February 12, 2013

We Belong Together

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic/Top Ten list and invite everyone to share their own answers. I'm so obsessed with lists!

Top Ten Favorite Romances


"I have loved none but you."
Persuasion, Jane Austen


"They belonged to each other; and, no matter what life
 might hold for them, it could never alter that."
Anne's House of Dreams, L.M. Montgomery


“She wanted to say 'I love you like a thunderstorm, 
like a lion, like a helpless rage'...” 


“Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.”
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen 


“Because being part of him isn't just anything. It's kind of everything.” 
Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta


"Really, Scarlett, I can't go all my life, waiting to catch you between husbands."
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell


"You are the one I cherish.”
A Time to Cherish, Robin Jones Gunn


"I say, 'I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick.'
Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, 'It's late for that, Puck.'” 
The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater


"She was everything he wanted from his life, the very measure of his dreams.” 
The Tea Rose, Jennifer Donnelly


My love isn’t a weapon. It’s a lifeline. 
Reach out and take hold, and don’t let go.
Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers

56 comments:

  1. I keep forgetting that I want to check out Jellicoe Road. I've heard so man great things.

    My TTT

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    1. Oh I loved Jellicoe Road so much! It's really confusing at first and then it just steals your heart completely. It's wonderful!

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  2. I'm pretty sure Gilbert and Anne are my original OTP, possibly second only to Mary Poppins and Bert. (Because obviously those two love each other.) Oh, and I'm so glad to see Sean & Puck on this list. Three cheers for romance based on mutual respect and admiration!

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    1. I have definitely loved Anne and Gilbert longer than any other literary couple. They are just the best! And I'm totally cracking up at Mary Poppins and Bert (but totally think you're on to something there). Aren't Sean and Puck just wonderful!?! Seriously, they are so amazing.

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  3. I love that you added quotes for each of them! So beautiful.

    Gilbert and Anne are on my list, as well. I love how perfect they are for each other both as impulsive children and as the wonderful adults they grow into.

    I also love L. M. Montgomery's Pat and Jingle.

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    1. Glad you liked the quotes! I love being able to include quotes :)

      And Anne and Gilbert are just THE BEST. I have SO much love for them. I need to reread the Pat books because I don't remember as much about those!

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  4. I love how you presented your list this week! The quote for Wentworth and Anne always leaves me so <333 (and of course they made it on my list this week too--as well as Elizabeth adn Darcy ;)) Great list!

    Here's my TTT for this week =)

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    1. Yesssss that Wentworth quote (really the whole scene) is just AMAZING. And yay for Elizabeth and Darcy! Glad you enjoyed my list :)

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  5. Sean and Puck were on my list too. HOW did I forget Christy and Todd!? They were my ideal relationship as a teen!

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    1. Yay for Sean and Puck! And I love that you loved Christy and Todd - I figured not many people would recognize that couple. I loved those books as a teen!

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  6. I love Anne and Gilbert too, but they didnt makeit to my list. I thought it was really cute though, from annoying the crap out of each other, to Gilbert proposing, and their kids! :D

    My Top Ten Favorite Romances
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    1. Yes, they have such a great relationship! LOVE THEM <3

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  7. OOOooooOOoooh those quotes just undid me

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  8. Great picks!
    I have seen Scorpio Races on a quite a few lists today!
    Bethany @ YA Vixens
    Vixen's Top Ten!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! And The Scorpio Races definitely deserves to be on a number of lists :)

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  9. First of all, can I say you win the award for making the PRETTIEST Top Ten Tuesday I've ever seen just now? Good gracious. Your skills amaze me.

    Okay, we share a few! Sean and Puck, obviously, thanks to YOU. And my favorite was Anne and Gilbert OF COURSE.

    But you do have a few here that are my list as super-important-hurry-and-read-these, and I think my next will be P&P, as you know. So I'm looking forward to meeting this couple!

    Also, how on earth could I forget Redeeming Love? It's only one of my all-time favorite books ever in the history of all the land.

    LOVE this.

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    1. Glad you think it's pretty! I definitely don't have many skills - just try and pull things together haha!

      YAYYYYY Sean and Puck (still love that I got to help introduce you to them) and Anne & Gilbert. So excited for you to meet Darcy and Elizabeth! I obviously have so much love for them.

      I can't believe you forgot Redeeming Love. Asheley, how could you?! Haha!

      Glad you loved the post!

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    2. (whispers, also, would now be a good time to shock you with the info that I am the only Southern girl left in the history of ever that hasn't 1) read Gone With the Wind or 2) seen Gone With the Wind?)

      *backs away very quietly on tip-toes, so as not to cause a large disturbance, SURE that this will*

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    3. Hahaha! Oh Asheley! And I'm guessing you don't even know what happens? You are like a genius at keeping yourself away from spoilers - I am so impressed! You DEFINITELY need to read this book. It's a chunkster, but it goes so fast. Honestly, Scarlett's not really likeable but she is so readable! You just can't stop.

      Make this a classic on your TBR! YOU MUST! Or else.

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  10. So beautiful!!! I also used quotes to describe why I picked mine! :D I love that quote from Rhett. :) And Sean and Puck almost made my list! Now reading that quote I wish I had included them! Great list, Hannah!

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    1. Yay for using quotes! Great minds think alike :) And you totally should have included Sean and Puck. What were you thinking?! Haha!

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  11. What a beautiful way to post your list. Fabulous.

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  12. i LOVE so many of these :) Especially Sean and Puck. What a lovely one they were! New follower here, love the blog and the list!

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    1. Oh yeah, Sean and Puck are amazing! They totally steal your heart. Thanks for following - so glad you like my blog and my list :)

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  13. Awesome list! I especially love Sean & Puck.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  14. I've been wanting to read The Pillars of Earth, it's just so darn long I haven't found the time yet! Glad to know there's a good romance in it though :)

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    1. Yeah, I had been wanting to read it but finally took the plunge when I found the audio at the library! I read some and listened to the audio for other parts - the book actually went by really quickly! You should definitely read it :)

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  15. THIS is a fantastic list. Wow I haven't read Redeeming Love in ages, but I was talking recently to Asheley about how I'd like to again. Such a beautiful but tough Biblical retelling. DEFINITELY the first five you picked. As well as Sean and Puck. I LOVE THOSE TWO SO MUCH. And that's totally the quote I'd pick for them too (in fact I'll probably use it tomorrow for my giveaway. <3

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    1. Yes, Redeeming Love is so great but also tough. I love how Francine retold the story of Hosea/Gomer in a way that just makes it come alive. Yay for the first five picks - and Puck & Sean <3

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  16. A girl after my own heart! You have my top two on your list, Scarlett and Rhett, and Gilbert and Anne! Gilbert was my first book boyfriend, and Rhett is my all-consuming, no-man-can-ever-measure-up boyfriend! Great list!

    Check out my TOP TEN! Also, I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY, so check it out too!

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    1. YAYYYY for kindred spirits! Gilbert is seriously the book boy I will love forever and ever. And even though Scarlett can be a total pill, I still love her story and relationship with Rhett!

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  17. I love Gilbert and Anne and cannot believe I forgot to have them on my list! They are like the best couple of all time!

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    1. AHHHH how could you forget them?! Haha you'll have to make it up to them by including them on a future TTT list :)

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  18. I LOVE Darcy and Elizabeth. Probably the all time favorite couple for anyone!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My Top Ten

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    1. Yes, Darcy and Elizabeth are just AMAZING. I love that book (and them) so much!

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  19. So, GORGEOUS. Seriously. LOVE IT. And I love so much that you used quotes! AND Sean and Puck!! They were on my list too!!! Don't you just love them tremendously? I toyed with Darcy and Elizabeth, but I went with Elinor and Edward myself. Sense and Sensibility is probably my favorite Austen :-) But love your list!! <333

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    1. Thanks Amy! Glad you love it and the quotes :) I can't resist including quotes on TTT lists where they fit. And yay for Sean and Puck! I love that you included Elinor and Edward - definitely a great Austen couple!

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  20. Aww, all these quotes are SO LOVELY! They give me warm fuzzies and make me want to read the book right now. Such a fantastic list and so very Hannah. <3

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    1. Awww yay I gave you the warm fuzzies :) Win! And glad you think it's a very Hannah list <3

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  21. I love how you set up this post!! I have to admit I'm not familiar with a bunch of the couples you mentioned but reading the quotes you included makes me want to check them all out! I love that you included Anne/Gilbert (of course!) and Jonah/Taylor though. I can't believe I forgot them! Awesome list :)

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    1. Yeah, I definitely think I chose some more unknown/obscure couples. Gotta mix it up haha! But so glad you share my love for Anne/Gilbert and Jonah/Taylor. They are awesome couples!

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  22. Your list is beautiful! Oh my word! Just read For Darkness Shows the Stars and now I HAVE to read Persuasion! Darcy and Elizabeth--amazing! And all of your quotes are just beautiful! Fantastic list!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, you MUST read Persuasion. It's right up there with Pride & Prejudice as my favorite Austen!

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  23. Could this have been a more beautiful post?!?! The quotes you listed from books I haven't read has me wanting to go pick them up ASAP!

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  24. Oh my God, I love that quote from Gone With the Wind and the graphics you made are absolutely stunning! Great picks =D

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday post!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  25. Okay, so, basically, you, madam, have wonderful taste! YES, to Anne and Frederick, to Anne and Gilbert, and to Scarlett and Rhett. And super HUGE YES to Michael and Angel (or Amanda/Sarah/Mara/Tirzah, lol)—I love love love Redeeming Love. Probably my favorite Rivers novel. Or The Last Sin Eater. Depends on my mood and which I read most recently, haha. :D

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    1. Haha thank you so much - so glad you share my taste in bookish romance! It makes so happy that you love all three of those couples because they are definitely some of my very favorites from my own list.

      And yay for another fan of Redeeming Love - that book is AMAZING!

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  26. Those quotes just make me want to cry for days because of all the BEAUTIFUL WORDS and the LOVE and the PASSION and I can't even. Though, if I'm being honest, I've only read P&P. The Scorpio Races and Jellicoe Road are now a bazillion places higher on my TBR. I need to get to them soooon.

    “Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.”

    Oh, my heart.

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    1. I figured this week was PERFECT for quotes, since there are few things better than romantic quotes. I'm SO glad that I was able to help move The Scorpio Races and Jellicoe Road up on your list. Those were two of my very favorite reads last year.

      Swooning right there with you, Judith!

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  27. Honestly, the reason I smiled immediately after reading your list was just thinking of Gilbert & Anne - love those two! I always aspired to find a relationship just like that, rich with history and just lovely indeed.

    Sean and Puck are definitely favorites too! The Scorpio Races has got to be my favorite Maggie book EVER, and I love how subtly this romance is woven into it.

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    1. Oh, I love that you described Gilbert + Anne as "rich with history." That's so perfect! And that really is something that makes their relationship so special :)

      Yay for The Scorpio Races love! I'd say it's my favorite Maggie too (which is true) but it probably doesn't mean as much since I've only read The Raven Boys out of her other books haha!

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