Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Couples in Books

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Happy Valens-Week!

We all love a good ship and it’s that time of year, so here are my All-time favs. I challenged myself by only using one couple per author (avoiding a SJM or CC cluster). And this time, they are in order.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.


  1. Blair & Colin

Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken

I tried to avoid romance novels, but I couldn’t help mentioning these two. They are the funniest and most adorable #relationshipgoals I have seen.


  1. Cress & Thorn

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This is 100% the cutest couple in the history of cuteness. I just see puppies and rainbows when I think of them.


  1. Locke and Roar

Roar by Cora Carmack

Swooning is all I can say. That man can give speeches that will make you do anything.


  1. Olina & Jovan

The Tainted Accords by Kelly St. Clare

Olina was never my favorite because she likes to flake out, but Jovan is the absolute best. It’s like if Gaston was a decent loving human. Olina needs it.


  1. Akiva & Karou

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor

Yes, I know he was awful. I do. But I cannot keep my poor heart from needing them to fix everything. This is a rough one that a lot of people don’t love, but the heart wants what it wants.


  1. Cat & Griffin

The Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet

If you haven’t read this series then shame on you because it’s amazing. Griffin is so impossible and adorable. Cat, she is just a straight up badass.


  1. Ava & Malachi

Irin Chronicles by Elizabeth Hunter

If you haven’t cried in a while then read The Scribe. Apart from just being an awesome series, that book gave me FEELINGS. Malachi and Ava are perfect and I love them.


  1. MacKayla & Jericho

Darkfever series by Karen Moning

Yes, very very questionable things happened in this relationship and I don’t want to forget that. I do think that Mac puts him in his place and they end up an awesome couple that I would not want to fuck with. Barrons is brutal and efficient in all things except for Mac. She is hilarious and everyone would have a soft spot for her.


  1. Rowalin

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Of course these two are up there. I have shipped them since Heir of Fire. I won’t even listen to that guy who rhymes with Kale. Rowan and Aelin are FOREVER.


  1. Jemma

The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare

This series not only gave me the best book boyfriend of all time, but also my favorite ship. Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs are the biggest hill I will die on.

Who are your favorite couples?


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28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Couples in Books

  1. Great list! I do love Cress and Thorne, they’re so adorable, and I do love those couples who are a combination of a flirty smartass and a ray of sunshine.

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  2. YAAAAS! CRESSWELL! No 1 ship! 😍 I really want to read A Promise of Fire and A Daughter of Smoke and Bone…. And everything else on this list! 😂😂 I love couples who bond well together! Kale chip who?

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  3. Okay so obviously I need to read Roar!!!???
    And Rowaelin hold my heart of hearts. Everything about their journey together is just TOO MUCH I CAN’T GET INTO IT I’LL CRY. No one else exists, certainly not an obnoxious Kale boy who everytime he speaks I end up yelling “NOBODY CARES KALE SHUT UP.”

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  4. Cress and Thorne are a very popular couple! Though I didn’t list them, they are my favorite Lunar Chronicles couple!! I also went with Mac and Jericho because how can you not love those two? Lol. Cat and Griffin and Locke and Roar are ones I forgot to add! Especially Locke and Roar as I LOVED their slow burn romance! The same can be said of Cat and Griffin too though! I really need to finish the latter’s series!

    Great picks!

    Here’s my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  5. I only read #9 – but I’m not 100% with this couple, I mean, I just think they are not quite equal as a couple and often times, I am sure cress would be the frustrated one in this relationship.

    I didn’t read the other books so no opinion on them.

    have a lovely day.

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