Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten extra special love stories


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day freebie, meaning we can come up with our own take on the theme.

I’m keeping it simple, and going with a list of love stories that have really stayed with me:


Love Across Time

Jamie and Claire, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

OL quote

Henry and Clare, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Richard and Elise, Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson


Married Love

Rosetta and Jeremiah, I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe


Don and Rosie, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion


Unrequited Love

Severus Snape and Lily Evans, the Harry Potter series


Sidney Carton and Lucie Manette, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

TTC quote

Love Between Friends

Maddie and Julie, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Supernatural Love

Matthew and Diana, All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness


Mercy and Adam, Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs


Happy Valentine’s Day!


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46 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten extra special love stories

    • Ha ha, thanks! I don’t usually consider myself a big romance reader, but I didn’t have to stretch too far to find some romantic choices this week. 🙂

  1. Those quotes from Outlander and The Time Traveller’s Wife are gorgeous–definitely memorable quotes from those books (aww, now the quote from The Time Traveller’s Wife has me all ❤ remembering how their story went and all). Also loved the quote from the All Souls' trilogy (been feeling like re-reading it again but there's a few other books that I've been meaning to re-read too…the dilemma!)

    My TTT

    • Did you hear there’s going to be a TV series of A Discover of Witches? So exciting! Now that I took TTW off the shelf to find the quote, it’s making me want a re-read. Such a beautiful story!

      • I did! Very exciting–but I’m also scared because I want the tv series to be amazing and I already have a particular image of everything and everyone in my head lol. So many books to re-read and so little time (I’d love to re-read The Time Traveller’s Wife at some point too) xD

    • The more I think about Time Traveler’s Wife today, the more I realize that I’m due for a re-read! That book has really stayed with me over the years.

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