Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday : Platonic Relationships in Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

This is my very first Top Ten Tuesday! I feel like I am starting with a tough one, I hope you like the choices I made for my top 10 platonic relationships in books!

  1. The Golden Trio
    • What top 10 platonic reltaionship list would be complete without including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger? None. No list would be complete. Having grown up with Harry Potter and his adventures trying to defeat Voldemort, I saw what it meant to have true friendships. They will always be there to support you and help you even if you’re being angsty and don’t want the help.IMG_20181110_163434_791
  2. The Dregs
    • What a group of motley kids and their misadventures around Ketterdam! The Six of Crows duology has some of the most memorable characters, like: Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, Nina Zenik, Wylan Van Eck, Jesper Fahey, and Matthias Helvar. They are a rag tag group at times but they work so remarkably well together that I can’t help but admire them.IMG_20181123_144805_979
  3. Cassian and Feyre
    • In A Court of Mist and Fury we are introduced to Rhysand’s inner circle, and one of those members happens to be my book boyfriend, Cassian. He is snarky and sassy, confident, manly and strong, and a warrior that is so fierce he is in charge of Rhysand’s army. Literally everything I want in a book boyfriend! In addition to all of those traits he is also kind and caring. This is shown in his friendship with Feyre. He not only trains her to also be a warrior but he pushes her to be better, pushes her to heal herself without pushing her right over the edge.IMG_20181118_170908_781
  4. Scarlett and Donatella
    • Scarlett and Donatella from the Caraval series have a complicated but loving sisterly relationship. They care so much about the other they are willing to put themselves in harms-way to protect the other, and while it results in sometimes stupid actions, it does show how much they love each other even if they don’t see it themselves.IMG_20180918_145510_010
  5. Katniss and Primrose
    • Since I’m featuring The Hunger Games in a Platonic post I clearly can’t be talking about Katniss, Peeta, and Gale’s super awkward and cringy love triangle! Nope, I am talking about Katniss and Primrose Everdeen. The ultimate sisterly relationship. One where Katniss gives up her freedom and almost her life to enter The Hunger Games in Primrose’ place when she is selected. We all know how Mockingjay ended, so I’ll just leave it at that to describe this relationship.IMG_20180812_162627_798
  6. Starr Carter and her family
    • The Hate U Give is a phenomenal book that tackles issues like: gangs and their violence, gun control, racism, and prejudices from law enforcement. One thing that really stood out in this story though is Starr’s family. No matter what Starr decides about sharing her story and voicing her opinion, her family is 100% behind her. When crime gets too rough in their neighborhood, her parents find a way to move into a safer environment while still being able to support their community. (side note: I apologize for this cringy photo of The Hate U Give. Not only do my shelves no longer look like this but my feed is nothing like this anymore. See photos 1-4 for a better of idea of what my bookstagram looks like now!)IMG_20180615_080725_813.jpg
  7. The Fellowship
    • The Fellowship from The Lord of the Rings is the perfect example of a totally random group of people that come together for a grand cause and end up becoming a family. I’m sure it’s no spoiler that not all of them make it out alive, and that is okay. Losing members only made them stronger on the journey to Mount Doom.IMG_20181124_124218.jpg
  8. Aelin Galathynius and Lysandra
    • In the beginning days of Throne of Glass Aelin and Lysandra H A T E D each other. With some wonderful character development and 4 books later they went from enemies to friends (almost as great as enemies to lovers) and I could not be happier with this friendship. Aside from being a badass assassin and a powerful shape shifter – they also indulge in the finer things in life. Such as sitting around a fireplace munching on chocolate and gossiping about boys.img_20181107_094646_5062601550916304176575.jpg
  9. Citra and Faraday
    • Have you read Scythe and Thunderhead? If not, go read them because they are incredible. A story about people chosen to become Scythes – those that glean others on a random basis to help even out the birth rate since immortality has been perfected. Citra and her mentor, Scythe Farady, are the perfect mentor/apprentice partnership. I loved seeing them learn from each other!IMG_20180912_112215_218.jpg
  10. Kell and Lila
    1. I haven’t finished the Shades of Magic series yet (I know, it’s truly a crime) but one thing I loved in A Darker Shade of Magic was Kell and Lila’s friendship. To me this was another example of enemies to friends. Lila was so sarcastic and sassy, especially toward Kell and ‘his’ London. I’m hoping in the next 2 books they develop an even deeper friendship. (apparently the last time I featured this book on my bookstagram was February 26th, and clearly that needs to change because WOW this photo is pretty bad)IMG_20180226_063655_792.jpg

I was right, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was pretty difficult! I feel like it took me HOURS to write this post and I kept having to go back to my bookcase and stare at all my books trying to think of good ones!


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