The One Where We Use FRIENDS Titles to Explain Books

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine had one of those moments where the most obvious of book titles wasn’t coming to her. We were talking about female authors with male pseudonyms, and she went ‘you know, the one with the river… and the inappropriate siblings!’

I might’ve laughed more than I needed to, because all I could think about was Rachel and Danny… and his ‘inappropriate sister’; NOT The Mill on the Floss, like normal people.


Started from the bottom, now we here.
I present to you 9 books explained through FRIENDS episode titles.

1. ‘Both of them are here? Both of them? Both of them are here?’

2. Christian Grey meets Ms Chanandler Bong.


3. Presented without comment.

4. Science Boy versus Bruce Wayne

5. Aah, Joey and Rachel.

6.  I had to do this, despite my Jane Eyre-love.

7.  May the Potterverse forgive me.

8. ‘Salmon skin roll!’

9. Janice: Come on, over the years none of you ever… y’know, got drunk and stupid?

Hit me with your best ones, people!

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Deepali Agarwal: Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_