“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas.”
With Galentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to look at books that celebrate the heart of the holiday.
You can’t celebrate Galentine’s Day without the gal herself. Amy Poehler shares the best advice for in her book of essays and even manages to boil it all down to a simple statement: “Good for her! Not for me.”
Taken from her incredible TEDx talk of the same name, We Should All Be Feminists is a tiny read that packs a powerful punch. Bonus: It’s palm-sized packaging makes for a perfect little gift.
Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik have put together a fun and informative history of (the Notorious!) Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, work, and relationships that you’ll just adore reading.
Sometimes the best gals are our own family members and we just don’t realize it. Florence Gordon takes a hard look at all that comes with aging, while also highlighting the importance of family.
A beautiful graphic novel focused on the awkward time between childhood and the teenage years when lifelong friendships shift and change.
Another palm-sized beauty, When Women Were Birds is a stunning series of meditations pondering life and voice that simply begs to be read over and over and over.
What are your favorite Galentine’s-worthy reads?