08 March 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: It Takes Two

I can't believe it is already Tuesday again (and that I haven't written any reviews), but it is, so it is time for another fun Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and The Bookish:


Top Ten Dynamic Duos
These are the BFFs, partners in crime, powerful couples, and general groups of awesome people that I just can't get out of my head!

10. Emma and Dex from One Day:  I love these two.  Playful banter? Check.  Built up sexual tension? Check.  Who could ask for more.

9. Will Grayson and Tiny Cooper in Will Grayson Will Grayson:  I love the portrayal of friendship in general in this book, but mostly, I love Tiny Cooper.

8. Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises: Just repeat what I said about Emma and Dex and then add some crazy coldness on her part.

7. Huck and Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Without Jim, Huck could never have lit out for the territory, and vice versa.

6. Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby: Here is another of my favorite unrequited love stories.  No one loves Jay Gatsby as much as Nick does.

5. Katniss and Rue in The Hunger Games: I just love it when the these two pair up in the first book, and we get to see a whole new, nurturing side of the heroine.

4. Benjy and Caddy in The Sound and the Fury: Faulkner said that he wrote that he wrote this masterpiece because he saw an image of a girl in a tree and he wanted to write her story (or something pretty close to that).  If TSATF is that story, I believe Benjy knows it the best.

3. Josh and Marley in Marley and Me: Nothing like the story of a man and his dog.  This book made me cry a lot.

2. George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men: Lennie is one of the saddest and most touching characterizations in literature. 

1. Queequeg and Ismael in Moby Dick: They are after all "bosom friends."  Check out this passage:Ismael on Queequg: "He seemed to take to me quite as naturally and unbiddenly as I to him; and when our smoke was over, he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist and said that henceforth we were married; meaning, in his country's phrase, that we were bosom friends. [And a bit later].  Thus, then, in our hearts' honeymoon, lay I and Queequeg-- a cosy, loving pair."
I have a sticker on my laptop that says "Queequeg and I are just friends."  It is incredibly nerdy and no one ever gets it.

19 comments:

  1. Tiny Cooper FTW! :) Great post!

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  2. I wouldn't have thought of Nick and Gatsby: nice choice. And I can't wait to read Will Grayson Will Grayson.
    This list got me thinking: thanks for that.

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  3. Interesting list. Quite a few pairings I haven't seen yet.

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  4. Interesting picks. I have not thought of those at all!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

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  5. Good list! I love that so many show up on list after list...and yet there are always a few I've not seen listed before!

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  6. Oooh I've been menaing to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog :)

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  7. Oh Emma and Dex - that's a good one! I really enjoyed that book. Quite different!

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  8. You've listed quite a few books that I want to read here! Now, you've intrigued me!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! :D

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  9. Great list! I definitely agree that the relationship between George and Lennie was touching.

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  10. Oh, definitely Benjy and Caddy!
    Great list--I also love that you chose Brett Ashley/Jake Barnes.

    Thanks for stopping by my list as well.

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  11. You've got a great list...lots of books I've heard of but haven't read except for The Great Gatsby but that was in high school. But you've given me lots of ideas and books to look up!

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  12. I love it that you include Will and Tiny! So true!

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  13. One Day is sitting on my nightstand! I've got to read it!

    Melissa

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  14. Katniss & Rue! I loved those two together! :D

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  15. Oh, I love Huck and Jim :) they're such lovely friends! And I've seen George and Lennie a lot, but I just can't discuss them cause it's far far too sad!

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  16. I love that you put Jay and Nick on here, but I'm still partial to Jay and Daisy :(

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  17. I didn't even think about Huck Finn - great choice! And of course Tiny Cooper... LOVE him!

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