Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. Check out her blog for upcoming topics! I saw a post by Jen (Twimom) and thought it was fun and decided to join in. So I’ll be jumping in sporadically 🙂
I haven’t done these for a while, in part because I couldn’t find the prompts. But Jen shared them with me (Thank you Jen!) and so I’m able to jump in again! yay! For those, like me, looking for the prompts… next week is: If a book disappoints you by an author that you read for the first time, how likely are you to try that author again?
Name some of your favorite book friendships.
I love books with great friendships. In fact, good friendships are sometimes better to me than the romance! Here are some of my favorites:
- The Hollows series by Kim Harrisson: Ivy, Jenks, and Rachel — and even Trent and Al at certain points – have such an amazing friendship. I think that while Rachel’s relationships change and struggle throughout the series, it’s the friendship of those three that makes the series.
- In Death series by JD Robb: Okay, the romance in this series is on point, true. But the friendships have made me shed some serious tears. Peabody, McNabb, Mira, Mr. Mira, Feeny, Mavis, Nadine, Baxter, Trina… and anyone I may have missed are such a solid group. If you’re not into mysteries (as I wasn’t really when I started this series), the characters and friendships will still hook you.
- Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones: Another solid romance, but the friendship between Charley and her best friend Cookie is what hooked me on this series initially. And the witty humor.
- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: I’m going to assume you don’t live under a rock and know about the friendships in this series :p
- Witchless in Seattle series by Dakota Cassidy: I almost missed this one and it would have been a real shame! I love the friendships in this one – another that has brought me to the brink of tears due to the loyalty and sacrafice!
So I only came up with 5 series. I’m sure there are others that I’m overlooking BUT it makes me think that maybe authors could put some more focus on the great friendships? These all just so happen to be some of my highest rated series too – and some of the only ones I’m current on/have actually finished.
I do want to give an honorable mention to Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill. That series had really strong friendships at the start. But I’ve fizzled out on the series (I will go back to it eventually now that it’s finished) but I think my interest fizzled as the friendships started to struggle.