Booking Through Thursday — Coupling

Got this idea from Literary Feline during her recent contest: “Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.

I actually thought I would have more, but here are some literary couples I like:

  • Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre & Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre
  • Lyra & Will from His Dark Materials
  • Lucy Honeychurch & George Emerson from A Room With A View
  • Griffin & Sabine from the Griffin & Sabine series
  • Cal & Abra from East of Eden (not really a couple in the book but still)
  • Bridget Jones & Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Anne Eliot & Capt. Wentworth from Persuasion
  • Tereza & Tomas (&Sabina) from The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • …and Sherlock Holmes & Dr. John Watson (oh come on, if not, they should be!)


  1. Carrie K. says:

    I also chose Anne and Capt. Wentworth. Have you read any of Laurie King’s Mary Russell novels about Holmes? I recently listened to the first one, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, on audio and loved it.

  2. Rose City Reader says:

    Great list! I’d add Scarlet & Rhett.

    By the way, we are in The Complete Booker together. So today is my day to check out the blogs of all my fellow participants. What an interesting and creative bunch of fellow readers! Keep up the good work!

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