Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Top 10 Tuesday: Fictional Friendships I am Thankful for

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is fictional friendships I am thankful for.

1. The Golden Trio: Harry, Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter
If this isn't the ultimate friendship then I don't know what is. These three grow up together and go through so much yet still have separate character arcs. Ron and Hermione can exist without Harry as characters which is something that cannot be said about all friendship story lines, where characters either only exist to fulfil a purpose to the protagonist and nothing else or are entirely codependent on one another.

2. Reyna and Nico in The Heroes of Olympus
It was only at the end of this series that this friendship came about, but I'm so glad it did. Neither Reyna nor Nico have led very happy lives, both very alone yet with huge responsibilities on their shoulders and I believe they saw a lot of themselves in each other which truly helped them grow as characters.

3. Celaena and Nehemia in Throne of Glass
Nehemia does everything to try and bring out the best in Celaena. Their story could have easily been a poorly written one, but Maas executed the relationship perfectly.

4. Watson and Holmes in Sherlock Holmes
This covers almost all adaptations. Holmes needs someone like Watson to ground him, just as Watson needs Holmes to give his life a little more excitement. They complement one another's personalities, whereas alone they would have no one to bring out their positive qualities.

5. Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah in The Raven Boys
This friendship is so wonderful because it's filled with adventure and solving mysteries. It is YA friendships like this that embody all the things a fictional friendship ought to have. These characters are great, together and apart.

That's it for this week's TTT. Friendship is a highly underrated type of relationship within modern fiction and I'd really love to read more books where a healthy friendship is well written. Recommend some books in the comments below. Are there any fictional friendships I've missed that you are particularly thankful for?


  1. You reminded me I need to read the Raven Boys and very soon!! Awesome Post! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Thank you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!

  2. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/top-ten-tuesday-32/

  3. Aww, what a heart-warming take on this week's TTT theme. :)

    One book I loved that had a central focus on platonic friendship: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. In a world where families are broken up by apocalyptic violence/etc, friendship ends up being really important.

    1. Thanks! The book sounds really interesting and definitely something I'd read! I need to read more books with strong friendships :)

  4. I love what you did with this week's topic! :) I'm so glad you included Sherlock and Watson.

    Check out my TTT.

  5. Oh, I adore Holmes and Watson's friendship; I think it's something so beautifully enduring, spanning across endless decades and endless adaptations. You're so right in saying that they complement each other perfectly - I think they do lend meaning to "opposites attract", no? ;) Lovely post. xx

    1. I agree, they have a beautiful friendship. It's part of the reason why I wrote a school project on Holmes across different adaptations and had a section focused on his friendship with Watson -there's just so much to say :)