Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top Ten Fictional Crushes

Thanks to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting such a fun meme.

Except for number one and two, they are in no particular order.

1. Roland Deschain from Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. I’ve loved him since The Gunslinger and will hopefully continue to love him, even though they’re doing some crazy movie/television thing with the books.

2. Drizzt Do’Urden from R.A. Salvatore’s Legend of Drizzt.

3. Lestat from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. It started with Interview with a Vampire and grew with The Vampire Lestat.

4. Mikael Blomkvist from Stieg Larrson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. He’s my new crush.

5. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudices.

6. Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen (but really Seth Graeme-Smith’s) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Everything I liked about Lizzy in the original, plus she can kill zombies and kick ninja @$$.

7. Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series. I think I always liked him, but Dead to the World really made me fall for Eric.

8. Wolverine/Logan from the X-Men.

9. Danica from R.A. Salvatore’s series The Cleric Quintet.

10. Aragorn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

I thought this was going to be difficult and it was a bit. I’m not a swooner (except for Roland, I’ll always swoon for you), so I had to think about some of these guys (and girls) for a while. Each person on the list has qualities that make me happy.

When I told my husband what this week’s top ten was, he wanted to share a few crushes with me too. He didn’t reach ten, but here are my husbands top six.

1. Storm/Ororo Munro from the X-Men.

2. Hermione from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

3. Catti-Brie from R.A. Salvatore’s series, The Legend of Drizzt.

4. Danica from R.A. Salvatore’s series, The Cleric Quintet.

5. Arwen from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

6. Buttercup from William Goldman’s The Princess Bridge.

My husband reads a lot of fantasy. These are six great females and I like them a lot too. One even appears on my list!


  1. That's awesome that your husband posted a list! I love it!
    Aragorn and Lestat are great choices!

    My Top Ten

  2. Great list! I'm glad we both had Eric Northman. And I totally forgot about Lasat. Good call.

  3. If I were to pick someone from LOTR it would totally be Aragorn too. :D Esp. as played by Viggo Mortensen!

  4. Lol. That's funny about your husband. Lestat is also on mine! What a hunk!

  5. Haven't read the Dark Tower series. I'll have to add that to the ever-growing TBR list :oD

    Here's my list.

  6. Great list! I'm a fan of Mikael Blomkvist too! Also a big yes to Darcy, Eric and Aragorn :) Love them all

  7. I think you are the only person I've seen that has Michael Blomquist on your list. Good choice. I wonder what my husband's answers would be. He read mainly sports books. Ha!
    This meme has just rekindled my crushes on the guys on my list. sigh!

  8. I forgot about Lestat as well!! Oh well, 3 vampires on one girl's list is enough ;)

  9. I like Blomkvist! And Buttercup, too! You and your husband seem to have similar tastes;)