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Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:  Valentine’s Day is next week…let’s do a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc. Get creative!

First, can someone please tell me to stop doing such time consuming lists? This is ridiculous. Because you know what most of my OTPs are doing? Trying. Not. To. Die. 

If you are bitter like me about Valentine’s Day existing, check out Val’s post about Disaster Dates! 

But I digress. We all love our favorite book boyfriends, because they are fabulous. There’s no doubt they’re killing it at Valentine’s Day too. So, what are these guys doing for their sweethearts? Well, if they are making their ladies happy, I’d say it would go something like this….

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I think this is fairly straightforward. Peeta’s going to make some cheese biscuits and lamb stew from The Capitol, and then he’s going to take care of the kids all day while Katniss goes hunting in the woods for some quiet time. This is why we love Peeta.

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Lara Jean is kiiiind of a cheeseball, so you know she’ll want flowers. And then she’ll want to bake, but also include her sisters. And her dad if he is home, really. SO, Peter can win just by being a good sport.

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Bite & Sting and some piano sounds lovely. As long as we readers get some of the good stuff 😉 

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Dauntless cake, followed by Tris wanting to zipline off some crazy ass building. Four doesn’t love the idea, but he does it for her. View Spoiler »

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An uneventful Hawaii trip would be a nice change of pace for these two. Plus, Maddy could read on the beach. Win! 

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Homegirl just wants to dance. (And I mean, she wants to dance for Kadesh, who’s kidding who?) But after that she probably just wants to chill with her family in someplace non-scary and hellish.

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Emmy wants to go surfing, and like Oliver is going to pass that up? Drew and Caro hang out with them later, simply for my amusement, because I love them. 

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Shhh I know they aren’t “technically” a couple, but they should be someday. And like, they need a break. So I don’t know what they’ll be doing (actually, yes I do, but this is necessary for them to do that) but they need all of these above things to just stahhhhp. So they can canoodle appropriately. 

What do you think your favorite book couple would be doing on Valentine’s Day? 

Posted February 9, 2016 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Top Ten Tuesday / 45 Comments

45 responses to “How Book Boyfriends Win Valentine’s Day

  1. Lara Jean and Peter!<3 I think Lara Jean would bake Peter something, while Peter tries too hard to please Lara by buying her tons of roses XD But they'd end up sitting on the roof, stargazing and eating Lara's cake<3 My otp is Percabeth, and I'm pretty sure Percy would forget Valentine's day, like not forget at all, but he'd get the wrong date so it's gonna be kind of awkward! XD

  2. I love this post! So much fun and really original. I don’t care much for Valentine’s Day, but I would totally be down with doing it Maddy/Olly style — reading books on a Hawaiian beach? Where do I sign up?

  3. How did I KNOW Peeta and Katniss would be on this list? Like….HOW UNPREDICTABLE OF YOU. XD Also I highly approve of their date idea *nods* Because that is exactly why I need a Peeta. To cook delicious things for me. THAT IS ALL. (Although the Divergent date also sounds spectacular. I mean cake and ziplining?!?? WHAT COULD BE BETTER.)

    (I’m also literally about to BUST with all the 100 talk everybody does. LIKE I WANT TO KNOW ALL THE THINGS??? WHY DON’T I WATCH THIS SHOW, OMG???)

  4. Ahhhh, this post is amazing! I love love love it. Peeta and Katniss is perfection. Tris and Four *cries*. I could so imagine Rowan and Aelin from Throne of Glass – he would have cooked her a bare piece of meat and brought wine (she would have complained), but he would have bought her sweets and chocolate because she loves it. I ship them so hard xD And LOL at The 100 stuff – I think they should get together too!

  5. That lamb stew kinda made me hungry LOL. And love the Tris and Four one (especially the spoiler- I laughed!). And Clarke and Bellamy… woo hoo! I love that you included the gorilla- that still cracks me up.

  6. Um never stop doing such elaborate lists. I look forward to your posts every Tuesday. I know this wasn’t the question but I totally want to go on Maddy and Olly’s date because Hawaii + Books is pretty much everything I ever want. Great post!!

  7. So many amazing book boyfriends on here! Emmy & Oliver made my list too. I also agree with Katniss and Peeta. I was always Team Peeta for sure. I love those elaborate dates. And those fake cookies that Lara Jean has hypothetically baked have now made me hungry.

  8. I love the idea of this post! The sad thing is that I am only familiar with two of these couples. And even though the Peeta and Katniss one makes sense I am sorry, I cannot support this. Because it should really be Katniss and Gale. Yes, them together please </3 (My shipping choices always drown. They never work out for me!) I do ship Tris and Four as well. (But we all know how that goes down)

  9. Peeta & Katniss made my list and some people just don’t like them & it’s so upsetting, hehe! I’m glad you have them on your list, which isn’t a surprise.

    Maddy & Olly are perfect and so is Lara Jean & Peter — these two couples are so damn adorable and I love their dates.

  10. I’m all for a trip to Hawaii haha. Emmy and Oliver are so adorable and if I had the skills I would definitely take up surfing as a hobby.
    Peeta Mellark is the ultimate book boyfriend. He knows Katniss better than anyone and the way they support one another is so heartwarming. <3
    Now I seriously need to read The Winner's trilogy because Kestrel and Arin sound like one hell of a couple.

  11. I’ve never really been a Peeta fan *don’t hate me*. I mean I love the series but hated the romance *don’t hate me*
    But I do love bread so much. I’m rethinking everything about Peeta now!
    And OMG, something needs to either happen or not happen with Bellarke cause I’m getting tired of the non-progress (has there been progress???? I haven’t seen this season yet).
    Super fun post Shannon 🙂

  12. Yay for Katniss, Tris, and Jayden! Some of my favorite couples. This would be fun to do for some of my other favorite couples, Roth and Layla in the Dark Elements series, Katy and Daemon in the Lux series, and maybe Cara and Aelyx in the Alienated series. Fun post!

  13. My sister got divorced last year after 30 years of marriage. It was a good thing (the divorce)–but I will always be a little wistful about the Valentine’s Day she told me about where they spent the evening sitting in their favorite chairs, each with a book, pushing a box of chocolates back and forth to each other as needed.

    (I think it was your Maddy and Olly idea that reminded me of this.)

  14. Your lists may be time consuming but they’re always fabulous. 🙂 Naturally it started with Peeta and Katniss. Gotta love that. And I’m so glad you included Emmy and Oliver. (Your stick figures of Drew and Caro are so spot on. Exactly how I pictured them. LOL) So bummed I didn’t have time to post for TTT yesteday. *pout*

    I love that little Mockingjay pin hanging around with the cheese bread haha. And THAT SPOILER FOR DIVERGENT. TOO SOON. :’D
    I’m so proud that I know most of these references! (The only one I didn’t was The 100 so those x-marks were quite confusing aha) That Dauntless cake looks super yummy, not gonna lie.

  16. Hey pretty lady, long time now see, eh? Do I seem like a creepy commenter right now? Probably so I’ll turn down the creepy.

    I love this post so much because I love that you took the effort to come up with things your OTPS would do for valentine’s day. This honestly makes me want to move some of these books up my TBR pile since so many of these couples SOUND ADORABLE.

    ALSO I was cracking up when you said that Jayden wanted to dance for her homeboy, Kadesh (i know you didn’t phrase it like that exactly but I just did so, HAH)

    Tris and Four’s valentine date sounds accurate as fuck and I wish someone would do something about the thing you have under spoilers. IT MAKES ME MAD, SHANNON. UGH. *breathes since this post is about love and not anger*

    Thank you so much for sharing <3 <3


    I obviously helped with this post even though I hate Vomit-ines day (Vomit-ines, get it? Because I vomit at the sight of other people’s gooey ness?)

  18. This is such an awesome and creative post idea! (And execution, of course.) I love it. Cake and ziplining sounds fantastic. Can I just date Four instead? Anyway, I’m too canon-strict to come up with things like this lol. If they didn’t do it in the book, it’s like my mind just shorts out and can’t extrapolate to figure out what they *might* do. But I love when other people think of things like this!

  19. Good job Shannon! This post looks like you put so much into it. I do love that you have Katniss hunting and Peeta baking bread (i hope he doesn’t burn it like he did last time). This is such a cute idea. Got me thinking about what Aelin and Rowan would spend the day. She and him could lay around in bed all day, him shirtless at the very least, and her wearing some little negligee. I think he feeds her chocolate covered strawberries while they plan their double date with their good friends Manon and Dorian.

  20. Great topic this week! I’m only really familiar with Katniss and Peeta and Tris and Four – I have watched the first season of The 100, but I never really cared for Bellamy all that much. So many here are on my tbr! 🙂

    Check out my TTT.

  21. You are such an overachiever, dear Shannon. You blow me away with the amount of effort you put into your posts. Maybe some day I’ll have that energy. Plus your memory is AMAZING!!! I don’t remember MOST of what I read in books. You’re a Recollection Goddess. ♥

  22. omg I love the graphic. A+++, Shannon. haha. I feel so bad, but I’m not really a Peeta gal. I always liked Gale. (Well, Liam Hemsworth 😉 ) & AWEEEE. Peter. He’s so funny, too! I wasn’t really a fan of Lara Jean, but such great food moments. I still need to read Emmy & Oliver omg. Sweet list!

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