Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ten books about friendship. Here’s my list; it took quite a bit of thought because I usually prefer books which focus on romance rather than friendship!
My first three choices are books which similarly focus on the obsessive/envious friendships and rivalries which develop in school/college, particularly when the protagonists are hiding secrets.
The next three are quiet ‘British’ stiff upper lip friendships with much deeper feelings. I particularly love the relationship in The Remains of the Day which should be a simmering romance but never gets past a very proper friendship.
Next are two books I’ve read and reviewed recently, which is probably why they have stuck in my mind. Both show how friendships can help people through periods of depression.
Finally, two very different books both with large ensembles of characters who forge friendships against the odds. I love Legolas and Gimli’s friendship in spite of the fact that their species are natural enemies in The Lord of the Rings. Bel Canto is my favourite book on this list with a beautiful range of friendships between hostages and their captors.