With Thanksgiving coming up, I decided on a booklist to represent friendship. I know personally, I’m thankful for my family and friends. Sometimes I’m a lot to put up with LOL.
Whether we’re up or down. In great times of need. Blood or not. Friends are always there for us. This book list is dedicated to them. With love, tragedy, heartache, and hardships, life would be a different beast if we had to tame it by ourselves.
And sometimes it isn’t easy to have friends. You’ll fight and cry and may not speak for days or weeks or months, but you know they’re not far away and that you’ll make up. Sometimes you drift apart and that’s okay, too. Make room for as many as possible is my advice.
Like an onion or a flower, sweet or sour, there will be many. Only a few will crack open your heart and be in your special circle. The circle you pair your family in, and it won’t matter how far away you are from each other. It’s the heart that keeps you connected (and of course social media these days LOL).
The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
“Don’t live a little. Live a lot.”
A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
The Thing About Jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin
“But a person doesn’t always know the difference between a new beginning and a forever sort of ending.”
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Author: Rick Riordan
“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”
Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynne Ewing
“Life is like riding a bicycle. You get nowhere standing up, so get up on that seat and go!”
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Author: Ann Brashares
“Maybe, sometimes, it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what.”
Author: Kody Keplinger
“You can lie to yourself if you want, but reality is going to catch up with you. I’ll be waiting when it does… whether you like it or not.”
Pay It Forward
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
“What’s weird is when you mean a lot more to somebody else than they ever meant to you. I mean, a whole lot more. Like life on two whole different planets.”
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
Author: David Arnold
“But I also know that sometimes—not always, but in the best of cases—innocence lost can be knowledge gained, and I think this is one of those times.”
Sisters in Sanity
Author: Gayle Forman
“It’s just that we’d like to think that craziness and sanity are on opposite ends of an ocean, but really they’re more like neighboring islands.”
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Tell me in the comments below.
So many good ones on this list! (I used to love Daughters of the Moon). I also love the friendships in Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicholson books (even if Georgia can be terrible sometimes).
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I loved DOM and am currently recollecting them so I can reread them.