Bookish Girls BFFs


After doing the girl-guy and guy-guy version of bookish friendships, it was time to highlight some good girls BFFs in books. While trying to find some great friendships, I came to the conclusion that good girls BFFs are rarer to find in books than guys BFFs. Have you noticed that? Girls tend to start a book as best friends, but more often than not, something happens to change that status… it’s weird, and I fell sad about that. Either way, here are some good ones.

1. Cinder & Iko – The Lunar Chronicles

Am I cheating here because Iko is an android? Hmmm, I don’t think so! She’s very much a human in all that matters, and she and Cinder are awesome together.


2. Shazi & Despina – The Wrath & The Dawn

These two biker like hell, but ultimately they trust each other and have each other’s backs.

3. Sky & Six – Hopeless

Even while apart, Sky and Six went out of their way to stay close. I love how non-judgmental their relationship is, and that’s why they’re one of my favorites BFFs ever!

4. Aelin & Lysandra – Queen of Shadows

One of the best things introduced in QoS was the amazing friendship between these two strong fierce warriors. I can’t wait for book 5 :D.


5. Lizzie & Charlotte – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

I loved them on the show, I loved them even more on the book. They’re kind of perfect 😀 – and way better than the original friendship in Jane Austen’s book.

6. Beth & Jennifer – Attachments

Their emails are hilarious. There isn’t a single doubt that these two ladies are BFFs!

7. Cath & Reagan – Fangirl

This friendship took a while to develop, but ultimately the two very different roommates gave in and entered an unlike beautiful friendship.


I admit that I’m a bit depressed after writing this post. I need to read more books about awesome girls BFFs, without the drama of the book butting in said friendship… recommendations?!

39 thoughts on “Bookish Girls BFFs

  1. Cátia says:

    You did very well in this post. It’s amazing how after all that brainstorming you were actually able to get 7 pairs of BFFs because as you said girls friendships are rare for some weird reason. And Iko counts. No one cares if she is an android. She’s still Cinder best friend

  2. stephaniesbookreviews says:

    Beth and Jennifer always make my list of great book friendships! I also really liked the group of friends in The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord. It’s been awhile since I read it and I don’t remember all their names, but there’s a group of 4 girls and while there are some disagreements, they’re a solid friendship, even though there was a lot of room for things to turn into heavy girl drama.

  3. Sara @ freadomlibrary says:

    There needs to be more genuine friendships written, I don’t know why authors don’t do things like that. It’s so disappointing. I made The Wrath and the Dawn by TBR jar book for next month because of you (which is totally cheating btw)

  4. Josephine says:

    YAAAS to this! We need more books that feature strong female friendships. It is much needed! I absolutely adored the friendship between Aelin and Lysandra, definitely one of the best things that happened.

  5. lostwithinwordsx says:

    I absolutely adore Cinder and Iko!!! I really wish we can see more female friendships in YA as well 😦 Another one of my favs would be Lia and Pauline from The Kiss of Deception!

  6. Katy Goodwin-Bates says:

    I really liked the friendships between the girls in Not If I See You First. Really realistic and not sugarcoated but touching all the same. You’re right though, it’s shame it’s so hard to think of any.

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