12 Best Friendship Books to Read (Amazing Reads)

Surely, friends are important in our lives.

“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”

Isn’t that true?

So, here we have compiled a list of some of the best friendship books to read.

You can surely read them yourselves and as well gift them to your friends.

best friendship books to read
Best Friendship Books to Read

We have given the link to the detailed book review wherever possible.

Also, Bonus: Below each book, we have said why we have recommended that book. And, all books are arranged in alphabetical order. Because duh, they all are best!

Also, we have mentioned below the books that are available on Kindle Unlimited. So, if you have subscribed to it, you can read them for free. And, if you want to check if kindle unlimited is for you or not, you can check this article: Is kindle unlimited worth it? (Basic Questions Answered) – Favbookshelf

So, let’s get started.


#1 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


About the Book

Best Books on friendship, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Pages: 162

Goodreads Rating: 4.4 / 5

A Thousand Splendid Suns mentions thirty years of Afghan history. It is a story of two women, Mariam and Laila, who are born a generation apart. They have very different ideas about love and family but are brought together by war, loss, and fate. It is a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.

Disclaimer: This book is written in wartime. There are instances of violence and abuse in it.

Why do we recommend this book?

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a wonderful mix of reality and fiction. And is a must-read at least once in a lifetime. It is the story of an unexpected friendship. You surely are going to love reading it.

To know our full thoughts on this book, click here: Review Of A Thousand Splendid Suns (Spoiler Free) – Favbookshelf

If you want to buy/gift A Thousand Splendid Suns, click on the link below:


#2 Girl Online by Zoe Sugg


About the Series

Best Books on Friendship; Girl online by Zoe Sugg aka Zoella
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg aka Zoella

Title: Girl Online

Author: Zoe Sugg

Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance

Type: Series

No. of Books: 3

Books in it: #1 Girl Online, #2 On Tour, #3 Going Solo

Goodreads rating: 4.4 / 5

Under the alias of GirlOnline, Penny blogs about school dramas, boys, her whirlwind family -and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse about her attacks, her family whisks her away to New York, where her mother has landed a big gig, to have a kind of vacation. It’s also the place where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. She finds herself falling in love with him. But Noah has a secret that may very well ruin Penny’s alias of GirlOnline and break her heart. What is the secret? Will they be able to get past it?

Why do we recommend this book?

This is a very heartwarming series. I read this book about two-three years back and I can still remember the story very clearly. This story is just fabulous. And not at all the one you will forget. It is just as if I read it yesterday. There are amazing friendships in this series. It is one of the best books to celebrate friendship highlighting everything good about it.

Full spoiler-free review of this series: Review of Girl Online Series.

If you want to buy/gift Girl Online, click on the link below.


#3 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


About the Series

best friendship books to read. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Young adult

Type: Series

No. of Books in the Series: 7

Books in the series: The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows.

Goodreads Rating: 4.5 / 5

This book follows the story of Harry Potter, the main character, and his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. They all are students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here, Harry needs to defeat Voldemort, he-who-shall-not-be-named. And in this journey, Harry will find many new things about himself and his family along the journey to the final battle between Voldemort and Harry. It is an amazing series of love, friendship, and magic.

Why do we recommend this book?

We all know about the infamous trio of Hermione, Harry, and Ron. And this series is the first book that comes to my mind when the friendship genre comes up. And, I had to include it in the best books on the friendship list.

Harry Potter is an extraordinary series, full of magic, spells, drama, and action. It is a fantabulous read. I am not a re-reader. But, I can read Harry Potter 100 times, and just not get tired of it!

If you want to buy/gift Harry Potter, click on the link below.


#4 Island of A Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera


About the Book

Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

Title: Island of A thousand Mirrors

Author: Nayomi Munaweera

Genre: Domestic Fiction, Novel, War- story

Publisher: Perera Hussein Publishing House

Type: Standalone

Pages: 225

Goodreads Rating: 4 / 5

Island of A Thousand Mirrors is a fiction book about the Sri Lankan civil war. It is an unforgettable tale of lives twisted by terrible violence. This book tells us the story of two girls who are on the opposite sides of the civil war in Sri Lanka; one is Sinhala and the other, Tamil. This book offers a unique picture of a beautiful land during its most difficult moments. Island of A Thousand Mirrors is about sibling rivalries and adolescent heartbreaks, the burdens of exile and belonging, and the harsh needs of survival.

Why do we recommend this book?

This is one of the most amazing stories you will ever read. In here, you will find the most amazing and heart-touching friendship and sibling bond. Even after finishing the book, the story will stay in your mind. Must-read!

Check out: Full review of Island of A Thousand Mirrors (Spoiler Free)

If you want to buy/gift Island of A Thousand Mirrors, click on the link below:


#5 Love Cliches by Emma St.Clair


About the Series

Love Cliches by Emma St.Clair series

Title: Love Cliches

Author: Emma St. Clair

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Contemporary

Type: Series

No. of Books in it: 5

Books in it: #1 Falling for your Best Friend’s Twin, #2 Falling for your Boss, #3 Falling for your Fake Fiance, #3.5 The Twelve Holidates, #4 Falling for your Best Friend

Goodreads Rating: 4.3 / 5

P.S. You can read all these books as standalone.

This series is full of love cliches like falling for your boss, BFF’s twin, your fake fiance, etc. So, there is this friend group and all their love stories are written. The first book tells the story of Abby and Zane covering the falling for your best friend’s sibling cliche. Then in the second, Zoey and Gavin cover the falling for your boss cliche and the third one covers the cliche of falling for your fake fiance with the story of Hayden and Delilah. The Twelve Holidates and Falling for your Best Friend have the cliche of falling for your best friend with the story of Weston and Taylor and Harper and Chase.

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Why do we recommend this book?

All of these books are hilarious and sweet. They are just perfect for doing some light reading. The friendship between the groups is awesome too. They help each other whenever needed. And, I guess that is one of my favorite parts of the series.

If you want to buy/gift Love Cliches by Emma St.Clair, click on the link below.


#6 Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan


About the Series

Best Books on Friendship; Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Hyperion Publishing

Genre: Fantasy, Young adult, Greek Mythology

Type: Series

No. of Books in the Series: 5

Books in the series: #1 The Lightning Thief, #2 The Sea of Monsters, #3 The Titan’s Curse, #4 The Battle of Labyrinth, #5 The Last Olympian

Goodreads Rating: 4.3 / 5

This series follows the battle between the Olympians and the titan of time, Kronos. Percy Jackson, the main character, is a Greek demigod and the son of Poseidon, the god of water. He has just recently discovered that he is a demigod, and is sent on a quest. On the quest, he finds out about the accusations laid on him. He could either be the downfall or be the salvation of the gods and Mount Olympus. Who will win, Olympians or the Titans? So, in here, Percy with his friends and with the help of Chiron and other people goes through this journey.

Why do we recommend this book?

This series is amazing. Reading it feels is like watching an HD movie. It is very enjoyable. It’s definitely a series I will recommend reading. I enjoyed reading it a lot. And, I’m sure that you will too.

If you want to buy/gift Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan, click on the link below:



#7 The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The heroes of Olympus by Rick riordan
The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

About the Series

Title: The Heroes of Olympus

Author: Rick Riordan

Genre: Mythology, Young Adult, Fantasy

Publisher: Disney Hyperion books

Type: Series

No. of Books in it: 5

Books in it: #1 The Lost Hero, #2 The Son of Neptune, #3 The Mark of Athena, #4 The House of Hades, #5 The Blood of Olympus

Goodreads Rating: 4.4 / 5

This series is a spin-off of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In the last book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rachel had a prophecy.

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire, the world must fall,
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

This was the prophecy. And, this series is about how the prophecy passed. In here, the Roman and the Greek demigods both fight side by side. This series is a journey full of friendships, battles, demigods, adventures, and Gods.

Why do we recommend this book?

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is one of my favorite reads. It is surely a Fantabulous read. And is a must-read for friendship day.

If you want to buy/gift Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan, click on the link below:


#8 The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkein


The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkein
The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkein

About the Book

Title: Hobbit

Author: J.R.R.Tolein

Genre: Fantasy, Friendship

Type: Standalone

Pages: 364

Goodreads Rating: 4.3 / 5

Bilbo, the main character, finds himself on an adventure with Gandalf, the wizard, and a band of dwarves. They are going to raid the treasure of Smaug, the dragon. And, on this journey, Bilbo becomes friends with the dwarves and Gandalf. This book is full of dangers, adventure, dragons, trickery, friendship, and of course, treasure😉.

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Why do we recommend this book?

I love how the book starts right away, without delay. Also, it is quite easy to get into the book. And, everything about this book is just perfect; the characters, plot, writing style, etc. You should surely check out this book. if you are looking for some book on friendship bond.

If you want to buy/gift The Hobbit, click on the link below:


#9 The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini


About the Series

Best Books on Friendship; The kite runner by khaled hosseini
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Title: The Kite Runner

Author: Khalid Hosseini

Genre: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Type: Standalone

Pages: 340

Goodreads Rating: 4.3 / 5

The Kite Runner is the story of Amir and his loyal friend Hassan. In Afghanistan, 1975, twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win a kite fighting tournament, and Hassan is helping him win it. But, neither of the boys can predict the event that will happen in the afternoon that will change their whole lives forever. After the Russians invade, and their family is forced to flee to America, Amir realizes that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him; Redemption.

Disclaimer: This book is set in wartime. It has reference to violence and abuse in it.

Why do we recommend this book?

This book, and its story, are just going to be in my heart forever. And, it will stay in your heart too after reading it. It is a must-read book at least once in a lifetime. It is an awesome story about friendship.

To know our full thoughts check out: Full review of The Kite Runner (Spoiler Free)

If you want to buy/gift The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini, click on the link below:


#10 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


About the Series

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Title: The Mortal Instruments

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young adult

No. of Books in the Series: 6

Books in the series: #1 City of Bones, #2 City of Ashes, #3 City of Glass, #4 City of Fallen Angels, #5 City of Lost Souls, #6 City of Heavenly Fire

In this series, the Shadowhunters protect the world of human people from dark forces, demons, and other supernatural things. Clarissa, the main character, is introduced to the world of Shadowhunters on her 18th birthday. The Mortal Instruments is her story as she gets along with her friends and fellow shadow hunters to destroy Valentine and his son.

Why do we recommend this book?

What should I say about this series? It is absolutely amazing. The best thing about this series is its world-building and writing style. It’s awesome. It is just an amazing series of true friendships, love, and, fantasy and magic.

If you want to buy/gift The Mortal Instruments, click on the link below:


#11 Walker Saga by Jaymin Eve


About the Series

Best Books on Friendship; Walker Saga by Jaymin Eve
Walker Saga by Jaymin Eve

Title: Walker Saga

Author: Jaymin Eve

Publisher: Self-published

Genre: Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy, Romance

No. of Books in the Series: 7

Books in the series: First World, Spurn, Crais, Regali, Nephilius, Dronish, and Earth

Goodreads Rating: 4.4 / 5

Abigail, the main character, is a half-walker who has been on Earth for as long as she can remember. She finds herself in the First World and gets to know about her walker heritage. Also, she finds her mate Brace. And now, Abigail has to find the other six half walkers to save the world from the seven Seventies. This book is full of drama and action and a bit of romance.

Why do we recommend this book?

This series is a lovely combination of friendship, romance, and fantasy. I assure you that you won’t regret reading this series. It is an amazing, awesome, and fantastic read.

P.S.: These books are available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

If you want to buy/gift Walker Saga, click on the link below:


#12 When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey


About the Book

 When We Were Magic by Sarah G
When We Were Magic by Sarah G

Title: When We Were Magic

Author: Sarah Gailey

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books

Genre: YA, LGBT, Fantasy

Pages: 352

Goodreads Rating: 3.7 / 5

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

Alexis accidentally kills a classmate at a prom night using magic. And then, with the help of her best friends, Roya, Iris, Paulie, Marcelina, and Maryam join their powers and try to set things right. But, instead of cleaning the mess, they only end up creating more. And believe me, they are huge. And, while they are at it, Alexis also confesses her feelings for Roya. So, this is their journey of cleaning the mess and dealing with the backslash of their magic. And, with a bit of romance plot.

Why do we recommend this book?

So, I finished this book in almost one sitting. It was just an amazing read. I loved how they supported each other through all the times. If you are looking for books on friendship, it is definitely one of my top recommendations.

If you want to buy/gift When We Were Magic, click on the link below:


P.S: Some books recommended here are available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read these books for free. Check out this article: Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

SO, to conclude here is the list of the best friendship books to read.

1.A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniBuy the Book
2.Girl Online by Zoe SuggBuy the Book
3.Harry Potter by J. K. RowlingBuy the Box-Set
4.Island of Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi MunaweeraBuy the Book
5.Love Cliches by Emma St.ClairBuy the Book
6.Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick RiordanBuy the Box-Set
7.The Heroes of Olympus by Rick RiordanBuy the Box-Set
8.The Hobbit by J.R.R.TolkeinBuy the Book
9.The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniBuy the Book
10.The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra ClareBuy the Box-Set
11.Walker Saga by Jaymin EveBuy the Box-Set
12.When We Were Magic by Sarah GaileyBuy the Book
Best Friendship Books to Read

Do read every book in this list of best friendship books to read. Because they all are amazing. And, I am sure they won’t disappoint you.

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