Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 3 October, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 14 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Book Boyfriends

I don’t think I do this topic whenever it’s cropped up in the past, but here we are now 🙂

In no particular order:

  1. Eomer from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (review #1, #2, #3) ) — He’s just such a greater character, IMO. I also always admired how he was able to rebuild the kingdom to Rohan after the War of the Ring without help (sorry, Aragorn, but the dwarves and elves helped you in Gondor/rebuild Minas Tirith after the War).
  2. Faramir from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (review #1, #2, #3) ) — Okay, so I have a few book boyfriends from LOTR, okay? 😛 But he’s such a kind and thoughtful man, I always hated how his father overlooked him so.
  3. Henry Tilney from Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey (review) — I always said that of all of Jane Austen heroes, Henry Tilney would be the one I’d likely go for in real life. He’s hilarious, but he’s also kind. And such a good brother, too.
  4. Colonel Brandon from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (review) — I always liked his character but it wasn’t until I read Amanda Grange’s Colonel Brandon’s Diary (review) that I just completely fell for the character. The most precious of cupcakes, this guy.
  5. Henry from Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Maybe in Another Life (review) — What can I say, I like a nice guy who happens to be a nurse too 🙂
  6. Elend from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy (#1), (#2), (#3) — He had one of the best introductions I’ve ever read, and he’s just a wonderful and supportive character who’s generally pretty optimistic amidst such a bleak time he lived in, as well as the idealist for the future. Also, he’s quite the reader 😀
  7. Sebastian St. Cyr from Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries by C.S. Harris (see author tag) —
  8. Sebastian Grey from Julia Quinn’s Ten Things I Love About You (review) — So I have a thing for guys named Sebastian, it seems…But no, seriously, I thought his character was great, I had a marvellous time reading his character.
  9. Benedict Bridgerton from Julia Quinn’s An Offer from a Gentleman (review — I have a soft spot too for characters who are overlooked in the family. Benedict is a Bridgerton through and through, but he is quieter compared to his older brother and happy-go-lucky younger brother (and there’s also the youngest but there’s the gap and the youngest wasn’t mentioned as much in the early books). But he’s lovely in his own way.



I’m drawing a blank on a tenth character, but I’m amazed I got nine anyhow! Who are your book boyfriends/girlfriends? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

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14 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. I found this prompt particularly tricky as well! I haven’t read any of these books, so I don’t know much about the characters. I do hear so much about Julia Quinn though. It’s intriguing!

  2. Eomer and faramir- great choices! Colonel Brandon I liked after seeing the movie version of S & S (I think, if I’m thinking of the right guy- I think Alan Rickman played him?). And yeah Henry was cool in Maybe In Another Life.

  3. Hahaha re: LOTR. I get it, I really do. There are so many amazing characters in that series, how can you not love half of them? Also nice that you didn’t go with the obvious choices of Legolas and Aragorn, despite their worthiness!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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