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Friends in Books

In Rory Gilmore's Valedictorian speech, she says this:

"I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I've been a resident of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina, and strolled down Swann's Way."

If you know me very well at all, you have probably picked up on a couple things: 1. I love Gilmore Girls and 2. I love diving head first into a book and getting to know new friends. Books come alive to me almost like watching a movie.

It has me thinking lately.....

What friends do I want my kids to (one day) discover in books?

So, I made a list....

Here's what I have so far....

1. Harry, Ron, and Hermione (The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling)
2. Jimmy and his pet Boa Constrictor (The Day Jimmy's Boa at the Wash, Trisha Hanks Noble)
3. Christy, Katie, and Sierra (The Christy Miller Series, Robin Jones Gunn)
4. Westley and Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride, William Goldman)
5. Sam I Am (Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss)
6. Anne Frank (The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank)
7. The Boy and The Tree (The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein)
8. Hadassah (The Mark of the Lion Trilogy, Francine Rivers)
9. Charlie and Alice (The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson)
10. Nancy Drew (The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Carolyn Keene)
11. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy (The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis)
12. Anna and Kate (My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Piccoult)
13. Marcus, Kate, Lisa, Jack, Rachel, Stephen and Jennifer (The O'Malley Series, Dee Henderson)
14. Jane and Edward (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte)
15. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin)
16. Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy (Little Women, Louisa May Alcott)
17. Anne and Gilbert (Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery)
18. Catherine and Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte)
19. Winnie, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, Christopher Robbin (Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne)
20. Charlie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl)
21. Wilber and Charlotte (Charlotte's Web, EB White)
22. Bob and Mr. Scrooge (A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens)
23. Alice (Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Caroll)
24. Mary and Colin (The Secret Garden, Francis Hodson Burnett)

Did I miss any of your favorites? I would LOVE to hear your ideas and lists too! Feel free to share in the comments section or re-blog and share your blog link.


  1. Twilight-Edward etc
    To kill a mockingbird- scout and the gang
    A little princess- I can't remember her name

    <3 Lacee

  2. Sarah, from A Little Princess!! Yes, Lacee!

    Carrie, all of those + . . .

    Elizabeth Bishop from Though None Go with Me (Jerry B. Jenkins)

    Angel/Sarah and Michael Hosea from Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)

    Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen from Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)

    Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield from Sweet Valley Kids (only the "kids" series - Francine Pascal)

    Henry, Jessie, Violet, Ben, and their dog, Watch from The Boxcar Children (Gertrude Chandler Warner)

    Kristi, Maryanne, Claudia, Dawn, and Stacey from The Babysitters Club (Ann M. Martin)

    I'm sure there's more, too. I'll keep thinking! Good question Carrie!

  3. Oh!

    Alexander from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst)

    Max from Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)

    The little bird from Are You My Mother? (P. D. Eastman)

  4. Mel - I love that you put the Baby-sitters Club

    Lace - Kyle was going to add To Kill a Mockingbird if you didn't!