TTT: Top Ten Dynamic Duos


Hey, it's been a while! Back with another Top Ten Tuesday, this one was fun. (If you want to link up, head to That Artsy Reader Girl to join in.) I didn't go specific this time, so some of my duos are friends, some are kind of couples, some are siblings and some are found family. Enjoy! 


Will and Marcus - About a Boy 


An odd-couple friendship between an immature thirty-something and an eccentric eleven year old, I love them both despite their quirks and stories about found family are always nice.


Saffy and Sarah - Saffy's Angel 

Saffy's from a big loving family but she still always felt a bit lost, until she met Sarah, the loud, posh and rebellious girl in a wheelchair from down the street. The Casson books aren't about their friendship, but it's one of the great things that stands out within the series.


Frodo and Sam - The Lord of the Rings


Merry and Pippin are the most duo-y duo in LotR, but Sam and Frodo are the most heart-warming and probably have the biggest journey - metaphorically and literally.


Matilda and Miss Honey - Matilda 


Another age gap friendship and found family, I love how they rescue each other.  


Shasta and Aravis - The Horse and his Boy 


I enjoy these two a lot, they're definitely an odd-couple match as they'd never come together naturally and are really not on the same page, so their dynamic is so interesting. She's confident and haughty, coming from privilege but escaping an arranged marriage, he can be kind of sulky and immature and is escaping his cruel stepfather. But as it goes on they learn each other's worth.  


Arya and the Hound - A Song of Ice and Fire 


There are so many good duos in Game of Thrones, it's difficult to pick. But in the TV series at least, Arya and the Hound's dynamic is my favourite. 


Christopher and the Goddess - The Lives of Christopher Chant 


This is probably my favourite Diana Wynne-Jones novel. I love Tacroy and Christopher's dynamic too, but his scenes with the Goddess are some of my favourites. 


Kel and Neal - The Protector of the Small


Again, Tamora Pierce has so many good duos! But Kel is my favourite character so far (I still haven't read the Beka Cooper books) and I love all of her interactions with Neal, especially when they're both pages together. 


Mary and Henry Crawford - Mansfield Park  


Jane Austen writes some great sibling relationships, but I think one of the most interesting is the Crawfords. They're both so bad, but I love them, and they definitely create some waves. I like the way they always feel like a team.


Strike and Robin - The Strike Series 


Their slow burn will-they won't they thing is what's keeping me glued to these books (and the series - great casting!) but I also just enjoy their friendship and their working relationship. 


What's your favourite dynamic duo?






Comments

  1. Shasta and Bree are pretty great. I'd say Bertie and Wooster (I'm reading different Wodehouse books right now so he's on my mind) are pretty great duo. I always forget everything I've ever read when these questions come up (I've fallen off TTT, need to get back) and have to go peruse Goodreads for ideas, lol.

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    1. I'm like that, I feel like I use the same books all the time, my mind just goes blank, haha. I still need to read some Wodehouse, they're on my list!

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  2. Well now, Mary and Henry Crawford -- now what an amazing pick! Certainly they went sowing around mayhem in so many lives, haha.
    ~Lex (lexlingua.co)

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    1. Thanks! I was going to put Jane and Elizabeth, but then I remembered those two haha

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  3. YES to Will and Marcus. About a Boy is one of my favorites.

    Lauren @ www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. Matilda, yes!! That was a great story and friendship! I tweaked the topic a bit today: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/02/top-ten-tuesday-celebrating-palindrome.html

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  5. Frodo and Sam immediately came to mind when I saw this prompt. They're just so classic!

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. They were the first duo I thought of too!

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  6. Ah Matilda and Miss Honey, that's such a good one! Wish I'd thought of it :)
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/02/22/top-ten-tuesday-356/

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    1. They're definitely one of my favourites, thanks!

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  7. I love seeing Frodo and Sam on so many lists today. :)

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    1. Same, they were everywhere! I thought there'd be more Merry and Pippin

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  8. Frodo and Sam is a great choice! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday . Thank you!

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  9. Great pick of dynamic duos. I did enjoy Arya and The Hound's dynamic in both the books and TV series!
    Here is my TTT post: https://herseriallife.com/top-10-best-dynamic-duos/

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    1. Thanks, I can't really remember their scenes together in the books, need a re-read I think!

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  10. I thought I commented on this one but maybe it didn't go. I loved The Horse and his Boy as a kid but hardly rememebr it- I should re- read. The Hound and arya are awesome as well. :)

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    1. I think the Horse and his Boy is my favourite Narnia - need a re-read too I think!

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  11. I haven't read most of these books, but I like the banters between the Hound and Arya, both in the books and TV series.

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  12. Some good duos there, I didn't even think about "About a Boy", good choice.

    At first, I didn't even know I'd find any books for this topic but in the end, I had quite a few Dynamic Duos.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week which is about epistolary novels.

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