Since it’s Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t have any Valentine’s-themed posts planned, I thought it was the perfect time to do this tag! I was tagged by Michelle at Book Adventures. So thanks Michelle!
Basically, the idea for this tag is this: you pick a bunch of literary characters, write their names on slips of paper, and then pick two at a time, and decide whether you’d ship the couple or wish them a slow and painful death.
I chose a total of twenty characters – ten male and ten female – and put them all together in a little bowl. (You can separate them by gender if you want, but I thought it might be more interesting this way). I chose a really random group of characters from a wide range of books – everything from sci-fi to classic romance. So, without further ado, here are my couples:
Roque au Fabii from Red Rising and Gemma Doyle from A Great and Terrible Beauty.
You know what, I’m going to say ship it! They both have to deal with some pretty crazy things that are a bit beyond their control, they both betray and loose friends, and both of them stay strong through it all. Plus, with Roque’s love for the classics, he would totally go for a Victorian girl. This might work.
Door from Neverwhere and Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter.
I totally ship this! They’re both just so cute, but badass at the same time. Plus, they can bond over their horrific family pasts.
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and Ceony Twill from The Paper Magician.
This might work. I’ll ship it. They’re both independent and well-read/self-educated. They’d have a nice, quiet house in the country with a huge library and a garden full of paper flowers.
Sherlock Homes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire.
Definitely R.I.P this one! They would kill each other. Actually, Dany would probably just loose her patience with Sherlock and set her dragons on him.
Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Shadow Moon from American Gods.
This is not going to work. R.I.P. it! Shadow is too quiet and strong, and has a really complicated life. And Holly is pretty much the exact opposite. Shadow would definitely not be up for Breakfast at Tiffany’s for no reason (unless Holly was paying him). Though he might name his cat Cat.
Evie O’Neill from The Diviners and Hassan Haji from The Hundred Foot Journey.
This is a hard one! I’m going to say ship it. Because Evie’s all about parties, and Hassan can cook up some killer food. And I think he’ll find her flighty flapper ways charming. Maybe.
Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games and Jon Snow from A Song of Ice and Fire.
Interesting… I’m going to ship it. Because Peeta is kind of like Sam Tarly. Kind of. So I could see them getting along.
Don Tillman from The Rosie Project and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.
This one might actually be pretty good! They’re both incredibly intelligent and well-educated. I could see them as college professors, settled down somewhere in a small Victorian house with a cat. Ship it!
Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey and Art3mis from Ready Player One.
Um… no. This isn’t going to work. R.I.P. it – I just can’t fathom the combination of Jane Austen and sci-fi.
Sevro au Barca from Red Rising and Lilah Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic.
I ship this! They’re both complete badasses who operate outside the law. But they’re also incredibly smart. I’d be a bit terrified to think of what these two could accomplish together, but I think it would work.
The end! Wow, there are some really random couples in there. But this was such a fun tag! If you’d like to do it, consider yourself tagged! Just link back to this post so I can see what couples you came up with.