Way back around Valentines Day The Orangutan Librarian tagged me in this very simple yet obviously-I-have-to-do-it tag. If you aren’t following The Orangutan Librarian yet, you are seriously missing out and you need to go fix it NOW. That being said, you are probably going to see a lot of the same things in this tag, because we are too much alike considering we are, in fact, not even from the same species.
- Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
- Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
- Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
- (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)
My Favorite Romances
Ron and Hermione
My OTP. Forever. I will fight you to the death on this one, especially if you’re going to try tell me that Hermione aught to have ended up with Harry. Or if you are going to tell me that Harry Potter is horrible.
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy
Although, if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, ANY of the Austen couples. Elizabeth and Darcy are my favorite though, probably because I relate so strongly with Elizabeth. Because what young woman doesn’t think she is Elizabeth Bennett? But also because Mr. Darcy CHANGES for her! Not like, changes who he is, but just becomes a better person. Starts being nice to people, stops snubbing people just because he can, that sort of thing.
Celia and Marco
Oh lord, the swooniest of swoony romances! If you haven’t read The Night Circus, I can’t recommend it highly enough! It’s so romantic and magical and beautiful and amazing.
Ella and Char
My original OTP from fifth grade, haha. But honestly, my heart still melts when I read Ella Enchanted in my adult years. It really holds up!
Jane and Mr. Rochester
Okay, okay, maybe not the healthiest relationship. But first of all, ALL OF THE FEELS. Second of all, I love how Jane holds her own in the relationship. Mr. Rochester tries to become all dominating-man on her, and she’s just like “I am my own person and I refused to be defined by my relationship with you.” And then STUFF happens and it turns out Mr. Rochester made a lot of questionably moral choices, and Jane loves him anyway! But not enough to make questionably moral choices herself. Gah, I love this book!
Aragorn and Arwen
Most of the wonderful things about their romance isn’t even on the page, you have to go read the Appendixes. Which, I know, super nerdy. But their story is only 3 or 4 pages long, and gives context to so many little moments in the novel! The first time I read The Lord of the Rings I just about dropped the book when Arwen swooped in right at the end, but now it’s just my favorite. Did you know that Tolkien had the names Beren and Luthien engraved on his and his wife’s tombstones? *sigh*
Eleanor and Park
Again, if I’m being honest, ALL of the Rainbow Rowell couples. I just picked Eleanor and Park because they were the first one I read. Gracious, her romances are literally magic. How does she so perfectly capture EXACTLY what first love feels like??? YA or adult, comics or novels, it doesn’t matter, I will pick up anything this woman writes.
Evelyn and ?
I can’t say any more without giving the entire book away, but trust me you want to read it and find out. You won’t see it coming, but once it happens you will be in love with their love story too. ❤
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- Any other hopeless romantics who want to do it!
No pressure! I tried to tag people I haven’t tagged before (or maybe not in a while). 🙂
Who are your favorite bookish romances? Let me know in the comments!