Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish and each week we’re given a different topic to make a list of ten bookish things! It’s great fun and anyone can join so I recommend heading over to their website to check out everyone’s posts!
This week for Top Ten Tuesday is, Top Ten Book That Would Make a Great Valentine’s Day Reads, BUT Valentine’s Day is 100% not my thing so I’m going to do something different. We did have the choice to do lists of OTPs etc, etc but pah! Down with love, I say! (Not really, I promise I’m not a horrible person). This is what I’m going to do instead for what I call Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day:
Top Ten Fictional Friendships
And guess what? For once I have ordered these from least best to best! So number one being at the bottom and number ten being the ULTIMATE friendship.
Let’s do this!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Lucien & Tamlin
Let’s start this list off with a good ol’ bromance. Lucien was such a darling in this book and totally helped make the whole thing as amazing as it was. Tamlin, of course, stole the show with his utter awesomeness and aesthetically pleasing face – but the two of these together helping each other through their masked hell was gorgeous. I loved how much they treated each other like mother hens and I CAN’T WAIT for book two!
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Puck & Meghan
I took a while to decide if this would go on the list, and in the end I thought that Puck had done a good enough job being a friend that, really, it had to go on. Although this relationship between Meghan and Puck is more part of a love triangle, for me, I’ve always viewed it as a fantastic friendship that threw some question marks in the air occasionally. Puck is such a fun character in this series and I don’t think Meghan would have been able to accomplish half the things she did if it wasn’t for her mischievous and ever loyal friend, Puck.
Sorry guys! I don’t actually have a review for this one
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Jasper & Wylan
Okay, I know what you’re thinking – this ‘friendship’ is probably heading towards something more than friendship BUT for the larger part of this book it is all about them learning to trust each other as friends. There were so many good examples in this book to choose from, but these two were my favourite. They’re so funny together and really supportive of each other (when they take breaks from teasing, that is) and I really think their light-heartedness made the story that much more enjoyable. I’m seriously so excited to see where this ‘friendship’ goes in book two!!
The Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
Halt & Will
Okay, first of all I don’t actually own the first 8 books so that’s why you’re feasting your eyes on book 9 (tis pretty, no?) and secondly, YES THE ENTIRE SERIES. I love this series so much and I can’t wait to continue reading it (I’ve only recently purchased the last few books) because all the characters are so sweet. The way that Will cares for Halt and Halt cares for Will is heart-warming. It’s like a father-son relationship but as Will grows older it just becomes the most solid friendship ever. I couldn’t not put this on my list.
Die for Me by Amy Plum
Jules & Vincent
You might be slightly confused by this choice but honest to god these two are fantastic. Whilst the story doesn’t follow Jules, per se, he’s a prominent character because of his involvement in, well, being a Revenant. In reality, all of the team should be featured here but Jules stood out to me as the ultimate friend, here. He’s willing to sacrifice himself to protect Vincent and give him a good shot at love. And he’s also super loyal and protective of Kate for Vincent sake again – and I believe that Vincent is just as loyal to Jules. High five for bromances!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena & Dorian
Because when there’s one Sarah J. Maas book on the list, there’s always another. Perhaps you’re a little confused by my choice in characters but I think it’s perfect. I won’t deny that I am very strongly #TeamDorian but I don’t actually think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that it’ll ever happen (I can dream, okay?). However, after certain events that went down in Queen of Shadows I cannot help but feel so sldkfniong about the characters because of their dedication to each other. Don’t worry, I’m not about to spoil you (although you really should have read this book by now!). Let’s just say these two are willing to go to the ends of the earth for each other in the most friendly way possible.
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Kishan & Kelsey
This series has so much going on in it and so many lovely characters doing lovely things for each other. However, I think at the end of the day the friendship award has to go to Kishan for treating Kelsey so well. I know that this book is like the ULTIMATE love triangle and Kishan might have something (major) to do with that – but towards the end of the series he really turns into a super great guy and the sacrifices he’s willing to make for Kelsey (and of course Ren) are beautiful. All worship Kishan!
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock & Watson
This was actually the first fictional friendship that jumped to mind once I decided to do this topic. The wonderfully awkward friendship between Watson and Sherlock is fantastic. I think Moffat’s representation of this in the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is excellent but it definitely still come across as well in Doyle’s work.
See my review (of the Hound of the Baskervilles)
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
Jess & Leslie
Okay so this is my wildcard seeing as I haven’t actually read the book. but if it’s anything like the movie then this book deserves to be on this list. Excuse me whilst my heart breaks all over again. The most wonderful thing about the movie (again, I can’t really speak for the book) is the display of imagination that these two are able to share. Everything about this story is wonderful and magical and I seriously can’t believe I haven’t read this.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
Harry, Ron & Hermione
Of course Harry Potter is on this list! The friendship between Harry, Ron and Hermione is awesome and the best EVER. I love everything about this series as most people do so there was no way that this wasn’t going to make the list. One of my favourite memories of this friendship actually comes from the movie when Harry and Hermione dance together in the Dealthy Hallows after Ron leaves. Everything about that scene was perfect.
I just realised I don’t have a review for these books . . . that needs to change.
And there we have it, my top ten fictional friendships. Wasn’t that fun?
What’s your favourite fictional friendship?
Let me know in the comments below!
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Love? Nah, Friendship!”
A great friendship I would HAVE to add to my list would be Olivia and Jamie from Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley. If you haven’t read that book yet, please do! You won’t be sorry! Great top 10!
My TTT! 🙂
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Thanks! And I will – adding it on Goodreads right this moment!!
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The Bridge to Terebithia is my all-time favourite video – it’s devastating but amazing at the same time and the friendship is just so touching and compelling ;-; Glad that Watson/Sherlock and the HP gang made the cut too – superb sets of friends, definitely agree with you on that one! Unfortunately, I have had to put my Die For Me whims on hold for a few days whilst I finish up another book, but I can’t wait to delve deeper – been so good so far!
This was such a good take on this week’s TTT!
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Sherlock & Watson are the biggest babes ❤ I think I'm going to rewatch Bridge to Terabithia now and order the book to read (of course with chocolate, tissues, and Celine Dion). And that's alright 🙂 I'm getting so anxious to continue the series!!