Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's? How about Galentine's!?

There will be lots of posts about love, relationships and romance in the next few days. You will be bombarded with ads displaying hearts, chocolates, all the things your loved one needs and wants.  And trust me when I say, I LOVE love!  I think that you should treat your significant others with kindness, support and kisses everyday of the year and increase that by 1000x as February 14th comes around the corner. 

I just like the lesser known holiday - Galentine's Day ALOT too!!!!

Galentine's Day?!
You maybe asking yourself, what in the world is that?   
Galentine's Day is a day for ladies celebrating ladies.  You can all thank Leslie Knope for this fancy celebration.  It's the day when you get to drop the beau or boo and grab your best gal pals.  Then you get to shower them all with glitter and sweets and warm fuzzies - ya know, you get to tell them how wonderful they are and remind them they are the greatest women in the world?!?!  It doesn't matter that sometimes you fight like cats and dogs and others you drive each other crazy.  No measly disagreement or difference matters on Galentine's Day. 

  The books below are my picks for Galentine's Day.  Each and every one showcase female friendships that are compassionate, supportive and consistent.  They prove that ladies celebrating ladies doesn't have to happen only once a year. 

Friendship by Emily Gould

The story of best friends, Bev and Amy.   Friends for years, the two face a crossroads at the age of 30.  A novel with a deep understanding of what it means to be in a long term friend relationship, it showcases the bad with the good.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments, according to the reviews is a love story. And it is. It’s a love story between Beth and Lincoln, IT security guy and movie review gal. But, it is also the story of a genuine friendship between two women who work in The Courier newsroom, Beth and Jennifer. They talk about what’s going on in each other’s lives. They talk about what scares them. They talk about anything, and that’s what originally gets them noticed. 

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy’s most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates, known simply to their classmates as “the group”  from graduation throughout their lives as adults. Time passes, some friends grow apart and some become entangled in one another's lives.  When one of them passes away, they all come back together again to mourn her loss.  Regardless of where life took them all, it is clear that to be a member of their "group" is to be loyal and supportive. 

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

No one would argue that your teenage years are the most difficult.  Best friends Enid and Becky face them head on in this cult classic graphic novel, Ghost World.  From growing up to growing apart, this novel is likely to rip at your heartstrings or keep you laughing as you recall your own experience of finding yourself as a moody, overzealous and stubborn teen.    

Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
The Story of the Lost Child

The entirety of the Neapolitan Novel series is a beautiful story about two friends, Elena and Lila.  The books are a conscientious portrayal of two women  living in Italy and a touching reflection on the nature of true friendship.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Galentine's Day!! I loved those eps on Parks and Rec. Such a great Knope invention :)