Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Top Ten Book Boyfriends

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Today we're proclaiming our love for those book boys we love so dearly! Do you agree with any of our picks? Who will we have to fight you for?

Julia's Picks

1. Remus Lupin from Harry Potter - I have no idea now why he was the one that I loved the most out of them. It must have had something to do with FanFics and being 15. I thought he was a stand up guy. Plus I loved recreating the Love Shack lyrics and making them the Shrieking Shack. Oh to be 15 again...

2. Colin Bridgerton from Julia Quinn's Bridgerton novels - I've always loved these novels, and I have always had an affinity for Colin. He's the funny one in the first three novels, and then when he gets his own, he turns into a dashing hero but while still keeping his character. All the hearts.

3. Legolas Greenleaf from The Lord of the Rings - Yeah, I am stretching here because my love for him didn't come solely out of the books... I mean it may have had something to do with Orlando and being 17.... maybe.

4. Tarver Merendsen from These Broken Stars - I really, really loved this book. And I remember really liking Tarver. Probably more than I like Lilac. So he wins a spot in my five.

5. The guy from the book I read as a pre-teen called, Both Sides of Time - This was one that I read again in college and even though it was middle grade, I still really liked it. This was probably my intro into the time traveling romance genre. I just loved it. 

Lori's Picks

6.  Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind - I know. Me and just about everyone else who's ever read this novel. But! I love how he always called Scarlett on her BS. He didn't fit the mold of the perfect gentleman, yet he respected a true lady.

7.  Florentino Ariza from Love in the Time of Cholera - I love how he waited for his love, Fermina Daza. Yes, he went on his adventures and slept with scores of women, but he always held back a part of himself for her. Love.

8.  Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird - This is one that has come under fire in recent years with the publication of Go Set a Watchman. I get that. But this Atticus was the pillar of virtue. Yet he wasn't a total goody-goody. He was kind of Rhett Butler-ish, but a lawyer set in the 1930s...

Kimberly's Picks

9.  Valek from Poison Study - Ooooh. So swoon-worthy. He's clever, kind, and funny. My favorite combination. He also doesn't take crap from anyone--it's an attractive trait.

10. Elend Venture from Mistborn - I started off thinking he'd be the rich snob. Instead, he's smart and kind. He knows he loves *her (I'll keep the name out for spoilers). She's not an easy person to love. Some men would be resentful, instead he keeps working at his relationship. He's a fitting match for his love interest. He also later becomes an even more powerful character, instead of changing who he is, it just enhances who he already was!


  1. I like how Julia picked Remus as her first choice... and I picked Tonks as mine.

  2. I am currently reading about and swooning over Valek as I type!

  3. Tarver is a definite yes for me. A self made man, a hero, and I remember him being swoony too. I read Mockingbird when I was 14, but thinking back, Atticus was a fine man. I remember thinking what an awesome dad he was, so as a grown woman, I can say that is something to look for in a book boyfriend.

  4. Yay Valek! He didn't make my list this time around but usually is on there! Lol! I was "trying" hard to pick new boyfriends, but a lot of old favorites still made the cut!

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  5. OH MY GOSH YES to Lupin. I honestly thought I was the only one! Atticus & Legolas, too!! I'm pretty sure I actually DID date Legolas- I seem to remember something there.

  6. If I had to pick a book boyfriend, Rhett Butler would be it!

  7. Strat from both sides of time! The best 19th century gentleman! I loved him and that series.

  8. Remus Lupin would have been #11 on my list. Missed it by that much.

    Legolas, though. Yes. (I crushed on him BEFORE Orlando, but Mr. Bloom sure helped keep that crush alive.)

  9. Don't worry Julia, I am all about Remus Lupin too :-D


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