June 2022 – Book List
Editor’s Note: Better late than never. Circumstances effected the ability to post this list in a timely manner, but we didn’t want our readers to miss out on a promising new read!
June 8 is National Best Friends Day. Whoever or whatever your best friend is, one day is not enough to celebrate the joy that best friends bring into our lives. Let’s celebrate best friends all month long!
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
A simple story of lifelong friendship between the much-loved daughter of Irish shopkeepers and an orphan being raised in a convent that is heart-warming and beautifully told from the first page to the last.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Four teens share a pair of used jeans that magically fits each of them perfectly and helps them through tough times. Deeper than you might expect from a novel about teens. First in a series.
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Best friends promise to be there for each other forever–and for thirty years, that promise holds strong. Then events and choices make that promise impossible.
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
Determined to discover what happened to her fiancé after he was shot down by the Nazis, Fiona volunteers to work on a Red Cross Clubmobile — a social club on wheels — and recruits two friends from Boston to join her in Europe.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
Albom’s weekly visits with his dying former professor become a colloquium on the meaning of life where he gains insight into “love, work, community, family, aging, forgiveness, and, finally, death.”
Hank and Jim: The Fifty-year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart by Scott Eyman
Takes a biographical look at two of Hollywood’s biggest leading men through the lens of their seemingly improbable but unbreakable bond.
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
The co-hosts of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast recount the first decade of their own friendship and discuss the joys and pitfalls of long term friendship. Some strong language.
Sometimes friendships are not of this world. And sometimes they are not human. Check out these alternative titles.
The Alloy of Law, Shadow of Self, The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Wax and Wayne are friends and partners fighting lawlessness and attempting to establish justice and order in a fantasy world loosely based on the US western frontier.
Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine by Maria Goodavage
Explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions.
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