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