Our piles of to-be-read books are very high, like we imagine yours are. But we’d love to add some books that dig into the beauty (or pain) of our friendships with one another.
Check out these books that talk about women’s friendships. (We only wish we’d read all of these!) If you get a chance to dive into any of these, we’d love it if you would share your thoughts or review.
Fast Friends, by Jill Mansell
The story of three childhood friends who reunite as adults and deal with their complicated lives.
The Forgotten Hours, by Katrin Schumann
Who do we believe – family or friends? This one we have read and can recommend: It’s a pager turner. And it raises questions of sexual abuse, family loyalty, and the mutability of memory.
Friends We Keep, by Jane Green
Throughout college, Evvie, Maggie, and Topher were the best of friends. But time and the mistakes that come with simply being human may strain their love to the breaking point.
Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evarist
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019. Follows the lives of the families, friends, and lovers of twelve characters, mostly women, black and British and varied in age, class, and sexuality.
How Could She, by Lauren Mechling
A dark comedy looking at the sometimes prickly world of adult female friendships through the story of three old friends in NY.
Rules for Visiting, by Jessica Francis Kane
Forty-year old May Attaway might not be very likeable. She lives in the house she grew up in. When she gets some time off work she reconnects with old friends. It’s an exploration of friendship in the digital age.