Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Top Ten Favourite Romances

It's Top Ten Tuesday Time again.  As always it is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week is all about my favourite romances.  I did have a list of ten compiled, but at the last minute I decided to change my list completely.  Therefore, this week my top ten is really just a small top two...
1.  Henry and Clare - The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife is one of the few books that I have re-read multiple times.  I always forget that I become super emotional after I've finished reading, but for me that's part of the reason why I love it.  Henry and Clare read like people who would exist in the world and who really love each other.  There is no insta-love.  You get to see their relationship develop over time (even if it is a bit wibbly-wobbly) and it's not always sunshine and light.  I get that the whole thing is a closed loop and that perhaps Clare didn't have a choice in falling for Mr. DeTamble or vice versa.  Yet for me, The Time Traveler's Wife is perfection and really my favourite romance is the one I have with Clare and Henry every time I pick this book up.
2.  Ivy Hisselpenny and her Hats - The Parasol Protectorate

Forget Alexia and Lord Maccon; there is no greater romance than that of a woman and her bizarre hats.  The author of The Parasol Protectorate, Gail Carriger, has a great character study of Ivy on her blog and often I find on her twitter feed Ivy hatbombs!
That's my rather short list for this week.  I was thinking of including Harry Dresden and all his friends, or Jamie and Jeremy from the Otherworld, but in the end I really only really have two favourites...What did you pick this week? 



  1. Henry and Clare definitely made my list. Like you, I've reread this book many times, and always find something new to love. LOL re Ivy & her hats! True love!

  2. Henry and Clare! SUCH a fantastic romance! :)

    1. I just wish that it had translated to the film!

    2. Agreed! That movie had such potential...

    3. Tell me about it! I wasn't expecting a word for word recreation, some of the best adaptations chop bits out and add bits in, but the whole feel of it was off. Maybe in a few years time they'll remake it and do the book justice...