Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Swoon-worthy Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The topic for this week is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

Thinking about what makes me swoon in a book – it’s when characters have a certain something special about them. So I’m changing it up. My list is going to be books with characters who make me swoon (also – I think I need to stop using the word swoon as it’s making me a little crazy).

So here we go. Here are ten books which I consider to have perfectly swoon-worthy leading men! (Clicking the book title will take you to the book’s page on goodreads.)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Γ‰tienne St. Clair)

Anna and the French Kiss

Easy by Tammara Webber (Lucas)


Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (Isaac)

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)

Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand (Tucker)

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)

Healer series by Maria V Snyder (Kerrick)

Touch of Power (Healer, #1)

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas (Chaol Westfall)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Finn)

All Our Yesterdays

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Captain Thorne)

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Joe Fontaine)

The Sky Is Everywhere

Vampire Academy series & Bloodlines series both by Richelle Mead (Dimitri & Adrian)

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Β Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

These are the books with characters which make me swoon. Any you liked? Any you hated? Do you have any recommendations for me based on this week’s list? Feel free to leave me a comment. Happy Tuesday! πŸ™‚

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    • I like that people have such different reactions to the same book. It makes everything more interesting. I think when I read The Sky is Everywhere that I was just in that frame of mind where everything about it clicked for me. But I can see why others would feel little towards it.

      Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

  1. We have one book the same this week! The Sky is Everywhere. I’m reading Anna And The French Kiss really soon and I’m so intrigued. Everyone seems to love it! Which is great! πŸ˜€ Fantastic list.

    • I have to say that I judged Anna and the French Kiss on it’s cover. And I shouldn’t have. It’s a lovely contemporary set in Paris (squee!) but it’s a bit deeper and not just the fluffy scenario the cover may suggest. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    • I really enjoyed Easy – and I wasn’t sure I would. I’m not a huge fan of New Adult but the characters and writing in Easy impressed me. And Yay! How awesome is Joe Fontaine? I swear… I could put The Sky is Everywhere on every TTT πŸ˜›

  2. I’m wondering if there is even one person who is NOT team Chaol! πŸ˜€ But he is clearly the better choice and with so many people loving him I’m not afraid of reading the next book in the series. I usually don’t like love triangles but with this one I’m okay and I’m not afraid that she will end up with the ‘wrong’ guy πŸ˜€

    • I agree – I like that it’s not a true love triangle in terms of she is clearly not confused and she’s not stringing the other person along for whatever reason. I’m so excited for the next book! And I’m glad to meet a fellow Chaol fan! πŸ˜€

  3. Why haven’t I read any of these yet? I don’t understand! I’ve heard amazing things about the majority of them, though, so I know I really need to. Just… why must there be so many books?!?!

    • Too many books and not enough time to read them all! I have to admit this is a common thought I have when reading others lists. So many books that sound amazing and I just haven;t gotten around to reading them!

      • Oh, I know. My to read shelf on Goodreads has a couple hundred more books than my read shelf (which isn’t complete since some books I can’t remember for sure if I read them…), and even then I try to only add the first book in a series rather than the whole series, so I know it could be a lot bigger than it currently is!

        • I think I’m closer to a thousand… whoops! And that’s only having the book I’m up to in series. But I think it’s great that we are spoilt for choice. Better having more books I want to read and not enough time that too much time and nothing to read! πŸ˜€

          • Oh, yes, absolutely! And thankfully it’s a bit easier now to choose from some of them thanks to reviews on Goodreads and blogs – even if it means sometimes my TBR list goes up a great deal more than I expected.

    • I was a fan of Dare You to too, It’s a great series. Can’t wait for the next book to come out. And I recommend Anna and the French Kiss – it’s so much better than the cover makes it look!

  4. This was such a tough week, so hard to keep it to just 10 (and I had to keep it to 5 because I have a co-blogger). Love love love St. Clair, Lucas, Finn, Adrian, Dimitri, Joe, Chaol, Kerrick… and sadly, none of them were on my list. But I completely agree with you!!

    • I really enjoyed Easy – more than I thought I would. I’m not usually a huge fan of New Adult but it was one that really appealed. Hope you enjoy it if you get around to reading it πŸ™‚

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