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A Friendly Reading List

A Friendly Reading List is a weighted compilation of about 1,000 current Quaker titles surveyed and ranked by Friendly Librarians according to an individual’s experience with the needs of people attending Quaker Meetings.

The list is available sorted in the following ways:

These lists were compiled under the coordination of Sally Rickerman and contain titles published by 2011. Phoebe Anderson has entered and formatted the data and provided the list in various pdf versions. She continues to be interested in that very important part of the project. Sally, who turned 93 in 2014, has asked QUIP to assume responsibility for coordinating the regular updating of future lists. To date, no QUIP member has been led to use their gifts in this part of the work.

Please let the clerks know if you have any comments or wish to coordinate this ongoing work. We will be happy to find a Friend who will take over the coordination. You can email the clerks using "contact us" at the bottom of the page.