Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Friendship

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This week's topic is about friendship and while I love romance, friendships in books make or break it for me. Sometimes I squeal over a friendship more than any other relationship or element of the book. The books I listed are mainly about a specific friendship, while one is on here because it actually deals with friendship. 


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
You'd have to be delusional if you thought I wouldn't put this on here. Maddie + Verity = forever. KISS ME HARDY.

Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
The group I wish I could be a part of. 

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Yes, this deals with should-we-or-should-we-not in being more than friends, but I always wanted a best guy friend so I adored living vicariously through Macallan. 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The cancer was an emotional part of the book. The romance was incredibly sweet. But the friendship between Isaac, Gus, and Hazel was SO FUN. 

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
This makes me wish that I had gone to a sleepaway camp so I could become best friends with a cabin-full of girls and live out my Parent Trap dream.


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Forget Wren, I loved Cath and Reagan together.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
ROAR AND ARIA! Best opposite sex/platonic friendship ever.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Even though everything goes wrong in Cinder's cruddy world, she at least has the wonderful Iko.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Well, Catching Fire or Mockingjay for this one because the friendship between Finnick and Katniss and Katniss and Johanna was great.

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I really liked the different friendships in this one and while I ended up liking Sloane and Emily's friendship more at the end than when I started, I mostly put this one on here because it's whole theme is friendship. It has other themes too, but friendship plays a really BIG role and I absolutely loved this book.

Do you like romance or friendship more in your books? What books about friendship are your favorites? 

22 comments:

  1. Brilliant list. I also have Code Name Verity on my list this week. I'm really looking forward to reading Since You've Been Gone too.

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    1. If you love lists, summer, and friends, you'll love it :)

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  2. i've read the 1st 4!!
    www.she-read.blogspot.com
    Following you!

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  3. Roar and Aria! I absolutely ADORE their friendship. I seriously just loved the fact that they understood each other, were supportive of each other and shared many experiences together. So perfect! (And your other picks are great too!)

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    1. PERFECT. For the teeniest, tiniest moment, I wished something would happen there, but then I rooted for Perry and Aria and cheered on Aria and Roar's friendship. I think I growled once when someone said they wanted Aria and Roar to escalate. It's the best opposite sex friendship.

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  4. I adore friendship books - I'd usually rather read about a good friendship than a good romance - and you picked some great titles. You're right - Code Name Verity is an obvious choice. Despite the fact that they have to worry about people trying to kill them, I'm so jealous of the Gallagher Girls as well because of the bond Cammie has with her friends. And I never went to sleepaway camp either, but YA books like Five Summers make me wish I had!

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    1. Oh, Five Summers is a great pick! While the friendships in that one is a little messed up, it's still a great book ABOUT friendship. So much drama :)

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  5. Gallagher Girls! ;) I thought about putting Better Off Friends and Sleepaway Girls on my list, but didn't in the end. (I figured I needed to try to keep to ten books.), but I agree with them! :)

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  6. Great choices, Summer! I'm glad you mentioned Mockingjay- love Katniss' friendship with Finnick and Johanna. Thanks for rec-ing Since You've Been Gone! Can't wait to read it especially since it has a strong friendship theme.

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    1. *I* can't wait to see how you like it. I thought the main friendship was a little off at first, but I ended up liking it and everything that happened!

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  7. I love Cinder and Iko!! Iko was my favorite part of the first book. I also really loved the scenes in TFIOS when it was Hazel, Gus, AND Issac. Issac was a great addition to that book. Sleepaway Girls sounds awesome! I want to go to a camp like in parent trap!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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    1. Yes! Iko is still a highlight for me in the series (if only it was Thorne + Iko...) and I agree!

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  8. Summer you have so many wonderful books on here that I still need to read and I so I'm super excited about discovering the friendships amongst them especially with Better of Friends and Since You've been Gone! Fab post lovely!

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  9. Great list! Four of them are on mine too!
    http://wonderousreviews.blogspot.com/2014/05/top-ten-books-about-friendship.html?m=1

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  10. Heck yes, Roar and Aria. Seriously the best opposite gender friendship, it was so great! And although I didn't like Code Name Verity all that much I have to admit those two had an amazingly heartbreaking relationship. Great picks :)

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  11. I love Roar and Aria's friendship in the Under the Never Sky series. They're probably my favorite pair of fictional friends ever. lol, I've also always wanted a guy best friend, and I thought that Better Off Friends was adorable. Great picks :)

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