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.


  1. Beauty Queens sounds so good. And I loved The Diviners, so I really need to read it :) I love The Secret Garden. Thinking about it always makes me smile. Saving Francesca has been on my TBR for way too long as well. And I love your Now & Then gif. Awesome movie!!

    My TTT

    1. I still haven't read The Diviners, I really want to!

  2. Also, I've been teaching NephewCousin Ollie about life lessons through Harry Potter. There's some things you just can't experience without becoming friends and facing a mountain troll is one of them. Of course, I advised him against needing a mountain troll to make friends. I plan to just buy him a Costco sized bag of cookies and some brand new colouring pencils.

  3. Ahaha I've only watched the Secret Garden, but have never read the book. Although this reminds me of my favorite movie A Little Princess, which is a good portrayal of friendship too. Also I still need to read Anne of Green Gables!! Even if it's only the first book in the series.

    1. The book is lovely! As is Anne of GG!

  4. I feel really drawn to Beauty Queens - I love books that seem like they might be shallow but turn out to have hidden depths. Very good list :)

  5. I love the friendship in Beauty Queens! Libba Bray is such a hilarious writer, though that's the only book I've read by her besides A Great and Terrible Beauty. Great picks! (:

  6. Yay for the Sisterhood and HP, I love those books to bits.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  7. I still need to read Jasper Jones. grr!