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Buddy Books: 9 reads in celebration of Friendship Day

Sometimes the greatest relationships in literature are between friends – new ones, old ones, and unlikely ones.  So, hug your best bud and grab a book that celebrates the people who make boring things fun, and bad days better: your friends.
  1. Graduates in Wonderland Book Cover Picture

    Graduates in Wonderland

    An honest, breath-of-fresh-air kind of book. Two best friends vow to stay in touch after college through weekly emails. They range from bad breakups, tough jobs, hilarious confessions, and more.

  2. The Boys in the Boat Book Cover Picture

    The Boys in the Boat

    This beloved #1 New York Times–bestselling book is an inspiring story about a team of rowers who overcome all the odds, together.

  3. A Passage to India Book Cover Picture

    A Passage to India

    This masterpiece goes deep into the tangled world of colonization, a fight for national independence, and racism. Throughout the novel runs the thread of an unlikely friendship between an Indian man and a young Englishwoman, despite outward pressures and prejudice.

  4. The Help Book Cover Picture

    The Help

    Black maids in the early 1960’s are given the chance to express the injustice they experience daily. From the accounts given to Skeeter, the reader dives into the love and friendship between these women.

  5. I'll Give You the Sun Book Cover Picture

    I’ll Give You the Sun

    Ok, so Jude and Noah are twins, not just friends. But when tragedy rips their world apart, they become distant and cold towards each other. It takes time, art, and compassion for them to return to their old friendship and closeness.

  6. Travels with Charley in Search of America Book Cover Picture

    Travels with Charley in Search of America

    Steinbeck set out to discover America in 1960 in a pickup truck accompanied by his poodle, Charley. Alternately sad, beautiful and inspiring, Travels with Charley is a reminder that a trip is better with a friend riding shotgun.

  7. Three Cups of Tea Book Cover Picture

    Three Cups of Tea

    An inspiring nonfiction story of the importance of education, and the girls who grew and benefit from access to books.

  8. A Tale for the Time Being Book Cover Picture

    A Tale for the Time Being

    A diary washes up on shore in North America all the way from Japan. Ruth, in reading a sixteen-year-old’s writing becomes attached and protective of the girl, starting a friendship unbound by distance or time.

  9. All the Birds, Singing Book Cover Picture

    All the Birds, Singing

    Jack Whyte has spent years running from her past. Skittish and tough, she’s made an isolated life for herself on a British sheep farm. However, a strange man appears on her property, and they become unlikely allies.

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