Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #18: Book Romances That Could Make It In the Real World

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish with a different topic for a top-ten list each week. You can find out more about it here.

The links will take you to my reviews, if available.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Book Romances That Could Make It In the Real World

What an awesome topic! I read a lot of romances, but I still think this one is going to be hard, because, well, most of them would so not make it in the real world. I'm not going to be including the couple's names because I don't want to spoil anything and some of these have love triangles, etc.

1. Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy

Relationships that start out as friendship are the best ones, and I think that type of romance would have the best shot at making it in the real world.

2. Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Harper and Jake have been through a lot together, and I think something like that will keep them together.

3. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The way Samantha and Jase's relationship develops is very honest and real. I could definitely see these two together in the real world.

4. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

This is another case of friendship turning into romance, and like I said, those relationships go deeper and are more likely to work out, in my opinion.

5. Personal Effects by EM Kokie

Again with the friendship thing.

6. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Romance isn't a huge part of Five Flavors of Dumb but I really liked it anyways. These two aren't overly dramatic; they just work.

7. Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Hannah's and Jacob's relationship is very sophisticated for YA, in a good way, and I think that maturity would make it easier for these two to make it in the real world.

8. - 10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Sweethearts by Sara Zarr & How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford


What book couples do you think could make it in the real world?


  1. Some great pick here. Love your 8-10 entry. Funny :)

  2. Of course Sam and Jase,

    I'd also say Anna and Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss

    Lola and Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door

    Sam and Ana from Incarnate

    Julie and Matty from Flat-Out Love

    Travis and Harper from Something Like Normal

  3. It's so great to see Bunheads on your list! I agree with you that they would make it in the real world, although I kinda forgot to put them on my list ;)

    My TTT

  4. I finished Speechless last night, and now I know that I HAVE to read Saving June.

    And of course they'll all stay together forever!

  5. I completely share your mentality regarding the leading couples in Sweethearts and How to Say Goodbye in Robot. In my world, they are both currently cuddling on their respective couches and being couple-y. #denial.

    …Why yes, I did just use a twitter hastag in a blog comment.

    I did really like Hannah and Jacob's relationship. They really are much more mature than other YA characters-I guess because they're technically adults, but they seem a bit grown up for even that age.

  6. Awesome picks! I really need to get my hands on a copy of The Fault in Our Stars as well as My Life Next Door. I've heard amazing things about both of them!

  7. So much fun to read through your list.


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