It’s National Boyfriend Day, and The Broke & Bookish is celebrating with the Top Ten prompt “Top Ten Book Boyfriends”.
Though I was brief in my explanations, I thought long and hard about this list… it’s funny noting the ways that my taste has changed since I was a teen, and the ways it stayed the same. Growing up is weird dude.
1. Brian Belden
One of my earliest… he was so handsome, and mature, and responsible. Not to mention loyal, protective, and studying to be a doctor.
Jo may have blown him off as merely a boy, but as a teenager, I was taken by his charm.
3. Johnny Tremaine
To this day, the crucible scene still pisses me off.
Sweet Calvin is one of the first people to make Meg Murray feel beautiful. What girl doesn’t want that?
Not the healthiest example of masculinity, but he’s suave, knows how to dance, and treats Mammy better than almost anyone else in the book. And he’s just about the only person who can go toe to toe with Scarlett.
Prince Mason from the Selection… a tortured soul, aiming to be better than his father.
I’m already a big fan of werewolf stories, and in typical Lunar Chronicles fashion this is an interesting twist.
8. Han Solo
Courtship of Princess Leia… that’s all I’m saying.
Imzadi… that’s all I’m saying.
10. Gilbert Blythe
Hilariously, I actually married. someone who’s very Gilbert-esque. Mischievous (sometimes taking it too far), hard-working, confident, and persistent.
Who are your bookish crushes? I’d love to hear down in the comments! <3
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