happy Valentines day!!!! I love this holiday because love stories are how I sustain myself.
the following list = people who have found their other half and will adore them eternally.
//behold my favorite couples//
“And he did not want to be loved as a second choice, as a surrender. He wanted to be loved overwhelmingly…he wanted to be chosen first.”
This is the slowest burn hate-love romance in the entire world, because for so long Elliott thinks of Luke as his best friend, but doesn’t think the feeling is mutual.
And he thinks Luke doesn’t like him b U T he so obviously does !!!! AND THEY LOVE ONE ANOTHER SO MUCH.
Warning, this book will reduce you to tears. but it’s also very pure.
(drawing of Elliott, Luke, and their best friend Serene)
“Oh, Neil, unpredictable as he is unreal.”
my strongest ship of all time, which will soon set out at sea and bring glory to our lands. Neil and Andrew lowkey WORSHIP each other. Also, they are only gentle with each other,and no one else??????
it takes THREE BOOKS for them to reach this point.
And Nora Sakavic says that if anything ever happens to Neil, Andrew will simply be forever alone. This fact did unspeakable things to my heart. THEY ARE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL.
“Don’t fucking tell me what to do. If I want to pine for you forever, I’ll do it, and you can’t do shit about it. ”
This is an obscure novel………..i’m pretty much the only person in the fandom. But it’s so romantic!!!!!
it’s about two bisexual boys, one is a musician (Chris) and one is a hotel employee (Tyler). When Chris dies of a drug overdose, and becomes a ghost, Tyler is the only one who can see him and help him with complete “unfinished business”
And they fall in love and adore one another more than anything else. And I was terrified we’d get a bad ending, because, you know, CHRIS IS DEAD.
but spoiler alert I really loved the ending.
“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”
TWO GIRLS LOVING ONE ANOTHER HOORAY !!!!! Evelyn calls Celia the love of her life, and there is endless nurturing involved.
+ there’s a scene in which Evelyn’s best friend is trying to make her breakfast. And Celia STRIDES in and is like “lol no one makes my girl breakfast but me.”
anyway. [blushes w adoration]
it’s extremely romantic. especially their younger years.
“But at the end of the day,” she says, and puts her hand outside the open window, letting the wind pass through her fingers, “being myself is enough. I’m enough.”
Christina Lauren and I have a weird relationship, in which I hate all of her books except Josh and Hazel. this one has my favorite trope in the world, best friends to lovers!!!!!
Fluffy, adorable, and slow burn.
it does have a weird ending.
but we don’t talk about it so it’s fine.
Their relationship is soft and f u n. Hazel is a national treasure.
“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get–and never would get.”
I don’t talk about this book enough, but truly it’s one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. It involves a godforsaken bird, two Latino boys, and being one another’s person.
“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.”
This book made me cry so much. Achilles and Pat would do anything for one another, and Achilles is Pat’s entire world. I love how protective they are, and how unwilling they are to share one another, even in times of war.
so special and heartbreaking.
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
I know that Cathy and Heathcliff are not necessarily examples of nice human beings. But I really love them together.
they’re soulmates. Fin.
“…but when she saw me turn to her she reached and took my hand. She took it, not to be led by me, not to be comforted; only to hold it, because it was mine.”
i cannot stop myself from adoring poor thieves and their beautiful, rich employers who slowly befriend said thief,,,,my devotion to this theme is written on my very chromosomes.
“We have an undeniable connection…she’s the only thing anchoring me to the world, keeping me from floating off into the upper stratosphere and getting lost in space.”
KSDJFHSDKJFSDLN i know this book isn’t written with amazing skill. BUT KENDALL AND PAYTON ARE BEST FRIENDS & Kendall becomes famous and requests that her only darling angel stay with her. In Hollywood.
BECAUSE SHE’S LOGICAL AND IN LOVE.
it ft. two adorable lesbians. I rest my case.
Who is your favorite bookish couple???
Do you prefer hate-love or best friends-lovers?
what is your favorite type of candy and/or flower?