It’s Tuesday again, and on we march into a new week of content with, you guessed it, another Top Ten Tuesday. This topic is a suggestion from Michelle, and today we talk about the book characters to be friends with.
That Artsy Reader Girl | August 13: Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With (submitted by Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Blog)
There are numerous book besties in fiction that we count as iconic. From Dianna Berry and Anne Shirley, to Austen characters, we remember a litany of them by their names alone. and when revisiting them, it’s like having tea with the best kind of friend. Today I’m sharing some of my “icon” favorites, and also sharing a few books I haven’t yet read them. These are simply the books that seem to put a focus point on stories with besties at their main protagonists. Something that can be difficult to find.
Two things about today’s list, the first being this isn’t really a list I’d be besties with so much as a list of people who are memorable best friends. (Not that I’d mind being friends with most of them should they be real; also we did a similar topic not too long ago in which I talk about favorite book besties.) Secondly, our list also spans book and cinematic stories because I’m a rebel like that.
Here we go, let’s do this!
Top Ten Tuesday August 13: Book Characters to Be Friends With
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1: What to Say Next (Kit and David) by Julie Buxbaum | Read this one two years ago, and while it does have some romantic connotation, mostly this one is a strong friendship book that exceeded my expectations. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Elite Guardians Series by Lynette Eason | It feels as if I’ve already put these four girls on some sort of list like this before. But oh well, it’s cool to feature them again, right? ‘Guardians’ on Goodreads | Book one on Amazon
3: The Hundred Acre Wood Gang (story by A.A. Milne) | This might be kind of an odd addition, but I say a Winnie the Pooh book on a friendship list. These characters forever bring me back to my childhood, so I simply couldn’t resist. #Adulting
4: Jessica Day and her roommates (from New Girl) | True this one does eventually have a friend-to-lover trope, but before that, I love the easy camaraderie between Jessica and the three men in her life. They’re hilarious, they’re supportive of one another, and somehow despite their many differences, they always find a way to get along. New Girl on Amazon Video.
6: Mr. Knightley and Emma Woodhouse (from Emma by Jane Austen) | Ok, so to be honest, I really wanted this list to stay away from friends to lovers trope. Yet, here I am, writing a list in which there are two female characters who fall for a friend. But I really adore the relationship between these two before they fall in love. This is true at least of their on-screen relationships. Emma (1996) on Amazon | Emma (2009) on Amazon | Goodreads
7: She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller | Haven’t yet read this book or its author, and technically this one is about sisters. However it seems like an interesting kind of friendship-y book? Amazon | Goodreads
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Let’s talk! Who made your list of bookish besties? Do you have standout favorites or did you find it hard to create a list? What’s your favorite friend duo; tell me about the book character to be friends with? If you joined Top Ten Tuesday – or have a blog, please introduce yourself below. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces, too.The Characters We Know to be Best Friends | Top Ten Tuesday August 13. Talking about book characters to be friends with! Who would you befriend? Click To Tweet
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