The 2011 Top Ten meme is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound by Books, Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, and Rachel from Fiktshun.
Top Ten Book Boyfriends in 2011
So I have a huge thing for fictional guys (come on, what reader doesn’t?), but I actually found this list rather difficult to put together, not because I had too many, but because I didn’t have enough! Apparently I am pickier with my fictional men than I thought. Although some of them were total no-brainers. :D
My list (absolute favorites grouped at the top, but not exactly in order):
Étienne St. Clair
Found in: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Okay. Obviously he’s going to be at the topic of this list. Sweet, caring, funny, lovely, with-an-accent, perfect (in an imperfect way) St. Clair. His friendship with Anna is my favorite thing about the book. I even named my Kindle after him. He is wonderful. I have to admit, I never fully got on board with his whole lack-of-height thing, but don’t worry, that gets taken care of with….
Found in: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Possibly even swoonier than St. Clair (didn’t think it was possible, did you?), Stephanie Perkins CLEARLY knows how to write a love interest. I’ve said it before, she should really just write my life. Cricket is adorable and awkward and sweet, and again, perfect. But he’s also completely real, which is a big thing for me with my fictional boyfriends. And my favorite thing about Cricket? He’s TALL. Like, super tall. Clearly we’re meant to be. <3
Oh my lord, Adam. I don’t even know if I can put my feelings for him into words. (This is why my reviews for these two books haven’t been posted yet, haha.) He’s sweet, he’s caring, he’s funny, he’s hot, he’s a musician, he cries in front of Mia, he gets along with her family… the list goes on and on. I loved Adam in If I Stay but I fell absolutely head-over-heels for him in Where She Went, which is told from his point of view (seriously, if you haven’t read it yet, I just don’t know what to do with you). My heart clenches every time I think about him. Swoon.
Found in: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I’ve realized I love a lot of Adams (there’s also Jennifer Echols’ Adam from The Boys Next Door/Endless Summer, who would totally be on this list except I didn’t reread those this year). I’ll laugh if I end up married to an Adam in real life. Shatter Me’s Adam is also sweet and caring and swoony, and his chemistry with Juliette is OFF. THE. CHARTS. Seriously, it is amazing. I am sooooo excited for Book #2, partly because I can’t wait to read more with the two of them. Hoo baby.
Found in: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
Proof that you don’t even need to know someone’s last name to fall for them, Oliver made me believe in love at first sight – or at least the possibility of a future relationship based on an instant connection. :P He is absolutely hilarious and so clever and wonderfully sweet. Plus, he has a British accent. Sold.
Found in: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
I loooooove best friend stories, and Sam Henry is such an amazing best friend. He’s always there for Jordan but they also have that wonderful snarky quality to their friendship. They’re comfortable teasing and making fun of each other, and that is such an attractive thing to me. Basically I love him, and I can’t wait to catch glimpses of him in the companion novels.
Jesse de Silva
Found in: The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
I reread this series this year (for about the millionth time), so that’s my excuse for putting Jesse on this list. :P And I love that I have an excuse to include him, because I ADORE Jesse de Silva. He may be a ghost, but he’s hot, he speaks Spanish (I grin every time I hear the word ‘querida’ now), he bandages Suze whenever she gets injured fighting other ghosts, he has a totally endearing jealous streak, and he has those fantastic 19th century mannerisms that make him such a perfect gentleman (sometimes TOO much of a gentleman, if you know what I mean ;)). Jesse was one of my first book crushes, and he will forever be on my list. <3
Found in: The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Again, reread the books, get to include him, blah blah. I do love all the characters in the HP world (and I have a particular soft spot for Snape, as some of you may know, although not in a boyfriend capacity), but Fred Weasley has one of the larger pieces of my heart. And yes, of course I am in denial and he is alive and well in my head. Necrophilia shmecrophilia. (What’s it called when the dead person is fictional??)
Found in: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Roger is hot, sweet, willing to be the solo driver on a road trip across the ENTIRE UNITED STATES without complaining, and he has awesome taste in music. What more could you want?
Magnus Bane, William Herondale, James Carstairs
Found in: The Mortal Instruments series (Magnus Bane) and The Infernal Devices (Will and Jem) by Cassandra Clare
I’m lumping these together because they’re all Cassandra Clare creations and I only have one spot left on my list. :D Magnus is clearly awesome, and he’s amazing with Alec, although obviously he would never be MY boyfriend. :P And Will and Jem both have qualities that I love, so I’ve always had trouble choosing between them. Will is dangerous and hot and keeps you on your toes, but Jem is sweet and funny and also hot. How is a girl supposed to choose?
Whew, I did it! So much swooning just happened as I wrote this. Who were your favorite fictional boyfriends from 2011? I’d love to meet more delicious guys. :)