The best 40 Friendship books

Friendship is a fundamental aspect of human connection and plays a vital role in our well-being and happiness. Nurturing and maintaining strong friendships can lead to a more fulfilling life. That's why we've curated this list of books to help you explore the complexities of Friendship.

These books offer insights into building lasting bonds, overcoming challenges, and understanding the true value of friendship. So, let's strengthen your connections and embark on this journey of personal growth and deeper understanding of the human experience!
The best 40 Friendship books
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Friendship Books: Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton

Hatching Twitter

Nick Bilton
A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
4.5 (15 ratings)
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What's Hatching Twitter about?

Hatching Twitter tells the story of the four men responsible for Twitter as we know it. It’s a tale of backstabbing, superstar glory and billions of dollars that chronicles the drama and defining decisions that made Twitter what it is today.

Who should read Hatching Twitter?

  • Anyone who uses Twitter
  • Anyone who is interested in Twitter’s impact and origins
  • Anyone who works in a start-up
  • Anyone interested in the dangers of mixing business and friendship

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Friendship Books: The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

The Art of Rivalry

Sebastian Smee
Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art
4.2 (94 ratings)
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What's The Art of Rivalry about?

The Art of Rivalry (2016) details the remarkable accomplishments of some of history’s greatest artists and the personal relationships with their peers that propelled them to creative success. These blinks explain how rivalry between artists drives innovation and how relationships have been central to the growth of the arts in general.

Who should read The Art of Rivalry?

  • Students of art and art history
  • Artists of all types
  • Entrepreneurs hoping to understand how competition can drive innovation

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Friendship Books: Quiet Power by Susan Cain, with Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz

Quiet Power

Susan Cain, with Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz
The Secret Strengths of Introverts
3.9 (165 ratings)
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What's Quiet Power about?

Quiet Power (2016) explains why adolescents struggle with introversion and explores how an aversion to socializing can make it challenging to form friendships, complete schoolwork and fulfill social obligations. These blinks offer a number of different techniques that introverts can use to make these situations bearable and turn their so-called weakness into a straightforward advantage.

Who should read Quiet Power?

  • Teachers, students and parents
  • Child psychologists
  • Introverts

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Friendship Books: Friend of a Friend by David Burkus

Friend of a Friend

David Burkus
Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career
4.3 (74 ratings)
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What's Friend of a Friend about?

Friend of a Friend (2018) shows how networks around us can be put to use and taken advantage of. Networking is, of course, a crucial skill for professional success – but networks themselves go even deeper and aren’t just about making new contacts. Innovation, career development and business success all have their part to play, too.

Who should read Friend of a Friend?

  • Students of business and management
  • Ambitious professionals
  • Frustrated workers stuck in dead-end jobs

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Friendship Books: Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher

Women Rowing North

Mary Pipher
Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age
4.2 (21 ratings)
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What's Women Rowing North about?

Women Rowing North (2019) explores how women can continue to flourish as they enter their sixties and seventies. Through poignant stories from real women’s lives, these blinks examine the possibilities for happiness, friendship and community engagement in the later stages of life.

Who should read Women Rowing North?

  • Older women looking for inspiration
  • Self-help enthusiasts seeking fresh insights
  • Those interested in gender politics

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Friendship Books: Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis

Blueprint

Nicholas A. Christakis
The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
4.2 (91 ratings)
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What's Blueprint about?

Blueprint (2019) explores the psychological traits that all humans share. Examining the evolutionary underpinnings of our social behavior, these blinks shine a light on our ancestral past and investigate how love, cooperation and friendship came to be indispensable items in our social tool kit.

Who should read Blueprint?

  • Budding social scientists
  • Evolutionary psychology buffs
  • History junkies looking for a fresh perspective

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Friendship Books: The Relationship Cure by John M. Gottman and Joan DeClaire

The Relationship Cure

John M. Gottman and Joan DeClaire
A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
4.6 (852 ratings)
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What's The Relationship Cure about?

The Relationship Cure (2002) prescribes a surprisingly simple solution to the problems that ail many of our relationships. Drawing on psychologist John M. Gottman’s extensive research, its insights and tips are equally applicable to relationships between romantic partners, friends, family members, and coworkers. 

Who should read The Relationship Cure?

  • Couples experiencing relationship problems
  • People looking for ways to get closer to their friends, coworkers, or family members 
  • Anyone wanting to improve their communication and relationship-building skills

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Friendship Books: Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler and David Maxfield

Crucial Accountability

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler and David Maxfield
Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior
4.4 (150 ratings)
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What's Crucial Accountability about?

Crucial Accountability (2004) tackles the often tricky issue of addressing broken promises and unmet expectations. The book shares tools and steps for holding friends, family, and colleagues accountable for their actions, and enabling them to fulfill commitments and meet future expectations.

Who should read Crucial Accountability?

  • Managers fed up with missed deadlines
  • Friends and partners frustrated by broken commitments
  • Parents who want to teach their children accountability

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Friendship Books: The High-Conflict Couple by Alan E. Fruzzetti

The High-Conflict Couple

Alan E. Fruzzetti
A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation
4.4 (248 ratings)
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What's The High-Conflict Couple about?

The High-Conflict Couple (2007) is a guide to overcoming the common relationship pitfalls that lead to conflict and animosity. Drawing upon years of psychology research and therapy experience, Alan E. Fruzzetti explains where conflict comes from and how it can be reduced.

Who should read The High-Conflict Couple?

  • Couples tired of fighting with each other
  • People who struggle to accept the things they cannot change
  • Anyone wanting to be more present in their own life

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Friendship Books: Safe People by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Safe People

Henry Cloud and John Townsend
How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
3.6 (491 ratings)
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What's Safe People about?

Safe People (1995) examines the traits of safe and unsafe people and teaches readers how to seek out the former and avoid the latter in their search for meaningful relationships. From a biblical perspective, the book talks about the importance of true connection.

Who should read Safe People?

  • Anyone interested in improving the quality of their relationships
  • Christians seeking ways to improve their lives
  • Lonely people looking for a way to build safe, happy, and lasting relationships

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Friendship Books: Missing Each Other by Edward Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra

Missing Each Other

Edward Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra
How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections
4.2 (103 ratings)
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What's Missing Each Other about?

Missing Each Other (2021) is a scientifically sound exploration of human connection. This wide-ranging primer explains how to truly bond with others in our fast-paced world.

Who should read Missing Each Other?

  • Lonesome people looking to link with others
  • Bad communicators seeking better ways to connect
  • Anyone interested in the psychology of alienation

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Friendship Books: Spiritual Partnership by Gary Zukav

Spiritual Partnership

Gary Zukav
The Journey to Authentic Power
4.0 (247 ratings)
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What's Spiritual Partnership about?

Spiritual Partnership (2009) is about the new relationships that can develop when we tap into a deep, invisible consciousness. Becoming “multisensory” and engaging in spiritual partnerships with others will lead you to a life of freedom, joy, and authentic power.

Who should read Spiritual Partnership?

  • People interested in spirituality
  • Couples looking to strengthen their relationship
  • Anyone searching for meaning and purpose in life

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Friendship Books: The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

The Four Loves

C.S. Lewis
4.4 (234 ratings)
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What's The Four Loves about?

The Four Loves (1960) is an exploration of love in its different forms. By tracing how each form is motivated, author C. S. Lewis identifies love’s gifts and shortcomings, and reveals how God’s Divine Love can beautify all our relationships.

Who should read The Four Loves?

  • Christians seeking to deepen their connection with God
  • Bighearted folk who want to improve their relationships
  • Scholars of humanity who want to understand the nature of love

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Friendship Books: Partnering by Jean Oelwang

Partnering

Jean Oelwang
How to Forge the Deep Connections That Make Great Things Happen
4.2 (247 ratings)
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What's Partnering about?

Partnering (2022) looks at what it takes to develop deep connections in both business and personal relationships. Drawing from interviews with some of the world’s most legendary partnerships, including Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel, and the collective which saved the ozone, these blinks are a guide through the six principles of connection which can elevate your relationships and make an impact on the world.

Who should read Partnering?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • People who are married or in a romantic partnership
  • Anyone seeking to deepen their relationships

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Friendship Books: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch Albom
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
4.4 (309 ratings)
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What's Tuesdays with Morrie about?

Tuesdays with Morrie (1997) chronicles an important relationship in Mitch Albom’s life – the one between himself and his old college professor, Morrie. As they reconnect during the professor’s final months of life, they discuss everything from greed and forgiveness to death and a meaningful life. 

Who should read Tuesdays with Morrie?

  • Anyone who feels lost 
  • Individuals actively searching for meaning and purpose
  • People contemplating how to live a good life

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Friendship Books: Making Great Relationships by Rick Hanson, PhD

Making Great Relationships

Rick Hanson, PhD
Simple Practices for Solving Conflicts, Building Connection, and Fostering Love
4.5 (278 ratings)
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What's Making Great Relationships about?

Making Great Relationships (2023) is a practical guide to building nourishing, healthy, communicative relationships. It shares simple strategies designed to troubleshoot conflict and break unhealthy cycles, as well as best practices for deepening and strengthening positive relationships.

Who should read Making Great Relationships?

  • Couples who feel stuck in an unproductive relationship dynamic
  • Friends who feel their needs aren’t met by their social circle
  • Colleagues whose interactions are marked by conflict and poor communication

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Friendship Books: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes
4.4 (284 ratings)
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What's Don Quixote about?

Don Quixote (1605) is widely regarded as the first modern novel. Its claim to fame extends beyond historical novelty. For many readers and critics, it remains the greatest novel of its kind. It tells the story of a man who becomes so enchanted by tales of chivalry that he decides to become a knight-errant – a wandering gallant in the style of Lancelot. The self-styled knight who calls himself Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza get themselves into all kinds of absurd mischief, but their foolish quest ultimately brings them something precious: an immortal friendship.

Who should read Don Quixote?

  • Anyone who’s been put off by the length of Cervantes’s great novel
  • Lovers of classic literature, tall tales, and absurd adventures
  • Anyone looking to put a face to the famous names Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

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Friendship Books: The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad

Homer
4.5 (72 ratings)
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What's The Iliad about?

The Iliad (c. eighth century BC) is one of the oldest and most important works of Western literature. Attributed to ancient Greek poet Homer, the epic poem recounts the final days of the Greek siege of Troy. At the center of the story is Greek war hero Achilles, who has to beat back the Trojan enemy, struggle against meddling gods, and vie for recognition among his fellow Greeks. 

Who should read The Iliad?

  • Fans of classic literature
  • Bookworms and history nerds
  • Anyone interested in ancient Western culture

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Friendship Books: Find Your People by Jennie Allen

Find Your People

Jennie Allen
Building Deep Community in a Lonely World
3.5 (74 ratings)
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What's Find Your People about?

Find Your People (2022) is a Christian woman’s guide to finding, making, and keeping friends. It proposes that God wired us to be in relationships with others – that’s why we crave deep, fulfilling connections. But finding them is harder than ever in today’s hyper-connected yet hyper-lonely world. With a strong sense of commitment and the help of God, you can find your people and keep them too.

Who should read Find Your People?

  • Christians struggling with feelings of loneliness
  • Women yearning for deep, lasting sisterhood
  • New parents worried about maintaining their social lives

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Friendship Books: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History

Donna Tartt
A Novel
4.5 (26 ratings)
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What's The Secret History about?

The Secret History (1992) is the gripping tale of a group of Classics students at a New England college who are involved in the murder of a classmate. The novel explores the complex relationships between the friends, and the impact the incident has on their lives.

Who should read The Secret History?

  • People who enjoy psychological fiction
  • Fans of the “dark academia” genre
  • Anyone with an interest in Classics

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Friendship Books: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini
4.6 (74 ratings)
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What's The Kite Runner about?

The Kite Runner (2003) is narrated by Amir, an Afghan living in the US, as he reflects on his childhood in Kabul, and an incident that changed his life. This best-selling novel is a story of friendship, family, betrayal, and redemption.

Who should read The Kite Runner?

  • Fathers and sons
  • People interested in Afghanistan

Anyone who’s curious about a book that was a New York Times bestseller for 2 years


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Friendship Books: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck
4.7 (100 ratings)
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What's Of Mice and Men about?

Of Mice and Men (1937) is a poignant tale that traces an unlikely friendship between two impoverished workers in California during the Great Depression: compact, quick-witted George Milton, and huge, childlike Lennie Small.

Who should read Of Mice and Men?

  • Lovers of classic literature
  • Those entranced by the American dream
  • People curious about one of Steinbeck’s greats

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Friendship Books: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin
A Novel
3.6 (52 ratings)
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What's Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow about?

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2022) by Gabrielle Zevin tells the story of Sadie and Sam, childhood friends turned creative collaborators and video game designers. The novel charts the tumultuous highs and lows of Sam and Sadie’s friendship against the vividly realized backdrop of the gaming industry at the turn of the 21st century. 

Who should read Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow?

  • Anyone intrigued by the idea of creative partnerships
  • Anyone with even a passing interest in video games
  • Anyone who’s ever had, or lost, a friend

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Friendship Books: Platonic by Marisa G. Franco

Platonic

Marisa G. Franco
How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make - and Keep - Friends
4.5 (231 ratings)
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What's Platonic about?

Platonic (2022) is an actionable guide to making and keeping friends as an adult. It combines true stories of friendship with psychological research to give you clear, actionable, and practical advice on building better friendships. 

Who should read Platonic?

  • People who want to become better friends
  • Anyone who’s struggled to make new friends as an adult
  • Friends who’d like to strengthen their relationships

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Friendship Books: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People

Sally Rooney
A Novel
4.5 (80 ratings)
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What's Normal People about?

Normal People (2018) tells the story of Marianne and Connell, two people who grow close during the final days of secondary school. As they move on to college and careers, the two struggle to make sense of their relationship and their feelings for one another.

Who should read Normal People?

  • Anyone interested in complex relationships
  • Fans of romantic dramas
  • Readers curious about one of the most popular books of the 2010s

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Friendship Books: Trust by Dr. Henry Cloud

Trust

Dr. Henry Cloud
Knowing When to Give It, When to Withhold It, How to Earn It, and How to Fix It When It Gets Broken
4.5 (327 ratings)
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What's Trust about?

Trust (2023) is a sensitive and practical guide to this essential part of human relationships. It reveals the deep significance of trust as a factor in our lives and outlines the five essential elements for building and maintaining it.

Who should read Trust?

  • Leaders who wish to create trust within organizations
  • Those looking to establish deeper personal and familial relationships
  • People who want to rebuild trust after it has been broken

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Friendship Books: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara
4.8 (28 ratings)
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What's A Little Life about?

A Little Life (2015) follows the lives of four friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, moody painter JB, quiet architect Malcolm, and the brilliant, mysterious litigator Jude. Over the years, the four friends grow together, drift apart, find love and success, and struggle with loss and addiction. As enigmatic Jude gradually moves into the center of the narrative, the full extent of his unbearable burden begins to reveal itself. 

Who should read A Little Life?

  • People who enjoy character-driven literature
  • Fans of stories about complex relationships 
  • Anyone in need of a good cry

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Friendship Books: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

E. Lockhart
4.3 (15 ratings)
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What's We Were Liars about?

We Were Liars (2014) is the suspenseful story of the wealthy, carefree Sinclair family and the tragic event that exposes the cracks in their perfect facade – as told by an unreliable narrator, Cadence Sinclair.

Who should read We Were Liars?

  • Lovers of suspenseful fiction and well-crafted romance
  • Anyone keen for a glimpse into the lives of the 1 percent
  • Avid readers who want the scoop on one of the best-loved young adult contemporary novels

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Friendship Books: Saved by Benjamin Hall

Saved

Benjamin Hall
A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home
4.1 (116 ratings)
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What's Saved about?

Saved (2023) is the gripping and timely account of a war correspondent’s near-fatal brush with combat in Ukraine in March of 2022 – and the extraordinary effort to save his life and bring him home.

Who should read Saved?

  • News hounds looking for an inside scoop on current events
  • Thrill-seekers who love a fast-paced story of escape against the odds
  • Anyone curious about the lived experience of those who deliver the nightly news

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Friendship Books: Everything I Know about Love by Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know about Love

Dolly Alderton
A Memoir
3.5 (23 ratings)
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What's Everything I Know about Love about?

Everything I Know About Love (2018) is Dolly Alderton’s very funny and painfully honest recollection of her early twenties, and all the bad dates, heartbreaks, grimy flat shares, and steadfast friendships this period of her life entailed. In 2022, the book was adapted for television by the BBC.

Who should read Everything I Know about Love?

  • People on the cusp of adulthood wondering what their twenties will bring
  • Those on the other side of 30, still trying to work out what their twenties meant
  • Anyone who’s a romantic at heart

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Friendship Books: Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

William Shakespeare
4.8 (81 ratings)
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What's Hamlet about?

Hamlet (c. 1509-1601) is widely regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest play. A tragedy in five parts, it tells the story of Prince Hamlet, a thinker who must turn to action to avenge his father. It’s not only the finely crafted plot that’s fascinated readers and theatergoers down the centuries, though – Hamlet is also a penetrating study of the meaning of life and death.

Who should read Hamlet?

  • Shakespeare lovers who haven’t gotten around to reading Hamlet
  • Those who find Shakespeare’s original language difficult to enjoy
  • Fans of Hamlet who want a refresher

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Friendship Books: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
4.6 (266 ratings)
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What's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn about?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is often considered a landmark, if controversial, work in the history of American literature. It tells the story of a young teenager who runs away from an abusive, alcoholic father by fleeing in a raft down the Mississippi River. Along the way, he befriends a man running from slavery and becomes a reluctant accomplice to a pair of con artists.

Who should read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

  • Fans of classic literature
  • People interested in stories about the antebellum South
  • Anyone who likes a good coming-of-age story

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Friendship Books: The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin

The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Don Lattin
How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America
4.2 (186 ratings)
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What's The Harvard Psychedelic Club about?

The Harvard Psychedelic Club (2010) tells the remarkable story of four individuals, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil. Each of these men crossed paths at Harvard University in the early 1960s, where experiments were ongoing involving the consciousness-expanding effects of psychedelic substances. Each went on to explore different paths during the counterculture movement that followed.

Who should read The Harvard Psychedelic Club?

  • Spiritual seekers
  • People interested in 1960s culture
  • Anyone curious about psychedelic drugs

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Friendship Books: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
4.7 (50 ratings)
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What's The Hunger Games about?

The Hunger Games (2008) is the first volume of the popular YA fantasy trilogy. In the post-apocalyptic future state of Panem, teenagers participate in a brutal yearly game show where they compete against each other in a deadly obstacle arena. When her sister is drafted for the games, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her place – not realizing she’ll end up fighting for something bigger than mere survival.

Who should read The Hunger Games?

  • Sci-fi fans and fantasy aficionados
  • Readers who love strong female characters
  • Fans of The Hunger Games movies with Jennifer Lawrence

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Friendship Books: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
4.8 (135 ratings)
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What's The Little Prince about?

The Little Prince (1943) is the classic allegorical tale about a stranded pilot’s extraordinary encounter with a wise and curious little boy from another planet. As the boy shares his fantastic and poetic journey, he reveals profound lessons and observations regarding life, love, and the importance of looking with our hearts.

Who should read The Little Prince?

  • The young at heart who feel lost in the absurdity of the adult world
  • Weary souls looking to recapture their misplaced innocence and imagination
  • Daydreamers who’d like to enrich their lives with an existential classic

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Friendship Books: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
4.6 (70 ratings)
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What's The Picture of Dorian Gray about?

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is an iconic late-Victorian gothic novel that centers on the young aesthete Dorian, who never seems to age or feel the ill effects of his hedonistic lifestyle, and the supernatural portrait that reveals the truth behind the face Dorian presents to the world.

Who should read The Picture of Dorian Gray?

  • Literature lovers wanting to meet one of the canon’s most iconic characters
  • Fans of gothic fiction, ready to get acquainted with a classic of the genre
  • History buffs who want the scoop on one of the Victorian era’s most scandalous books

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Friendship Books: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

The Undoing Project

Michael Lewis
A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
4.0 (231 ratings)
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What's The Undoing Project about?

The Undoing Project (2016) transports you into the intriguing minds of two revolutionary psychologists: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. This gripping narrative reveals their journey to reshape our understanding of human decision-making and how unseen biases are influencing us at every turn.

Who should read The Undoing Project?

  • Psychology enthusiasts fascinated by human decision-making
  • Fans of biographies that explore notable collaborations
  • Students of behavioral economics and cognitive sciences

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Friendship Books: How to Be a People Magnet by Leil Lowndes

How to Be a People Magnet

Leil Lowndes
Finding Friends – and Lovers – and Keeping Them for Life
4.4 (410 ratings)
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What's How to Be a People Magnet about?

How to Be a People Magnet (2001) offers specific techniques for attracting friendships and romantic partners by overcoming social anxieties. Though ostensibly focused on the socially awkward, it will resonate with even the most confident extrovert who is seeking stronger connections with those around them.

Who should read How to Be a People Magnet?

  • Those looking to overcome shyness and social anxiety
  • People hoping to improve their friendships and relationships
  • Individuals wanting to become more likable and magnetic

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Friendship Books: Unbroken Bonds of Battle by Johnny Joey Jones

Unbroken Bonds of Battle

Johnny Joey Jones
A Book of Heroism, Patriotism, and Friendship
4.0 (89 ratings)
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What's Unbroken Bonds of Battle about?

Unbroken Bonds of Battle (2023) is a collection of stories from 11 US veterans. They tell us what drove them to military service, their experience of being on the front lines, and the profound lessons they’ve learned about life, loss, and friendship.

Who should read Unbroken Bonds of Battle?

  • Military veterans 
  • Individuals considering military service 
  • Those interested in war history 

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Friendship Books: Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody with Andrea Wells Miller & J. Keith Miller

Facing Codependence

Pia Mellody with Andrea Wells Miller & J. Keith Miller
What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
4.4 (178 ratings)
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What's Facing Codependence about?

Facing Codependence (1989) offers insights and guidance for those seeking to navigate and recover from codependent behaviors. It dives into the complex condition of codependence, identifying five main symptoms, their origins, and their corresponding effects on the individual’s life.

Who should read Facing Codependence?

  • Individuals navigating relationship challenges
  • Self-awareness and personal growth seekers
  • Anyone interested in understanding codependency

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 FAQs 

What's the best Friendship book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Hatching Twitter as the ultimate read on Friendship.

What are the Top 10 Friendship books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
  • The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee
  • Quiet Power by Susan Cain, with Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz
  • Friend of a Friend by David Burkus
  • Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
  • Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis
  • The Relationship Cure by John M. Gottman and Joan DeClaire
  • Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler and David Maxfield
  • The High-Conflict Couple by Alan E. Fruzzetti
  • Safe People by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Who are the top Friendship book authors?

When it comes to Friendship, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Nick Bilton
  • Sebastian Smee
  • Susan Cain, with Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz
  • David Burkus
  • Mary Pipher