Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Ten Books About Friendship
I love me some romance but I absolutely love books dealing with all sorts of friendships at different stages! Friendship is a wonderful & (I think) necessary part of life and yet it can be such a complex thing at times and I just LOVE reading about it. So here’s 10 books that really deal with friendship in a variety of ways!
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: If you read this blog regularly, you know I can’t shut up about this one or Morgan Matson’s books in general but this has a great friendship plot in this one! New friends, old friends, stepping back and seeing who you are without your bff. It was just SO good.
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr: One of my favorite friendships ever. Cameron Quick <33 Love books about childhood friends! Loved how this explored the memories of those childhood friends after years of not being in each other’s lives and confronting the past plus how they’ve each changed in those years.
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor: This was such a hard book to read but really great friendship story dealing with two best friends and dealing with the heartbreaking news that one of them has leukemia and how they support each other through that.
How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford: I LOVED this unusual and absolutely unique story of friendship. Just loved it!
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: One of my all time faves. The friendship in this story is just beautiful.
The Darlings Are Forever by Melisa Kantor: This is a bit of a “younger” YA novel but I loved this story about 4 best friends who have always gone to school learning how to juggle their friendship when they all end up in different schools.
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler: Oh this book. A story about two best friends dealing with the grief of the one’s brother — who the other has a secret about. LOVED.
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord: There’s friendship and romance in this one but I really did love the friendship aspect of this book. I loved the fact that the main character’s best friend is big celebrity but it’s not a story about jealousy and dealing with that…but just of this awesome friendship that is so strong and supportive.
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland: This also was part romance but it was a really, really raw book about a friendship that is severed because of a death in the family of one of the girl’s. I loved that it portrayed the complexities of that so well.
Five Summers by Una LaMarche: While not a favorite book, I thought the friendship exploration of this novel was really good! These best friends met at camp and had so many great stories but they have kind of fallen out of touch and then come back for a camp reunion!
So tell me…what are some friendship novels I should be reading?? I want to know! Have you read any of the ones I’ve spotlighted?