27 November 2018

My Favourite Non-Romantic Relationships In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

Top Ten Tuesday
This week is Top Ten 
Platonic Relationships In Books
As much as I love romance (and I bloody love romance) sometimes it's the non-romantic relationships that really make a book. And here are some of my favourites.
  • Elektra and her family in Waiting for Callback by Honor and Perdita Cargill
    Gosh guys, this family? They're amazing. Supportive and caring and hilarious, and reading about them is a bit like getting a hug.
  • The Avery family in Secrets and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
    Basically I just love this book and wanted to mention it. I love the changing family dynamics and how the sisters try to deal with everything that's happening.
  • Lucy and George in Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud
    This one is a grower, but I love the back and forth between Lucy and George, the mutual disdain and (lets be honest) dislike that eventually turns to respect.
  • Renée and Flo in Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter
    I think this book has my most favourite portrayal of friendship EVER. It starts small and grows until it consumes them like friendships do when you're a teen.
  • Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong from Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
    The friendship between these two is so special and pure and strong and just thinking about it kind of makes me want to cry.
  • Frances and Aled from Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
    It's just so beautiful and precious and I feel a reread coming on. I love how nerdy they are together. And then you have Frances' mum oh man, she reminded me of my mum.
  • Evie, Amber and Lottie from Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
    The Spinster Club are one of my favourite friendship groups and I love how they support each other and truly care.
  • Fliss and Margo from Margot & Me by Juno Dawson
    OK so this one starts off ROUGH but also Margo is *amazing* and needed to be on this list and I couldn't remember the names of her wartime friends.
  • The Fallen Children in The Fallen Children by David Owen
    Basically it's a group of girls who go through something awful and heart-wrenching and terrifying and horrifying, and yet they still kind of support each other and protect each other.
  • Milly, Elyse and Leonie from One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
    I don't think a book has ever hit me quite as hard as this one - and a huge part of that is because the sisterly relationship between these three is so real. It's like me when I'm with my sisters.

    Which non-romantic relationship is your favourite?

    14 comments:

    1. I've only read the first Lockwood & Co, but this makes me want to continue the series!

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    2. Oh, Radio Silence is on my "want to read". Alice Oseman is an author I discovered this year, so I should definitely try and get a copy sometime. Am I Normal Yet? is actually on my TBR. I've been meaning to pick it up, but every time I come close, I get in a fantasy mood? Oops.

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    3. Other than Romeo and Juliet I've never really read a romance book, so I may check some of these out - thanks for sharing! 💜✨

      With love, Alisha Valerie x

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    4. I love romantic books but I would love to read some non-romance books too! Thanks for the recommendations!

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    5. I love Frances and Aled in Radio Silence. So much.

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    6. Great list! Great review. ImI definitely going to sink my teeth in a few of these...

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    7. Aww I love your choices, I LOVE Frances and Aled SO much, they're my favorites <3 <3

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    8. I need try Stroud one of these days. :)

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    9. I've heard that Holly Bourne writes really good mental health rep in her books. So, I do want to check out her titles. Am I Normal Yet? sounds like it would fit my tastes.

      I've been enjoying this week's T10T prompt so much!

      Cam @ Camillea Reads

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    10. I think I need to read Radio Silence. I’ve seen it on a few lists today, and it sounds really good.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    11. Nice list! I haven’t read any of these but Radio Silence is on my TBR. I love books which showcase strong non-romantic relationships 😊

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    12. I haven't heard of any of these but Radio Silence is on my TBR and I am hoping to get to it soon!

      Friendships are so important in fiction :)

      Amy @ https://www.amysbookishlife.co.uk/

      x

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    13. A great post! <3
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    14. I love so many of these too- a lot of them would have been on my list had I done friendship rather than family!
      Amy x

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