In honor of my fave candle company Novelly Yours getting her own website, I named today’s Sunday Book Club post after one of her candles – Shipping It.
Because I’m OLD I had to look up what that meant when I first heard the term “shipping”. Because no… it does not mean a) sending parcels to someone or b) going on a cruise. It’s referring to those relationSHIPs that you champion in your favorite books or TV shows, etc.
This shows up especially in books with the dreaded love triangle (no matter how subtle said triangle is). For instance, I am unequivocally shipping Ky and Eliyana from Sara Ella’s Unblemished. And I always knew exactly who I wanted Summer to end up with in Sarah Monzon’s Finders Keepers but I felt really bad for the other guy.
But sometimes it’s not so clear cut. I’m still undecided – and waffle back and forth frequently – over who i want Serena to end up with in Sandra Orchard’s Serena Jones Mystery series. And I just finished reading Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar to review for RT Book Reviews – there’s a unique love triangle in that book and I’M SO CONFLICTED!!!
It doesn’t always have to be a love triangle though. Sometimes there’s a couple whose romance is so all-the-feels that you cheer for them even when there’s nobody else to get in the way. Like Pepper Basham’s David and Catherine from The Thorn Keeper. Or Charlie and Ella in Joanne Bischof’s The Lady and the Lionheart.
But that’s enough out of me today.
Now it’s your turn. What couples do you “ship” in your fave fiction?