Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
I don’t even feel bad for using the term #SquadGoals right now, because it’s exactly what I’m hoping to encapsulate today. I think there’s one book series I think of RIGHT away when I think of the term and that’s honestly what got me thinking about this topic. Sometimes you just need a book with a GREAT group of friends. They support each other, have great chemistry, and sometimes save the world together. These groups of great friends are included here below! Because I only had seven at the top of my mind, I included three books with more #BFFgoals instead. Second Time Around by Beth Kendrick • A great group of friends who met in college end up living together (and living out their dreams) ten years later
Winter by Marissa Meyer • Do I need to explain? The epitome of #SquadGoals: Cinder, Kai, Wolf, Scarlet, Jacin, Winter, Cress, and Thorne – love their chemistry the most ever
The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen • A group of very different girls smashing the patriarchy and sexist tendencies of their high school/boys football team
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway • Despite the title with only two names, I fell pretty hard for the side characters that Emmy and Oliver are friends with – Caro and Drew
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord • Super supportive group of girls that I absolutely loved – talk about three girls who can equally get along and love each other!
Aspen by Rebekah Crane • Such hilarious inside jokes and amazing chemistry between Aspen, her best friends, and her love interest – I could have chilled with them forever
The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater • I literally ship all of them together as more-than-friends, but am very much in love with Blue and her boys platonically as well
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard • Safi and Iseult are threadsisters (this means they’re basically like friend-soulmates) who kicked ass all around this really cool fantasy world
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid • Hannah and Gabby became my favorite duo of bookish best friends ever – they supported each other no matter where life took them
Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler • Reagan and Victoria weren’t perfect and had some fights along the way, but the foundation of their friendship was just too solid to break