Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books About Friendship. I’m changing it a little and doing Top Ten Books with GREAT Friendships. There are some books that aren’t about friendship, and the friendship might even be secondary to the romance, but that I absolutely LOVE.
1. Pivot Point & Split Second–Addie & Laila
I have to admit that I totally missed most of the great friendship moments in my first read of Pivot Point. Upon re-read, though, I realized how awesome Addie & Laila are! Split Second in particular really highlights their friendship.
2. Smart Girls Get What They Want–Gigi, Bea, and Neerja
I love Smart Girls Get What They Want BECAUSE of the friendship. Make no mistake–this is a friendship story. There’s plenty of romantic interest to go around, but at the end, it’s the supportive friendship between Gigi, Bea, & Neerja that makes Smart Girls worth it. These friends don’t play around, like when they all join a club to support one another.
3. The Chosen–Danny & Reuven
The Chosen has long been a favorite, and the friendship between Danny & Reuven is a major factor(as well as the interesting family dynamics). Two Jewish boys with different backgrounds who probably shouldn’t be friends but become friends anyway.
4. Open Road Summer–Dee & Lilah
I loved the romance in Open Road Summer, but even more, I loved the friendship between Dee and Reagan. Reagan’s been hurt before, something quite obvious from the start, but being around Dee brings out the best in her.
5. Fangirl–Reagan & Cath
I love the friendship between Reagan & Cath in Fangirl because they DON’T start out as friends. Cath finds Reagan abrasive, but Reagan is exactly what Cath needs in a scary new world. And apparently, according to the books, people named Reagan make great friends.
6. Parallel–Abby & Caitlin
Abby & Caitlin have their ups and downs, but at the end of the day, Caitlin is there when Abby needs her most. She’s selfless and completely there for Abby.
7. Ignite Me–Kenji & Juliette
Kenji’s in all the books, but Kenji & Juliette become better friends in Ignite Me. Can I just say how much I love this atypical friendship? Kenji is always there to knock some sense into Juliette and I love how the series has an opposite sex friendship where neither of them want to be in a relationship.
8. Maybe One Day–Olivia & Zoe
Maybe One Day is all about the friendship between Olivia and Zoe after tragedy. It’s probably not a book I would read again(even though I really enjoyed it) because of the sadness factor, but the friendship? I absolutely loved it.
9. The Raven Boys–Gansey, Adam, Noah, & Ronan
It took me awhile, but by the end, I totally loved the friendship between the four raven boys–Gansey, Adam, Noah, & Ronan. Though really, Adam, I love you, but stop making bad decisions.
10. Harry Potter–Harry, Ron, & Hermione
I can’t make a list of bookish friendships without including the HP trio! The friendship between Harry, Ron, & Hermione will always be one of my favorites.