7 Days of Top 7 is a week-long feature hosted by the BookTuber Book Roast. The idea is pretty self-explanatory. Each day this week participants will share their top seven picks for the given prompt. Today we are talking about 7 books that feature friendships.
1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
The friendships in this book give me life. The relationship between Kaz and Nina especially is life-ruining. And Inej and Nina. I love them allllll.
2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard.
How often do we get to read a high fantasy wherein the main relationship is actually a female friendship? This book focuses on these two girls who are dedicated to supporting, uplifting, and empowering (and saving) one another. It’s amazing.
3. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
Look, I know. But I can’t write about friendships and not mention the OT5 okay.
4. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.
This book is mostly about grief, but it’s also mostly about a friendship if that makes any sense. What I love most is the exploration of the way friendships change and evolve and grow.
5. And I Darken/Now I Rise by Kiersten White.
Radu and Nazira are INCREDIBLE. I love them so so much. They are both gay and their marriage is used to protect their relationships but they are also the BEST OF FRIENDS I LOVE THEM.
6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
The main relationship in this series is between Rose and Lissa. They’re best friends with a super strong bond – Rose is Lissa’s protector but they also have a soul-deep, magical connection that aids in that dynamic.
7. Exit Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston.
This whole book is about how a sexual assault survivor is supported by her amazing network of friends and family. The best friend in particular is amazing, especially when the MC, Hermione, says something along the lines of “This person needs to die and Penny will kill them.”
1. Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
This book is so awesome in the way it portrays opposite sex friendships. We really don’t get to see those all that often. And when we do, the friendship often evolves into a romance. Not with Dara & Otis. They stayed totally platonic the entire way through. I loved their friendship. It’s one that so many teens desperately need.
2. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Lord always writes friendships so well, so I wasn’t too surprised to see her do the same thing here. The friends that Lucy makes while she’s at Camp Daybreak were really awesome and Keely especially, stood out to me because she seemed so rough initially, but she softened up as the book progressed.
3. The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I loved Tess’s entire friendship group. Vivie, Asher, Henry & Emillia were all captivating in their own ways. I loved how they cared about each other. The friendships were done really well in this book and I am so glad I read this entire series because it just got better and better.
4. All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
Savannah’s friends had their own issues going on, but like true friends, they never stopped caring about what she was going through. They cared about her and they cared about her younger brother. Despite their own issues, they remained steadfast & loyal to Savannah.
5. Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood
Ivy had two great friends in Claire and Abby. I was obsessed with Claire and made a joke that if she were ten years older and not fictional I’d marry her. She was exactly who Ivy needed. Abby was great too. She was a lot calmer and less in your face than Claire was. They balanced each other out.
6. You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
I loved how diverse Audrey’s friend group was. Rose was technically Audrey’s best friend, but I found myself more excited about the new girl, Olivia. She was really good to Audrey throughout the book, whereas Rose struggled to be a good friend during a good portion of the book.
7. Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally.
Gahhh, i just loved Maggie & Levi’s group of friends, especially Georgia & Hunter. Kenneally always writes friendships so well and I love that.
Are any of your favorites on our lists?