Top 5 Wednesday: September 5, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Favourite Friend Groups — discuss your favourite ensemble friend groups!

So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to this week’s top five conversation.

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harry-potter-trio-youngThe Golden Trio from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

I suspect no one would be able to talk about their favourite ensemble friend group without mentioning the Golden Trio. Made up of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, the Golden Trio was a friend group I’m sure every 90’s kid wished they could have been apart of. Out of all the groups I mention on this T5W, they will be my favourite, always.

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The Inner Circle by Charlie Bowater

The Night Court from the ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series by Sarah J. Maas

As with the Golden Trio, I suspect the Night Court from the widely popular ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series will be making a few peoples favourite ensemble friend group lists. I think they made my list because they are a group of friends that accepts the others faults and doesn’t try to change their shortcomings. All of lived through things no one should have to, but they accept it and move on.

 

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The Raven Cycle by BLuwish

The Raven Boys from ‘The Raven Cycle’ series by Maggie Stiefvater

While I have only had the pleasure, or time depending on how you look at it, of reading The Raven Boys featuring this ensemble friend group they nevertheless deserve a spot on my list. Each offer a uniqueness to a very unique plot, making them almost unimaginable without the others.

 

download.jpgThe Sisterhood from ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ series by Ann Brashares

Each of the girls in the sisterhood, from Bridget to Lena, Tibby to Carmen brought a different set of awkward firsts to this ensemble friend group. And yet, even with their differences they taught girls, myself included, that we all experience more or less the same experiences and that to have a friend to share it with makes it all the better.

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Six of Crows gang by Charlie Bowater

The Six of Crows gang from the ‘Six of Crows’ series by Leigh Bardugo

While I personally would never want to be part of this ensemble friend group, factoring in the fact that I would probably be the first to die in any given situation, The Six of Crows gang is all about taking take of their own, no matter the cost. While they didn’t start out the series as friends, come the conclusion of Crooked Kingdom I would bet that very few of the gang would be able to live a great deal of time without the others.

 

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And those are the top five ensemble friend groups in YA literature. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.

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