Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
Today’s Topic: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, what are your favorite literary couples?
*Before you begin reading, you should know that some of the explanations below contain mild spoilers. Just sayin’.
For some reason whenever it comes to Road Trip Wednesday prompts I can never pick just one. Such is the case with my favorite literary couples… there are so many great ones! I have a feeling as I read everyone else’s posts, I’m going to end up remembering even more favorites. Here’s my list of the ones I love:
Sam and Grace from Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, because they were so freaking considerate of each other. I can’t think of a sweeter, less drama-filled couple (well, other than the whole wolf thing…).
Adam and Mia from Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay, because even when everything else was lost, Mia chose Adam. Plus, that scene when he cries…
Romeo and Juliet from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, because even though they were selfish and immature, they did what they thought was right for love.
Ron and Hermione from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, because they were funny and magical and constantly kept me guessing.
Lennie and Joe from Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Everywhere, because they had the hottest kisses and they just seemed to get each other.
Laila and Tariq from Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, because I love best friends who become more.
Ryan and Sarah from Elizabeth Scott’s The Unwritten Rule, because even though I’m only a quarter of the way through the book, I’m already rooting for them.
What about you? What literary couples make you swoon?
24 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: Love Is In The Air”
I adore Lennie and Joe, and Adam and Mia. Reading about those pairs makes me swoon.
Me too, Rebecca! I totally want to reread all of these books now that I’ve been thinking about the characters again.
I loved Sam and Grace. If there were no werewolves, that would be the perfect relationship. Oh and the tub scene? Pulverize my heart, why don’t you Maggie Stiefvater.
I also loved Mia and Adam and agree that the end, when he sings and cries… ahhh.
Oh, the tub scene… I’d forgotten about that one. Glad I’m not the only one who falls apart at the end of IF I STAY. 🙂
Shakespeare represent! 😉 Their romance seems so simple, but R + J really have such a fascinating dynamic… You can’t peg a few words on it. Lovely post!
Thanks, Glenna. Yeah, Romeo and Juliet are far from the perfect couple, but there’s something about them that seems to stick with people. Me, specifically. 🙂
With the exception of R&J, I haven’t read any of these.
Now onto R&J, one of the problems I have is that they were like 12. Not really 100% believable, but that’ s me. (Yes, I’m cynical.)
Eh… cynical’s okay. 🙂 And I agree, Romeo and Juliet are far from perfect (and totally immature!), but there’s something about that do-anything-for-love dynamic that gets me.
We have such similar taste! 😀 I was going to use Lennie and Joe too, but I couldn’t remember her name. *blush*
Yay for The Sky is Everywhere! I just adore those two. And now I’m rushing to your blog to see which couples you chose. 🙂
Romeo and Juliet! I forgot about them. And Hermione and Ron, ftw.
Plus, I love your heart snowball picture. It’s supposed to snow tonight, and if it sticks, I’m going to make a heart snowball. 😉
I love that snowball picture too! It seemed very appropriate for today’s post. And I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only Ron and Hermione fan!
You are so right about Sam and Grace. They are perfectly sweet and mellow (as you point out, except for the whole werewolf thing).
You picked EXCELLENT examples, all lovely in their own ways.
Thanks, Katharine! Can’t wait to see who you chose. 🙂
Ah – Ron and Hermione. I just bought a copy of The Sky is Everywhere and can’t wait to read now!
I hope you love The Sky is Everywhere. It’s my all-time favorite YA. 🙂
Ron and Hermione FTW! I love them!
Oooh, great list. I couldn’t decide but I’d forgotten about Adam and Mia – heartbreakingly lovely!
Yes, I adore Adam and Mia. Cannot wait to read Where She Went, especially since I hear Adam is narrating!
Ah, A Thousand Splendid Suns. ❤ Your list certainly has diverse couples (romantic-style-wise). Love it!
Glad to see another ATSS fan–such a fabulous book. My reading tastes can be a bit eccentric, therefore, diverse couples. 🙂
I love Laila and Tariq so so so so much. I haven’t read many of the other books on your list, but if all those lovers rank up there with Laila and Tariq, I’m in love with them already. 🙂
Yay! Glad to see someone else who loves Laila and Tariq! You should definitely check out some of the other books on my list if you like those two… A few have the same lost/forbidden love dynamic.
ohmigosh, laila and tariq. that was such a heartwrenching relationship! adam and mia & ron and hermione are also awesome!
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