Top Ten Tuesday – Book Characters I’d Love to Have in My Circle of Friends
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is a Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With. When I think of my real life friends and the qualities I love about each of them, a few common denominators carry across all of them. I love their humor and specifically their ability to bring some levity to a stressful situation, I love their loyalty and that I can always count on them for whatever I need, whether it’s a sound word of advice, a shoulder to cry on, a stiff drink, whatever. They just have my back no matter what. I also think my friends are very interesting and I love the unique perspective they can bring to any conversation. And of course, we share many similar interests.
The list of fictional characters I’ve come up with embody many of these same traits so I think they would make great additions to my circle of friends.
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Book Characters I’d Love to Have in My Circle of Friends
1. HERMIONE GRANGER and FRED & GEORGE WEASLEY from the Harry Potter series.
Hermione for her wisdom and general badassery; the Weasley twins for their wicked sense of humor.
2. PERCY, MONTY, & FELICITY from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue
Similar to above, Felicity for her wisdom and because she’s a woman ahead of her time;
Monty & Percy because they’re hilarious and hold the promise of great adventures.
3. HAZEL from Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
Hazel for her whimsical sense of humor. There would never be a dull moment with Hazel as your friend.
4. SAMWISE from Lord of the Rings
Could there possibly be a more loyal friend than Samwise?
5. BRIENNE OF TARTH from the A Song of Ice and Fire series
Although I’d put Brienne of Tarth as a close second to Samwise in the loyalty department.
6. TYRION LANNISTER from the A Song of Ice and Fire series
Tyrion is such a wonderful mix of wit, humor, drunken fun, but at the same time,
he is also someone you would want in your corner when it comes down to it.
7. CHARLOTTE GORMAN from The Accidental Beauty Queen
No social circle of mine would be complete without a few socially awkward book nerds. Enter Charlotte Gorman.
8. NINA HILL from The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
And Nina Hill for the same reason. Us book nerds have to stick together.
9. CASSIE HANWELL from Things You Save in a Fire
I actually just finished this book over the weekend and found myself wishing I was friends with Cassie.
I admired her strength and tenacity, and the fact that she’s a female firefighter just made her really someone I’d like to have in my corner.
10. JUNE AND NORA from Red, White & Royal Blue
Although technically only secondary characters in this book, June and Nora were just all kinds of awesome
and I’d love to have them on my squad. They’re fun, loyal, and very creative.
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Who are some book characters you’d like to have in your circle of friends?
Brienne! I would SO want to be BFFs with Brienne. Great list!
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I just love her so much!
Yes to Brienne and Tyrion! Any character from Lauren Layne is a character I want as a friend. She writes some of the best friendships I’ve ever read.
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I’ve never read one of her books. I’ll have to check them out!
Charlotte and Nina, definitely! I relate to both of them so much! And I’ve always thought I’d love to get a drink with Tyrion, definitely the smartest character in the series.
Yes, I think having drinks with Tyrion would be so entertaining!
Oh YES to June & Nora! They were fab and Gah, i am crossing everything for more with them!
Same! I really want a sequel that focuses on them so much.
I have all the books, and have yet to read them, but I have seen every Harry Potter movie over and over again, and I agree. Hermione would be the best friend to hang out with for sure. Hugs, RO
I imagine she made a lot of people’s lists this week. 🙂
Everyone needs a Hazel in their lives! Great, fun post💜
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Hermione, Fred, and George would be wonderful friends.
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Wouldn’t they? 🙂
From Harry Potter: Hermione, The Weasley Twins, and Luna!
From Red, White, and Royal Blue: I want them all – June, Nora, Alex, Henry
And I totally agree about Monty, Percy, and Felicity.
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I almost added Alex and Henry to the list too. That was such an all around great cast of characters.
Fred and George Weasley aren’t usually the first characters you think of in HP when you think of friends, but I think they’re a great choice!
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They would definitely lighten the mood when you’re feeling down, lol.
I’ve been wanting to read Nina Hill, so I’m excited that you put her on your list! I also put Hermione on my life, and for some reason I couldn’t put Fred and George because of obvious reasons. Poor, poor Fred.
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I saw Hermione on a lot of lists this week. 🙂
Yes! Hermione and the Weasly twins would be awesome friends!!! And the crew from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue <3 Great choices!!
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I would love to have the friend groups from Jenn McKinlay’s Bluff Point series and Alexa Martin’s Playbook series in my circle. They are all so much fun!
Thank you for sharing. 🙂
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I’ve actually not read either of those and will have to check them out. 🙂
You have the ideal squad goals here and I love it. If I had another slot I would have put Felicity. I considered taking Annabeth off and putting her in, but in the end, decided I needed Annabeth. Awesome list.
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Annabeth is a great one too!
Brienne of Tarth is SUCH a good pick. She’s such a loyal person. I love her and definitely agree on the fact that I’d want her in my circle of friends, too. Also, Hermione! Fred! George! Hazel! And the entire squad from Red, White & Royal Blue. You have so many good characters on here it’s almost overwhelming!
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I love Brienne so much.
So much yes here. I didn’t include adult novels on my list, but Nina Hill would definitely make the cut. I could see us playing trivia and kicking back with a good book, and we would laugh, a lot.
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Yes, that would be perfect!
What a great list – though some of them are superfluous – because with Samwise and Brienne, you wouldn’t really need anyone else:)
Haha, good point!
Aaaah Brienne! I love her character so much & would absolutely love to be friends with her!
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Right? Same here!
I’ve seen Hazel on a few lists, and Tyrion and Brienne from GoT would be amazing too!
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Right? I think Tyrion and Brienne would make for an interesting squad.
Love your list! Hazel also made it onto mine this week. I think she’d be such an awesome bestie and there would really never be a dull moment 🥰Tyrion would make a really interesting bestie too lol I think I’d learn so much from him 😂
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I love Hazel. 🙂
Great list! I think from HP, I’d totally want to be friends with Luna. 🙂
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Aww, yes, I love Luna too. 🙂
Hermione for sure. I would love to hang out with the whole gang. But is it weird that I also would love to have a beer with Hagrid? I haven’t read many of the books on your list, Suzanne. I will see if I can get my hands on a few.
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No, not weird at all. Hagrid is one of my favorites and that sounds like so much fun. 🙂
I had Monty on my list but adding in Percy and Felicity would be even better. And Hazel made my list, as well. She would be so much fun! Brienne and Tyrion… love those picks! Tyrion’s wit and wisdom are beyond compare – and o is Brienne’s loyalty. And June and Nora… I would love to be friends with them! 🙂
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Hazel would be such a great friend to have. She really is one of the most fun characters I’ve ever read about.
Great list! I agree with your choices from Harry Potter, and Samwise definitely wins the award for loyal friend!
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Aww I think you win for best list of fictional friends! These are all such great choices, I can’t decide which I love more – Hermione and the Weasley twins, Nora and June, Nina Hill, Brienne and Tyrion, Hazel and OF COURSE SAMWISE GAMGEE <3
Samwise is the best!
I would add Luna to your Harry Potter list. 😍
Yes, Samwise! He should be a roll model for everyone. 💟
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Oh yes, I love Luna too. 🙂