Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BTT: Couples

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Monica suggested this one:

Got this idea from Literary Feline during her recent contest:

“Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.”


I will pick a few, and to me couple just means two, not a romantic couple:

Franny and Zooey in Franny and Zooey by Salinger- they are stunning! eccentric, confused, confusing and still both are written with such beauty.

Hazel and Fiver in Watership Down- A true portrayal of friendships ups and downs, trust, courage and love all shown by two rabbits...amazing.

The Wednesday sisters- yep them all...how could I take two away from the rest!?! This will be on my top five books this year, I just finished it and can't get over the emotion, the love, and the closeness that grows through pain to tie the bonds tighter.


15 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I chose a romantic couple.

Sandra said...

I loved Franny and Zooey too. I waited about thirty years hoping Salinger would write more about them before I gave up. lol

The Social Frog said...

I chose a married couple :) I have not heard of any of the ones you listed.

Beth F said...

Good idea! I went with the romance!

bermudaonion said...

The Wednesday Sisters is in my TBR pile and you just made me want to move it closer to the top.

Shana @ Literarily said...

Bethany, I haven't read any of the three books you mention, but now I am tempted to check them out!

barbarah said...

Friendship couples open up another long list of possibilities. I haven't read those but have wanted to read Watership Down.

Karen Harrington said...

I automatically thought of romance, too. But you're right about other pairings being memorable. Right off the top of my head, I now think of Lenny and George from Of Mice and Men.

Great post!

rjsbooklady said...

I haven't read any of those, but Franny & Zooey has been on my TBRs forever, and I think I may have to add The Wednesday Sisters after reading so many glowing reviews. I picked a few couples, but more because of what they represent than because of their romantic stories.

Carrie said...

I haven't read any of these so I enjoyed reading through your post!

Ramya said...

you list is soo different from so many others i have seen... havent read of the books..shall try them sometime..:) btw, i am trying to catch up with all your posts in my reader right now..we finally have internet at home and i can get to catching up.. looks like you have been ultra busy this week with your posting and the raising money for clean water stuff... i think i'll be giving $5 for every book that you read to darfur.. i am adding that to the amount i am sending after sponsoring natasha's efforts.. thought i'll let you know!:)

Mary Beth said...

I'm going to add The Wenesday Sisters to my list - thank god I'm from a family who love giving books as gifts:) As far as friendly couples go, I'd have to list Ron and Harry from the Harry Potter books.

Cathy said...

Yes--someone else who didn't stick with romance!

Kristin said...

I've not heard of any of those couples, i might have to do some research!

Carrie K. said...

I also can't wait to read The Wednesday Sisters. Great answers!