Road Trip Wednesday: Love Is In The Air

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

  1. Tracey Neithercott says:

    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.

  2. Glenna says:

    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!

    • katyupperman says:

      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. 🙂

  3. Alicia Gregoire says:

    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.)

    • katyupperman says:

      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.

  4. Abby Stevens says:

    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. 😉

  5. katharine says:

    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.

  6. Bec says:

    Oooh, great list. I couldn’t decide but I’d forgotten about Adam and Mia – heartbreakingly lovely!

  7. Kristin says:

    Ah, A Thousand Splendid Suns. ❤ Your list certainly has diverse couples (romantic-style-wise). Love it!

  8. Jess Byam says:

    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. 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      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.

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