Literary Characters I Have A Crush On

  1. Sam Roxton from "I've Got Your Number" by Sophie Kinsella
    Smart, successful, looks good in a suit; like most love interests in chick lit, he's almost too perfect. He's good at Scrabble too - swoon!
  2. Dag Bellinghausen from "Generation X" by Douglas Coupland
    Fun, spontaneous, and an expert storyteller, this is the kind of guy my teenage self lived to love.
  3. Joe Morelli from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Enanovich
    A New Jersey cop with a sassy wit; knows how cute he is, and isn't shy about using it to his advantage.
  4. Cleopatra from "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare
    I've always been weak for any portrayal of Cleopatra; strong, uncompromising, passionate and seemingly fearless. What a woman!
  5. Lincoln O'Neill from "Attachments " by Rainbow Rowell
    Sure, he's a little socially awkward, but he's a genuinely good person who shows a lot of heart and courage as he finally comes into his own, and as he falls in love.
  6. Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson
    The ultimately badass; she fights for justice, she's unapologetically herself, and she's freakishly, intimidatingly intelligent.
  7. John from "John Dies at the End" by David Wong
    Not the most obvious pick; a foolhardy slacker in a shitty band? But I'm a sucker for people with verbal skills and charm to spare. (Rob Mayes playing him in the movie was a nice bonus.)