Top Ten Tuesday – You’ve Got A Friend In Me

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and this week it’s all about friendships – as much as I enjoy a good romance every now and then some of my favourite relationships in books are good solid friendship – so today I’m sharing 10 of my favourite friendships and one that contrary to popular opinion I was disappointed in

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl


Platonic Relationships in Books

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The Broken Biscuit Club from Stargazing for Beginners

One of my favourite things from Stargazing for Beginners is the growing friendship between the members of The Broken Biscuit Club. I loved the fact that in the end when Meg needed them they came through for her. 

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Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles from the Rizzoli and Isles series

Two strong female characters. Jane and Maura are close to being complete opposites however over the course of the books they become good friends. I found it really refreshing to read about two female characters who supported each other and didn’t tear each other down. Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon did a fantastic job bringing them to life in the TV series.

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PC Peter Grant and DCI Thomas Nightingale from the Rivers of London series

This is a sort of cross between a friendship and mentor/mentee relationship as DCI Nightingale teaches Peter magic in this series. I really enjoy reading about their interactions. Bonus points when Molly is involved too

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Wade Watts, Aech, Art3mis, Sho and Toshiro from Ready Player One

This is totally a cheating as my thoughts are based on the film and not the book, but I really enjoyed the underdogs teaming up to take on the big corporation. 

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Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from the Sherlock Holmes series

This is perhaps the ultimate detective duo. They have great adventures together across the books and I really love the way the relationship is portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock.

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Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott from the Strike series

This is one of those relationships that while starting platonic will almost certainly become more. Nonetheless I like the way Strike encourages Robin to be the person that she wants to be and not just who he wants her to be (even if he is a little overprotective at times)

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Declan and Rev from Letters to the Lost

Both Declan and Rev have difficult pasts so I was really pleased to read how they looked out for one another, even if they did have the odd falling out. In my review I described their relationship as the star relationship within the book, even though I did enjoy reading about Declan and Juliet. I really need to read More Than We Can Tell for more Rev!

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Lexi, Sam and the convention crew from Unconventional

Lexi and Aiden’s relationship is the central point of the story but there are so many other great relationships in Unconventional, from Lexi’s relationship with her mum and her mum’s girlfriend, Lexi’s dad and his fiance but the friendship that exists between Lexi, Sam and the other convention workers was so much fun to read.

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Grace and Anna from the State of Grace

This was just such a beautiful friendship, Grace has Asperger’s and sees the world from a unique viewpoint. Anna has an incredible relationship with Grace and is always there for her. The State of Grace is just a fantastic book in general, everyone should read it!

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Lottie Pumpkin and Ellie Wolf from The Rosewood Chronicles

Undercover Princess was kinda middle of the road for me, not quite everything that I wanted it to be but not bad either, one of the things I did like was the relationship that grew between Lottie and Ellie (and Jamie but I don’t think that’s staying platonic). I need to pick up Princess in Practice to see how everything develops in the second in the series.

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Harry Potter & Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series

So here we have it, the one platonic relationship I really wasn’t the biggest fan of… I know Harry was a teenage boy for most of the books but he really treated Hermione pretty badly, anything that happened he was very quick to take Ron’s side regardless. Hermione definitely deserved better! I only hope that after the Deathly Hallows leading up to the epilogue Harry proved himself to be a better friend.

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Which relationships would make your top ten list? Let me know in the comments!

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – You’ve Got A Friend In Me

  1. auroralibrialis

    This is such a great list! I would’ve totally put Robin and Strike on my list too, but I ship them so much I forgot their relationship’s still actually platonic!

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  2. goldenbooksgirl

    I loved the Broken Biscuit Club too, and Declan and Rev’s friendship was probably my favourite thing about Letters to the Lost. Not to spoil you for Princess in Practice, but Lottie and Elle might not be staying platonic either…!
    Amy x

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    1. Sarah @ SWB

      She really did! I’m still struggling to deal with the fact she chose to marry Ron, he spent so much time belittling lots of the things that made her her, and then he deserted them, not sure I could have forgiven that enough to marry him after….


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