My friend Jackie Lea Sommers wrote about some of her newer book boyfriends yesterday on her blog. Obviously, I’m obsessed with this idea which you can see documented through my many, many games of Marry, Date or Dump. My OG book boyfriends are well established: Prince Char from Ella Enchanted, Calvin from A Wrinkle in Time, Marcus Flutie from Sloppy Firsts, and eventually, of course Mr. Darcy. There are probably more of them (bah Gilbert Blythe!) but these seem like the most important ones. I literally spent a good portion of seventh grade planning to name my first-born son Gilbert (seriously how did I forget him?).
While these literary crushes from my youth will probably always loom large in my heart, there are some newer book boyfriends I’d love to add to the list.
YA Book Boyfriends (If it’s wrong for a 29 year old woman to have a crush on a fictional teenage character, then I don’t want to be right):
“Adult” Book Boyfriends: (There are fewer of these b/c they are less dreamy and I read fewer of these books…perhaps because the men are often less dreamy):
Who are your book boyfriends? Almost nothing would give me more pleasure than to chat about them in the comments!