Books to Read After Binge-Watching Friends

Enjoy watching old reruns of Friends? Or have you just started watching the show after catching the Friends Reunion? This week, we’ve a compiled a list of reads that focus on the joy of friendship.

I’ll Be There For You by Kelsey Miller

This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twenty-something year-olds changed television forever. I’ll Be There For You is the most comprehensive take on Friends, and the ultimate book for fans everywhere. -From the publisher.

Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend make the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship you can have. -From the publisher

The Authenticity Project by Claire Pooley

“Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you share the truth?” This is the question Julian Jessop, poses within a pale green notebook that he labels, The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica’s Café. Soon, six strangers find themselves meeting at Monica’s Café, where they’ll discover the thrill and risk of being completely honest– and, for some, will find unexpected love. -From the publisher.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue challenges into their midlife years. -From the publisher.

Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar

Navigating private spats and embarrassing secrets in their upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, four families seek purpose, friendship, and meaningful relationships. -From the publisher.

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Walker and Daughter is Georgia Walker’s little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club was started by some of Georgia’s regulars, who gather once a week to work on their latest projects and to chat and occasionally clash over their stories of love, life, and everything in between. -From the publisher.

The Art of Showing Up by Rachel Wilkerson Miller

A book on how to form and maintain genuine friendships in an age of social disconnect. -From the publisher.

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