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Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about book besties. As in, which fictional character would I love to have as a best friend in my life? And argh, this was actually quite difficult, because as much as I love friendships in books, I always tend to love them in groups. I love the friendships themselves and I just want in on that. But this time I thought about some singular characters I really want as my best friend, and I succeeded (mostly):

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
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Alice from Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Alice screamed BFF-material to me. She’s so much fun and loves her pop culture so I can definitely see myself having a ton of fun with her.

Simon and Leah from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda/ Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

While I was reading Simon vs, I fell completely in love with the friendships in it, especially between Simon and Leah. I think it’s because they both reminded me a lot of myself when I was in highschool. I know I would have gotten along so well with these two in my highschool days, as well as today!

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
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ake It Til You Break It by Jen Nguyen
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Geekerella by Ashley Poston
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Frances and Aled from Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

They may be a two-for-one deal since they’re already eachother’s best friend, but I want in. They are both so incredibly smart and creative and I just need to be their friend and be inspired by their awesomeness. Plus, they are both so THERE for eachother and aww I’m in a puddle on the floor because I love me some epic friendships.

Mia from Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

I want a bestie I can share my kdrama obsession with. Mia seems just as addicted as me, so we’d be able to talk all about kdramas and Lee Jong Suk together.

Elle from Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Elle is not only the perfect amount of geeky, she’s also kind, creative and hardworking and I admire her a lot. I’d love to have her as a bestie so we could geek out and go to cons together, but perhaps even talk blog stuff!

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
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Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Is there anybody out there who’d be a more loyal friend than Samwise the Brave? I’d be honored to have him as my best friend. Plus, I may get some gardening tips, which -let’s face it- I could really use.

Julian from The Dark Artifices trilogy by Cassandra Clare

I know Julian is verry busy with shadowhunting duties, Emma and his family, but surely there’s room for a new BFF in his life too? Julian is just such a nice, caring, lovable character, who can also be incredibly fierce and ruthless when it comes to protecting his family, and those all just seem like such amazing best friend qualities. Plus, I could join in on those pancake breakfasts, right? Right?

Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Not only do I think Cath and I would understand eachother’s anxieties perfectly, we’d also both be able to fangirl about beloved fictional characters. Perhaps she could even help me navigate the wonderful world of fanfiction, because it’s been too long since I read a really good one.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abby Waxman
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To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
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Nina from The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abby Waxman

Obviously Nina and I could talk books all day long, but since I’m constantly trying to get more organised, Nina could also teach me all her planning and organisational tricks. I could hang out with her cat, Phil, and maybe even join in on her quiz-team fun?

Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

I think I’d get along great with Lara Jean. We’re both introverted homebodies who are hopeless romantics. We can hold movie marathons and bake things together (or since I’m not much of a baker, I’d be her taste-tester at least.)

Leo from The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Leo is kind of like the funny best friend. But he’s so much more than just the funny best friend. He’s smart and loyal and sassy and brave and caring and he deserves so much and I’LL JUST BE HIS BEST FRIEND, OKAY?

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39 Comments

  1. I wasn’t a HUGE fan of Nina book but I was a huge fan of her and her friends and I would loveeee having her as a friend. Such a good pick. I would also adore Leah and Simon as friends.

    1. Glad to hear you still loved Nina, even if you weren’t huge fan of the book 🙂

  2. Frances and Aled were great. And Cath seems like she’d be a pretty fantastic friend as well.

    Can’t go wrong with Sam, of course. He’s about as loyal as they come. 🙂

    1. Frances, Aled and Cath all sound so great! And Samwise really is the textbook example of an amazing friend 🙂

    1. So happy for all the Sam love! <3

  3. Love your description for Radio Silence. Hadn’t heard of it, but now I’m intrigued! Nina also definitely sounds like someone who’d be on my list.

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy both Radio Silence and Nina Hill when you get to them!

  4. Great list! Samwise is SUCH a good choice, he’s so loyal and lovely.

    1. Thanks! Samwise really is the textbook example of an amazing friend 🙂

  5. Oh yes Simon is a great pick! And Lara Jean would be so awesome to hang out with.

    1. I would have loved to have been friends with them in high school, they seem like amazing friends indeed 🙂

  6. Poinsettia says:

    Samwise would be a great friend! Excellent choice! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Samwise would definitely be the best friend ever 🙂

  7. Alice was on my list this week, too! And Samwise would be a great friend.

    1. I’m glad someone shares the Alice love this week! 🙂

  8. I’ve not personally “met” any of these people but they do sound like they make good friends!

    1. They would, I hope you’ll love them too when you “meet” them 🙂

  9. Lara Jean is always a favorite, and I look forward to meeting Mia and Elle! Both seem like the perfect kind of characters who’d understand all of our fangirl-y things. 😀

    1. They’d definitely be amazing friends to fangirl with, that’s for sure! 🙂

  10. Ooooh I feel like Elle and Cath would be a great pair of friends to have! I feel like Elle would draw Cath out of her shell and we could all have a lot of fun <3 Great choices!

    1. Such a good point! Elle would be an amazing counterbalance to Cath (and myself too 🙂 )

  11. I’d love to be friends with Cath! I ahven’t read “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill” but Nina sounds like my type of friend. (I need to add that book to my TBR…) 😀

    1. Cath would be an amazing friend for sure! I hope you’ll enjoy Nina when you get to her book 🙂

  12. I’d love to be friends with Cath from Fangirl. I feel like she and I would have a lot in common!

    1. Yeah, Cath would definitely be a very relatable friend!

  13. This is such a great list! So many sweet little cupcakes to get along with!
    Elle would be such a good friend to have! My gosh, just imagine all the squeeing and geeking out you could do with her!
    SAMWISE THE BRAVE GAMGEE WOULD BE, AND IS TO FRODO, THE BESTEST FRIEND EVER! The gardening tips.
    I didn’t think of them. I thought about all the cooking and food (ma boi knows his seasoning). But the GARDENING! We need those tips. Heck, I’ll take a year long education of it. (Sam would make a great teacher though??)
    Happy Reading! <3

    1. Haha yeah, Elle would be an awesome fangirling buddy and Samwise would just THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Haha, I could really use both his gardening and cooking tips, that’s for sure 😉

  14. So many good characters! Yes, yes, yes to Cath, Julian and Lara Jean! You’re the first person to list Julian that I’ve seen so far and I’m really hyped about that for some reason?

    1. Ahh I can’t be the only one to think of Julian! He would truly be such an amazing friend! And the pancakes, did nobody consider the pancakes??? 😉

  15. I’m reading Nina Hill now and I just absolutely love her!

    1. So happy you’re loving Nina too! 🙂

  16. I LOVE LEO!!! I kind of feel like rereading the Heroes of Olympus series now…

    My TTT post!

    1. LEO IS AMAZING! That is for sure 🙂

  17. Oh, I love Simon…and Cath! I still need to read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, but I’m pretty sure I’d agree with your choice of Nina too.

    -Lauren

    1. I hope you’ll love Nina as much as I did 🙂

  18. Krystianna says:

    Great list! I’d want to be friends with Simon, Leah, and Cath too! 🙂 I love your blog design, by the way.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Simon, Leah and Cath would all be such amazing friends for sure! And thanks so much! 🙂

  19. Nina Hill made my list too. Love her character so much!

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