Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Friendship

This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is "Top Ten Books About Friendship."

1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green - Tiny and the first Will Grayson is complicated, occasionally acerbic and runs deep.
2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - Don Tillman isn't the easiest person. But he has friends around him who help to both push him into and protect him from the world.
3. The Outsiders by SE Hinton - Probably one of the most intense, deep-running friendship stories out there. Not only the friendship between Johnny and Ponyboy, but between all of the greasers, who unite to protect one another against the world that judges them and marginalizes them.

4. About A Boy by Nick Hornby - I love how the friendships in this book are so unlikely and yet so transformative.
5. The Cay by Taylor Theodore - This heartbreaking book took me months to get over when I first read it.
6. Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin - I can't remember what happens in which book, but at the end of the day the friendships that develop between these roommates - all with their own issues and secrets - become stronger than family. And I like the idea of creating family for yourself.

7. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - Well, obviously.
8. The Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkien - Again, obviously.

9. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff - This pen-pal friendship between two book lovers, separated as they are by the Atlantic ocean, is one I found moving and just... so sweet.
10. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith - It takes a lot to stay friends with someone you're in love with who kind of likes you but also can't stop thinking about having sex with his girlfriend. Robby is a pretty amazing friend.

What are your favourite books about friendship? Share in the comments!


  1. Oh wow. The Rosie Project is a great choice. I can't believe I forgot to mention that one! :-) Harry Potter is the ultimate series including friendships!

    1. I almost forgot it too! I ended up going through my Goodreads list for this post - that's the only reason I remembered any of these, tbh!
      And yes, I completely agree!!

  2. Another vote for Harry Potter? Hooray! Great picks :)

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    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

    1. How could I not?? Definitely some inspiring and devoted friendship in that story! (Dobby.... *sniff*)

  3. I can't believe I didn't put 84, Charing Cross Road on my list--I LOVE that book! Have you read Q's Legacy by the same author? It's her account of how she came to write 84 and then what happened after she did so.
    (I've read 4 of the books that are on your header photograph!)

    1. Now it's my turn to be disbelieving - that I haven't even heard of Q's Legacy! (*looks for it on Chapters*) That sounds amazing. Have you seen the movie with Ann Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins? I loved it so much growing up.
      Ooooh - which 4? The header is a photo of the shelf of books I read last year, so I've actually read them all!! :-)


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