Top Five Friday: Couples

It's that time of the week where I make a list of some of my favorite bookish topics! I've chosen Couples for this week's theme because there are plenty of fantastic ones out there that deserve a little discussion. It was difficult to just pick five and even more so to put them in order, but I've racked my brain to highlight a few couples that have the best dynamics and plenty of swoonworthy qualities.

5. Noah and Mara-the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

I feel like Mara and Noah deserve a place on the list because they're both incredibly supportive of each other. Most of their relationship revolves around their supernatural abilities, and despite whatever freakish, paranormal problems they're dealing with, they're always there for each other to sort through them completely.

4. Juliette and Warner-the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

To be honest, I was one of those people who thought Warner was completely insane for the first book and most of the second one. It wasn't until late in the series that his true intentions became apparent, and after that, he became the obvious choice for Juliette. With Warner, Juliette grew stronger as a character, whereas with Adam she became dependent on him to the point where it started getting obnoxious. Even though they're both solid characters alone, they bring out the best in each other and are the true definition of a power couple.

3. Vin and Elend-the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

I need this beautiful box set in my life...
While every other character is against them for most of the series, Vin and Elend believe in each other when no one else does. Both of them have different ways of approaching conflict; while Elend is the logical, intellectual type and tries to change the system from the inside out, Vin is more of a rebellious vigilante who is dead set on saving the world on her own. As a whole, they balance each other out and hold each other accountable when circumstances get especially difficult.

2. Hazel and Augustus-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

the fault in our stars animated GIF
OKAY. *sobs*
To me, vulnerability is the main theme in Gus and Hazel's relationship; both of them built barriers around themselves that began to crumble when they fell in love. Gus in particular learned that he didn't need to hide behind a brash, egotistical wall when he was around Hazel, and as cheesy as it sounds, his true self was simply enough for her.

1. Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jane and Mr. Rochester will always be number one on this list. They both know that they aren't what society deems as beautiful, but they grow to love each other's souls and share a deep, spiritual connection that can't be broken by time or separation. Both of them had challenges in their past that led them to believe they were unworthy of love, but ultimately, these circumstances only made their relationship become stronger. Jane is also strong willed, independent and intelligent, and Mr. Rochester loves her all the more for it. I'm definitely not an expert in 19th centurry British literature, but I'm pretty sure that didn't happen very often back then, let alone now. Frankly, I'm struggling to articulate the rest of my thoughts on these two, so I'll just leave this gif here.

If you'd like to discuss some of your favorite book couples, feel free to add them in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Indoor Sojourner


  1. The fact that you included Juliette and Warner here makes me love this list a 100%, ah. I agree in everything! Such a great list, ah, the feels from "Ignite Me" are hitting me, I'll better leave.

    P.S: I totally love your blog~

    ~Lili @ Reading Against Time

    1. Thanks so much!
      Yeah, Ignite Me was definitely my favorite! If only there were just a couple more chapters or an epilogue at the end... D:

    2. Same here, I needed more! :(