Tell Me Something Tuesday: Book Friendships

Posted May 12, 2020 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 7 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.

What about you? Do you like friendships in your books, sometimes more than the romance? What are some of your favorites (and ones I may have missed!)?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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7 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Book Friendships

  1. Jen

    OMG – how could I have forgotten Cookie and Charley??? They are the best! And the HP gang, too. Great list! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love friendships in books and Harry Potter is a fabulous example of that. I haven’t read JD Robb but I know her Nora Roberts books always have really great friendships and they’re usually my favorite part of the book.

  3. Those are some good choices! I like the friendships in the Kate Daniel series. I like the friendships in The Tourist Trap mysteries by Lynn Cahoon. 🙂 Boy when put on the spot I can’t think of hardly anything no wonders you only thought of 5 lol. 🙂

  4. I love the In Death gang, too.

    I love Dorina and Claire’s friendship in the Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance, Mercy and Warren in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, and most of Kristen Ashley’s books have great friendship groups.