Galentine’s Day: Books that Celebrate Female Friendship

Happy Galentine’s Day, bookworms! I never pass up an opportunity to celebrate my magical group of friends – it’s safe to say I’d be nothing without these incredible people. Here are 6 books I love that celebrate the power of female friendship.

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark

One of my favorite reads of 2018, this story balances fun with sincerity and seriousness, which is captured in its friendships. Lacey is going through some shit – but her people are there for her (when she’s ready for them to be and when she’s not). The women in this book are fascinating and flawed, just like the women in my life. Read Morgan’s full review here. →

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

In my mind, this is the pinnacle of a Galentine’s book. Four friends, all with their own adventures and issues. They’re always been there for each other and they always will be. I’ve read this series at least eight times and it never gets old.

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HEY LADIES! BY MICHELLE MARKOWITZ AND CAROLINE MOSS

Written entirely in emails, texts, and various illustrations, Hey Ladies! is certainly an entertaining read.  This epistolary novel follows a group of friends through an entire year of their lives.  One member of the group has just gotten engaged and a firestorm of planning ensues.  You will laugh, you will roll your eyes.  It’s a hilarious roller coaster. Read Morgan’s full review here. →

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LITTLE WOMEN BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

If you read Little Women as you were growing up, you undoubtedly know which March sister you are (or which one you wish you were).  This is one of my favorite books of all time.  Four sisters and one mother making their way in the world – what could be better?  And something about the New England setting seems so perfect for winter.

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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Ferrante tells a sweeping tale of friendship between two women, beginning when they are both children in a small Italian town.  Her writing is rich and intense, as is their imperfect friendship.

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Not all friendships are perfect. There are ups and downs – some recover, some don’t. When we first meet Marin and Mabel, we are not sure what their future will be. This is a quietly perfect novel that captures moments of grief, loss, sexuality, and anxiety without trying too hard to be a book about any one of those topics. Read Morgan’s full review here. →

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One thought on “Galentine’s Day: Books that Celebrate Female Friendship

  1. Nancy Hoit says:

    with all the studies and angst about familial and marital relationships… not nearly enough energy has gone into understanding the essential nature of friendship.

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