Top Ten Books About Friendship

Posted May 20, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books About Friendship

Yass – I love books where friendship is a major theme! It’s all too common for it to take a backseat to the plot or the romance and it is refreshing when it is given equal importance.


1. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

I love the friendship that sprung up between Francesca, Justine, Tara, Siobhan, Thomas (Tom), and Jimmy. So wonderfully realistic and heart-warming.

2. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

The relationship between Lillia, Kat, and Mary may have started with revenge in mind but I really liked how close these girls got and how they had each other’s backs.

3. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

A childhood favourite – love all the boys. I especially love the three Curtis brothers and the friendship between Johnny and Ponyboy.

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Reagan’s bond was great, especially considering the fact that Levi was a potential hazard to their friendship. I love that it never became an insurmountable obstacle.

5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

An example of friendships becoming toxic but I still felt the book had a powerful message and the ending left off on a positive note.

6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Gansey, Adam, Noah, and Ronan (plus Blue) – love all of them! I especially love Ronan and Gansey’s strong friendship. It’s good to see boys being friends without all that toxic masculinity getting in the way.

7. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Whether it was the kids in the past or the ones in the present, I really loved the friendships between the characters.

8. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Harry, Ron, and Hermione – the trifecta – what more can I say about this trio of friends? Their’s was not a perfect friendship by any means, but definitely a lasting one.

9. Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

I like main character Howie’s existing group of friends but I loved his new co-worker friends even more! Seriously, friendship goals!

10. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Rose and Lissa – a power friendship if there ever was one. Supportive girl friendships is something I live for – it’s so rare in the young adult genre.


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8 responses to “Top Ten Books About Friendship

  1. Agreeing with the comment above- although I haven’t read the Raven Boys yet, I recently purchased it and am excited to start! And you’re right about Fangirl- it was nice to see two female characters who had a mutual love interest that didn’t destroy their friendship!.

    • The Raven Boys is an amazing book – think you will like it!

      I really liked that about Fangirl – usually the guy just completely gets in the way of any friendships so it was nice to see it work out differently. 🙂

  2. As a self-proclaimed Melina Marchetta stalker, I failed as a book worm to include On the Jellicoe Road on my list of books about friendship.

    Someone should strip me of my fan club card.

    • There is always one you forget about. I also meant to include Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. But yes, you fail as a fan! (j/k) 😉

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