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18 Best Friendship Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Friendship books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best friendship books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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  2. 4

    Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck

  3. 5
  4. 6

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  5. 7
  6. 8
  7. 9
  8. 10

    The Book Thief

    Markus Zusak

  9. 11

    My Brilliant Friend

    Elena Ferrante

  10. 12

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Katherine Paterson

  11. 13

    Cat's Eye

    Margaret Atwood

  12. 14
  13. 16
  14. 18


  • How was this Friendship books list created?

    We searched for "best Friendship books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Friendship books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Friendship books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Friendship books on the internet.

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