Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday ||| Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

It’s Wednesday and that means one thing: time for another Top Five Wednesday.

Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey or Gingerreadslainey over on youtube in November 2014. It’s a weekly meme that revolves around various (mainly bookish) topics.

This weeks theme is nostalgic book boyfriends/girlfriends. So the five characters that you had a huge crush on when you were younger that, for whatever reason, have faded over time. Sounds, simple enough.

So, shall we begin?

Legolas Greenleaf from The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien

Surprise, surprise, Legolas made it onto this list. This might actually be a cheat because I still feel quite fondly for Legolas (both in the books and the films) but not quite as much from when I was twelve. There’s just something about him that I can’t explain and I simply adored him. I think it’s the archery or the way he rocks that long blonde hair.

Hercules from Disney’s Hercules.

I remember having the biggest crush on this demigod and being incredibly jealous of Megara. I can’t really remember why though. He’s good looking sure, and goes through an amazing character arch. But it was something else that drew me to him. Maybe it’s because we have the same hair colour and that rarely ever happens in Disney films. Or films in general.

Cedric Diggory from The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling

For me it was Cedric’s personality that made me fall in love with him. The fact that when he discovers that Harry had fallen off his broom, he wants a rematch. That he’s still nice to Harry despite being his competitor. He’s just a nice bloke. And that, plus the point there’s no denying he’s good looking, made me adore him when I was younger.

Will Turner from The Pirates of the Caribbean Series

Clearly I just have a thing for Orlando Bloom because Will and Legolas were always fighting for my top spot as a kid. They both fight, they both are attractive and they’re both immortal. What could possibly go wrong! But I think it’s the fact that Will is real, that he is able to be corrupted for the good of his family, that truly make me adore his character.

Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien

Come on, you were expecting this. Now I didn’t ever have a crush on Bilbo, I just loved him (and still do) he’s such a pure character and he goes on this incredibly emotional journey that I can’t help but love. Yet he remains the same. I think that’s why I love him so much.

And there we have it, there are my five nostalgic fictional boyfriends. That’s a mouthful isn’t it. This one took me down memory lane to the time when I was even more of a shameless fangirl than I am now. Who is your favourite fictional boyfriend or girlfriend? I’d love to know.


Book Total of 2017 – 131



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