A good book has the power to whisk you away to another world, transport you back in time, or even teach you something new. But one thing that books can always do is provide companionship. In honor of National Friendship Day, here are 10 reasons why reading books about friendships is a must.

  1. They offer a front-row seat to witness someone else’s friendship blossom (or sometimes fail).
  2. They introduce you to new people…sort of. You may not be able to physically meet the characters in the book, but you’ll feel like you know them by the end.
  3. They might give you a much-needed pep talk when your self-esteem is low and your friends are nowhere to be found.
  4. They could inspire you to start your own book club with your pals. What’s more fun than bonding over wine and cheese while discussing your latest read?
  5. They serve as a great icebreaker when meeting new people. If you share that you’re a fan of the same book, it’s an instant conversation starter and can help build rapport quickly.
  6. They’re perfect for those days (and let’s face it, we all have them) when you just want to stay in bed and do absolutely nothing.
  7. They can provide comfort during tough times, whether it’s the loss of a friend, the end of a relationship, or any other type of heartbreak life throws your way.
  8. They make excellent gifts for friends! If you’re ever stumped on what to get someone for their birthday or Christmas, books are always a solid choice that won’t break the bank.
  9. They can take you on adventures from the safety (and comfort) of your own home.
  10. And last but not least, they remind us that even though our friends might annoy us from time to time, we still love them—flaws and all!

If you need a reminder of why friendships are so important or are simply looking for some lighthearted entertainment, pick up a book about friendship today! These novels make for the perfect summer read and will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside long after you turn the last page. Trust us—your bookshelf will thank you later!

With tons of different titles to choose from, ranging from funny and lighthearted to poignant and thought-provoking, this is the place to go if you want to be inspired by stories of lasting friendship. Whether your interests lie in romance novels or comedy, there's something here for everyone. So what are you waiting for?