Hello & welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
February 7th: Favorite M/M Couples
–Who are your favorite dudes loving other dudes? (Note: this isn’t specifically cis gay couples, but also applies to couples that include bi men, trans men, pan men, ace men, etc.)
While scrolling through the books I’ve read over the years on Goodreads, it became pretty obvious that books that feature M/M couples were scarce. This is something I have been aware of, and thankfully have been working on rectifying over the past few months. I was happy when I realized that all of the couples on my list feature at least one of the main characters in the book, instead of secondary characters that do not get as much attention.
I would like to preface this T5W with the knowledge that listing these couples *MAY* be considered mild spoilers. It is not always stated in the synopsis that the character is gay, nor does it always state who their love interest is. If you consider this a spoiler, then this list possibly contains mild spoilers for The Heart’s Invisible Furies, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, Six of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom,The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue & A Gathering of Shadows / A Conjuring of Light
I will do my best to make this as non-spoilery as possible 🙂
» Cyril & Bastiaan from The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Even though Cyril & Bastiaan’s relationship wasn’t a huge part of this book, what we did get to see was heartwarming. I think the biggest reason I loved this relationship so much was that after all Cyril went through, he was still able to find a healthy relationship.
» Simon & Blue from Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli
You thought I was going to slip up and reveal Blue’s identity didn’t you? Now that would be a spoiler! Simon himself doesn’t know Blue’s identity for the majority of this book, but that almost enhances the relationship. They are forced to really get to know each other via email. This was such a sweet teenage romance.
» Jesper & Wylan from Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Now, I am not going to say if this blooms into a full blown relationship or not, but there is definitely something going on between Jesper and Wylan. Jesper is my favorite character in this duology while everyone else is all about Kaz. I just loved the tension & banter between Jesper & Wylan.
» Monty & Percy from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Does Percy ever figure out that his best friend has been lusting after him for years? I’m not going to say how it all pans out, but I’m a sucker for the “opposites attract” trope. I think it has to do with the fact that I married my polar opposite in real life.
» Rhy & Alucard from A Gathering of Shadows & A Conjuring of Light by V.E Schwab
Rhy & Alucard have a steamy past, but can Rhy get over Alucard’s abandonment? Rhy struggles over whether or not he should open his heart up to Alucard again. My vote is to forgive and forget Rhy!
Who are some of your favorite M/M couples from books?
Have you read any of these books on my list? If so, what did you think?
Comment below & let me know 🙂