Sunday is Valentines Day. Now I buy my boyfriend cards and we usually go out to dinner, but neither of us makes that big of a deal about it. It’s just another day when we are together and that’s fine with us. This year I’m actually not even spending V-Day with my man because I’m in Florida at the moment with my friends! Woo. Harry Potter World is better than boyfriends any day of the week!
So in honor of choosing bookish things over my boyfriend, I decided I’d discuss some of my all time favorite Book Boyfriends. Most of these guys have stuck by my side for the past decade since I got out of high school, so I think they are in it for the long haul.
*also I’m going to try and fancast, something I’ve NEVER done before
OK I didn’t even try hard with this one. I linked to the original source where I got my inspiration. I’m going to say that Jackson Rathbone’s bone structure and farcical features are on point for how I pictured Marcus. I think I was in 9th grade the first time I read Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings. Immediately I fell in love with Jessica Darling, and with Marcus Flutie right along with her. I loved him when he was a pot-smoking, class skipping, womanizer, and I loved him even more when he “Reformed.” Damn I just really, really love Marcus. Now, I like to pretend the last 3 books of this series just don’t exist and that it ends with the perfect song at prom and the perfect graduation speech.
From the moment I started reading This Lullaby for the first time I knew Adam Brody was my Dexter. It was the heyday of The OC and I was into tall, skinny boys with dark hair. And Ugh Dexter. I think my favorite part about him, is that he was such the perfect foil to Remy’s cynicism . Yeah he starts off as a bit of annoying, but he grows on you, and sometimes that kind of love can be pretty great.
Sam Claflin wasn’t my first choice to put as Wes, but whatever. He is sa-wooon worthy if I do say so myself. Seriously, if there was ever a book that was made to be a movie it was this one. It’s one of my absolutely favorite Sarah Dessen books. And Wes. Strong, silent, artistic, and a reformed bad boy? Be still my heart. I’m not really sure if I love Wes so much because of his personality, or because the romance is such a slow burn romance. One of my all time favorites. And I love the name Wes because of him.
So there you have it. My three original bookish boyfriends. Actually, when people ask if I have any, these are the only three that ever come to mind. I actually find that I don’t fall in love with characters they way I did when I was in high school, so these three will always have a special place in my heart.
Who were some of your first book-boyfriends? Have they survive multiple readings and stuck by you? Or have you had to seriously question your judgement when you look back? (um, 2008, freshman year of college, Edward Cullen).
*This is a scheduled post. I am on vacation!*
I don’t own any of these pictures.