Chat Between Chapters: We can be friends if you have read these books

May 22, 2016 Chat Between Chapters, Featured Posts 15


 Let’s talk about books that make us friends with someone. We can be friends if you have read these books.

Julie Review Avatar Julie:

What is it about finding someone who has read a book you adore that makes them an instant friend? Somehow that shared experience of reading a book makes you two so much closer. We can definitely be friends if you have read some of the following books/series. (This is not a comprehensive list, of course.)

  • Anything by Rachel Vincent, but specifically if you’ve swooned over Tod
  • Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series. Dimitri and Adrian. You love them too, right? Then we’re besties.
  • Harry Potter, because that is a fan club full of great people
  • Anything by Colleen Hoover
  • The Lunar Chronicles, being a fan of the kickass women characters – you know we’d get along
  • The Hunger Games, bonus points for watching all the movies too
  • The Twilight Saga (I won’t judge if you stopped watching after the first movie)
  • The Night Huntress/Night Prince series. If you haven’t read those, turn off your computer and go get on that. I’ll wait.
  • Sabina Kane series, and wish you had your own mischief demon



I want to preface this post with this: I don’t really hang out with non-readers. As a reader, you are, by default, better friend material. Including Julie’s list of books, I’d be likely to befriend anyone who has read any of the following books:

  • Anything by Rainbow Rowell. Heck, I want to be friends WITH Rainbow Rowell.
  • Any high fantasy. And it doesn’t matter if we haven’t read the same fantasy series.
  • Outlander. JAMMF, people. This goes without saying.
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. So I know we have similar senses of humor.
  • The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. Kick Butt female heroines.
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor. We can be like Zuzana and Karou. But I’m not eating borscht.
  • Anything by Neil Gaiman. Preferable with Terry Prachett. Bonding over authors who are friends.

What about you? Do you screen friends by which books they read?


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15 Responses to “Chat Between Chapters: We can be friends if you have read these books”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I have to admit to being a little worried before reading this…what if I hadn’t read *these* books? Would y’all still be my blogging friend?!? Well, I’m happy to say that there are only 2 series on Julie’s list (Lunar Chronicles – which is on my to-read list SOON and the Sabina Kane series which is on my tbr) that I haven’t read YET. Lynn’s supplemental list I’m not doing so well with. Although The Hitchhiker’s Guide is also on my to-read SOON list as is Neil Gaiman, Outlander, and Rainbow Rowell. But y’all will still be my friend, yeah? I mean, I am a bookworm. *ha* I don’t have many friends that aren’t readers either, Lynn. Readers do make for better friend material. Great post, girls! 😀
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  2. Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought

    Being friends with a bookworm definitely has its perks 😉 I love HP! It’s the very first series that made me love reading. Also Rainbow Rowell’s book! I only have read Fangirl but I want to read the other since I love it so much. I haven’t read The Lunar Chronicles yet (I know, so late), but I do havw a copy of it so hopefully I could read it soon 🙂
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    • Julie

      Hope you enjoy the Lunar chronicles when you read it 🙂 What are some books on your list?

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Well what a relief… we can all be friends. 🙂 I cringe to say I *still* haven’t read the Vampire Academy series, but I adore Colleen Hoover. Simply my favorite writer/story teller ever. I’m convinced she can do no wrong. The Hunger Games and Twilight… definitely. Books and movies both. Do I get bonus points for the fact that I was re-watching Catching Fire again last night? 🙂

    Rainbow Rowell – yes, yes, yes. Wouldn’t you love to be friends with that woman? You just know she’d be awesome to hang out with. 🙂
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      • Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

        Well, if someone loves the Lux series by JLA… we’re instant buddies. If someone finds The Bronze Horseman as epically romantic and heartbreaking as I do… we’re soulmates. 🙂 Plus there’s I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. And the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. Anyone who reads and loves these books are my people.
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        • Julie

          TBH was epcially tragic.
          Looks like I have the others to add to my mount TBR:)

  4. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I’m happy to say that I can be friends with both of you! I LOVE Adrian (more than Dmitri, I must admit), HP, Colleen Hoover, Lunar Chronicles, Hunger Games and Twilight. Guess I have to go read Night Huntress/Night Prince now!

    I’ve only read two Rainbow Rowell books but loved them both. I do read high fantasy, but haven’t read Outlander – some day! HGttG is an all-time favorite of mine!! LOVE IT! But I haven’t managed the last two on Lynn’s list. I’ll work on that! 🙂
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    • Julie

      What are some books on your own list? I’m sure there are some we absolutely must read to be your friend 🙂

  5. Scarlett

    *remembers that I really need to finish Soul Screamers series* *cries*
    Adrian is life and oh my god the Lunar Chronicles I cannot that series is too good! I also really love reading Rainbow Rowell’s books, I just have Landline left to read 🙂

    • Lynn

      I clearly need to get on the Adrian train! I’m not sure if he can compete with Demitri, Scarlett!

  6. Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books

    I just read Harry Potter for the FIRST TIME EVER last month and now I am OBSESSED!! I can’t believe it took me so long. WTH?!? I just bought the illustrated edition of the first book in the series and it is so gorgeous.

    I did also just read Daughter of Smoke and Bond and I fell in love with that one too. I need to get the other two books in the series and read those soon.
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    • Lynn

      Don’t feel bad, Cynthia. I was late to the Harry Potter party as well!

    • Julie

      I was late to the HP party as well. I just read it for the first time a couple of years ago.

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