I don’t know about you, but every year I read at least a dozen Valentine’s Day themed book lists all about love and romance. And to be honest, I’ve had my fill of them. While those book lists and books are great, and while I enjoy reading them, I want more. I want more book lists and books that focus on other kinds of love like the love between friends and the love shared by a family. I can’t be the only reader out there looking for a booklist like that?  I can’t be. And if I’m not alone in feeling that, I ask: where are the booklists that focus on non-romantic love? Where are the booklists that focus on the love shared between best friends? Where are the booklists that focus on the love shared between families?

Today, I’m giving you just that … a booklist focused on the love shared between friends. Friends are great! The relationship, the bond, and the love shared between friends is just … special.  So this Valentine’s Day I encourage all of you to celebrate the love shared between you and your friends! And what a better way to do that than reading one of these great friends-focused books! 

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

For more books about friends, friendship, and more be sure to check out the North Bergen Public Library for all your reading and bookish needs! Reserve your copy today at bccls.org!

All branches of the North Bergen Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 21st in observance of President's Day.