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Booking Through Thursday: Coupling

October 23, 2008

“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.”

Time Traveler's WifeI’m probably not thinking of tons of great couples, but the one that jumps to mind most readily is Claire & Henry from The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffinegger. I can’t say too much without giving away the plot, but the way they cling together through all their different meetings throughout time makes them hard to forget. Romantic, bittersweet, plus it’s a mental workout to follow them!

My Most Excellent YearEdit: I thought of another one! It’s a YA novel called My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger. Alejandra and T.C. are adorable, when they finally get it together. He’s the cool boy with the good heart, and she’s the fiercely independent woman who’s not above being swept off her feet if the guy gets it right. It takes them a while, but even when they’re not an official couple, they’re great together!

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