Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Books About Friendship

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Books About Friendship.

  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - Elizabeth Wein writes some of the best friendship stories I've ever read.
  2. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - This group of girls is a family.
  3. Reason to Breathe (Breathing, # 1) by Rebecca Donovan - Sara is my favorite book best friend EVER!
  4. The Marked Men series by Jay Crownover - Since I'm female, my first response to this topic was female friendship, but I love reading about this group of guys and their friendships/family.
  5. Emma by Jane Austen - However misguided, the driving force behind Emma's matchmaking was to see her friends happily settled.
  6. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead - Rose and Lissa are practically sisters.
  7. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater - Another group of friends that mostly include boys with Blue thrown in.
  8. Back to You by Priscilla Glenn - Best friends, but so much more. Time separates them, but they find themselves back together again.
  9. Torn by Stephanie Guerra - Becoming friends with someone with "issues".
  10. The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich - Stephanie and Lula are pretty much best friends even though they're coworkers. I love their relationship.
  11. One Moment by Kristina McBride - What happens when tragedy strikes a group of friends.
  12. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - Do I really need to say anything here?
  13. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - My first experience with a friendship loss. Heartbreaking.
  14. The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein - Frodo and Sam. Sam's one of the most dedicated friends I've ever read about.
  15. Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls - Best friends don't have to be human.

What are your favorite books about friendship? Let me know!

28 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you about Code Name Verity. Such beautiful friendship. I also think Harry Potter would be nothing without his friendships!

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  2. Loved Bridge to Terabithia. I also chose Emma. :)
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  3. Yay, Code Name Verity & Rose! And The Dream Thieves! Great list. :)

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  4. Ah Where the Red Fern Grows! Great list!

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  5. I agree. Harry wouldn't haven't made it without his friends to back him up! Thanks for stopping by Chrissi!

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  6. Oh yes. Bridge to Terabithia was such a good book. And yay for having one in common! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh my gosh...Bride to Terabithia and Where the Red Fern Grows... I cried for days after reading both of those and you are absolutely right no explanation is needed for Harry Potter! Terrific list!

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  8. Oh yes...both very emotional reads for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by Gin! Hope you're having a great week!

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  9. I agree with; the Stephanie Plum series Lula and Stephanie are best friends. Other than steph's grandma Lula is the only the one I think that actually understands Stephanie.

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  10. i read 3 of the books you mentioned here. i soooo agree with you about code name verity. OMG!!! that thing that happened to julie. that stayed with me for days. i couldn't believe it. i thought she'd get out somehow. thinking about it now is making me sad.

    thanks for stopping by my StS post this weekend :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  11. I really want to read Rose under Fire. And I forgot about the Lord of the Rings! Sam is the best friend anyone could ever have, so true.

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  12. You know those memories that are bittersweet?
    Red Fern takes me back as does Terabithia. So many life lessons,many tears were spilled.

    Ashley

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  13. Omg, Where the Red Fern Grows! I forgot all about that book. I used to be OBSESSED with the movie when I was younger. I watched it like every single day, my sister hated me for it. LoL.

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  14. You had to bring up Bridge to Terabithia and Where the Red Fern Grows?! Those books are so heartbreaking! But they do have amazing friendships, so I won't fault you on that.


    Now I want to go home and hug my dog :(

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  15. I SO need to read all the Elizabeth Wein books! What a great list! Thanks for stopping by our TTT. :)

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  16. Love Stephanie's grandmother! She's a hoot! Thanks for stopping by Carissa!

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  17. Yep Rose and Lissa are one of my favorite friendship duos! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lucy!

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  18. Oh yes! I wasn't expecting it either. It was a real surprise. And poor Maddie having to be the one! So sad. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Michelle!

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  19. Oh please do! Rose Under Fire is just a magnificent book all around. And I couldn't agree more. If I ever needed to go into the fires of Mordor I would want Sam trekking with me by my side! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Wendi!

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  20. Oh I completely agree about Where the Red Fern Grows and Bridge to Terabithia being bittersweet memories. Such good stories but so sad at the same time. Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

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  21. Haha...I went through a phase when I was obsessed with Clueless the movie. And my sister hid the VHS from me! HA! Not quite as sad as Where the Red Fern Grows though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I know, I know! Sorry! I couldn't help including them. Friendship tragedies! Give your dog a hug for me though! :) And thanks for stopping by and commenting Andrea!

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  23. Oh yes! Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire were both 5 Star books for me. And I don't hand out 5 stars easily. I hope you get a chance to read them both one day. Thanks for stopping by Sabrina!

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  24. I love Rose & Lissa's friendship! So many fab friendship books I need to catch up on! Thanks for the recs :)

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