Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Freebie - Top Ten Book Friendships

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke & the Bookish.

This week, the topic is a freebie. Since I was talking about friendships on Saturday with my Scribbles post, I decided to carry this theme over to books today and focus on the top ten book friendships.

So here are my top ten.

1. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling - These three have each other's backs, they defend one another, tease each other, and overall are just a remarkable friendship.

2. Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien - Sam is so loyal. He will do anything to help out Frodo, even carry his burden for him.

3. Charlotte and Wilbur from Charlotte's Web by EB White - A pig and a spider are an unusual set of friends. But they are. She saves his life and the he ensures the survival of her children.

4. Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh from the Pooh books by AA Milne - I'm noticing a theme here of authors with just initials. ;) But while Pooh is really just Christopher's stuffed teddy bear that lives in the 100 Acre Wood, to Christopher, Pooh is his best friend. He's Christopher's companion. This would be true also with Calvin & Hobbs. I still have my Pooh bear. And my best friend's three year old has this same kind of relationship with her Pinky dog.

5. Marcus, Kate, Lisa, Jack, Rachel, Stephen, and Jennifer O'Malley from Dee Henderson's O'Malley series - These seven were such great friends that they chose to become their own family. They adopted each other and care for each other just like family.

6. The Marauders of James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling - At least while these four were at school, they were great friends. Yet for the most part, their friendship continued beyond school. We of course know that one of the four betrayed James & Lily resulting in Harry growing up without his parents.

7. Luke Stone, Dare Riker, Vince Yates, Jonas Cahill, and Big John Conway from the Trouble in Texas Series by Mary Connealy - They spent time together in Andersonville Prison during the Civil War. Their experiences have bound them together in such a way that when is in trouble, they all respond.

8. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry from the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maude Montgomery - Anne's a romantic, a dreamer, and full of spunk. Diana is her complete opposite. Yet these two girls become "bosom" friends from the moment that they meet. While I've grown up on both the books and the movies, the movies are some of my favorites.

9. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The world's greatest detective and his friend. I've read most, if not all, of the Sherlock stories. Even though Holmes is hard to work with and to be around, I love the fact that Watson is faithfully by his side.

And finally, because I can't think of another one,

10. Christy Miller & Katie Weldon from Robin Jones Gunn's Christy Miller books - These two really do feel like my own "forever" friends. They meet when Christy moves to California at the beginning of her sophomore year of high school. Add while they are really more of acquaintances first, of Christy's new friends, Katie is the only one who sticks by her when Christy needs her. Their relationship reminds me so much of the relationship that I have with one of my "sisters." And they are probably some of my favorite fictional characters of all time.

What other great book friendships can you think of?


  1. OOoo that's a great subject! I don't know if I could come up with ten, but you did great.

  2. Great topic and nice choices! Another series with a great friendship is Gail Carriger's steampunk Parasol Protectorate series, and the friendship between Alexia Tarabotti and her hat obsessed sidekick Ivy Hisselpenny :)

  3. Nice list! I like Charlotte and Wilbur too!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-10-favorite-indie.html

  4. I love this list, excellent choices!!Another great one is Dorothy and The Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion from The Wizard of Oz. Loved this post thank you!!


  5. oh my goodness!! With every one you mentioned I kept sighing in nostalgia and agreement lol. Love this list! Another book friendship I love is Nancy Drew and her chums :) My TTT


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