My Top Six Literary Crushes

21:47 Cilla P 4 Comments

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It took me a while to think of what to do for this freebie week, but then a conversation with a friend reminded me of how much fun it is to gush over fictional boys. I tried to think of ten, but I came up a bit short. So, here are the six fictional guys who have stolen my heart:

1. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games.
'And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.' I have a real weakness for sweet boys, and Peeta won me over the moment we learn about the burnt bread.

2. Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices.
'Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest.' Again, I have a thing for sweet guys, and Jem is not only sweet, but dependable and good. I'm not sure how I feel about the resolution to his storyline, but I still adore him anyway.

3. Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments.
“I wouldn't change it," Simon said. "I wouldn't give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn't know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they're dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I'll always feel like I'm alive.” Simon is the best. He's loyal, funny (his banters with Jace are some of my favourite parts of the books), and nerdy. Plus, he's a musician.

4. Ron Weasley from Harry Potter.
“Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?" Funny, loyal, and generous (he never had much but he opened his house and shared his family with Harry),  for me Ron is the heart of the group. Sure, he's insecure and prone to jealousy, but wouldn't you be if you grew up poor, with five really cool older brothers, and ended up best friends to a celebrity?

5. Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia
"Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do." Okay, admittedly this one is more of a movie crush than a book crush, but technically he was a book character first. I adore the way Peter looked after his siblings, and how he stepped up and became a leader.

6. Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles
'A hand landed on Cress's head. She gasped and recoiled, but Thorne was already wrapping his arm around her shoulders and squeezing her against him. "Just checking it was you," he whispered.'  If Thorne were real and in my life, I'd be equal parts super frustrated with him and totally drawn to him. He's charming, funny (his interactions with Cinder are some of my favourite things about the series), and rather complicated. Life would not be boring with him.


  1. Nice topic and list this week. I did something similar topic wise this week with my TTT post, which was "Sexy Male Characters in Fiction".

    Here's the link to my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week:

    1. Ooh, I shall hop over to your TTT now :D Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I do a weekly meme of this, Swoonworthy Sundays about all my book crushes. Peeta Mellark will definitely be featured in the near future! I love Ron, but it's definitely a personality thing more than an attractiveness thing. Nice list!
    My TTT:

    1. I look forward to your post about Peeta! I actually find Ron (or at least Rupert Grint) kind of attractive in a slightly awkward, goofy way hahaha. Thanks JJ! :)


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