Monday, November 26, 2018

Top Ten Platonic Relationships

  

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Platonic Relationships- defined as those relationships that are close but lack a romantic or sexual nature. I thought this was interesting because depending on how you define it, a platonic relationship could be one where there are feelings, on the part of one or both parties, but they just don't act on them? Since the topic seems pretty flexible I'm going to go with platonic relationships as well as some just awesome friendships.           


Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) 

Katniss and Finnick!

Fangirl

How about Levi and Reagan? I'm trying to remember- did they date before he met Cath? I think they did? But afterwards they were still good friends, I think- I'm gonna go there.  

The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)

Sansa Stark and Myranda Royce. 

The 100 (The 100, #1)

Bellarke- because it hasn't happened yet, riiiiight?

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) 

I've heard people say Frodo and Sam may go past the line of just friendship, but I don't buy that. Yes Sam is extraordinarily devoted, and maybe the writing style contributes to it a little, but... no. It's just friendship AFAIK.

Radio Silence

Frances and Aled do not fall in love! 

Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)

Delilah and Gallagher are a pretty amazing friendship, especially how it develops. 


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Madison and Strand. Yeah I know this is a show but we're all friends here, right? 

The Complete Morgaine (Morgaine Saga #1-4)

The Complete Morgaine - over the course of the series I do feel like feelings develop between Morgaine and Vanye, but the mission comes first.  

69 comments:

  1. I adore Frodo and Sam, and I never really bought the shipping of those two either. I mean his closeness to Frodo can only be expecting considering all the things they go through together in a world where they only know to trust themselves. It's one of my favorite friendships for sure.

    Katniss and Finnick is another really good one! I totally forgot about them, but I remember that being one of my favorite things about the second book.

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    1. Right! And yes Katniss and Finnick- I LOVED their friendship!

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  2. Good friendships always make a story richer, and it's always nice when a character is surrounded by a supportive group of friends (or family). Apart from a novella, I don't think I've ever read a novel by Rainbow Rowell. She's definitely one of the more popular blogosphere authors though. :)

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    1. I agree- and I've only read the one book by Rainbow, which I liked, but for some reason I haven't read anything else of hers!

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  3. I haven't read a lot of these books, but I am aware of some of the friendship!

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  4. Frodo and Sam are absolute friendship goals! I refuse to listen to anyone who says otherwise. Also, Katniss and Finnick! YES!

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    1. Right? And I LOVE Katniss and Finnick- probably my favorite relationship in those books!

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  5. Levi and Reagan dated when Cath became her roommate... I'm glad they could stay friends but I thought it was a little weird romance wise in the book overall.

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    1. Ah that's right- I knew it was something like that!

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  6. Frodo and Sam were on my list too this week, and I mentioned Fangirl because of Cath and Ren.

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  7. I haven't read The Lord of the Rings (yet!), however I have seen the films and based off of those - I adore Sam & Frodo's relationship and how it pans out.

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  8. So much goodness! I still need to read Fangirl!

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  9. Bellarke! Ye-hes please. I really should continue watching the series. Pretty sure I'm a bit behind but I love those two together every single time.

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    1. Me too! Get onnn with it writers hahahaha!

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  10. Ooh nice picks! I forgot about Delilah and Gallagher! They were definitely a favorite of mine too!

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    1. I was pleased with myself for remembering them heh- only b/c I read it recently!!

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  11. I just loved everything about Levi, and he was able to maintain a friendship with Reagan, but I think it was overshadowed by the amazing friendship between Cath and Reagan. Loved them so much!

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    1. That's true, and I almost wished I had picked Cath and Reagan now- I loved their friendship. Levi was awesome.

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  12. I agree about Frodo and Samm. It's frustrating that people try to take it another place.

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    1. Yeah I like them as just friends- they were SO close and in tune w/ each other, supportive- awesome.

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  13. Loved the relationship between Katniss and Finnick, and I'm with you when it comes to Frodo and Sam. Great topic and Happy Tuesday! RO

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    1. I did too- those two were amazingsauce! Happy Tues!!!

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  14. Madison and Strand are a perfect example. And it made me wish I had included Daryl and Carol for TWD. I've always wanted them together but nope, guess it's not going to happen.

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    1. Ooh Daryl and Carol! Fabulous!! Yeah what's up with that? Her and Ezekiel? Where did that come from- with Daryl in the wing all this time??

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  15. Finnick! He was my favorite! When he risked his life to carry Mags... and then what she did for him... my heart is still breaking. I also loved his friendship with Katniss, and I will never forgive the author for what she did to him!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I know! Finnick was the best- I loved too when they first teamed up in book two. I was like yesssss!

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  16. Great list! I agree with you - they do love each other and they are devoted to each other, but not in a romantic way. The problem a lot of the time is that if anyone shows love for anyone else we immediately assume it's romantic which is a real shame when friendships can be just as, if not more, powerful.

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    1. Exactly. And well said- I totally agree. Friends can love each other, and share that, without it being romantic love.

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  17. Frodo and Sam are on my list too and I've never thought of them as anything except friends that love each other for friendship, loyalty and companionship. I agree on the Hunger Games too!

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    1. I never did either until I'd see comment about them being more, and I was like- no they don't go there. And the HG has some fabulous relationships yesss!

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  18. Great list. I think I will have to check some of these out.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  19. Frodo and Sam are definitely just friends. lol . Kinnick and Katniss is a great example. There are some great examples of friendships in that series.

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  20. Ah, yes! Frodo and Sam are BFFs for life, really. Such a great relationship there.

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  21. Levi and Reagan are an example of great friendship!! And I don't buy that Sam and Frodo were more than friends either.

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    1. Exactly. And Levi and Reagan kept their relationship healthy even when he became involved with Cath.

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  22. Great list! Although I was a Peeta fan, I definitely felt Finnick and Katniss had a platonic relationship! I can't wait for Bellarke to happen! I mean, I still need to catch up on a couple of seasons but I have shipped them since the start of the show!

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    1. Yeah Bellarke needs to happen. And Finnick/ Kat was SUCH great relationship- loved those two as friends/ allies.

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  23. Katniss and Finnick! How could I have forgotten them. Awesome pick. Levi and Regan were a lot of fun. :)

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  24. I loved Catching Fire. The entire Hunger Games series is good.

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  25. Katniss and Finnick is a great one! It's really well built up I think - although I definitely think there's attraction there too.

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    1. I think so- great point! They were involved with others, but in a different world ???

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  26. I loved Katniss and Finnick too! Great pick! I'll have to check the other books like Menagerie! It has been on my TBR for ages!

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  27. Frodo and Sam are such fantastic friends, I can't believe I didn't think of them! I love seeing them journey together. Great picks :)

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  28. YES YES YES CAN I PLEASE ALL-CAPS SHOUT ABOUT SANSA/ALAYNE AND MYRANDA ROYCE FOR ANOTHER EIGHT PARAGRAPHS? YES? COOL. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT THEM. BLESS U.

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    1. YES YOU MAY! i WILL TOO :) I LOVED THEM IN THAT SAMPLE CHAPTER AND WANT HALF THE BOOK ABOUT THEM!!!!

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  29. Katniss and Finnick and Levi and Reagan are awesome. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  30. Yeah, I think Sam and Frodo are truly just friends in the book, but it doesn't translate as well on film, plus into the 21st century. Love the Fangirl and Hunger Games picks as well.

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  31. I forgot about Fangirl. The relationships in that book are very realistic. I agree about The Hunger Games and George RR Martin’s books. Both of those series have great friendships.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  32. I love that you started with Katniss and Finnick. They almost made my list as well. Their friendship was so lovely and it was very heart-wrenching in the end there. Which is The Hunger Games in a nutshell. Ooh, Fangirl is another good choice! Earlier I was like, I'm not seeing this book enough on this weeks topic and now suddenly I am getting to the people who are appreciating the books dynamics and it makes me happy. Love, love, love Radio Silence and George RR Martin's books always have such fascinating characters and relationships. Great picks!

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  33. YES I agree, this topic can get quite... complicated hahah. Like life, I suppose! But bite your tongue about Bellarke! You sound like Jason- "platonic soulmates" my ass! And in fairness, book Bellarke gets married, so. Katniss and Finnick are a great one- and is definitely friendship. As is Madistrand which I am obviously here for. And never get to see again. Couldn't they have given us one for the road? Or made Alicia his new drinking bud? Sad. I saw someone in the comments say Caryl- which, just like Bellarke, had better be endgame.

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  34. Oh my gosh, I was struggling to remember who Myranda Royce was and then I finally noticed that it was from the Winds of Winter excerpt. I've not read any of that yet, I refuse to expose myself to teasers or spoilers or any kind until we get news of a firm release date at the very least, lol!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  35. I think that I have a lot of reading to do. I am actually really bad at remembering character names long term but I do think that I remember Finnick. Menagerie was a great book!

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  36. Yeah... Sam and Frodo, and I don't buy the romantic leanings either. 👍✨

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  37. I haven't read any of these books yet, but they all sound interesting! A Song of Ice and Fire series has lots of superb relationships. Great list!

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  38. Love platonic relationships in books!! One of my favorites was Aria and Roar in that series the name of which I've completely forgotten....
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  39. How could I have forgotten Katniss and Finnick when I made my list?? I love their relationship! {And yes, I'm really behind on visiting}

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