14 Of The Best Couples From Books

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Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

"They were a beautiful tragedy, having to overcome societal and personal stereotypes and hatred to be together. In the end they finally accept each other’s love and are happy with a child, and then they die fighting to make the world a better place for their son. I love them so much and they are so underrated." —kateg43248ff43

"Tonks and Lupin are so good. They deserved so much better. You never saw their relationship coming but once it was revealed it made so much sense and they deserved so much more than they got. It really gives you some insight into how tragic James and Lily's story was because it was something that happened long ago when the books start. But for these two to go through the same thing, to have so little time together, and leave behind a child is just so sad to me and literally none of these people are real." —stevenlegits

Warner Bros.

Rhys and Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

"Rhys and Feyre are my favourite couple. They’re literally soulmates but it’s not love at first sight. They’re enemies first, and then something like allies, and then they’re friends. And then they fall in love. They trust each other and kick ass together on the battlefield. They’re awesome together." —Sofie


Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

"These two characters represent so many wonderful stories we don’t always hear of in conjunction, from bisexuality, coming out, and men of color, all the while still carrying out major leader positions. While their world is filled with mythical fantasies from warlocks to vampires to werewolves, Alec and Magnus keep the story grounded while they discover more about themselves as individuals, and as two souls in love." —rachelb4650aa9bf

"Magnus and Alec from the Mortal Instruments series is the most amazing and healthiest couple I know. Both of them are badass and wonderful. They balance each other out, and they always bring out the best in each other though even they have had their rough patches like every wonderful relationship out there has had." —Akshitha Unnithan, Facebook


Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

"The fact that they looked out for each other and helped each other, and also how their romance doesn’t end but just isn’t continued is beautiful and completely accurate for young romances." —s481abff77

"They are my favorite fictional couple because their romance developed slowly out of a beautiful friendship... It was not love at first sight like most book romances and that was realistic. I also loved the fact that they weren't a stereotypical couple: Eleanor is a plus-size redhead and Park is half white and Korean." —taonga2000

St. Martin's Griffin

Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire from The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

"Their love is so pure and passionate, and their first actual date is one of my favorite scenes in any book I've ever read." —megslouise17

New Line Cinema

Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan

"Their relationship's development was so good. They’re teens and Percy literally jumped into hell for Annabeth. That’s love!" —Leo Troy, Facebook

"They have known each other since they were twelve and have almost died trying to keep each other alive." —mackenzies456433c3b

20th Century Fox

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables because of the true love and respect they both have for each other throughout the entire series! Also, all those delightful letters she writes to him and the sacrifices he makes so that she can fulfill her ambitions.... My all-time favorite couple!" —sarithar

"Their story is something so realistic and cute that you cannot help but smile when Gilbert finally wins Anne over." —mpudelka14


Sophie and Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones

"At the beginning of the book they barely tolerate each other due to misunderstandings and assumptions. But as they get to know each other, and take the time to learn more about each other, they grow to be friends and more." —zandrat2

"Definitely my all-time favorite couple. They're both flawed but they make each other better. Also it's really cute and funny how they deal with each other's quirks and grow to care about each other. :3" —liasilver17

Studio Ghibli

Westley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride by William Goldman

"Not even death can stop true love." —sunnie14

"The ultimate couple #goals." —taylorr45c565f3f

20th Century Fox

America Singer and Maxon Schreave from The Selection by Kiera Cass

"They show us that no matter what obstacles can try to keep us apart, love always wins. Plus I love that America is so sarcastic." —morgynr


Ella and Char from Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

"This was my favorite book as a kid, and part of the reason was because Char treated Ella like an independent, autonomous person when no one else did. I know the follow-up book and the movie changed their dynamic UGH but in this book they were presented as equals and friends. Plus their kiss at the end —

SWOON. I would read that passage over and over again as a kid, haha." —taylorf4ced310f9

Buena Vista Pictures

Kaz Brekker and Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

"Their whole relationship develops in such a natural, un-rushed way. I loved reading about them slowly noticing each other through the duology, and the way they better each other." —chloekuri

Square Fish

Quentin "Q" Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns by John Green

"I have to say my favorite couple from a book is Quentin and Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns by John Green, because even though they didn't truly get together, they still kissed at the end of the book." —lazersharks4536

20th Century Fox

Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

"I don't know why but this ship is often forgotten and is very underrated! They are lovers, but on top of that, they are friends, and their friendship is amazing! They communicate and they are honest with each other and they have a very healthy relationship. Remember when Harry wanted to break up with Ginny because he thought he was doing the right thing? And Ginny, instead of going crazy, sat him down and talked to him about the situation and explained to him that she'd stand by his side no matter what. Gosh." —Alex Potter, Facebook

"Not only were they both total badasses but she stuck with him throughout all of his drama and was there for him when he needed someone the most, and she was her own strong woman and a great girlfriend without becoming just the 'girlfriend' and he loved her unconditionally, and she even let him name their children basically what a Harry Potter mega-fan would name their kids." —catqween

Warner Bros.

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