Staff Stories: Make-ups, Break-ups, and Everything in Between — Book Crushes
It’s not ALL work around the Swoon Reads headquarters. We’ve discovered that it’s also very important to have long gossipy conversations around the metaphorical water cooler. Thus, we’ve compiled a list of burning questions for our Swoon Staff members to answer. And, we’d love for you to join us! Share your answers in the comments. This week’s question is:
Who is your book crush? Please briefly describe why you like them!
“The most recent character I fell for in a book was Levi in Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. He was sweet and quirky and funny and loved gingerbread lattes. What more could you ask for in a fictional crush?” — Teresa F.
“Currently it’s Jason from Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. He calls her Booklicker! What could be better!? So charming.” — Anna R.
“Carswell Thorne in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. Amazing!” — Liz S.
“Noah in The Notebook. I don’t think I really need to explain why do I???” — Kerry N.
“Oddly enough, my current book crush is not actually from a romance novel. (I think it’s because I become so invested in the idea of the two leads getting together that I can’t imagine taking the hero away for myself.) Instead, it’s Ravirn from Kelly McCullough’s WebMage series. He’s smart, funny, and snarky, and heroic (although he doesn’t see it or think of himself that way), and most importantly, he’s honorable and loyal in his relationships.” — Holly W.
“Alex Stromm from Paper Covers Rock. He’s really really really really broody, but boy, can he write.” — Summer O.
“Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. Book Nate, not TV Nate. Preppy, beautiful, misguided….. in reality it’s a recipe for disaster, but in a book it’s a recipe for me totally crushing.” — Johanna K.
“The final book in Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series, Betsy’s Wedding, includes a surprisingly sexy drawing of Betsy’s husband Joe Willard that makes him look like Brad Pitt, so I had a preteen crush on him based on one illustrator’s skill. Embarrassing but true.” — Zoey P.