Ever dug into a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream with your best girl friend, crying your eyes out over that undeserving ex? Gone on shopping trips, had manicure dates, and drawn out coffee conversations with your female barkada? The importance of female friends is undeniable. These strong social ties enhance our quality of life because our gal pals love and support us the way we support them through all of life’s rough-and-tumble adventures. As Carrie Bradshaw said “Maybe we are all each other’s soul mates,” indicating her life long bond with her best female trio: Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. Beyond squabbles, screw-ups, and men, girlfriends are some of life’s greatest things.

Look through the list below for twelve fiction reads that showcase the best of best friends. Leave us a comment listing some of your favorites or let us know about other titles that should be in this list!


Want more titles with which you can celebrate your best friendships? Check out these articles on books and movies that are great for watching with your barkada!


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