What kind of friendship are you looking for in books? Here is my top 5 and more …

Hi dear friends,

Today is Tuseday and it means that:

-tomorrow I have a day off work to catch up with you (finally because I had no time at all to even look at my feed and WP reader for two days!);

-I had to put the garbage outside as the garbage truck will come way too early (seriously how do they to wake up so early and not fall from the truck? They deserve a medal!);

-I could eat more chocolate tonight as I will go to the pool tomorrow (no risk its stays on my hips);

-I will have my fix of “The Voice” (we are at the duels part and I want my favorites to win of course);

 

I am writing my top X Tuesday very late as usual!

Yes yes you are on my top 5 Tuesday post even if this long introduction may have mislead you!

This week’s topic imagined by Shanah @bionicbookworm was slightly easier than the previous topics (thank you Shanah you took pity on me!). We get to share our favorite fictional friendships!!!!

When I was thinking about this post I realized that you have different types of friendships.

 

You have the “band of brothers” friendship.

The one formed between two or more friends who are raised to face danger like war against demons, otherworldly creatures or simply your “common” wars. They will have each other’s back, literally! If one is hurt the other will never leave him behind but will face bullets to bring his friend back to safety.

My favorite “band of brothers” romance is the one between Will and Jem from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

I so love these guys! I could not choose who I wanted Tessa to end up with because they are both selfless and would die in a heartbeat for the other!

 

You have the “let’s get on crazy adventures together” friendship

I think the epitome of this friendship is the one between Miss Fresh and Eve.

I really really really adored this duo! Miss Fresh would follow Eve on every insane and dangerous adventure. You’d say she got a kick from it! And the sarcasm was the running money! Love!

 

You have the “friendship from the craddle”

My favorite friends are Fern and Bailey from Making Faces. I know you must be tired by now to hear me writing about that wonderful book from Amy Harmon but what can I say, it simply is my “best or the bests”!

My favorite scene in this friendship was when the both were young and observing a spider walking. Bailey having Duschesne muscular distrophy is dreaming of being bitten by the spider. Maybe he could get his legs back like Superman got his superpowers? When Ambrose crushed the spider Bailey was so devastated that Fern consoled him in giving a proper burial to the spider…

 

You have the “bromance”

Like Chaol and Dorian from Throne of Glass or to give you some contemporary, the friendship formed between Scottie, John and the other band members from the VIP series by Kristen Callihan.

Scottie is really a mama bear with his friends! He is their manager and will protect them at all costs.

If you havent read the VIP series by Kirsten Callihan just do it! The banter and humor are excellent!

 

You have the “magical sisterhood”

My favorite brand of magical sisterhood comes from the excellent “Shadow Falls ” series by CC Hunter. Kylie sees ghosts (and more if affinity); Della is a vampire and Miranda the witch. These girls are loyal to a fault and so funny!!!!

I had a blast reading their adventures. Some of my favorite quotes: “Just because a guy rings your bell, doesn’t mean you have to toot his horn.” and “She’s a serial kisser. I think her parents are French.”

 

You have the “protective friendship”

The best example is the friendship between Julian and Adam in A List of Cages by Robin Roe. Adam is that solar guy who will attract friends as easily as honey will attract bears. Julian is younger than Adam always walking hunched, shoulders curled inside. Trying to be smaller, invisible. I pictured him like a mouse hiding from the big scary cat in a tight dark corner. Or a beaten dog curling on himself to protect his belly from hits. Julian will be drawn to him. He needed to protect Julian. He was literally Julian’s savior.

Adam’s friendship was priceless.

 

You have the “best gay friend” friendship

I think that every girl should have a best gay friend. Honestly the ones that I know are so sweet, smart, cultured ….they are the bests of the males with feminine qualities that make them so easy to befriend!

The best example was the friendship between “Tink” and “Tash” in Eternally North by Tillie Cole.

Not many know of this book as it was one of her first ones but I swear this is a favorite of mine and this greatly thanks to that extraordinary friend that was Tink! Tash and her very “fairy” gay best friend and roommate “Tink” seize the life and live for every opportunity. Carpe Diem is the moto of the new “Tash and Tink”, a way of life they now embrace with gusto and flourish.

That’s it for tonight!

Now do tell me: what do you think of my choices? Have you read these stories? Would you have other choices to suggest?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

 

 

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35 Replies to “What kind of friendship are you looking for in books? Here is my top 5 and more …”

  1. StackingMy BookShelves says: Reply

    What a great post. I love the different kinds of friendships. I guess I am always looking for the honest kinds. =)

    Mary

  2. Will and Jem ARE THE BEST!! They totally deserve a place of honor on this list, I love them too! ❤️

  3. The friendship between Fern and Bailey was so precious. *sobs quietly*

  4. Lemon Fresh is an excellent choice – everyone needs a friend like her. And Will and Jem *sigh* – another great choice, Sophie.

  5. Fantastic list!! I love that you included Kylie, Miranda and Della, their friendship is amazing, but SO very underrated!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes Caro so few speak about them. It is sad!

  6. Oh, this is such a cool post!
    I really like bookish friendships, but admittedly don’t read the sort of books full of friends so much.
    Haven’t ready any from your list, but i’m planning to read Lifelike for sure 🙂 Really curious.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha Norrie that’s true that crime books don’t always have the best friendship except …Sherlock and Watson!

  7. I love any kind of great friendship. To have even one friend is special! What a great post:)

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh Laura you are so right! Even one friend is special. I love your reasoning!

  8. I just got A List of Cages yesterday, so I’m looking forward to reading it. I would happily read about any of these friendships. We need more friendships in books!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oooh AJ I can’t wait for your review!!!!

  9. I totally get the too busy to check your blog thing! I hope that you had a relaxing Tuesday. Fictional friendships are the absolute best and I am loving Dennard’s Safi and Iseult at the moment. I am really looking forward to reading the other ones on your list! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Safi and Iseult are fantastic friends!

  10. Interesting post, as usual friend! I haven’t read any of these books but I love your enthusiasm for them! 🙂 Enjoy your day off!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Trisy I do!!!

  11. Amazing list as per usual Sophie x

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Meeghan!

  12. Dorian and Chaol is a great bromance!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes Suzanne 😉

  13. Don’t forget about Safiya and Iseult from Witchlands!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Jennifer you are so right about Iseult and Safiya!

  14. Ooooo yay for days off! I love Will and Jem and I think that’s what made the love triangle amazing and hard to choose because they had such a powerful bond (and they basically welcomed Tessa into that bond as well). I also love the sisterhood between Kylie, Della and Miranda in the Shadow Falls while reading their adventures, although it’s been years since I’ve read the series.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      You are so right about Will and Jem welcoming Tessa in their bond!

  15. Jem and Will are <3<3<3
    I'll have to check out the rest, cause I'm a sucker for great friendships!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh you do that! I hope they will inspire you 😉

  16. I’d never get tired of hearing about Making Faces. Bailey was one of my absolute favorite characters in that book. The love they had for each other was beautiful.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I can’t agree more Tracey!

  17. I think Clare writes fantastic friendships. There are lots of them throughout her series, and I would say the same for Maas. Both Aelin and Feyre have amazing squads.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I so agree with you Sam! I even thought about choosing the inner circle!

  18. Dorian + Chaol <3 they are the ultimate cinnamon roll of friendships 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahahaha ultimate cinnamon roll I love that expression!

  19. Seriously, Sophie, you always think outside the box, as this post goes to show. That you take the time to really think about “friendship” in all its forms, and then? Give us an amazing post, with great graphics! And I love the hand drawn card you did. Wow! Dang, but I need to Up my game to even come close to you. 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you for your praise Alexandra!!!

      1. Oh, you are more than welcome, Sophie. I know how much effort you put into your posts, and we always get a great read.

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