Friendship between women is a powerful force and has inspired some powerful reads. Our librarians have gathered the best titles that explore female friendships, including some classic tales, some heart warmers and a few about when friendships go wrong!

Enjoy the fabulous work of Australian authors such as The straysby Emily Bitto, Tiddas by Anita Heiss and The natural way of things by Charlotte Wood. We also have smash hits that have made it to the big screen such as My brilliant friendby Elena Ferrante and Ladies in black* by Madeleine St John.

Try classic reads like Cat's eye* by Margaret Atwood, The color purple by Alice Walker and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, all of which show how friendship is the same across the ages. Finally, take a walk on the darker side of friendship with The day she disappeared by Christobel Kent, All the missing girls* by Megan Miranda, Eileen* by Ottessa Moshfegh or The woman upstairs by Claire Messud. 

Stories about female friendship

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Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.

More recommended reading

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