Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today I’d like to focus on one of my own weak spots when it comes to stories, and that is friendship. Because as much as I love a good romance, I think it’s equally important for a story to have great, epic friendships.
Great friendships can carry a story and warm the heart just as well, if not more so than a romance can. They are so important and usually books that feature friendships turn out to be some of my all time favorites. So that’s why today’s post features some of my favorite fictional BFF’s and friend groups. Let me know if you have any other recommendation for books featuring friendships!
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien:
Frodo and Samwise Gamgee
This list wouldn’t be right without Frodo and Sam, the friendship to end all friendships <3
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater:
Blue and her Raven Boys
This quote says it all:
“Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want another.”
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer:
The Lunar Crew
My favorite kind of friendship: the group of misfits coming together and forming their own family. The friendship between all these characters was my favorite aspect of The Lunar Chronicles.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:
Kaz and his crew
Group of misfits becoming a family: exhibit B.
I start crying just thinking about the Six of Crows group.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab: Victor, Mitch and Sydney
Group of misfits becoming a family: exhibit C.
I love this little dysfunctional family so damn much.
Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie: Tori and her three mages
All Annette Marie series have these amazing friend groups, but I think my favorite so far is in her latest series, because the friendship Tori grows with the titular three mages is heartwarming and I love their banter.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Dorian and Chaol, Manon and her Thirteen, Aelin and her court
Sarah J. Maas is another one of those authors who knows how to write emotional friendships. The Throne of Glass series has so many to choose from, but my personal favorites are the Dorian-Chaol friendship and the bond between Manon and her Thirteen <3
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali: Simon, Leah, Abby and Nick
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of my all-time go-to feel-good books. And one of the reasons this book makes me so happy is the focus on friendship. It reminded me so much of my own high school friendships.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty:
Madeline, Celeste and Jane
I fell head over heels in love with the friendship between Madeline, Celeste and Jane and how they are all there for eachother and have got eachother’s backs. I’d also highly recommend checking out the tv show, because the cast is amazing and really captured the essence of this friendship.
Running With Lions by Julian Winters: Sebastian, Willie, Mason & the rest of the Lions team
Our main character Sebastian is the definition of a Hufflepuff: he’s such a nice and loyal friend and cares so much about the guys on his soccer team. This book is filled with beautiful, but realistic friendships.