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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books About Friendship

Tuesday, May 20, 2014




Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is: Top Ten Books About Friendship. 


1. Saving Francesca by Melina MarchettaOne of my favourite books. One of my favourite group of friends. Everyone and everything is written with such realness but it's a Melina Marchetta book - what do you expect? You can catch up with some of them in The Piper's Son too. 

2. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour - These friends are too cool. Except Bev - I didn't like her but still...there are all types of friendships in this book and they're all tested.

3. Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan - I've said it before but I don't know why people didn't really take to this one as much as Nick & Norah/Dash & Lily. I love Naomi and Ely and their complicated friendship. This is a good one for showing that whilst it's great to have your one person (a la Meredith and Cristina), you still need to let others in too in order to grow.

4. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan - A great one for all you soon-to-be graduates out there (congratulations!!) and anyone who wants a good book about making and keeping friends in college.

5. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice - I love, love, LOVE this book so very much. Charlotte waltzes into Penelope's post-war haze and injects some much needed life into her world.

6. Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty - Also known as The Year of Secret Assignments I believe. Lydia, Em, and Cass are a great example of a trio working well. Sometimes three can be a crowd but they have each others' backs, especially when one of them goes through a difficult period. I wanted to add the Internet Girls girls to the list too as they are similar to the Ashbury girls but ran out of room.  

7. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegsar - S and B forever. That's all. 

8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - Friendship between two unlikely young women born out of strife and adversity. What's not to love?

9. Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Keneally - I really liked this book and one of the reasons was due to the friendship that spawned between Kate and Parker. In her own novel, Parker was more of a guy's girl (and there's nothing wrong with that but I really believe sometimes you need girl time) so it was nice to see her befriend the often misunderstood Kate. There's also the whole business of broken friendships when it comes to Kate and her official BFF Emily.

10. Swim The Fly by Don Calame - This book was so funny. The escapades of Matt and his two besties are truly laugh out loud. It's like Superbad for the younger crowd. 

6 comments

  1. Ahhh, Gossip Girl, how could I forget??? Is the Book-friendship as good as the TV show one??

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    1. Yes, in fact it's better! The Serena in the books is a lot more free-spirited than the TV show but Leighton Meester and Blake Lively did have good chemistry.

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  2. I have to admit that the only one of these I have read is Code Name Verity, and I wasn't a fan >.< I know, I know.. I am like the only person but I just couldn't like that book. It was too slow, too boring and didn't make much sense historically speaking. I do have Things I Can't Forget on my bookshelf though, waiting to be read, so I hope I enjoy that one. Great picks :)

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    1. Yeah, I can see that. It did start quite slowly but I grew to love the characters. Don't worry, I'm the same way when it comes to The Fault In Our Stars. Everyone loves it but I thought it was just ok - definitely not the best John Green book. I preferred The Probability of Miracles. Hope you enjoy Things I Can't Forget!

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