Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is books about friendship. As always I had a hard time picking ten books, but here they are, in no particular order!
(The links lead to my reviews of the books)
1. The entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
What’s a list of books about friendship without Harry, Ron and Hermione? Their friendship is amazing; they support each other through thick and thin, but have their weak moments and arguments as well.
2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
This was one of my favourite book series when I was a teenager because I loved the friendship between Carmen, Lena, Bridget and Tibby. To be honest, I was kind of jealous of it as well!
3. One Day by David Nicholls
I wass surprised to find out One Day was mostly about the friendship between Emma and Dexter, and I loved how realistic and true this friendship looked.
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The unlikely friendship between Amir and Hassan is kind of heart breaking because of the class difference and their separation, but it’s beautiful to see Amir going back to Kabul to make to Hassan for everything that has happened.
5. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
As a reader you don’t get to see too much of the frienship between Oskar and his father, who passed away during the tragedy of 9/11, but the little fragments you do get are wonderful.
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Most people remember Cathy and Heathcliff as star-crossed lovers, but their love was based on a very strong friendship they had as children.
7. Looking For Alaska by John Green
I think the dynamic between Miles, Alaska and the Colonel is very interesting, so I’d say this book is mostly about friendship, too, despite Miles’ massive crush on Alaska.
8. De Vriendschap by Connie Palmen
The literal translation of this Dutch title is The Friendship. So, yeah, that kind of says it all. It’s about two girls, Kit and Ara, and the development of their frienship throughout the years.
9. About A Boy by Nick Hornby
The very unlikely (and partly reluctant) friendship between Will and Marcus is heart warming.
10. Matilda by Roald Dahl.
My third time participating in Top Ten Tuesday, and also the third time Matilda has made it to the list! The friendship between Matilda and Miss Honey is magical and one that has stuck with me since I first read the book years and years ago.
And that’s my top ten! Any books you think definitely should’ve made this list?
8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books About Friendship”
Great choices, particularly One Day, given how long it is before the romance starts. Love Matilda too, can’t wait to read it to the twins….
I adore One Day for showing us a friendship first instead of just another whirlwind romance. 🙂 Matilda was one of my favourite books when I was little! It’s a wonderful, magical story for little girls 🙂
Matilda is a great choice for today’s topic 🙂 Great list!
Thank you! Matilda and Miss Honey just have such a wonderful friendship 🙂
Fantastic choices. Especially Matilda. Matilda does have such a lovely friendship with Miss Honey. I picked a Roald Dahl classic too… The BFG!
Ooh, that’s a really good pick as well! Roald Dahl novels are the best 🙂
I love the friendships in Harry Potter, Matilda and Looking For Alaska. The other books also have really good friendships that I didn’t think of when writing my list.
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They really are very wonderful! I thought about picking Gus and Isaac’s friendship as well, but went for Alaska anyway. And I can’t wait to read My Sister’s Keeper! It’s been on my TBR list (and bookshelf) for ages now. You’ve got a great list too! 🙂