Hey, guys 😀 It’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday, but I really liked this week’s theme and hope that I have a little something to contribute. You’ve probably heard me talk about a few of these books/authors before, but they’re amazing, so I highly recommend you check them out! Hopefully I can come up with ten…
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Let’s go!
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, a series I’ve seen on many others’ lists. Don’t think I wasn’t going to jump on that train, either! But, of course, it isn’t without reason that they’re included. There are such great, inspiring, and lasting friendships in these books. I think JKR remarkably depicts the ups and downs of friendships. The characters had their highs and lows, but they stuck together till the very end.
2. Thirteen Plus One by Lauren Myracle, the conclusion to a series I’d beg Lauren Myracle to continue. A lot of LM’s books are really centered around friendship. Yes, there is romance, but that’s not what the novel revolves around. I love the relationship Winnie (center), Dinah (right), and Cinnamon (left) have with each other.
3. Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin, the first book in The Baby-Sitters Club series, a series I adored when I was younger. If you’ve not read these books, they’re about a group of girls who run a baby sitting “agency” and hold meetings during when parents can call and schedule for a sitter to go to their home and watch their kids. Another series that shows the girls’ highs and lows, and I just thought it was so realistic. I also loved the (spinoff?) series, The Baby-Sitter’s Little Sister. Great books 🙂
4. Fruits Basket, Volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya, is another great series about friendship. I haven’t read all of them, but I watched the TV series and it was the most adorable show ever. It was fluffy, but also had a darker side. I loved Tohru’s friendship with her friends, Hana and Arisa. And with the boys, of course, Kyo and Yuki ^.^
5. The Secret Keeper by Elizabeth Carroll, was the first book that made me teary. I read it on May 15, 2013 (a year and five days ago!!!), and I remember a lot about this book, surprisingly. I don’t remember the characters’ names (I think the main character was named Wil or something like that), but I remember the main character’s friendship with his best friend clearly. I thought this book was beautiful. It was different for me, because I don’t think I’d read a book like this back then.
6. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, is the first book in a very clever series. I only read the first two books, because I thought the books were a bit too long and a lot could have been cut out, but it was a really unique idea. Basically, it was a bunch of different mythologies thrown together, and I have a soft side for mythology ;D Thank that evil author we’re always frustrated about yet love anyway (I’m talking about you, Rick Riordan! *points accusatively*). Friendship-wise, I loved the relationship twins Sophie and Josh had. They were so protective of one another, and I wish we could see more of these kinds of friendships between siblings in books.
7. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, a brilliant, brilliant novel. Have I ever mentioned Cornelia Funke’s awesomeness? Well, I’m mentioning it now. This author is incredible, and though the book to movie adaptations of her books didn’t go so well (she even said so herself!), I love her books. I was first introduced to her Inkworld series in school, where one of my friends had the beautiful hardcover editions. I was also introduced to the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series by the same girl (who always managed to finish her work before us and would pull out one of her glorious hardcover books *sobs* to read until class ended), but I didn’t read any of these books until years later.
I don’t think I can come up with anything else! I’ve glared at my shelves for a good forty-five minutes, trying to come up with good picks, and I also furiously scrolled through my Goodreads shelves. SEVEN BOOKS. From all of the books on my physical shelves and the 285 books on my Goodreads “read” shelf, I came up with seven books. Only seven. Only seven books stood out to me for this post about friendship. Seven. Se-ven. I’m trying to figure this out, but I honestly have no idea how that came to be. That’s kind of amazing, in a horrible way >.<
That’s all for now, though! What are some of the books you chose for having great friendships in them? Did anything on my list match anything on your list? Have I made you uncontrollably curious about the books I listed, so curious that you absolutely must find them? Haha! Link me to your TTTs and I’ll be sure to check them out 😀
I’ll talk to you later,