Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Boyfriends & Fictional Crushes

Hey y’all!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blogging meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, so I decided I would go back and do one from before I jumped on this crazy train! A long while back, the ladies at Broke and Bookish did a Top Ten Fictional Crushes, and since I love falling in love with a fictional character, I decided that would be my theme this week! As usual, my picks are in no particular order and all cover images are from Goodreads!

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Dexter from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen – I just reread this one to counter a more serious book lent to me by a friend and fell in love with Dexter all over again. Such a sweetie, and I’ve always been a sucker for a boy who could sing me a song, even if the actually thought of being serenaded makes me cringe.

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Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – My other favorite Dessen boy. I just might have to reread this one sometime soon! Also, love the name Wes.

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Westley from The Princess Bride by William Goldman – The second reason behind my love for the name Wes/Wesley/Westley. Admittedly, my crush on this character is heavily swayed by Cary Elwes’ portrayal in the movie. Swoon.

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Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Do I really even need to go into this? So sweet, so thoughtful (if a little theatrical), and I’ve always had a thing for clever boys who like books.

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Peeta from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I feel like Peeta gets a lot of flack on the internet, but while Gale might be the tall, dark, and handsome one, he’s ultimately an asshole, and Peeta loves Katniss enough that he overcomes the most intense brainwashing EVER to fall in love with her all over again. All that being said, Liam Hemsworth, I’m still single. Holla atcha girl.

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Adam Eddington from A Ring of Endless Light and Troubling a Star by Madeleine L’Engle – The ultimate sweetie. Plus he’s smart, and he regularly visits his great-aunt/grandmother figure. He’s a keeper.

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Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Again, do I really need to go into this? “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” He may start out as a jerk, but I do love a little challenge. Making women swoon since 1813.

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Marco from The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern – A little troubled and mysterious, but uses his magic to build special tents in the circus just for Celia.

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Thomas Grey from The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene – He’s described on the back cover as a “mysterious Englishman working with the Resistance.”  Swoon. If you haven’t read this, by the way, it’s historical fiction set during the French Resistance to the Nazis and is well worth the read.

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Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien – I saw the movies before I read the books, so I think it’s safe to assume that this is most definitely influenced by Viggo Mortensen’s portrayal. So manly! But sensitive!

So there you have it! Not the most thought-provoking of lists, but definitely swoon worthy!

-Strawberry

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Boyfriends & Fictional Crushes

    • I started the books before I saw the movies when I was in middle school, but just couldn’t get through them until I read them in college! And I just love Marco! 🙂

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