Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Bookish Boyfriends/Girlfriends

October 3, 2017

This is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s challenge is to pick ten book boyfriends or girlfriends!

Since I’m bisexual, I decided to include bookish boyfriends AND girlfriends! I originally was going to pick my top 5 girlfriends and top 5 boyfriends, but then I realized: 1) that’s a little gender binary-focused, eh?, and 2) I really want to pick 10 characters I can show you guys some awesome fanart or film casting of!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any fanart for the last few that I liked, soooo… you just get character names.


1. Rhysand (ACOTAR series)

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Art by Merwild!

2. Cassian (ACOTAR series)

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Art by Merwild!

3. Richard “Dick” Gansey, III (The Raven Cycle)

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Art by cherryandsisters!

4. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games trilogy)

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Nobody could be a better Peeta than Josh, I am thoroughly convinced of this.

5. Lucien Vanserra (ACOTAR series)

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Art by Merwild!

6. Crescent Moon (The Lunar Chronicles)

See #7 for art!

7. Thorne Carswell (The Lunar Chronicles)

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Art by taratjah!

8. Kell (Shades of Magic series)

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My favorite art of Kell is actually from the French book cover, by Charlie Bowater!

9. Niklas Malikov (The Illuminae Files)

10. Kady Grant (The Illuminae Files)


I know, I know – too many of mine are from the ACOTAR series. SO SUE ME!

Who is your top bookish significant other?


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57 Comments

  • Reply Jana 📚 (@ArtsyReaderGirl) October 3, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I love that you posted fan art! So fun! I have a crush on a ton of the ACOTAR peeps as well. It’s not the worst problem to have! 😛

    Thanks for participating in our TTT this week!

    – Jana (TB&TB)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 3, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Thank you so much! ❤ Glad to know I’m not alone in my general love for ACOTAR characters, haha!

  • Reply Tangled 'N' Books October 3, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Great list! We had Peeta on our list too. Have a lovely week!

  • Reply ChrissiReads October 3, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I nearly put Peeta on my list too. Love that guy!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 3, 2017 at 2:49 am

      He’s honestly amazing and I was blown away the first time I met someone who was Team Gale. I was like… but… how????

  • Reply J. Hooligan @Platypire Reviews October 3, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I FORGOT ABOUT WINTER FROM THE LUNAR CHRONICLES!

    *woe*

    I’m adding her. I do what I want.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 3, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Do it! I still need to finish the series. I just “met” her in Cress a couple of months ago and loved her immediately.

  • Reply aravenclawlibrary October 3, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Kady Grant is so girlfriend material, no questions about that!
    And you are also right in the fact that Josh is the best Peeta ever. I will fight someone about that.
    Love the post!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 3, 2017 at 2:51 am

      The funny thing is, everyone tells me I remind them of her (or vice versa) because we’re both short, sarcastic, snarky as hell, computer geeks, and pink-haired, bahaha. But she’s totally my #1 book girlfriend, not gonna lie.

      And YES, thank you! Every time someone complains about the adaptations I’m like, “yeah and I hear you – I DO, REALLY – but have you SEEN Josh Hutcherson playing Peeta?!”

      Thank you ❤❤

      • Reply aravenclawlibrary October 3, 2017 at 4:57 am

        I can totally see it! lol. I will also fight anyway that says Finn wasn’t cast well either because he so was!

  • Reply Anne@Headfullofbooks October 3, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I can’t believe that I forgot Peeta. I love him so much…but then I love Gail, too, at least in the first book. My Top Literary Crushes, reprise

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 3, 2017 at 2:51 am

      Oh man, Peeta was it for me! Gale couldn’t hold a candle to him when I first fell in love with the series. Maybe if Peeta hadn’t existed, I could have loved Gale, too, lol! ❤

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches October 3, 2017 at 1:49 am

    That Lucien-art though.. My god. *drool*

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 3, 2017 at 2:52 am

      Dude Merwild is literally the BEST fanartist of all time and I will FIGHT someone over that shit. I love her work!!

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches October 3, 2017 at 3:00 am

        Practically drooling over it all right now. Kaz is amazing as well! Andand.. Everything. Okay. Everything. I get your point!

  • Reply Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books October 3, 2017 at 5:04 am

    I’ve only met Peeta from your list, but there are a couple other books mentioned that I need to check out for sure.

    Have a great week.

  • Reply The Lovely Pages Reviews October 3, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Rhysand is dominating the list today, I might need to actually read this series at some point.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:29 am

      Rhysand is honestly total book boyfriend goals, haha! He’s charming, snarky, sweet, funny, playful, and his banter skills are on point!

  • Reply Arika (onceuponabookishnerd) October 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I almost put down Nik from the Illuminae files! He was so snarky and I loved him but I had too many to choose from haha. Here is my TTT: https://midwesternbooknerd.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/top-ten-tuesday-book-boyfriends/

  • Reply Poinsettia October 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I love all the fan art! Peeta made my list as well. I was never a fan of Gale. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Great list! I really need to finish the Sookie series but I loved Eric from the moment we met him in those books!

  • Reply journeyintobooks October 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Great list, there are so many amazing characters in ACOTAR for you not to have more than one on your list and I also love Cress.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:32 am

      Right?! Oh, she’s so precious and sweet. I’m honestly not 100% sure if she’s my bookish girlfriend or just a little cute thing that I want to squeeze and protect lmao.

  • Reply Nissa | Of Pens and Pages October 3, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Fantastic review! And I wholeheartedly agree with you that no could be a better Peeta than Josh. <3 Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply confessionsofayareader October 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I loved Nik, too! I tend to like the bad boys with a good heart.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:34 am

      Same! Gotta love when they have that tough, brooding exterior, and then inside, there’s just this fuzzy little heart of gold. <3

  • Reply Word Weaver October 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I love Peeta and especially Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, he’s simply perfect 😍💫

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:34 am

      I swear to god, I literally SCREAMED like the shameless Hunger Games trash I am when they announced him as the casting choice for Peeta. I love Peeta so freaking much and Josh was PERFECT to play him!

  • Reply lindseyhabets October 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Ah all this art makes me fall in love with these characters all over again! We definitely have a lot of crushes in common, I also adore Rhysand, Peeta, Gansey, Kell, Thorne, Cress and Kady 🙂

  • Reply emmareadstoomuch October 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    GAAAAAAAAANSEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY (read as me screaming for a thousand years)

  • Reply Sarah October 3, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I just finished my reread of The Raven Boys, so I am currently fawning over Adam–although he does get super scary at the end. I’m kind of scared to continue the series, I have no idea what happens to any of the characters!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Aw, Adam is such a precious, creepy little guy, haha! To be totally honest, though, he’s my least favorite of the four, which totally doesn’t mean I don’t love him – because honestly I love all of them SO MUCH! – but Gansey is just incredible, and Ronan cracks me up constantly, and then little Noah… I just wanna hug him. :'(

      • Reply Sarah October 6, 2017 at 11:08 am

        Awww, I think the others will grow on me more than they already have. He’s probably my favorite because I feel like the focus is on him so strongly at the beginning of the first book. And he’s got the sad lost puppy thing going on, which I kinda dig, haha.

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm

          Oh yes, the focus definitely is on him more in book 1! Book 2 is aaaaall about Ronan, and it made me fall in love with his character even more than I already was. I can’t wait to hear how you’re feeling as you continue the series! 🙂 I’m starting book 3 in a week or two.

  • Reply sosobooks100 October 3, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Rhysand and Cassian are my absolute faves. I can’t help but swoon from even thinking about them. Kell, Gansey and Thorne are my loves too, but not Peeta. I didn’t LOVE him. I’m not a Gale girl, either, though. BEAUTIFUL list!
    My TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/10/03/Top-Ten-Bookish-Boyfriends

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:38 am

      They’re so… hmn. Haha! I love them. Rhysand is just so swoonworthy and then Cassian just has my heart. He’s so sweet and loving and I just cherished every single precious little exchange where he was being protective of his little family. <3 Thank you!

  • Reply coffeelovingbookoholic October 4, 2017 at 4:48 am

    yay to the fanart! that looks so good! 🙂
    great list girl! 🙂

  • Reply thebookdutchesses October 4, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I have to agree with all of these!

  • Reply onespeculiar October 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    lucien and cass and rhys are such babes! thorne added so much to the TLC! great list!

  • Reply alicerosesimmons October 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Great list and I love all the fan art! Gansey also made my list this week because he is just my favourite, but I can’t believe I forgot about Peeta!
    My TTT

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 6, 2017 at 12:40 am

      Thank you! Gansey is wonderful, isn’t he? Peeta has a permanent place on my book boyfriend list, I think! ❤

  • Reply Lauren @ Always Me October 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    We share four – great picks!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  • Reply Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense October 6, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Yes to Gansey. I have such a soft spot for that boy. Though, to be honest, I’d probably be close to slapping him upside the head if I ever met him in real life. Cress and Thorne are so adorable and I can’t even say who I would consider more adorable.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 8, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      SAME, lmao. He’s so adorable and clueless, though. And yessss! They are so precious!

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