Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Here’s how it works: Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for each Tuesday. If you check this link, you’ll find she’s assigned topics for several future weeks so you can plan ahead. She adds, “create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list . . . Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you!”
Each week Jana posts a Linky on her blog where you can (if you want) share a link to your post and check out other bloggers’ posts.
This week’s topic is Typographic Book Covers (covers with a design that is all or mostly all words). I honestly don’t think much about book covers; I’m more interested in content And one content area that interests me is female friendship.
Here are 10 novels that examine aspects of female friendships, both the good and/or the not so good.
- Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
- Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
- Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
- The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
- The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
- Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
- Study Notes
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
When circumstances change, friends may become rivals.
Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark
A heartwarming story of a friendship that lasts more than 80 years.
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
When friendships begin in childhood, they will probably have both ups and downs.
Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
(scroll down to #4 on the linked page)
Friendship functions as a subplot in this novel that explores the meaning of love.
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
How well do you really know your friends?
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
A celebration of female solidarity.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Another celebration of female solidarity.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
An examination of the evolution of friendship over time.
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Friendship can be complicated.
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
Does one woman always know what’s best for her friend?
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