Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #12

Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books About Friendship

Awww, now this is such a cute topic. I absolutely love the friendship between characters, especially when it buds into a romance. Although I haven't read many books that strongly focus on the friendship, here are a couple that I think are worth mentioning.

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This book literally screams friendship. It's all about the friendship between Maddie and "Verity" which is absolute pure gold and also heartbreaking. Man, I cried so much after I finished this.

2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I absolutely loved the relationship between Eleanor and Park! I loved how they were able to bond between mixtapes and X-Men.

4. The Universe vs. Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
This is one is slightly unique, in that Alex befriends a grumpy old man, Mr. Peterson, and ends up starting a Vonnegut themed book club with him. It's basically like the movie Up!, except no balloons, South America, or Dug. Just an old guy with his marijuana. (Yes I know, this was a weird book)

4. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Another Rowell novel surprise surprise. The emails between Beth and Jennifer are hilarious, and it clearly shows how tight their friendship is.

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Sorry, I got a little out of control there.

6. The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wrecker
What really drew me into this novel, was the combination of a golem and a jinni, and their unlikely friendship. Like that is honestly one of the most bizarre combinations I've ever heard of.

7. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
This entire series teaches us so much about friendship and bravery and courage, AND JUST EVERYTHING. There's way too many life lessons. Really.
I do have to reread this series sometime in the future though.

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I think Charlie's friend group really helped him out in some ways or another. Though I don't really remember. Ugh I'm such a bad reader.

I am fresh out of ideas now. I only got to eight, ahaha.

What do you guys think about friendship in books? Does it tear your heart out as well? Leave your TTTs below so I can stalk ;D


  1. "Just an old guy with his marijuana." lol Awesome list! =)

  2. Rudy and Liesel ugh. Can't handle the heartbreak.
    Really need to read Code Name Verity.

  3. Wow...Code Name Verity. *continues sobbing* I WILL NEVER EVER RECOVER, OKAY? It's on my list too, though. Of course. I like to remind people of that fresh pain, too. ;) I love how Eleanor and Park became friends and then fell in love. BEST ya romances, in my opinion, anyway. xD

  4. Oooo I still need to read Attachments! It looks like a fun adult fiction.

  5. I chose The Book Thief and Harry Potter as well. Such great friendships! :)

  6. Great list! I really need to get my act together and read The Book Thief already! I'm looking forward to reading Code Name Verity as soon as I can get my hands on it! Thanks for the recommendation and stopping by my blog!

  7. Attachments is on my TBR list for this month yet, can't wait to read it :)

  8. Oh yeah, you and me have many similar picks! This is such a great list! Thanks for dropping by on my list :)

  9. Code name verity and Book Thief have simultaneously crushed my spirit and made it fly on silver wings. They're so BEAUTIFUL but so sad! I loved the friendship in Golem and Jinni as well - that was a book I just never wanted to end. Great picks!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  10. I so agree that HP should be on everyone's list! I love that you picked E & P - that is a perfect book for this list and I didn't even think of that one!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  11. Yes so much to The Golem and The Jinni. Their bizarre friendship (turned romance in the end?) was one of the most beautiful I've ever read. I wish I can read this book again for the first time and feel that magic. Also to HP! Best. Trio. Ever.

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

  12. You have so many great selections on this list! I'm pretty sure I saw Code Name Verity on everyone's TTT, and rightly so - Maddie and Verity's amazing relationship makes it an obvious choice. And YES to The Book Thief as well. *mini emotional breakdown*

  13. Fantastic post, Val! I loved the friendship between Eleanor & Park too. :)


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