The One With All The Books: A 'Friends' Reading List

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Friends is a TV show beloved by many, one which has cemented itself securely into our hearts and the annals of 90's pop culture.  But have you ever noticed how many of the characters on the show at one time or another read books, gift books to others or use them in other ways?  Here's a sampling of some of the titles that were read or mentioned on the show by some of our favorite FRIENDS.  Maybe you'll rediscover an old favorite or find something new!

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Anthem by Ayn Rand

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV

Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The Shining by Stephen King

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss


If you haven't seen the show or just want to re-watch your favorite episodes, BCLS owns all seasons on DVD- you can find them here!


Published by on July 24, 2021
Last Modified December 03, 2021