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Top books about friendship

Here’s a list of the best books about friendship I recommend. You can read them to create a cozy memory or make a gift.

Below are the books about friendship that I recommend.

Books about friendship

1. Cuore by Edmondo de Amicis

This is one of my go-to books. It tells the story of a little boy in Italy from a more starchy family. Enrico is advised by his father to find out more about his classmates at school, and this is where the friendships, stories, and life advice start. I recommend the book to everyone, especially those who don’t appreciate what they have.

2. Friendship by Emily Gould

The book is about the friendship between two people in their thirties. This is when you can become estranged from friends due to the “trials of maturity” everyone goes through (career, changing where you live, etc.) I recommend the book because it deals with an important topic, namely, how to keep the balance between becoming “a man on your own feet” and at the same time keeping the friendship relationship.

3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

The writer, also a comedy actress, wrote this book in which she speaks from her life experience about friendship and its essential principles. She has stories of funny things, but she also has advice on how a friend should be.

4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is a book known more for kids, but if you read it at a different age, you will understand the friendship with different eyes. You can learn how to make friends and keep them, but also how life changes us.

5. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

This book follows a group of young people, some of whom become very successful in adulthood, some of whom do not. The book touches on topics like jealousy and maturity in relationships.

6. Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship by Robert Garfield

This book talks about friendship relationships and is mainly aimed at men. Robert Garfield speaks from his position as a psychotherapist and his personal experience about what it means to be a true friend.

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The book, also made into a movie, tells the story of a young woman diagnosed with cancer. The book is a thousand times better than the movie, so I recommend you start with it. You’ll find wise things about relationships, the things that matter in life, and much more. It is a book that will make you cry and laugh.

8. Little women by Louisa May Alcott

Like The Fault in Our Stars, a movie was made from the book. The author tells the story of four sisters growing up during the Second World War. Although the four girls are sisters, their friendship often has much in common with this “sibling bond.” The book covers many topics: war, marriage, career, relationships, etc.

9. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The book tells the story of a young newcomer to the city. All sorts of altercations occur between him and a gang of more educated young men, and things escalate. I recommend the book because the story focuses on friendships, the loyalty of friends, jealousy, and class differences.

10. The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition by Gary D. Chapman

Although the book was initially written for couples, the information is valid for any interaction. Everyone wants to be loved and shows love, whether in friendship, collegial relationships, or family. The problem is that not all of us want to receive the same kind of love or give the same type of love.

The first type of people shows affection by saying affectionate things. The second type of people prefer gifts; the third type will help the person they care about. The fourth type of people likes to spend time with that person, and the fifth type like touches, hugs, etc.

The book will help you realize that you are getting love, but not how you want it. And that is why some people complain that they are not loved, respected, etc.

I hope you liked the recommendations.

Also, here on the blog My Virtual Friend, you can find recommendations for movies, songs, quotes, and other information about friendship.

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