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Monday Frenemies and Wartime Friendship Books

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Monday Frenemies and Wartime Friendships

Each Monday night in December TCM presents two double features focusing on feminine relationships and hosted by Tiffany Vazquez of New York City, winner of our TCM Ultimate Fan contest and part of the 20th Anniversary Fan Guest Programmers.
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Tonight’s theme is an interesting mix, with “Frenemies” and “Wartime Women’s Friendships.” The highlight, and one that I’m watching right now, Old Acquaintance starring Betty Davis and Miriam Hopkins (the same two ladies in TCM’s spotlight header picture). btw… I thought that was a good movie.


In order for me to keep this post short, I will be picking out some books that I’ve read that best fits the Frenemies and Wartime Friendships. I do have lots to do today, what with the holidays coming. And reading from my tbr books is one of those to-do things. And as Betty Davis said it so well in the movie

“It’s late, and I’m very, very tired of youth and love and self-sacrifice.”

My Top Favorite Frenemies Books I’ve Read:


Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy/ Professor Severus Snape and, well a lot of the characters in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

Willa and Paxton in The Peach Keeper by Sara Addison Allen.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of the best “enemies to lovers” romance that I think spawned other stories like it.


Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – favorite Auesten characters, and they have a love-hate romance.

Margaret Hale and John Thornton in North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell – another love-hate romance that I loved reading (and watching too).

Ellie and Sam in According to Jane by Marilyn Brant – favorite children nemesis/ love-hate romance. Plus it’s a Austen inspired book (with Jane as a voice only Ellie can hear).

Cleo Quinn and Johnny LaVenture in Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell – favorite Brit Lit children nemesis/ love-hate romance.

And some Wartime Friendships favorites


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien… “One ring to rule them all…” oops. Sorry. Nerd moment there.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins… War, it can make and break friendships.



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