Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Top Ten Books About Friendship
1. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. Friendship is the core of this book and its sequels, and though it's been a few years since I read it, I remember loving it a lot. The movie is fun too!
2. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. This beautiful tale highlights unlikely friends and the extroardinary things they'll do for each other.
3. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. Marchetta does all kinds of relationships so well. The group of friends in this book are one of my faves of all time, and it's also awesome to revisit them in the companion novel, The Piper's Son.
4. Wildlife by Fiona Wood. This is about losing friends as much as it is about gaining them, and it explores the nature of loss and what it means to be a friend through the different but interweaving stories of two awesome girls.
5. Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters. This biography of a remarkable homeless man is told through the frame of Masters' growing friendship with Stuart, and their odd couple dynamic makes for some of the more humourous - and heartbreaking - parts of the book.
6. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. A bunch of beauty queens get stranded on a desert island and slowly go from being rivals to best friends. It is a lot more hilarious and touching and a lot less cheesy than it sounds.
7. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. It IS all about bosom buddies and kindred spirits.
8. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Friendship literally saves the world.
9. Fury by Shirley Marr. Featuring friends who'd kill for each other. Giiiirl Power.
10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It beautifully explores the healing power of friendship (and gardens).
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.