Top Ten Tuesday (81): Friendship


Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is

Top Ten Books About Friendship

1. The Chosen by Chaim Potok: Two boys become friends despite differences in their religious upbringing.

2. A Separate Peace by John Knowles: Introverted Gene and extroverted Phineas are fast friends in spite of their differences, but Gene struggles with feelings of jealousy.

3. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien: Frodo and Sam, Legolas and Gimli, Merry and Pippin–the book is full of beautiful friendships that transcend class and race.

4. Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery: Of course there’s Jingle, but there’s also Pat’s good friend Bets.

5. An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott: The girls resolve never to let a man come between them.

6. Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery: The friends are initially drawn to each other because they all have talent, but their friendship eventually transcends that.

7. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: Three friends who are “different” face a hostile outside world together.

8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series: Watson and Holmes complement each other perfectly.

9. Beowulf by Anonymous: Wiglaf risks everything for Beowulf.

10. The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien: This one hurts.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (81): Friendship

  1. revgeorge says:

    Glad to see Holmes and Watson included.

    And I’ve been holding off on reading The Children of Hurin because I’m sure I’ll be weeping through much of it.


    • Krysta says:

      You can’t have a friendship list without Holmes and Watson!

      I admit that when I read The Children of Hurin, I tend to take a long time about it because I’m dreading what I know is coming.


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