Hello wonderful readers! Today is Friday, which means it’s time for Hype or Like Friday. If you don’t already know, Hype or Like Friday is a Goodreads group created by Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books, Britt @ Geronimo Reads, and Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads. You can check out the Goodreads group by clicking the description below.
“A weekly meme created by three book bloggers after sharing their opinions about overly hyped books. Each week we’ll discuss everything from fantasy to contemporary, as long as it’s a hyped book everyone’s been talking about. This is a group created by book bloggers for book bloggers, booktubers, bookstagramers, etc. Whatever method you use to review books you are welcome to join.”
This week’s topic – in the spirit of Valentine’s Day later this month – is my favorite OTPs. If you don’t already know, OTP stands for ‘One True Pairing’, which basically means your favorite couple from a novel. The pair doesn’t have to be canon, so it can just be two people that I think would make a perfect couple. So this list could go on forever, so I’ll just list my top 5 OTPs from books. I’m excited for this topic, so let’s get on with it!
- Answer the weekly discussion topic.
- Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
- Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.
Ron/Hermione (Romione) from Harry Potter
I don’t care what anybody says about Harry and Hermione belonging together. They don’t, okay? They’re great friends, but Ron and Hermione are perfect for one another. They make each other better people. Hermione keeps Ron intact (literally) and Ron shows Hermione it’s okay to loosen up a bit every once in a while. They will forever and always be my #1 favorite book couple, end of discussion.
Celia/Marco (Melia?) from The Night Circus
As you all may know, I love The Night Circus. I actually said in my review of this book that they were among my favorite book couples of all time. That’s certainly no easy feat. I’m not exactly sure what their ship name is, but Melia looks and sounds good, so I’ll go with that. They both just brought such wonderful things into each other’s lives and I just loved their relationship.
Scorpius/Albus (Scorbus) from Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Although I didn’t much enjoy the book/play itself much, there’s no denying that Scorpius and Albus’s friendship was the best part of the entire thing. But not just their friendship, but their obvious love for one another can’t be denied when reading the text. I won’t go into much depth with my thoughts on this, since I talked about it here, but I think that those who say there’s nothing more than just friendship needs to reread and rethink the entire script. I will go down with this ship until the very end.
Eleanor/Park (Elark?) from Eleanor & Park
I’m not exactly sure what their ship name is either, but I just went ahead and guessed. Eleanor & Park would have to be one of my favorites (if not favorite) contemporary book. It’s just so heartwarming and wonderful in every way. I would recommend it to anybody.
Magnus/Alec (Malec) from The Mortal Instruments
Malec is one of the reasons why the Shadowhunters TV show is tolerable. That may be a bit brutal, but it’s true. It’s the love between an immortal Warlock and a
closeted Shadowhunter. If you say you don’t ship them, you’re lying.
February’s Book of the Month is Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. I’m very excited about this book, and have already started it. So far I’m enjoying it, but I haven’t gotten that far into it yet. I’m excited to see where the story ends up going and whether or not I’ll end up ‘liking’ it or ‘hyping’ it. We shall see!
– Have you read this month’s BOTM? Did you like it or hype it? Let me know in the comments!