Monday, February 15, 2010

Listless Monday, Triangular Love

Listless Monday was inspired by both Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity's feature Books by Theme and Court at Once Upon a Bookshelf's Listed feature.  Be sure to check out their lists!

I am still going with the romantic books, since we just celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday.  This week, I thought I'd list books where love is not quite so simple - the love triangle.  


Love Triangles

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Emma by Jane Austen (suggested by Court)
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith (suggested by Court)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (which features one man, two ladies AND one lady, two men)
Lament: the Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
The Luxe series by Anna Godberson (which is so convoluted, I don't even know if it's a triangle)
Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Need and Captivate by Carrie Jones
Roses by Leila Meacham (suggested by Dana)
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (of course)
Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld (which also has, at least for a short time, two girls liking one boy)
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (the best two ladies loving one man example I could find)

I know this is not a complete list, so feel free to add suggestions in the comments!

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  1. Ooh, very interesting. I'm not a huge fan of love triangles (they actually tend to get on my nerves), but Gone with the Wind is one of my favorite books, so maybe I don't hate them as much as I thought :P I also recently read Roses by Leila Meacham, which involves a love triangle (or square, technically), which was very good.

  2. Ah, triangles triangles everywhere and my brain began to shrink.... :D

    I don't remember Jane Eyre having two... I'll have to reread that at some point.

    I have honestly never read or seen Gone with the Wind.

  3. Dana, I haven't read that one. And yes, they are everywhere and they tend to get very aggravating (unless very well done).

    Britt, I stretched it a bit to include both Bertha and St. John. And I'm quite shocked about your lack of Gone with the Wind! :)

  4. Ohhh, there are so many love triangles in fiction...

    What about Jane Austen's Emma, and Dodi Smith's I Capture the Castle?

  5. Court, good suggestions! I forgot about Emma.


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