19.5.15

Top Ten Tuesday: C.J.'s Top Ten Book Boyfriends

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c.j.'s selections
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one  Dorian Havilliard.  

First on this list of snarky, bantery guys is Prince Dorian.  He's the perfect mix of playful and serious, and he cares so much about his kingdom--even if it means going against his father.  Plus, smirk!  
 //  Goodreads   
two     
Henry Harper.  

I'll second Liv when I say--it's just not fair.  Henry is a poetry-quoting, guitar-playing, sarcastic, sweet, smirking wonder.  He's one of the few book guys who's not jealous or overbearing.  He and Liv are equals.  Did I mention poetry-quoting?  
  //  Goodreads
three
 

Daniel Sheridan. 

Marry me, now.  Daniel is a little rough around the edges.  He's a bit self-righteous, to be sure.  But underneath there's a lot of sweetness.  Also sarcasm.  He's a bit of an idiot when it comes to Eleanor, but I'm pulling for them.  
  //  Goodreads
four   
Theodore Finch. 

This list isn't really in order, because Finch would be tied for one.  He's good-hearted to the core, spontaneous, quirky, whimsical.  He sees the good in people and brings light into every room.  He just needs to overcome his own darkness.   
//  Goodreads
five   
Fitzwilliam Darcy. 

I'm sure you're shocked.  Yes, like every other girl, I love Darcy.  While he starts out a bit obnoxious, he grows significantly by the end.  He's smart and kind.  He challenges Lizzie and doesn't try to silence her.  Also, the British thing.  Let's be real.  
 //  Goodreads
six    
Howl Jenkins. 

In case I didn't have enough snarky charmers, I must add Howl.  His flippancy and vanity hides a very loyal, kind heart.  He's quick with the banter.  He also loves Sophie for her heart and mind, even when her face looks eighty years old.  
  //  Goodreads
seven    
Augustus Waters. 

Oh, Gus!  I adore his metaphors and his whimsy.  He sees the good in the worst situations, and sucks everyone around him into his sunny orbit.  He's loyal to a fault, selfless, and so very supportive.  He's just a nice guy, and we need more of them.  
  //  Goodreads

eight   Numair Salmalin. 

We're going to ignore the age thing.  Numair is dashingly debonair.  He'll put himself in any danger for the people he loves, and he loves deeply and fully.  He's absolutely brilliant, which is a plus, and he doesn't baby Daine.  
   //  Goodreads
nine
Prince Charmont. 

Dare I say, charming?  He is, quite.  Char replaces the dull Disney Charmings with grace and style.  He's clever and shrewd, and he sees Ella as a talented equal.  There's a shyness, too, that's just adorable.  And above all, he's concerned for what Ella wants.  Not just his own desires.  
 //  Goodreads
ten  
Black Knife. 

Snarky vigilante thief ninja.  I'm not even sure that I need to say more.  Black Knife (and his secret identity, cough) are sweetly sarcastic, shrewd, selfless, tireless.  He's high fantasy's Batman, with some of the most swoonworthy banter in young adult fiction.  
//  Goodreads



22 comments:

  1. Oh, Howl. A bit superficial about his looks, but Sophie sets him straight. Great list, I enjoyed it!

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    1. His superficiality amuses me--and I love how Sophie calls him on it. Thanks!

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  2. Excellent list! I'm glad to Char and Dorian get their moment! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Thanks! They're two of my favs.

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  3. Lovely choice of list! :-) Dorian from Throne of Glass is a great character. My TTT

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    1. Thanks! He really is. There are so many more layers to him as the series goes on. He's not just the charmer or the prince.

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  4. I love that Howl made your list. He is fabulous. ;)

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    1. In both dress and personality. :P

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  5. Oh I agree with so many of these! So many swoonworthy boys! I love your choices!
    My TTT

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    1. Thank you! Glad to see that someone else appreciates the nice, snarky boys. It's not all Edwards out there!

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  6. I totally love Gus and Finch! BEST. BOYS. EVER. And also most tragic. Someone pass me the tissue box. *cries forever*
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. God, yes. They'd be top two for boys that have made me cry. I think I like Finch better than Gus, but only because he's snarkier, and I'm partial to that.

      *hands tissues*

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  7. Gus all the way. All the Bright Places is on my need to read soon list so I'll be excited for Finch now - Great list!

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    1. Oh god, read it read it read it! You'll have very similar feels, I think.

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  8. Finch and Gus <3 Love them so, so much! There's a few others that you have listed that I'm dying to meet :D

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    1. I'm glad to see all the Finch and Gus love. I do enjoy my tragic heroes. I hope you enjoy the rest when you meet them, if your interest in FinchGus is any indication!

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  9. I love book boyfriend posts^^ awesome topic choice this week^^ Mmmmm Dorian ♥ I'll admit, I'm more of a Chaol girl myself but I've always thought that both of them were incredibly swoon-worthy ;D I still need to read the Something Strange and Deadly series, the rest of Tamora Pierce's books AND The Orphan Queen though!

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    1. I've been meaning to do this, and today's freebie topic was perfect. Ha, I'll admit: I thought Chaol was SO boring the first time I read ToG. Then I reread it and found him adorable. But I still like Dorian more, because of the snark. (God, how many times can I use "snark" on one page?)

      READ THEM. I'm in the middle of book two for SSAD. They're so wonderful! I can't believe I waited so long, considering that I adore Sue. Tamora is an all-time favorite. Orphan Queen isn't as good as the Newsoul books, but it's still obviously good.

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  10. Augustus Waters is a FANTASTIC character!! I adore his character.

    Here's the link to my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-sexy-male-characters-in.html

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  11. Awesome list Btw I like your blog name. My Top Ten http://booknerdrambling.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday30freebie-top-ten-books.html

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  12. Awww Dorain! The ending of HOF broke my heart!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/

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