My Book Boyfriend #19

Wednesday, June 8, 2011



My Book Boyfriend is hosted by the awesome blogger Missie at The Unread Reader.   What is My Book Boyfriend you might ask.  Well it is a weekly meme where we talk about a literary crush including stats, a picture of what you imagine he looks like and some quotes from him that make you swoon.  If you are interested in participating please check out Missie blog The Unread Reader.


Jonah Griggs from On The Jellicoe Road 


Jonah Griggs is a tank.  His face is blunter, meaner than I remembered.  Hair cropped.  Arms folded.  He has perfected the art of looking straight at someone while avoiding eye contact.



Jonah is no perfect guy.  He is one of those flawed and tortured souls that keeps their heart and gentler side hidden away.  But when he does love someone he loves them fiercely. 


"When I turn around, he cups my face in his hands and he kisses me so deeply that I don't know who is breathing for who, but his mouth and tongue taste like warm honey. I don't know how long it lasts, but when I let go of him, I miss it already."


"Never,' he tells me in a tone full of ice, 'underestimate who or what I care for."


"If you weren't driving, I'd kiss you senseless," I tell him.
He swerves to the side of the road and stops the car abruptly.
"Not driving any more."



He shakes his head and, although it's dark, I can tell he's crying.  
"What are you thinking?" I whisper after a while.
"That you deserve romance," he says.

Have you read On The Jellicoe Road?  If not do so immediately because it is awesome.  What do you think of Jonah?


Thanks Missie for hosting this meme.


***Audrey & Alexa I know you both are going to come along here and try and steal him.  Sorry he live in Australia so therefore he is mine :p



36 comments:

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

MIIIIIIIIINE. SERIOUS-SAUCE.
I still don't have a clear image of him in my head, but i like the pictures you chose!

Alexa said...

Ahhh Swoon!!!!!!!! MINE!

Love, the quotes you picked and that second photo, with the shadows, is absolutely perfect!

Think I need a re-read :)

Belle said...

I haven't read On the Jellicoe Road yet but I've been meaning to for aaages - I think I definitely have to get on to it, pronto!

Misha said...

I seriously need to read On The Jellicoe Road . I think these pictures gave me the must needed incentive to finally take the book off my shelf and read it.

Igloo said...

I haven't read it, i always thought it looked boring but the quotes you chose have got me going straight off to reserve a copy at my library! Thanks for the inspiration ;D

I'm a friend on Goodreads and saw your link so decided to pop over and i love your blog, very awesome!
Feel free to stop over and say hi, i'm a new follower

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The Lovely Getaway said...

yummmmmyyyyy! omg! where can i get me one of these? who is this guy?

Alessia Esse said...

I just started reading this book, and now I have one more reason for loving it!

Book Passion for Life said...

Ooo interesting. I'm liking this guy lol. Nice one this week Nic. Don't forget to check ours out :)
Jessica

abbey said...

I can not explain my excitement when i saw that you used Jonah Griggs.
I did him for my book boyfriend a few weeks ago and found it so hard to get an actor/model that looked like the John in my mind. It's great seeing how everyone else sees him though.
And oh god the quotes you used are so good!
I have to say i am a bit of a fan of the whole tortured soul thing and its so obvious he loves Taylor so much which just makes me melt ahh!
i think i might go and reread this book for the millionth time, i'm missing jonah already.
- abbeys bookshelf

Jan von Harz said...

Have yet to read On the Jellicoe Road, but loved these quotes, especially where Jonah pulls the car over.

Teddyree said...

Yummy, yummy eye candy. I havent read On the Jellicoe Road but it's on my wishlist :)

Nomes said...

oh my gosh nic

you nailed him

the top two pictures especially are SO live Griggs ~ his expression, everything

this is my fave book boyfriend so far <3

Ange said...

Mmmmmm.... now I think I HAVE to read this book!

Elodie said...

Another hottie I hadn't heard about .. =) Thank you Nic .. I've added this book to my wishlist and I'll definitely order it soon !!
Thanks ;)

Mimi said...

I just ordered Jellicoe Road last night! I'm so excited and even more so now! Yum! Thanks for sharing

Lucy (The Secret Life of Books) said...

Oh this book sounds amazing! I am definitely going to read it.
Lol at the quote "Not driving any more"

Jenny said...

Hello Jonah! I'm still a Marchetta virgin which is clearly a crime against nature, so I think I should have Jonah help me remedy that situation;) Delicious pick Nic!

A.J. said...

WAHHH! Why couldn't I be a fictional character named Taylor Markham?? T___T

You found great pics, Nic! How do you do it? I've never heard of this guy. This really helps because even though Jonah is my lover I've had a hard time figuring out what he looks like. :D

And...JONAH GRIGGS IS MINE!!! *teleports to Australia*

Missie said...

Is he offering to let me wash my clothes on his abs?

Oh, heaven! You are too good at matching boys in books to shirtless hotties. My eyes thank you!

Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) said...

WOW that guy is exactly, EXACTLY the type I'd picture as Jonah! Great pick, Nic! (Picnic. Oh goodness.) I love it when you do this meme :P I am never opposed to bookish eye candy <3333

Savannah said...

I have not read this book, but I so need to pick it up NOW! Woah, what a hot, hot, hottie!!

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Jonah Griggs... *happy sigh*
I love him.
He's awesome.
I fall in love with him each time I read Jellicoe.

Love how he's practical, protective but still doesn't take over. *more happy sighs*

Jenny N. said...

I'm one who hasn't read Jellicoe Road yet but I've heard fantastic things about it.

Jenny said...

Swoon! I remember absolutely loving Jonah! Thanks for the reminder of how great he really was!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I think I need to read this book! Oh and thanks for the shirtless pic. Yum!

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

I'm so reading this book soon! I love the quotes you picked :-)

Julie said...

Okay, I'm wiping my slobber off my computer screen. Yummmy! This guys is hot. Jellicoe Road has been on my must read list for a while now. I loved Saving Francesca! Great quotes!!

Rummanah Aasi said...

OMG, I really need to pick this book up. It's been on my tbr pile forever. Like Jenny, I never read anything by Marchetta and I really need to fix that.

A Canadian Girl said...

Whoo, I love the sound of Jonah. I haven't read On the Jellicoe Road but I've heard such good things about it. I'm adding it to my wishlist now :)

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oh my...yum! I'd read the book just for him! :)

J├ęssica said...

Holy sh@#t ... Swoon! I need to read this book like right now hahaha!

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I still need to read this...I know, I know! I'm for sure reading it this summer! And I love the driving quote! And he is gorgeous!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Oh, man! I never thought that this book was about such an awesome romance!

I love that quote!!! "If you weren't driving, I'd kiss you senseless," I tell him.
He swerves to the side of the road and stops the car abruptly.
"Not driving any more."

Ok, I'm ordering it right now. That's what your reviews and boyfriend picks are doing to me lol!

Jo Jo - JJJ said...

Amen sista... he is just how I imagined him.... so stinky sexy haut!

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