As a writer, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love to read. And while I can immerse myself in anything from psychological thrillers to crime dramas to fantasy novels or witty rom-coms, I can’t go past a feel-good story that’s based around friendship. They’re relatable, they’re fun, they make you laugh and they make you cry and it (usually) all works out in the end. (I’m a sucker for a happy ending). As such, here’s my top five inspirational novels about friendship. And yes, I did cheat and include a trilogy in the list, so technically there are seven books here, but I couldn’t help myself.