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?