Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week 4: Top Ten Lists!

My bookish friend Ashley is hosting a month long event on her blog for JUST CONTEMPORARY. You'll find a variety of posts (guest posts, interviews, giveaways) all month that deal with only contemporary books. Each week there's a different question floating around to be answered.

Week 4: Top Ten Lists!

So I wasn't 100% sure what to do with this post, so I'm stealing an idea from my good buddy Katelyn (thanks for letting me use it)! I'm positing my top 10 favorites contemporary book-boy crushes! It did get a little difficult finding 10 guys from contemporary books because I haven't read that many, or it's been awhile since I have. But I think I have a pretty swoon worthy list.

1). Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road - What's not to love about him? But I'm not telling. Seriously, I'm not. Go read Jellicoe Road and find out for yourself!

2). John After from Going to Far - !!!!! That's the only way to describe Officer After. I mean he's rugged, he wears a uniform, he's a protector, he's just !!!!

3). Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door - How do I love Cricket...let me count the ways. Okay, there's not enough time or room for that, but really. Cricket, though not the best communicator in the world, is incredible. He's smart, quirky, cute. All around great guy. I wish I had someone like him next door when I was growing up!

4). Owen Armstrong from Just Listen - Owen is my kind of guy. He's larger than life, has an amazing personality and L.O.V.E.S. music. 

5). Carter from Sophie & Carter - Carter is damaged, but you wouldn't know it by the way he carries himself. He has a crappy home life that he doesn't let the rest of the world see. Except his neighbor, Sophie, who he would move mountains for. That's why I love Carter. When he loves, it's unconditional.

6). Doug Fox from Forget You - From the moment he arrived at Zoey's house to make sure she was okay I was swept away! They don't get much better than Doug.

7). Brian McBrian from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - What's not to love about Brian McBrian?! Nerdy. Loyal. Smart. Cute that blossoms into hotness. Fun loving. Carefree. He's the whole package!

8). John from Dear John - Oh my, this book crushed my heart! Though John might have his flaws, he didn't deserve the way Savannah treated him. I wanted nothing more than to reach into the pages and hug his tears away. 

9). Blake from But I Love Him - Blake plays a small but significant roll in the book. He does his absolute best to try and reach out to Ann, even putting himself in danger to do it. You've gotta love a guy who will go to battle for you.

10). Kostos from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Kostos isn't the best guy in the world, but he's Greek and he's dreamy, so of course I had to add him to my list! Accent wins every time.

So now that I've shown you my contemporary book-boy list (though the list would grow and grow if I added other genres) and went a little boycrazy, tell me some of yours. 


Katelyn said...

Hahaha! I LOVE your list! I think it turned out awesome. There are a few books on there I haven't read yet but of the ones I have read, I couldn't agree with you more. All of them have stolen my heart <3

Ashley said...

I've read a lot of the books you grabbed guys from and I do have to agree that these are some seriously top notch boy-folk! Sigh. Such great books in general!!

Also, I cannot tell you how incredibly happy it makes me that the three people I know of who used the boy topic ALL included Jonah. Le sigh. :D


Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Yikes! I haven't read ANY of those books. Except maybe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but I can't remember. Though Lola is next on my TBR list!

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