Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I love this week’s topic because friendship is a theme that I would happily read about at any given point in time. This reminded me that I did a friendship post a few years ago and I should have probably kept doing that as a yearly thing but it slept my mind. Anyway, in no particular order, here are some books that have strong themes of friendship that I have enjoyed reading:
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger – The two main characters formed a bond strong enough that they wanted to be brothers (from different parents) instead of best friends. Such a sweet story.
Saving Francesca and The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta – Melina Marchetta’s stories are pretty intense, including the friendships that are formed in her books.
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow – I loved how resilient Otter, Kestrel and Cricket’s friendship was and how it never wavered even when two of the trio became a couple.
Touchstone trilogy by Andrea K. Host – Cass felt so alone and homesick at the start of the book, it was a relief when she started making friends among the Setari. It’s also great how her relationship with younger kids developed in the latter part of the series.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – The ultimate story about female friendship in the midst of war. Kiss me, Hardy!
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak – Liesel has a different kind of friendship with both Rudy and Max but both are a significant part of the story.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I think most of us would be familiar with how constant Harry, Ron and Hermione’s friendship is from start to finish.
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – Beautiful writing in this book about Tiger Lily, told from Tinker Bell’s point of view, who has stood by Tiger Lily’s side through thick and thin.
The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – The boys and Blue may not always get along with each other but they’re very loyal and would go to great lengths to protect their friends.
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews – Kate tried to be a lone wolf but it didn’t exactly work for her. Love her friendship with her BFF Andrea and how snarky they are. Also really like Kate’s friendship with other members of the Pack like Jim, Dolittle and even Mahon.
What about you, what are your favorite books that are about friendships?