Monday, May 19, 2014

TTT: Books about Friendship

Books about Friendship
Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things.
1. Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)One of the moments in Harry Potter that I don't feel gets talked about enough, and that made me cry, is Luna's mural. That moment distills everything that these books are, what they started out as. The friendship between these magical kids and how they team up to fight Voldemort. The golden trio have always been wonderful and dynamic because they're different but complementary.

2. The Under the Never Sky Trilogy
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)The friendships in this book are beyond wonderful. Perry and Roar. Aria and Roar. The three of them together. I loved every bit of all of it. I love that Veronica Rossi didn't let her characters shy away from all that friendship involves. They fought, and they sacrificed for each other, and they told each other the truth.

3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of the Olympus
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)Both of these series have fan-freaking-tastic friendships. I mean, that's what they're primarily about. In Percy Jackson and the Olympians it's about Grover, Annabeth, and Percy going on quests and fighting monsters together. The Heroes of Olympus is all about the dynamics between the seven who answer the call to kick Gaea in her big stupid face. Riordan handles an assemble cast brilliantly, everyone has a role and a distinct personality that contrast and complement one another.

4. The Book Thief
The Book ThiefOne of the many stunning things in this book is the relationships. Friendship plays a large role in these relationships, particularly between Leisel and Rudy, and Leisel and Max. There so much emotion in the descriptions. There's so much happiness and despair and love. Absolutely beautiful.

5. Dying to Know You
Dying to Know YouThis book has an unusual friendship as its core, but that's what I loved about it. The narrator is an elderly man who befriends a young man and helps him develop his interests and grow his relationships. They learn from each other and grow because of their mutual friendship.

6. The Rithmatist
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)Joel and Melody are awesome together. I loved when they were on the page together because it was bound to be both funny and realistic. I love that they have different strengths, but they teach each other. The final scene of this book was so freaking fantastic. One of my favorite endings ever, and I can't wait to read more Melody and Joel.

7. Hollow City
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, #2)Peculiar friends with peculiar, wonderful friendships. This book upped my investment in all of these characters tenfold. Ransom Riggs really hit his stride with this hilarious group of kids. So many times I was laughing at the dialogue between these vastly different characters.

8. The Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)An assemble cast at its finest. These characters are vastly different in personality, in temperament, and even in species. I love every single pairing that happens throughout the books. And the friendship between those four darling hobbits is so iconic.

9. Friends with Boys
Friends with BoysThis graphic novel is freaking adorable. It's about a girl's friendship with her brothers and with a couple of misfits she meets at school. I loved the relationships in this book, and I loved how the threads wove together with all the different characters.

10. Alanna: The First Adventure
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)Friendly friendship of the adorable variety. This is where it all started. Alanna meeting George and Jon and all the other knights. This book was such a blast to read because of these characters and how they interacted. Particularly highlighted in this book are the blossoming friendships between Alanna and George, and Alanna and Jon. These friendships were each different, but I loved both of them so much (though admittedly I love George more).


  1. Harry Potter truly is one of the best series about friendship. Ah, the Golden Trio. :') The Book Thief is great as well. I loved the relationship between Max and Liesel.

  2. I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the characters' relationships and friendships. Alanna! I put Diane and the Immortals crew on my list, but I love Alanna too.

    Shelly @ Raindrops and Pages' Top Ten Tuesday

  3. I love Alanna and George and Jon. I put Diane and the crew from the Immortal series on my list though. :)

    Shelly @ Raindrops and Pages' Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Ooh, there are some books here that I really want to check out. I completely agree with you about Harry Potter. A very important series for friendship.

  5. I've heard a lot of great things about Friends with Boys! Nice list. :)

  6. Great list! Clearly it's time for me to read Percy Jackson.

  7. I just read Alanna: The First Adventure last month and adored the friendships in the book. Everyone should read that book if they haven't. The Rithmatist is my kind of book, I really need to read it.

  8. Good list, I had Harry Potter, Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson on my list as well and I'm a fan of The Book Thief as well.

  9. Harry Potter at the top spot:always makes me smile :D The Golden Trio's friendship is one for the record books! They were so freaking brilliant together, it was like they balanced each other out perfectly ♥ Yes the Hobbits had an incredible friendship as well, it warms my heart just thinking about it. The whole Fellowship for that matter had wonderful friendships and loyalty!! And I also agree with the Percy Jackson books, great friendships in there too! You chose a lot of books on my tbr as well, Alanna, The Rithmatist and the UtNS series, I actually own them both but seeing them listed as having exceptional friendships makes me want to get into them even sooner XD