Top Five - Book Crushes

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! Last year I recounted My Top Five and I thought I'd keep the tradition alive. This time though we're doing it book-style.

I'd like to state that these aren't in any order. I'd be happy to have had a summer romance/high school relationship/or friendly wizarding duel with any of them.

Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Wes is absolutely perfect and everything a book crush should be. He's artistic, caring, was a bad boy but is reformed and looking to further himself and become a better person. He's funny and sincere and most of all - he loves and cares for his younger brother. Wes doesn't care what other people think and that's always sexy. Plus, he plays a mean game of Truth.

Marcus Flutie from Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

I love the Jessica Darling series. If you don't know what you're missing you should read my guest post on Caught Between the Pages so that I can convince you to pick it up. What I love about Marcus is that he's constantly changing. There are five books in the series and though they are about Jessica, we get to see Marcus grow and evolve as well. I think there's something sexy about a guy who is okay with his feelings, realizes his mistakes, and learns from them. Plus, he writes some awesome poems.

Jesse from Shadowland by Meg Cabot

Shadowland is the first book in another series but I can't help it! Jesse is the best! His tragic background and his optimistic future is enough to make me giddy every time I reread this series. He's so good to Suze, especially when it comes to protecting her from her vocation...which isn't always easy because Suze is one independent woman. Still, Jesse is right there by her, fighting the battles along with her, and tending to her blistered feet. Plus, (I imagine) he looks sexy in his cowboy shirt.

Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I know I hated the last book in the series but I love Alex. When feelings of love and strong emotion are nonexistent it's brave for someone like Alex to go out of his way to try to bring these exact feelings to Lena. He's actually putting himself in danger by talking to her, hanging out with her, and even touching her. But to him, it's all worth it. Because if you can't love - what's the point? He's obviously very in touch with all of his feelings, brave enough to pretend he's fixed, and still be part of an underground resistance. Plus, there's something sexy about the guy who shows you what love really is.

Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

So far I've kept my book crushes to men but I just COULD NOT put Hermione in. I have loved her forever. I loved her before Ron and Harry did. To everyone who thought that she wasn't going to be a good witch simply because she was Muggle-born; she proved them wrong. She's the smartest, best witch and let's be serious, without her Harry wouldn't have lasted a year. She might have been a bit high-strung at first, but she learned to mellow out. She also became braver and super tough over the course of the books. Especially when she stayed with Harry while looking for Horcruxes but also when she yelled at Ron for waiting to ask her out as a last resort. I have never read another book with a character as important as Hermoine without it actually being the main character. She's just amazing. I don't know if I want to be her or be with her.

Who are some of your favorite book crushes? Did any of mine make your list?

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  1. Yes! Hermione lady-crush fo life!

    Also, I totally forgot about Sloppy Firsts but that was one of my favorite books when I was younger. And I'm totally rereading The Truth About Forever right now (did I already tell you that) and I forgot just how truly unique Wes is. I love him.

  2. A million times yes to Wes. He's so amazing! I think I read Forever once a year. It's so quick and easy but leaves a lasting impression.

    Another Jessica Darling fan - wootwoot!

    I love Hermione so much and I absolutely love that Emma Watson got to play her because now I love the person Emma has become.

  3. I loved the Delirium series! Such a great read. I enjoyed The Mediator in high school as well. Adding Sloppy Firsts to my to read list now!

  4. Aww I hope you like Sloppy Firsts! It's one of my favorites.

  5. Okay, yes to every single one of these, especially Alex, because Delirium is the most recent of these books that I've read. I also fall in love with almost every single one of Sarah Dessen's main male characters. She's just amazing.

  6. Me too! You know how much I love Dessen. She really knows how to write the best male characters that make you want to fall in love. Plus, they're always the good kind.