Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10 Dynamic Duos

This week's Top 10 Tuesday (hosted by the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish) is all about dynamic duos--those great literary couples, friends, enemies, siblings, and rivals that you just can't get out of your head. Check out my Top 10, in no particular order, and let me know who your favorite literary dynamic duo is, in comments!

1. Elizabeth Bennett & Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
 Greatest couple ever? Yes. Definitely yes.

2. Alex & Jonathan (Everything is Illuminated)
This one might be a little weird, but I loved the unusual, hilarious, educational, and deeply understanding friendship that grew between Alex and Jonathan in this book.

3. Sarah & Becky (A Little Princess)
 This story is one of my all-time faves, and I love love love the beautiful friendship between Sarah and Becky.

4. Katniss & Peeta (The Hunger Games trilogy)
Every girl needs someone as constant and pure and loyal as Peeta in their lives. Although I wanted to slap Katniss every now and then, I found the relationship between these two to be vibrant in how real it seemed.

5. Felicity Merriman & Elizabeth Cole (Felicity series from American Girl)
I am obsessed with colonial America, and grew up absolutely in love with the American Girl series in general, but especially with the stories of Felicity Merriman. (Partly because of the time period, and partly because she was also a red head with freckles.) The friendship between passionate, impulsive, independence for America leaning Felicity and demure, sweet, loyalist Elizabeth was amazing. They were two young girl growing up in such a tumultuous (but exciting!) time, and found a way to remain best friends despite their families' political differences. LOVE IT.

6. Tiny & Will Grayson (Will Grayson Will Grayson)
I thought this friendship was hysterical and sweet and refreshing and great.

7. Sherlock Holmes & Watson (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
If there is a smarter, more hilarious, and quippier friendship than the one between these two, I don't know if I could handle it.

8. Q & Radar (Paper Towns)
John Green is the best at creating hilarious friendships. I loved the banter between Q & Radar in this book and desperately wished that I knew someone whose parents collect something hysterically racist.

9. Harry Potter & Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter series)
This was actually the very first "dynamic duo" that popped into my mind. And, yes, there are great relationships/couples/friendships in this series, but I would argue that the relationship that is most dynamic is the one between Harry & Voldy. Argue with me if you wish. ;)

10. Clary & Simon (The Mortal Instruments series)
Yes, I do love Clary & Jace together, but I have a huge soft spot for Simon. I love the best friendship between him and Clary. And, really, how lucky is she that gets to have BOTH Jace & Simon in her life?


  1. Elizabeth and Darcy are a great pair. I also had Katniss and Petta. Wouldn't have made the Harry and Voldy connection, but the pair were definitely inseparable!

  2. great choices . . . I love Sarah and Becky and how interesting that you put Harry and Voldemort together. I'm reading the Hunger Games Trilogy at the moment. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  3. A Little Princess!! I love that movie! Don't think I've read the book though. Good choice! :)

  4. I actually considered Sara and Becky, and then didn't put them in my top ten, but they're totally a great pair! I love their friendship. Katniss and Peeta are another great choice. And I put the Hogwarts trio and Fred and George, but Harry and Voldemort--that's a fascinating take on things. It's a horrible relationship, but definitely a dynamic one.

    Great list!

  5. Yay for John Green! I love Will and Tiny and Q and Radar. Great list!

  6. Felicity was my favorite American Girl too, but I probably would have paired her with Ben on this list. Harry and Voldemort is an EXCELLENT choice - I mean, really, their relationship is the center of the series!

  7. Ooh great picks! I almost had Katniss & Peeta on mine too. :P

  8. Nice list. I read A Little Princess a few years back and thought it was a wonderful read.

  9. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe.

    That's all I have to say.