The Friendship List - Susan Mallery

The Friendship List

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 576 Ratings



“Sparkling… A sure hit with women’s fiction fans.” —Publishers Weekly
Dance till dawn Go skydiving Wear a bikini in public Start living

Two best friends jump-start their lives in a summer that will change them forever…

Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content—until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.

So Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What’s wrong with a thirtysomething widow still sleeping in her late husband’s childhood bed?

The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re just fine. But somewhere between “wear three-inch heels” and “have sex with a gorgeous guy,” Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache and regrettable tattoos.

Don't miss The Happiness Plan, a new novel coming from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery where three women experience hope, heartache, and the power of friendship as they search for true happiness!


  • Complicated

    By Regaleagle59
    Two friends struggle to overcome past pain and loss so they can move forward
  • Wonderful read!

    By Just Honey
    Great book. Didn’t want to put it down or for it to end. Another great book, Susan Mallery!
  • The friendship list, fun, friends, family all in one summer

    By Donajpatt
    The friendship list... two 30 something year old best friends realize they’re both stuck in ruts and they challenge each other to make a “to do” list..things they wouldn’t dare do without a push and a dare.. It pushes each one out of her comfort zone and in the meantime find themselves and even love, for themselves and who they are as women, friends, family. Mixing in handsome men who offer to help them with their lists. Let the summer begin… It’s a wonderful story of friendship, family and love.
  • Great read

    By chell u
    Another hit! A great summertime read about friendship, love and laughter. Makes you want to start living and taking chances.
  • The Friendship List

    By MaryFowler
    In The Friendship List, Susan Mallery works her magic with humor and emotions again. She tells a story of two best friends who need changes in their lives. Ellen and Unity encourage each other so that they are able fulfill the items on their lists and start living their lives. This was a great summer read.
  • Awesome summer read

    By Mari360
    I have to see this is one of my fav Susan Mallery books yet. Although it’s romance it’s way more than that. It’s about growing as a person, overcoming obstacles and learning to just live. Two best friends help each other overcome situations in their lives that made them closed off. Yes there is romance but sisterhood is very present. Definitely a must read.
  • Another Winner!!

    By Karen'sKorner
    The best book of 2020 so far for me! I actually lost sleep with this one, I couldn’t put it down. We could all use a little push from someone that knows us to our soul and these two friend do just that. Mallery is a master at emotional growth in her stories. As one learns she can make or break her own rules for her adult life another learns to let go of deep grief and sadness. They each find their happy in a story that flows in a way you don’t want to stop reading. Highly recommended!!
  • Sweetest story of two friends who’ve lost their way

    By kaykaybean13
    Two childhood friends both find themselves in their 30s without the husbands or the life in which they had envisioned. The make a list and both start following the things that challenge them and lead them both out of their introversion and low esteem
  • Feel good read.

    By ledoss
    Such a feel good read. This excellent story wraps itself around two close friends and their struggle to find their happiness. There are sad, heart felt places that make the reader hurt for each. Truly a pleasure to read. Add to the top of your TBR list.
  • Sometimes friendship is a one way street

    By Tigressdana
    “There were times when friendship was a two-way street and times when it went only one way.” This is my favorite quote of the book. It reminded me that sometimes we have to put away our thoughts or feelings for a moment to let a great friend get theirs out. Especially now. We are all experiencing new, different, and difficult times that none of us expected. Sometimes we just have to listen and support. I think Susan captured this perfectly. Ellen and unity are both in crossroads at their lives that both are scared to cross. They decide to make a list and help support each other in ticking those accomplishments off their list. I’ve always loved lists and feel accomplished when being able to make a big check beside a challenge on the list. Unity and Ellen both feel this way as well. Each check mark that is made helps them to push themselves for the next one. Learning and growing together! Susan Mallery always captures amazing characters that draw you in and have you wishing the best for them while also hoping the book doesn’t end! This great summer read is no different!