I hope you’re all having an amazing start to the week!
In case you missed my last post, I’m letting you all pick my December TBR! Be sure to comment on the original post of my BookTube video by Friday!
I’m also still anxiously waiting to hear back from this job, so send positive vibes that I hear back (good news) soon!
For those of you not familiar with Top Ten Tuesday, it was a meme created by the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Ready Girl in 2018. Be sure to check out Jana’s blog for prompts for the rest of the year!
This week for Top Ten Tuesday the topic was Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.)
Oh and I limited it to one set of friends per book series so I didn’t just fill this up with a bunch of friends from the same books.
As always, the list is in no particular order.
10. Mara and Owen from Girl Made of Stars — Okay, so if you’ve read this one, you may be a bit surprised that I added this one on here. That being said, despite the main conflict of the book, I love the sibling relationship in this book. I think Mara’s internal conflict adds so much to the narrative and her opening up to Owen completely destroyed me as a person.
9. Harry, Hermione, and Ron from Harry Potter — How can we not include the golden trio on this list of friends? These three have been friendship goals for me since I was 7.
8. Cinder and Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles — I loved the banter between Cinder and Carswell when reading the later books in the Lunar Chronicles. Their friendship added so much to my reading experience and is one of the top reasons why I enjoyed the books as much as I did.
7. Percy and Grover from the Percy Jackson series — Another iconic friendship, Percy and Grover had some a fun relationship throughout all the books of the Percyverse. As they’ve grown as characters, their relationship has only gotten better!
6. Katy and Aiden from The Illuminae Files — Gonna throw a quick SPOILER WARNING here, because I’m not sure if this is considered a spoiler or not. Okay, so Katy and Aiden’s relationship over the three books is so complex but so intriguing to experience. There are times I love them as friends, times I ship them hardcore, and times I’m shocked Katy didn’t destroy Aiden completely.
5. Scott and Wallace from the Scott Pilgrim series — One of my favorite series in high school, the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series shaped most of my humor in 10th grade. Most of that humor is from the friendship dynamic between Scott and Wallace. The movie adaptation also did a great job at making their friendship come to life.
4. Bella and Alice from Twilight — Say what you want about this series, the friendship between Bella and Alice was so sweet. Alice always wanted to watch her back and helped her integrate into the world of the vampires. Nostalgic Becky still gets all warm and fuzzy thinking about it.
3. Margot, Kitty, and Laura Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before — Okay, this one is more from the movie than the book, but I’m still gonna count it. I loved the sibling relationship in this movie. As the older sister, I definitely get the idea of wanting to be there for my sister, but also being so mad I want nothing to do with her. Also, that Christmas scene was so sweet.
2. Tella and Scarlet from Caraval and Legendary — When I first read Caraval, I honestly that Tella was super annoying, but I did commend Scarlet for risking everything to save her. Now in Legendary, Tella totally redeemed herself and these two continued to have a great sibling relationship. I cannot wait to read Finale and see how the duel perspective adds to this world!
1. Evelyn and Harry from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — This book is one of, if not the best book I’ve ever read in my life. Something about this was so heart warming, heart wrenching, and just beautiful. A consistent theme within the book was the friendship between Evelyn and Harry. This friendship was so sweet and so pure, and I hope that one day I have a friendship this beautiful.
What are your favorite platonic relationships?
Be sure to let me know below!