Top Five Characters I Want to Be My Best Friend (my favorite T5T ever, because friendship!!)

You know how sometimes a Top Five Tuesday from Bionic Book Worm prompt is just,,,PERFECT for you???

I”M SO HAPPY. Because this is that prompt for me!!!

There are so many characters I feel affection for, but here are five I would hardcore pursue a friendship with. Heart chocolates, friendiversaries, *everything* c:

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1. Maud from Fingersmith

I love Maud because she’s soft and romantic and sometimes a psychopath.

She’s also socially awkward and completely in love with Susan, which I can relate to so much, let’s be HONEST.

And she loves writing!!!!! WE COULD WRITE TOGETHER.

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2. Jeremy from Carry the Ocean

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Jeremy’s representation of depression felt so accurate to what I experience, so we could understand each other, and begin our wholesome friendship based on endless “I get you” moments.

There’s just so much unspoken honesty between two people with the same illness, and that could be the starting point of our special connection!!

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3. Darius from Darius the Great is Not Okay

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“Um.” Darius is my soulmate. HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

Our friendship would include:

  1. Watching Star Trek together
  2. While drinking tea of various flavors/types
  3. Visiting Iran and relishing culture
  4. Crying together (while cosplaying as Spock & Captain)
  5. Sharing book recs (but i refuse to read Tolkien I’m so sorry, Darius, forgive meeeee)
  6. Gushing about our little sisters (because we both love our siblings)
  7. EATING SO MUCH PIZZA. (and I will punch anyone who body shames him. *glares at his dad*)

I already have our lives planned out. I want to recommend potential boyfriends for him, like any good best friend. If he meets anyone ~special~ they must be brought to me for inspection. And I can be present at his wedding! Which will take place at his tea shop, where I work alongside him.

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4. Noah from The Raven Cycle

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I really don’t want to spoil any part of The Raven Cycle, because that would be sacrilegious + cruel. But there is a scene in Dream Thieves in which Noah is the most playful, fun, wonderful best friend in the entire world.

And he’s always playing with Blue’s hair, thinking about his friends, and being silly. I think Noah wasn’t given enough attention in this series, and it’s TRAVESTY. Noah IS the aesthetic of the whole series!!!

I’m ranting on behalf of my best friend, Noah. LOOK AT HIM. HIS CHARMING, GHOSTY SMILE??!!

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5. Hazel Bradford from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

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Hazel is so important to me. I remember reading the book, and it was the weekend, and I was just thinking? She’s so cute!! I want to follow her around forever but in a not creepy way, but just so I’m warmed by the sunshine of her soul.


Hazel Bradford is authentic and gorgeous and I want to be her best friend and just. Go grocery shopping! And buy pets and snacks!

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I know it’s strange that I didn’t mention a single Foxhole Court character at all in this post. IT FEELS SO UNNATURAL FOR ME, I KNOW.

But you know how some characters are just too sacred, and if you were in the same room with them you would try nonchalantly drinking orange juice. Just to cover the intensity of your nerves? And then you CHOKE on your beverage because *hyperventilates* HOLY SH*T. IT’S NEIL JOSTEN. I’M BLINDED BY HIS GODLIKE PERFECTION.

I emotionally couldn’t handle being a good friend to anyone in TFC. It’s just on of those things!

Who would you want to be your book best friend? Who sounds the best from my choices? Do you have a Neil Josten character?



37 thoughts on “Top Five Characters I Want to Be My Best Friend (my favorite T5T ever, because friendship!!)

  1. emmareadstoomuch says:

    OMG YES YES YES NOAH MY SON. he would be such an excellent friend.

    also i don’t think i’ve even heard of any of the other characters in this post??? clearly you’re too hip for me and i’m just going to click those goodreads links and pretend i’m as cool as you are

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      • emmareadstoomuch says:


        lmao i literally binge read Josh and Hazel yesterday and i honestly did enjoy it. very fun just what i needed

        also also: i am finally about to read The Raven King after putting it off for a year i am NERVOUS and i am EXCITED

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  2. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I feel like Darius would be my number one pick for a bookish best friend, I mean, I’m not a massive fan of Star Trek (but maybe that’s because I haven’t seen more than one episode in full and a few more in tiny parts) but I love tea. the descriptions of the tea and the food in Darius the Great is Not Okay made me so hungry, so really I’d love someone to talk tea with.
    Also Noah! πŸ™‚ ❀ I love all the characters from The Raven Cycle series but Noah (and Ronan) is my favourite.
    Great post Malanie, and great picks for this topic too. πŸ™‚ ❀

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