Well, I am in the midst of Pre-Planning week at school. The 2012-2013 school year is upon us and my kids will be back on campus next week. I am, as I’m sure all educators are, both excited to get back to work and sad to see my summer freedom go away.
It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, my favorite feature, hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Top Ten Tuesday was created because of a love of lists and all things bookish. Each week a theme is posted and we get to create a list based on that theme and share it with others!
Because Jaime from The Broke and Bookish is getting married soon (YAY! Congrats!), this week’s theme is Top Ten Fictional Romances that I Think Would Actually Make it in the Real World. These are fictional couples that have some sort of quality that would give help them to last if they were actually in the non fictional world we all live in. Each of the couples I’ve listed below have what I think it takes to survive outside of their fictional environments. Yay romance!
1. Anna Oliphant and Etienne St. Claire
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna and Etienne waited out their relationship for-EVER! This couple knows what it takes to work hard at getting something right. I think they’d do just fine in the real world where relationships are hard work.
2. Lily Sanderson and Quince Fletcher
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Quince’s affection for Lily is long standing and he stood by her even when it hurt him. Lily is incredibly loyal and once she makes a decision she pretty much sticks to it. Plus both Quince and Lily push and encourage each other to be better people and are willing to say what needs to be said even if the truth might hurt a little.
3. Katarina Bishop and Hale
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Trust. Kat and Hale have it. You can’t pull major heist after major heist with someone unless you trust them. In the real world, trust really is paramount to a relationship.
4. Sara and Andy
Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby
Sarah and Andy have been through some seriously difficult times together. A real life romance, that has what it takes to make it, is one where the couple can stand firm together through the fiercest trials. I’d say walking out of the Everglades together is a pretty fierce trial!
5. Cate Cahill and Finn Belastra Born Wicked
Cate and Finn both have each other’s backs. In a real life relationship, you have to be on your partner’s side. If they don’t believe you are on their side fighting through life with them, there is something lacking. I believe that Cate and Finn, living in a society that is unfriendly to both of them, are on each other’s side when it seems like no one else is.
6. Charlotte Kinder and Edmund Grey
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
Charlotte and Edmund hit it off right away. They have an easy friendship and make each other laugh. Friendship and laughter are two incredibly important factors in a relationship. If you’re not friends how will you enjoy being with this person every single day? If your partner doesn’t make you laugh how can you make it through the monotony that is day to day life? In my opinion, you can’t; friendship and laughter are integral to a successful relationship.
7. MacLean and Dave
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
MacLean and Dave stick together even when the easy thing to do is run. They know that relationships take hard work, and sometimes the pain of life can attack and make the relationship seem like more work than it’s worth. MacLean and Dave seem to get it though. Any relationship that matters is worth the work.
8. Vlad Tod and Snow
Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
Healthy relationships call for sacrifice sometimes. I believe that Vlad and Snow understand that sometimes in a relationship you have to sacrifice for the other person. I mean come on…she let him suck her blood; if that’s not sacrifice I don’t know what is!
9. Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The best things in life are free! Both Catherine and Henry completely get what is important in life and it’s not money! Both would give up wealth if it meant they’d get to be together. Le sigh…maybe my favorite couple on this list!
10. Razo and Dasha
River Secrets (Books of Bayern #3) by Shannon Hale
Both Razo and Dasha know what it means to be overlooked despite your special qualities. These two can see past the failures or weaknesses seen by others and into the real quality person beneath. They’re just so cute together too!
So there you have it! What’d you think of the couples I’ve chosen? Which fictional couples do you think would survive in the real world?