Top 10 Tuesday: Dynamic DuosMarch 8, 2011
As you may remember Top 10 Tuesday is brought to you by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish (truth: i accidentally typed the Borke at first and then spent longer than i should have imitating the Sweedish Chef) As always, in no particular order my Top 10 Dynamic Duos:
1. Cameron and Gonzo from Going Bovine by Libba Bray. If you haven’t read this yet, why?!? Road tripping, mad cow disease, and an awesome duo (trio if you count Balder) all written by an author who still tweets and blogs with two, not one, but TWO broken elbows. Get on it right now.
2. Nick and Norah, Dash and Lily, Naomi and Ely from Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. These two authors write lovely duos and i couldn’t make myself pick only one.
3. Claudia and Jamie Kincaid from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Kongisburg. Really, what kid who read this book did not want to be part of this duo? Or imagined who they would take with them to live in whatever museum or zoo or magical place they wanted to go.
4. Ruth and Idgie from Fried Green Tomatos at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Might be one of my favorite love stories ever.
5. The Mouse and the Cookie, the Moose and the Muffin, the Pig and the Pancake, the Cat and the Cupcake from the If You Give a ____ a ________ series by Laura Numeroff. i love these books so much. And i love meese (yes, that is what i prefer the plural of moose to be even though i know very well what science and everything else says) so i love my copy of If You Give a Moose a Muffin, i used to read it to my girls at camp and it didn’t matter their age they still loved it.
6. Ursula and Matt from Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates. i’ve been wanting to re-read this one for a while now, but these two (and the book itself, like all of Oates’ work) are lovely.
7. Weetzie and Dirk from the Dangerous Angels Series by Francesca Lia Block. i could have chosen Weetzie and My Secret Agent Lover Man or Dirk and Duck but i love the relationship between Weetzie and Dirk so much i had to go with them.
8. Matilda and Miss Honey from Matilda by Roald Dahl. i used to wish i was Matilda and used to scan all my teachers for Miss Honey qualities.
9. Thomas and Dominick from I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. This is one of the most awesome relationships written that i’ve ever read. i hope that sentence made sense.
10. Arnold (Junior) and Gordy from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Again there were a few choices here but i love the scene in science class that sort of breaks the ice between Arnold and Gordy.