Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’ve all been having a lovely week. Today I’m here to do another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a fun one: fictional crushes! We all have those characters that we secretly wish were real, right? Time to share!
Ah, the original book crush. Reading this series in second grade was probably the first time I had a fictional crush. (But it wouldn’t be the last!)
Jesse Tuck from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
I feel like this one sort of goes without explaining if you’ve read the book. So sweet! So kind! So enthusiastic!
Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
A thousand times yes. Is it a stereotypical tough-guy-is-actually-sweet trope? Yes. Does it matter? Absolutely not.
Gabriel Oak from Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Oh, Bathesheba. Though you couldn’t appreciate the thoughtful, loyal, hard-working guy right in front of you, the rest of us certainly could!
Westley from The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The movie might help a little bit with this one… but there’s no denying Westley’s bravery, wit, and devotion. Princess Buttercup is a lucky girl!
Turns out this list was more difficult to make than I expected… I guess the books I’ve been reading lately have been lacking in the crush department?
What are some fictional crushes that you’ve had? What do you think about the books that I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!