Top 10 Tuesday

10 favorite bookish couples! [Top 10 Tuesday]

February 22, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted byΒ That Artsy Reader Girl.

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! This week’s theme isΒ Dynamic Duos, so I decided to go with…

10 of myΒ favorite bookish couples!

Some of these might be considered spoiler-y, so I’ll put the actual couple names in a drop-down in case you haven’t read that book/series and don’t want to be spoiled on the end game! Click each book’s title to open the drop-down.


I couldn’t make this list without including my babies, Feyre and Rhysand. I love the slow build-up to their relationship and they make me so soft.


Damianos and Laurent are an all-time favorite OTP, and a lot of that is because their “happily ever after” moment is so difficult for them to earn. They deserve domestic bliss and peace forever.

A GIRL LIKE HER // Talia Hibbert

I love all of Talia’s couples, but my first Talia Hibbert book ever was this one, and Ruth and Evan will always have such a special place in my heart! (It doesn’t hurt at all that Talia said Evan is based on Chris Evans.)


To be so important and powerful, Rook can be such a dumbass and I always giggle when I remember Isobel trolling him during their journey.

THE ILLUMINAE FILES // Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Despite Nik actually being my favorite character in the series, I gotta go with Kady/Ezra for the best pairing. Ezra drunkenly face-smashing the keyboard to tell Kady he still loves her is an S-tier himbo moment I’ll never forget.


Kell and Lila are great, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t feel like Rhy and Alucard get nearly as much hype as they deserve. “Fix your crown, my prince. It’s crooked.”


I wasn’t going to include Rowaelin since I haven’t finished the series yet, but then I thought about the “to whatever end” line and got all teary-eyed and, well, here we are.

CROOKED KINGDOM // Leigh Bardugo

The book community is sleeping on how damn precious Nina and Matthias are by the end of this duology, and it wrecks me. 😭

THE RAVEN KING // Maggie Stiefvater

Blue/Gansey is the superior ship in this series and I refuse to change my mind.

JUST LISTEN // Sarah Dessen

Annabel and Owen were my first ever major OTP and they have a special place in my heart forever. They definitely introduced me to one of my favorite oddly specific tropes: a survivor struggling with their circumstances, who meets a love interest who doesn’t “save” them, but helps them discover their own inner strength to heal. β™₯

Who are some of your favorite bookish couples? Do we have any in common?
Let me know in the comments, or drop a link to your T10T post for the week!


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  • Reply Annemieke February 22, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Yes a 100% agree with you on A Conjuring of Light

  • Reply Anita@seriesbooklover February 22, 2022 at 3:16 am

    Nintendo and Mathasis, one of my favourite couples
    Here is my TTT

  • Reply The Book Lover's Sanctuary February 22, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Fantastic list – and I love the dropdowns!
    These are the character duos that I loved and found dynamic!

  • Reply Books Teacup and Reviews February 22, 2022 at 3:44 am

    loved couples in Crooked Kingdom and I liked Ezra and Kady in Illuminae.

  • Reply lydiaschoch February 22, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Crooked Kingdom has been on several lists so far this week!

    My post:

  • Reply Greg February 22, 2022 at 8:43 am

    I loved the Illuminae series. There were two couples I really liked in that series πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren Becker February 22, 2022 at 9:14 am

    I love the couples in the shades of magic series.

    Lauren @

  • Reply Aymee February 22, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Great list! Crooked Kingdom is on my TBR!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday . Thank you!

  • Reply dinipandareads February 22, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Kady and Ezra 4ever 😍 Oh and yes, Rhy and Alucard definitely don’t get the hype they deserve! I LOVE them so much πŸ₯° Great list!

  • Reply evelynreads1 February 22, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Great list! Nik is the best haah!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx February 22, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    I actually enjoy the Shades of Magic couple you mention more than the other main one too. I do love the other one, but the one you mention is my OTP of that series!
    My TTT:

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 8, 2022 at 1:48 am

      Same! πŸ˜€ I love both, but they’re just so fantastic it’s hard not to have them as my favorites! I really hope we see more of them in Threads of Power.

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  • Reply ChapterMalliumpkin February 23, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Oh, you have A Girl Like Her on this list? I need details because this has been sitting in my KU for far too long and maybe I should pick it up and read. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 8, 2022 at 1:50 am

      A Girl Like Her is one of my favorite books of all time, Malli! I recommend it SO highly. In fact, the whole series is awesome! I’ve read AGLH 4 or 5 times now and it never gets old!

      • Reply ChapterMalliumpkin March 8, 2022 at 11:15 am

        Haha dang it! I just need to make a whole post titled, “Buying all the books Destiny recommends me to read!” πŸ˜‚ The just do one giant haul of every single book you’ve recommended to me in the time frame of the last month or so.

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 1, 2022 at 6:37 pm

          Bahaha I love this comment πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°

          • ChapterMalliumpkin April 1, 2022 at 8:53 pm

            I’m serious! Wait, this is literally a brilliant idea! I’m writing this down!

  • Reply Lauren @ Always Me February 25, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    So many of my favorites on here!

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