[Top Ten Tuesday] – #7 – Top Ten Books with Swoon Worthy Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.

This week’s theme:
Top Ten Books with Swoon
Worthy Relationships

Initial Thoughts:

Man...It’s so difficult to develop weekly theme adaptations in keeping things in perspective for myself. Last week I touch base on moments in books that made me “cry with feels,” which to some degree is the same thing as swooning. So I decided this week to focus on swoon worthy literary relationships that make you believe in the process of love itself and its varying perspectives; not simply grounded in the happily-ever-after focus (but that’s always nice too). I’m hoping that makes sense! My selection focuses on books I’ve read within the past year-ish. (All images were taken from Goodreads).


1. Jellicoe Road (Melina Marchetta)

Hue hue. So I’m still reading this book but I am quite pleased with how things are developing.

2. The Waiting (Joe Hart)

There is so much parental feels that makes me appreciate the lengths my rents have gone to that much more.

3. Divergent Trilogy (Veronica Roth)

Basically FourTris from beginning to endbut I will shout out the friendship antics via. fellowship of the ring...Allegiant style.

(LOL. Just to tangent this fellowship idea, imagine during the HG’s Quarter Quell:
“…you have my wire.”
“…and you have my trident.”
“…and my axe.”)

4. Cinderella Screwed Me Over (Cindi Madsen)

Disney music on my playlist resulted to this read, but this book does humour me in calling Disney out on their shit and their unrealistic expectations on love.

5. Barracuda (Christos Tsiolkas)

I’m iffy about this choice because I have a love/hate relationship with this book and it is rather difficult to picture this book having ‘swooning’ effects. And while I could be totally off about this, it is indeed a raw yet engaging read with depth pertaining to creating, destroying, and mending relationships (which is my focus). So within that context, it’s swoon worthy in a very honest way.

Savindi’s Picks:

…I also had help this week and included some of Savindi’s choices and her thoughts on them under my adaptation. Check her out here.


5. Second Impact (David Klass, Perri Klass)

Jerry and Carla: Platonic relationships done right.

6. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

Pip and Biddy: It’s what should have happened.

7. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)

It’s kind of a love story of sadness and persistence but in the end it’s beautiful.


First off, thanks for your input this week Sav.

I was generally inspired to do this theme while watching all these CBC Olympic pre-event segments like “Raising an Olympian” that (I would hope) genuinely depicts the love athletes and parental figures put toward getting to the games.

All the feels man, all the feels.


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