Who here loves reading? From one book lover to another, let me just say Happy World Book Day! Yes, I love that books can take you to new worlds and get you thinking, but you can’t just forget about those big-time crushes developed on characters over the years.
Maybe there weren’t illustrations, but you just knew they were hotties, amirite? Even if it wasn’t what my teachers had initially planned, crushing on book characters led me to read constantly. Hey, as long as I was reading, right?
We’ve thought about some of those great literary guys that proved to be totally crush-worthy. In honor of World Book Day, here are ten books that are great on their own, but even better because they all feature some dream boyfriends that’ll make you swoon.
Harry Potter from Harry PotterAs the lead guy in one of the best stories ever, Harry kind of the takes the cake. He is a wizard celebrity, super brave, funny and a totally loyal friend. It's worth noting though that there were actually a lot of crush-worthy dudes in this series (please tell me someone else out there had a crush on Seamus). Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Peeta from Hunger GamesKatniss is in a league of awesome all her own, but that's not to say that her love triangle isn't very intriguing, too. Let the debate spark, but Team Peeta remains a winner since he's such a romantic who knows the right things to say... and you know, could help you survive a crazy, dystopian world. Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Marcus from Sloppy FirstsOkay, so Marcus is lead characters Jessica Darling's love interest, but that didn't mean we as the reader couldn't want to steal him away for a little while. Bonus: since this is a series, we got to hang out with Marcus for more than one book! Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Brian from Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsBrian was just an overall good guy who was always there for Tibby. Who doesn't want that?! Also, Lena's guy Kostos gets points in this series just for sounding totally dreamy. Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Holden from Catcher In The RyeHolden was kind of moody, but who hasn't been drawn to one of those misunderstood guys at one time or another? Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Nate from Gossip GirlAh, Nate. You could have quit with the whole Serena or Blair debate and just dated one of us. The good looking TV casting of Chace Crawford only encouraged this crush. Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Phineas from A Separate PeaceThis was on the required reading list in school, but the presence of Phineas made it all that much better. Charming, athletic, social, cool - he really was the definition of a total package. Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Laurie from Little WomenMaybe it's a little twisted, but Laurie's crush on his cool girl neighbor Jo March made him even more appealing. He had a bit of a tortured artist thing going on and he went to awesome parties. Buy it now from Barnes & Noble
Mr. Darcy from Pride and PrejudicePerhaps the most classic guy in literature ever. Just because it's been around for years and makes it onto the list of classics, it doesn't make the gentleman Mr. Darcy any less appealing. The fact that he falls for a girl as cool as Lizzy Bennett kind of seals the deal. But it now from Barnes & Noble
Four from DivergentMark this one down as a future wannabe boyfriend. We have it on good authority that Four is totally swoon-worthy as main character Tris' mentor in this dystopian world. Heading to the local library right now... But it now from Barnes & Noble
Did you have a crush on any of these book guys? What literary lads did we leave off of our list (alliteration!)? Share your tips in the comments!