6 Books About Friendship That Will Touch Your Heart
Did you know that the first Sunday of August is National Friendship Day? It’s the perfect time to tell those closest to you how much you love and appreciate them. To celebrate, here are five amazing books about the bonds of friendship that you’ll definitely want to pick up and share with your fellow book lovers.
The House on Olive Street by Robyn Carr
The House on Olive Street is the perfect story of long time friends continuing to discover more about each other. After a group of writers suffer the loss of one of their members, the four remaining friends help organize her affairs and in the process not only support each other through this difficult time, but continue to learn new things about themselves and each other even after many years of close friendship. This book is the ultimate bonding experience between friends—definitely something to pick up for the next girls night or book club meeting!
I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller
Why not celebrate friendship with the ultimate show about friendship? Kelsey Miller dives into all the behind the scenes stories about the hit TV show Friends you could possibly want, including little known facts and the trends the show kicked off (as though anyone could forget The Rachel). Be sure to bring this book along next time you have a marathon with your own friends!
A Baby Between Friends by Kathy Douglass
As romance fans, we couldn’t let this list go by without bringing up the classic theme of friends to lovers. Joni manages to convince her friend Lex to be her fake boyfriend for a wedding, but soon the fake relationship turns into so much more. If you’ve had a friendship turn into romance, watching Joni and Lex navigate the complicated feelings of romantic attraction and fear of the unknown can be an all-too relatable experience, but one that will definitely put a smile on your face as the two learn how to make it work.
The Conspiracy by Kat Martin
No one is saying that friendship can’t be complicated. Like all relationships, it has it’s ups and downs and sometimes even falling outs. When Harper’s brother Michael disappears while following his dream of sailing the Caribbean, she turns to his former best friend Chase for help. Chase doesn’t want to get involved with the shady dealings of Harper and Michael’s family, but knows deep down that this disappearance is more than what it seems and even though their friendship may have ended, deep down he still feels loyalty to Michael…and of course, attraction to Harper. Featuring suspenseful twists and turns and the complexities of both the bonds of friendship and romance, The Conspiracy is an edge of your seat read that you won’t want to miss.
A Week with the Best Man by Ally Blake
Looking for a story about a blast from the past? Harper doesn’t really want to return home, but when her sister gets married, her maid of honor duties bring her face to face with old friend—and former high school crush—Cormac. Sometimes old friendships can turn into so much more, and their reunion is the perfect reminder that coming back to where you started is exactly where you’re meant to be.
Just Friends to Just Married? by Scarlet Wilson
Another story of friendship turning into something more, this isn’t just a friends to lovers story, but a story about how close friends can really become your second family. Duc may wind up falling for Viv, but it’s their close and meaningful friendship that allows him to trust her to work at his late parents’ hospital in the first place. While plenty of friendships don’t end in romance, Just Friends to Just Married? also highlights just how impactful a tight friendship can be and how long time friends can make all the difference when you have to face life’s challenges.
Do you have any books that you’ve bonded over with friends? Let us know in the comments section below which books brought you and your friends closer together.