Top Ten Tuesday: Platonic Relationships in Books


It has been long since I last posted on here. Very long – almost a year, to be precise. I feel very motivated to blog more again, and what better way to remain motivated than with a weekly challenge? Therefore, today I post my first entry for the Top Ten Tuesday hosted on 🙂
(I cannot promise that I will always find up to ten points for every topic, but I intend to not put too much pressure on me – this, too, helps with keeping motivated!)

Today, participants where asked to list their 10 favorite platonic relationships in books; it could be sibling relationships, parent/children relationships or friendship. I found five books with amazing friendships I want to share with you all.

  1. The four hobbits, but mainly Frodo and Sam in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
    Oh, the childhood memories! I remember reading the books in elementary school, together with my then best friend. Every day we would meet up and discuss how far we got in the story. It was wonderful sharing that journey through Middle Earth with her. We often likened our friendship to the one of the hobbits!
  2. One of my favorite reads this year has definitely been The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, and the crew of the Wayfarer rightly deserves a place on this list! I loved reading about the interspecies connections they form.
  3. Also a book I read this year is My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. The friendship of the high schoolers Abby and Gretchen is depicted realistically and vividly and I really felt for them.
  4. Another friend group I would love to be a part of are the grad students in Tana French’s The Likeness, the second in the series about the Dublin Murder Squad.
  5. The German novel Mädchenmeute [„Girl Pack“ or „Girl Gang“] by Kirsten Fuchs sadly has not been translated into English. It is about a group of girls running away from summer camp to spend some weeks sustaining themselves in the forest, far away from adults and their „normal lives.“


So much for my first Top Ten (well, Five) Tuesday! See you next week,
❤️, Rosa