Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is a love freebie, and so I’m choosing to focus on queer couples from my 2017 and 2018 reads this week! Here are my favorites:
10.) The Peskin-Suso Moms, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Cassie and Molly Peskin-Suso’s moms are on the shortlist of my favorite book parents ever, and while they weren’t main characters I still felt that they deserved a place on this list.
9.) Andrew and Rusty, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
Andrew and Rusty didn’t have a perfect relationship in the hospital, but I really loved how their relationship played out later. Had we seen more of the healthy elements, I would have put them further up on this list.
8.) Ramona and Freddie, Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Overall I really loved Ramona and Freddie; Ramona was still figuring her sexuality out, and Freddie tried to support her as much as he could. They’re lower on this list because Freddie’s ignorance bugged me a few times, but overall I really liked them.
7.) Echo and Zara, Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta
Echo and Zara had quite a bit going on behind the scenes (pardon the pun) during their relationship… They weren’t perfect, but they had great chemistry and were a nice pair.
6.) Odessa and Meredy, Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Odessa and Meredy had an adorable hate-to-love romance. They had several issues to start with, but their bonding and chemistry was really touching.
5.) Alice and Takumi, Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Alice and Takumi are just adorable. They were really sweet together and made a solid effort to figure out how to make the relationship work as well as it could for them. They were respectful and very, very sweet.
4.) Grace and Eva, How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Grace and Eva’s chemistry captivated me from the first page they shared together. I loved all of the sneaking around into lighthouses and the bonding they did through their struggles in their lives.
3.) Taylor, Theo, and Josey, 3 by Hannah Moskowitz
Best. Trio. Ever. Did I want to be there with these three wonderful characters as their story progressed? Yes. Yes I did.
2.) Simon and Blue, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Is there really any question about this one?
1.) Rufus and Mateo, They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Rufus and Mateo stole my heart and then made me cry. Thanks, Silvera.
Who are your favorite queer couples in books? Let me know in the comments!