Already read (and binge-watched) Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends? Here are 25 similar books to devour next

If you’ve already binged all 12 episodes of the BBC Three adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends (we’re impressed), now’s the perfect time to dig out your old copy and refresh your memory. Way ahead of us? Well, we’ve selected some of the very best books that Sally Rooney fans will love. 

With holiday season just around the corner, you might as well give yourself a head start when it comes to packing. After all, what’s the point in having an on-trend beach bag if it’s got nothing in it? Sure, you can always pick up a grisly crime novel from the airport but some holiday spots (AKA literally any beach) call for a book you can really lose yourself in. 

Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney’s debut novel, is a great place to start. And if you’ve already devoured the book, there are still plenty of stories that explore similar themes of friendship, love, and feminism to choose from. 

Take Girl, Woman, Other: the Booker Prize-winning novel by Bernardine Evaristo, which vividly explores the intersecting lives of 12 very different people, mostly Black and British women, as they navigate sex, identity, and intimacy. Or Ordinary People by Diana Evans, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2019, which movingly traces the growing complexities in two couples’ relationships.   

Ready to upgrade your holiday reading list? Here’s GLAMOUR‘s pick of the best books that fans of Conversations With Friends will absolutely adore: 

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