Bookstr Team’s Bookish Friend Groups We Love

We asked our Bookstr team what bookish friend groups they love, or which ones they’d love to be a part of. Come see what we said!

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We asked our team here at Bookstr who their favorite bookish friend groups were or if there were any bookish friend groups they’d like to be a part of. Come check out our answers!

The Shadowhunters

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Ever since I read this series, I have always wanted to be a part of this group. They’re such badasses, and they have such a strong bond with each other. Plus, who wouldn’t want to be a shadowhunter? They get to fight monsters, and I think that’s pretty awesome. Additionally, Isabelle and I would absolutely be best friends, so I would love to be part of this group just for her, honestly.  

  • Alexandra Mellott, Editorial
The Mortal Instruments boxed set with a blonde man kneeling on the ground on the cover.

I love this series.  I love how each of them is always there for each other. I love seeing how each of them grows throughout the series. I think that Alec, Jace, Isabelle, and Clary all learn that family is more than who you’re related to by blood. I enjoy Isabelle’s fashion sense and Clary’s artistic abilities. A girls’ night out with Clary and Isabelle would be so much fun. I want to know where Isabelle gets all her clothes. Where does she get all her clothing money? Also, I would like to learn all the fighting techniques that they use to battle demons and stop evil from overtaking everything good and kind about humanity in the world. 

  • Christina, Graphics

Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings with the eye of Sauron on the cover and a golden ring.

The bond between the four hobbits in The Lord of the Rings is simply heartwarming. They stick together through thick and thin, facing all kinds of danger and crazy adventures in Middle-earth. From Frodo’s determination to Sam’s unwavering loyalty, Merry’s brains, and Pippin’s courage, they’ve got it all covered. Their friendship is the glue that holds them together as they take their part in saving Middle-Earth. It’s like watching your favorite group of pals take on the world, and you can’t help but root for them every step of the way.

  • Serafima Schott, Graphics

The Winsome Threesome

ttyl by Lauren Myracle

I am speaking more from the perspective of who I was in high school, but I am willing to admit I still reread this series over and over again. This series follows three best friends over the course of high school and the beginning of college. There’s Angela, the extroverted and boy crazy one, Maddie, the sarcastic and wild one, and Zoe, the quiet and studious one. The girls may be different, but they stick together through thick and thin. Sure, they get into fights and may get so mad at each other that they don’t talk to each other for weeks, but they never lose the support they have for each other.

ttyl cover by Lauren Myracle with yellow emojis on the front.

The book series is told through IM messages (it was mostly written in the mid-2000s for reference), and these messages make you feel like you are a part of their group chat. Each girl is entertaining in their own special way, and that is one of the reasons why each of them would be an exciting friend to have. I would love to be a part of this friend group because they seem like they always know how to have a fun time and they seem like some of the best friends that someone could hope for.

  • Rachel Rosenfield, Editorial

The Inner Circle

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Unbridled loyalty, a penchant for erratic, unpredictable behavior, and a place you can always call home. That’s what this friend group represents. Through thick and thin, fights, and happy times, they’re always there for one another. Each member brings a different perspective and personality, yet they mesh so well and are more of a found family than anything else. To be a part of such a dynamic group would be akin to being wrapped in the softest, warmest blanket. 

  • Kristi Eskew, Editorial
A Court of Thorns and Roses series with various colored covers.

I’d be thrilled to join the Inner Circle for countless reasons! Each character is wonderfully unique. They hail from diverse backgrounds and classes, yet they embrace each other with unparalleled love and equality. Their banter and teasing are like that of a tight-knit family because that’s exactly what they are – a chosen family. It’s a beautiful thing, you know? We often view family as a given, but I see it as a privilege. Sometimes our own blood lets us down, but when we choose our family, we know we can always rely on them. Outwardly, the Inner Circle may seem to respect each other solely due to their High Lord, but in truth, they couldn’t care less about the world’s opinion as long as they hold onto their own truth.

  • Trish G, Editorial

The Crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This ragtag team of six was honestly fun to get to know. They each had their own abilities and added something to the group. They each played their role so well, and I was enthralled by how they pulled off a heist by trying to break someone out of an impregnable jail. They’re a group of teens living in the slums of Ketterdam trying to make their own way out, and I appreciated how their dreams kept them going, as well as their friendship and understanding of one another. Kaz’s distrust of people aside, he kept the group going and told them the brutal truth when necessary.

Six of Crows series with a black wing on the front of it.

Yes, he certainly pissed them off at one time or another, but he always had a reason — whether you hated it or not — as to why he did what he did. I appreciate and admire that in a leader. He does the hard stuff to ensure each member of The Dregs/The Crows does what they should. The biggest thing that still makes me love this group is the fact that they trusted their leader but held him up to the standards of each member. They all held each other at certain levels but helped each other as well. That’s a group I’d join in a heartbeat.

  • Quiarah B/Vphan, Editorial

The Rampion Crew

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer


This group of characters has such a special place in my heart. Consisting of Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Winter, Jacin, and Kai, they form an unlikely group to take down Queen Levana’s empire. They start to come together as the series progresses, so we don’t see them all together until the final book in the series. This group has the perfect mix of level-headed heroes and rambunctious goofballs, and I wish I could read fifty more books about their shenanigans and adventures. The Rampion Crew was my first experience with the found-family trope, and it has lived in my mind rent-free ever since. 

  • Corinne Vergari, Social

The Seven Prophesied Demigods

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Piper, Leo, Hazel, Frank, Jason, and the OGs, Percy and Annabeth.  Especially in The Mark of Athena, when everyone gathered together in the Argo II, I felt like I was there with them, saving the world from the giants and the earth goddess, Gaea, and facing other encounters. From the group, I feel like I would get along with Leo more because we share the trait of being hilarious and making your friends laugh. I also felt connected with the other characters.

The Heroes of Olympus cover with a giant cyclops.

I would be talking to Annabeth for strategic advice or listening to Piper’s stories from her grandfather. Throughout the series, these demigods became friends as they traveled to dangerous situations, and completed the quest. Including myself, you can count me for helping them out. I would love to invite them for a sleepover party. That would be absolutely fun. Oooh,  I’ll invite Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge. Hey, they saved the world, too.

  • Yesenia Maldonado, Graphics

The Sphinxes

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Killers of a Certain Age cover with a hand holding a knife.

I would love to be friends with these badass ladies! Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie are more than just best friends and partners in crime. Over the years, they’ve truly become a chosen family, and I adore the unbreakable bond they share. Sure, they may get on each other’s nerves and fight at times, but at the end of the day, they would trust each other with their lives. If that isn’t true friendship, I don’t know what is! 

  • Lauren Nee, Editorial

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