15 Best Books About Friendship Update 05/2022

Books About Friendship

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and contemporary novels like The Notebook are just a few of the many fantastic stories about passionate love that have been told over the ages. While these heartwarming tales of love and passion are sure to fill the shelves of any bibliophile, they aren’t the only ones that may transport you to another world.

It’s a sort of love that’s equally as significant as romantic love for everyone who’s had a really deep relationship. It has the potential to satisfy us just as well as last as long.

Fortunately, there are several excellent works that focus on the importance of friendship and the power it has. If you’re looking for a book on real friends, here are a few suggestions:

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

When Willem, JB, Malcolm, and Jude met in college, they decided to relocate to New York to pursue their ambitions of high-flying jobs in the entertainment industry. Most people succeed in their chosen careers, but that doesn’t mean they’re content. Jude is still dealing with the effects of the trauma he had in the past on his present-day life. If you can get through it, you’ll discover the life-changing power of real and enduring friendship in this book.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

A diverse cast of 12 largely female, black, and British individuals narrates their tales in this multi-layered novel. Despite the novel’s focus on diverse sorts of ties, from maternal to amorous, it also explores the intricacies of friendship, looking at how and why it grows and falters through time.

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

As a young pregnant lady in 17th-century Lancashire, Fleetwood lacks many supporters. When she’s alone in the house, her mother is frigid, her husband is often away, and she wonders where her life will lead her. It’s an unexpected bond that blossoms between Fleetwood and Alice, a mystery stranger who has the ability to keep Fleetwood’s unborn kid healthy.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The necessity of extending a hand of friendship is emphasized in this tale. At last, Eleanor is able to enjoy the company of a friend after a long period of being a social misfit. As Eleanor and Raymond’s relationship deepens, she is able to confront the painful memories of her own past and move on.

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie, a 20-year-old journalist in London, is coping with a lot of changes in her life. Aside from things falling apart in her relationship with boyfriend Tom, things are also becoming worse at work and her childhood home in Brixton is rapidly changing owing to gentrification. In the midst of her personal turmoil, Queenie’s diverse network of friends are there to support her.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Two friends want to be professional dancers, but only Tracey has the natural ability and will to make it as a professional dancer. During their early twenties, they suddenly ended their deep but troubled childhood bond, never to be revisited but yet never forgotten.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

In the literary world, Little Women is considered as a classic narrative of sisterhood. But the novel also focuses on how the four diverse siblings — Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth – form unique bonds of friendship. On top of all that, the relationship between Jo and her neighbor Laurie is a thorn in their sides.

The Lido by Libby Page

An 80-something widow and a 20-year-old journalist find themselves entangled in a battle to save their neighborhood lido from being destroyed and sold to property developers in south London. It’s a tale about the happiness that may come from a friendship that blossoms in the most unlikely of settings.

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

In Atwood’s work, a poisonous relationship is examined. When Elaine returns to her childhood home of Toronto for a retrospective display of her paintings, she is overcome with nostalgia. Cordelia, a former best friend turned tormentor who’s had an effect on her life for more than four decades, forces her to face her past.

Sula by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison

Nel and Sula, childhood best friends, grow estranged after Nel marries and becomes a well-respected mother in their village, while Sula flees to pursue her goals in another town. Upon Sula’s return to her hometown after 10 years, the two ladies relive their childhood friendship’s highs and lows.

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Elena and Lila, the protagonists of the first book in Ferrante’s bestselling Neopolitan trilogy, are a poor but energetic family living on the outskirts of Naples in the 1950s. It becomes clear to the girls as they become older that their friendship is their most important source of support.

The Confession by Jessie Burton

The experiences of two young women, Elise and Rose, are intertwined as the reader travels back and forth between present-day London and Los Angeles in the 1980s. Heart of the plot is a budding relationship between Rose and reclusive senior writer Constance, which is both complicated and fascinating.

Happiness By Aminatta Forna

Happiness By Aminatta Forna

Unexpected friendships provide some of the finest opportunities for exploring the nature of friendship. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when two people from different countries meet on a bridge, here is the tale for you. Their lives grow more intertwined as they become a bond. They may be specialists in various academic subjects, but they all have a deep awareness of the pain that comes with a sense of loss.

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close By Aminatou Sow And Ann Friedman 

One of the best ways to learn more about the nature of friendship is to form unexpected friendships with people you least expect to. When two persons from different nations cross paths on a bridge, this is what occurs. As they get closer, their lives become increasingly interwoven. In spite of their diverse intellectual backgrounds, they have a common experience of grieving over a loved one.

Lobster Is The Best Medicine: A Collection Of Comics About Friendship By Liz Climo

These comics seem to be easy, but they’re really rather complex. It’s not always simple to meet your friends where they are and give them what they need at that time, but that’s what these people show us about friendship. It reminds me of how no one seems to notice that Eeyore may be a genuine bummer at times in the Winnie the Pooh universe. Or, maybe, Tigger could learn to relax. Everyone is invited to the celebration because they are respected. All of us may learn from the adorable animals shown in this book on how to be good friends.

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