Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Books About Friendship?

Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

This Riot Recommendation asking for your favorite books about friendship is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publishers of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao, now in paperback.

Girls Burn Brighter cover imageAn electrifying debut novel about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstance but relentless in their search for one another. Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.




Friendships are so important to us that we proudly make bracelets, wear BFF pendants, and even have funny quotes about true friends being in the jail cell next to you. We love and need our friends, and just as important to us are the friendships we feel a part of when reading. So we’re asking you to tell us in the comments your favorite books about friendship, new and old, all books about friendships are welcome! Next week we’ll have the friendliest list of your favorite books about friendship.