Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam of ThoughtsOnTomes. Every week, I will post my top 5 of that week’s theme. If you’d like to learn more about it or join in the fun, head over to the Goodreads group where all the discussions take place here.
This week’s topic is favourite bromances in literature. I love, love, love platonic relationships in fiction, and think that they are seriously underdeveloped way too often. However, here is a list of my favourite friendships between male characters in literature.
1. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
Ron and Harry became friends by chance, arguably. They simply sat in the same train carriage, how could they have known how strong their friendship would become? They go on adventures, fight battles, win the war. This is the ultimate YA bromance. Fight me.
2. Frodo and Sam (Lord of the Rings)
“Come, Mr. Frodo!’ he cried. ‘I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.”
I can’t speak much about this pair because I’ll just cry.
3. Tyrion and Bronn (A Song of Ice and Fire)
This friendship is so much fun to read, mainly because both Tyrion and Bronn are so reluctant to admit that they are friends. Of course, they both have ulterior motives (Brown wants money, Tyrion wants protection) but the chemistry and humour between them is undeniable.
4. Darrow and Sevro (Red Rising Trilogy)
The friendship between these two was my favourite part of this series, and Sevro’s wellbeing was a major concern for me throughout the books. Seriously, whenever Sevro was in danger, I feared for him and the effect it would have on Darrow, because these two have to be together. Also, who can resist the humour between this pair?
5. Darcy and Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)
This is the best kind of friendship to read. These two could not be more different, Darcy is grumpy and cold, Bingley is open and friendly to everyone. They put up with their differences and probably even appreciate those opposite qualities in the other.