Top Five Wednesday: Side Ships

While the main protagonist’s relationship may take up most of the spotlight in some books, side ships are another type of relationship that us fangirls and fanboys thrive on. Listed below are the top five side ships that just steal the show for me!


Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter– Lupin and Tonks are two of my favorite characters from Harry Potter, so when they became a couple, my ship had officially sailed! If they’re were two characters I could resurrect from Deathly Hallows, it would hands-down be them—sorry Hedwig and Fred!

Anna and St. Clair from Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins– Technically, Anna and St. Clair are only the main protagonists in Anna and the French Kiss. I loved seeing the two pop up in Isla and the Happily Ever After and how their relationship has developed .

Nesta and Cassian from A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas– While this isn’t an official ship, I think I enjoyed Nesta and Cassian’s relationship in ACOWAR more than Feyre and Rhsyand’s (oops). I laughed out loud from the banter between them, and I loved seeing this protectiveness and care come out for one another. I’ll take another A Court of Thorns and Roses book all about Nessian, please.

Ron Swanson and Diane Lewis from Parks and Recreation What’s a Fangirl Fury Top Five Wednesday without a reference to Parks and Recreation? It was really awesome to see how Ron changed because of his relationship with Diane and her daughters, and how he took on a parenting role no longer reserved for Andy Dwyer. I just wish we got more interaction with Ron and Diane in the last two seasons of the show.

Molly and Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter– Could you imagine any another couple running the Weasley clan? I think not!

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

What are some of your favorite side ships? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Side Ships

    • I just read your list– OH MY GOSH YES TO ELAIN AND AZRIEL. I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed their chemistry, I love Lucien, but I like Elain and Azriel together so much more! Also, yessssss to Jesper and Wylan!


    • I love it too! Morgan Matson and Sarah Dessen do it a lot in their novels, especially because most of their novels take place in the same town/area.

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      • They do. I know I’ve missed quite a few of the connections in Dessen, but am planning on a reread this summer and I hope to find a few!

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  1. I absolutely love that you mentioned Cassian and Nesta considering I actually ship those two so hard. Their dynamic is phenomenal and I adore every scene they have together because it’s either super heartwarming or super funny and it was just a breath of fresh air in the book. That being said, I loved this post! ❤

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    • Thank you! They really are my favorite ship in that series, I reread ACOMAF before ACOWAR and I’m loved seeing their relationship build up even then

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      • Oh boy, yes! When they debuted in ACOMAF, I was so sold. There’s just so much tension and chemistry between those two – they genuinely broke me in ACOWAR

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