Here we go again! As we near the end of NaNo month (which I’m not participating in, but still…), we come to you with another Top Ten Tuesday. This one is a very unique topic.
That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday November 27: Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.)
Doesn’t this seem a fun topic? As I sit here furiously (in a good way) typing, just reading about this topic leads me to believe this is going to result in some underrated books. But in the back of my mind, I’m also wondering if I’ll find it hard to make a list like this.
I’m usually that girl that’s all about the romance. Not in the sense that I have unrealistic expectations, but rather because I adore a good romance novel. (And there’s nothing wrong with being swept away by fiction for a few hours.) Nonetheless, I can also appreciate a really strong and good relationship that isn’t romantic.
Below I talk about some of the relationships and friendships I’ve most enjoyed as befits today’s ask.
Let’s discover these amazing friendships.
Top Ten Tuesday November 27 | Bosom Friends You’ll Want to Meet!
(sorted from a-z, by author)
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1: Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe (from Northanger Abby by Jane Austen) | I’m not sure why I put this pair on the list, but for some reason I have this memory of liking these two in the ITV adaptation of this story. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brandes | I haven’t read these books, but do adore the films. I have to imagine the close bonds and good friendships are intact inside the story’s pages. Amazon | Goodreads
3: Emma and Harriet (from Emma Approved) | I adore these two in movies, but most recently I “met” them in a (contemporary) web series Emma Approved. Amazon
4: Kit Kittredge and Ruthie (from the Kit Kittredge books) | No doubt we all have our favorite American Girl best friend duo. I don’t know that I can say Kit and Ruthie are favorites, but they are one of them. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Rachel and Goh Peik Lin (from Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan) | These two were so fun together! I’m not sure how their friendship plays out in the novel (I sadly marked it DNF for now), but I like the friendship in the film. Also, Astrid and Rachel are amazing besties, too! I think they helped each other more than anyone credits this friendship. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | Jem and Merinda are not only amazing room mates, but also best friends. It’s a kind of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson friendship and series, only with females as the leads. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Anne Shirley and Diana Berry (from Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery) | Who doesn’t like these two best friends? They’re so good together and for each other. Although, Anne does take advantage of Dianna’s goodness a time or two. Amazon | Goodreads
8: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows | What more can be said about this novel? About these friendships? These characters are so fun to know and to read about! Amazon | Goodreads
9: The Manners Family (from the Geek Girl series by Holly Smale) | This is one of the more unique family’s I’ve met in YA fiction. I love that Harriet comes to appreciate her step-mum more with each bit of “teenage drama” she finds herself in. Her friends are pretty great, too. Amazon | Goodreads
10: Black Widow and Hawkeye from Marvel’s Black Widow (aka Avengers) by Margaret Stohl | I have my doubts that Hawkeye makes an appearance in this novel, but in the MCU, theirs is one of my favorite friendships. Amazon | Goodreads
11: Lizzie Bennet and Charlotte from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick | I adore Lizzie and Charlotte in the web series; and though I never did finish the novelization (because of time only), they are as fun on page as on screen. Amazon | Goodreads
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What characters do you talk about this week? Do you prefer these types of relationships or are you a fan of the romantic stories? Share all the thoughts down below.
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