Top 5 Wednesday: Friend Groups

Posted 18 February, 2015 by Jamie Mariano in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments

Top Five Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. This series is open to any book-lover who wants to participate. Be sure to check out the T5W group on Goodreads for more information!

This week’s topic: Friend Groups You Want To Be A Part Of


So, this list was terribly hard to compile because I’m that type of reader who’d give up a limb just to share the same air with a character. Nevertheless, here is my attempt:


5. Q, Ben, & RadarPaper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green




I’ve made it my life’s goal to find the best road trip buddies. Having read this book, Q & his best friends have completely skewed all my expectations. These guys are the greatest kind of awkward-nerdy out there, and most importantly, they care deeply for each other. Q, Ben, & Radar — I’d hooky with you to the moon and back.






4. Alana, Marko, & Hazel, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples




All the characters in this series are absolutely ridiculous. But if I had to choose, I’d rather be ridiculous with Hazel’s family. Her parents, Alana and Marko, are star-crossed lovers surviving in the midst of an intergalactic war, yet despite this, the family still has time to love and laugh and be super-badass. Because family. (Please adopt me.)






3. Cath, Levi, & Reagan, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell




Being a college English major, Cath’s life is probably the one I can relate to the most right now, so I’m pretty sure if we ever met we’d totally be best friends. Even though Levi and Reagan aren’t much “fangirls,” Cath’s friends are my friends. Besides, Levi and Reagan are the perfect balance for Cath (and me).






2. Rose & Co., Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein




This choice was a little tough considering the context of this friendship (see: Ravensbrück). Still, the girls that Rose befriends during a time when survival was the only thing that mattered speaks volumes. No spoilers, for those who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this book, but the bond between Rose & Co. is one of the strongest and most inspirational things I’ve read.






1. Celaena & Rowan, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas




We don’t meet Rowan until book three of this series, but you’d know what I’m talking about when I’m talking about Celaena and Rowan. While the friendship between these two is certainly complicated and frustrating, it’s incredibly powerful and genuine to the bone. I’d probably get shot by an arrow or something if I ever intruded in this camaraderie, but I don’t care. I’m sure they can make room for one more, right?






There you have it! Those are my top 5 picks this week, what are yours? Leave a comment below!

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