As always, the Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish.
Ugh. Has there ever been a more relatable TTT topic? I don’t think so. We all have the fictional characters we would love to date, no matter our real life relationship status. We all probably have a few in common. YA fiction has some of the dreamiest guys in literature, and if they came to life, the world would be a much more wonderful place. Alas, we’re left with hopes and dreams that can only be filled by imagined nerds, jocks, and magical folk alike. Which leads me to my number one daydream dalliance:
1. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling)
Forever my favorite character in all of literature, Draco has always struck me as a boy with such a capacity to love but never had the chance to show that side of him. We all know how fiercely he loved and tried to protect his family, even trying to kill in order to keep his parents safe. Can you imagine if you were in his heart as well? You’d get to enjoy his snarky comments, go to fancy events, and show him all that he is capable of doing! Who knows, maybe if JKR was nice to Draco for one second and gave him a love interest, the series could have gone a totally different direction! But I guess that’s out of character for her, so I shouldn’t push the issue. (I’m not bitter, I promise. -eye roll-)
2. Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling)
UGH. Speaking of characters deserving of love. I’m going to have at least one more HP character on this list, so get used to it. But Neville? Come on! This guy is arguably the best, most noble character in the series. While Harry spent 7 books and 8 movies telling people that he has to do this on his own and arguing with everyone that actually had an ounce of common sense, Neville knew he couldn’t do it on his own and lead Dumbledore’s Army after Harry left. He was so much more than he was taught to believe! He was talented, smart, brave, loving! I just love him so much.
3. Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
Obviously, this is only if Hermione wasn’t in the picture (#OTP). But do we really want to live in a world where Hogwarts and magic exist, but Hermione doesn’t? I don’t think so. Anyways, Ron is so funny and sweet and completely adorable. He’s kind of shy when it comes to romance (unless you’re Lavender Brown) and he’s always been close to my heart.
4. Etienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins)
(I chose a young Gaspard Ulliel for my Etienne. Can’t you see it?!)
Seriously, do I need to go into detail about why Etienne is so wonderful? Okay, I will. I’ll write a whole book about it. I’ll call it Anna and the French Kiss and I’ll use the pen name Stephanie Perkins.
5. Cricket Bell (Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins)
(Alfie Enoch, duh.)
Same with Cricket, the boy engineering genius that’s too tall and gangly for his own good. But I’ll call this Lola and the Boy Next Door.
6. Dominic (The Boleyn King by Laura Anderson)
Dominic. Oh, how I love him. He’s just so good. He’s the voice of reason to the Holy Quartet and so so sweet to Minette. Oh, Dominic, let me be your star?
7. Brian (My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody)
(I have to go with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. He’s the best cute nerd ever.)
Brian was SO CUTE. And so funny and sweet and realistic. I swear, I’ve known Brians all my life and have loved them all.
8. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
I’m not even going to elaborate on this at all. If you need reasons, you need to rewatch and reread every Pride and Prejudice thing out there until your head is on straight.
9. Mr. Bingley (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
Charles Bingley, Darcy’s adorable and awkward bestie, is all kinds of my dream guy. I just need him in my life asap, okay?
10. Levi (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
Leviiii. I would curl up in a bed and read to him for the rest of our perfect lives. Reading aloud in exchange for flavored lattes is only my dream relationship.
Do we have any in common? Let me know!