Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Literary Characters I Want to Marry


This isn’t the same as literary crushes. There are some fictional guys who are so swoon-worthy that just reading their dialogue makes me all tingly. Like Mr. Darcy, the ultimate literary dreamboat, or Sidney Carton, my personal childhood hero, or Mr. Rochester. But let’s face it. It would SUCK to be married to Mr. Rochester. Especially because he’d probably put you in the attic. Mr. Darcy warms up a whole lot by the end of Pride and Prejudice, but he’s hardly a barrel of laughs.
Here are the bookish boys that not only make my heart flutter, but that I could conceivable tie the knot with (were they real. Obviously).

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1.      Harry Potter from duh, Harry Potter
Quidditch star, savior of all wizard-kind, messy dark hair and the heart of a lion. Slight hero complex, but hey. If you were kidnapped, you know he’d come save you.
Hubba hubba.
2.      Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter also
Yes, I’m allowed two from one series. The ultimate nerd-turned-hero, millions of teenage girls realized upon reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Neville was a closet hottie. He’s sweet, humble, and can handle the sword of Godric Gryffindor like nobody’s business.

Doesn't hurt that he was played by Christian Bale.

3.      Laurie from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
How Jo turned down the high-spirited boy next door for the crotchety old German guy who hates her writing is beyond me. Laurie is passionate, enthusiastic, culture, and, yes, perhaps a little immature, but he’s so much fun.
I love a man in a neckerchief.

4.      Mr. Knightley from Emma by Jane Austen
I love a sensible, good-natured guy who loves a girl for her flaws. He’s probably the best of all the Jane Austen heroes. He’s stalwart, wry, slightly jaded, and capable of very strong feelings.

5.      Tuck from Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
Tuck is a recent discovery, but oh boy, was he worth it. He’s brave, hilarious, confusing, and oh so attractive. I’ll take one in every color, please.

Girls only make passes at guys who wear glasses.

6.      Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
`He’s funny. He’s sarcastic. He makes compulsive pop culture references. Sure, he’s (SPOILER!) a member of the undead, but I can overlook that.

7.      Hector from The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Another recent discovery. Hector is a GEM of a character. So brave, so loyal, so awesome in every single way. Willing to die for the queen he loves. He was the character that really pulled me into the first book when I found myself not-so-into-it, and he was the reason the second book became one of my favorite books of the year.

When you're feeling sad I can bake to cheer you up.

8.      Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Oh, the boy with the bread. A brave guy with a heart of gold who cares about others and always wants to do the right thing. A lover, not a fighter, but he’ll fight to the death if he has to. I was Team Peeta from day one.

9.      Dave the Laugh from the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison
I cannot say enough about Dave the Laugh. He was the first book character I ever wished was an actual person so I could date him. He’s British, he’s hilarious, he never takes himself seriously, and he’s head over heels for the delightfully insane Georgia Nicolson. Dave the Laugh is my literary soul mate.

10.  Adam Wilde from If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
These books broke my heart, and Adam himself broke it even further. He’s a hugely talented musician who finds music in his love for Mia. He’s strong even when times are tough (and OH BOY are times tough in these books. You’ve been warned). He’s both selfless and selfish in a way that’s so realistic I just want to give him a hug. He’s a steadfast and amazingly mature boyfriend who wears his heart on his sleeve.


  1. Good list, I love Peeta, Harry and Neville as well.

  2. I'm sorry, you'll have to edit your list. 'Cause Hector is MINE MINE MINE!! :-P

  3. Thank goodness for someone who prefers Simons lovable nerviness to Jace's "dark and brooding" thing.

    1. I get Jace's appeal. I mean, hot guys who wield swords and suffer secret angst? I like. But I will take a sarcastic nerd with glasses any day.

    2. 'But I will take a sarcastic nerd with glasses any day.' HAHA!! A girl after my own heart.

  4. I definitely agree with Tuck! And Neville! *love*

    1. Ahh. Another Neville girl. You understand me.


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