon. I love all the people on your list, so I had to follow your blog. :)

  4. @Rummanah: I'm sure glad the trend for hair has changed since then ;)

    @TwoBibliomaniacs: I'm so excited by the movie as well! I never watched the original though.

    @L.L.: I haven't read the books about their daughter, but I have them on my TBR list I think. Blogger can't find your profile and I can't find your link on the B&B post, can you leave me a link to your post/blog? I'd love to visit :)

  5. I've heard great things about His Dark Materials but you are the first that I read about on a blog. I think I'm gonna bump it up on my TBR! :)

  6. I've read a lot of these and love them. Graceling in on my list. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  7. Totally agree with how you feel about Delirium! Some great choices on your list :)

  8. Awesome list! You picked so many of my favorites!
    I too imagine Rochester was hairy! Dunno why :D

  9. Re: Your Delirium spoiler. SERIOUSLY.

  10. Great list! We have a few of the same.

    Your Delirium comment - For real!

    Reading Lark's Top 10 Love Stories

  11. Alanna and George! I love tamora pierce's books. Lovely choice.