It’s Literary Friendship Day here at Book Riot, and we are celebrating all things friendly and bookish! Does anyone else have that old Scout song about friends running through their head? How about the Friends theme song? No? Just me? Cool cool, just checking. From murder friends to manga friends, book clubs with friends and friends in space, we’ve got platonic soulmate stories for everyone from the littles to the grownups. You can even take a quiz and find out which Literary Friendship you and your bestie(s) match up with.
For all those who are a “rainbow in someone else’s cloud,” to paraphrase Dr. Maya Angelou, we are grateful—not to mention our literary friends, who keep us company when we can’t see our IRL friends. And who knows, maybe you’ll find more of the latter in today’s posts! Happy reading.
10 of the Best Manga Friendships
Do you love reading about platonic relationships in comics? Then check out this list of some of the best manga friendships.
Friendships in Black and Multicultural Romance
Squad goals! Find more reasons to include friends in matters of the heart with these friendships in Black and multicultural romance.
8 Epic Friendships in Sci-fi and Fantasy Books
When you throw magic and science fictional worlds at these companions, you get some of the most epic friendships in sci-fi and fantasy.
5 of the Best Criminal Friendships
For the fan of crime novels who are also looking for some companionship: here are a bunch of criminal friendships.
8 Great Picture Books about Friendship
These picture books about friendship go over a wide array of situations where characters forge bonds, relationships, and alliances.
6 of the Best Friendships in YA Fantasy
Rapid fire banter, relationship dynamics, who doesn't love exploring a fictional friendship? Find a few friendships in YA fantasy.
4 of the Best Friendships in Middle Grade Books
The friendships in these middle grade books overcome challenges, act as support systems, and give kids a sense of bonding and community.
3 Ways to Start a Two-Person Book Club with a Friend
One Rioter describes three different types of two-person book clubs that have helped her make and maintain long-lasting literary friendships.
Quiz: Which YA Friendship is Most Like Your Own?
Find your bestie in a great book! Consider your BFF and take the quiz to determine which YA friendship is most like your own.
19 Queer Friendship Books That Go Beyond the Gay Best Friend
If you're sick of reading books with one queer person per friendship group, check out these 19 books celebrating queer friendship!