Happy Galentine’s Day!

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Galentine’s day was created by the lovely Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation on NBC). In the words of the creator herself, it’s a time for ‘ladies to celebrate ladies.’

In honor of this lovely holiday, I’ve created a list of books that are great examples of strong female friendships and the relationships between sisters. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did!

Loyal Female Friendships

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The Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid

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The first book in the series introduces us to the knitting group through Janie Morris. The knitting group includes Janie, Elizabeth, Sandra, Ashley, Marie, and Kat. I love that the friendship between these 7 women is such a strong thread throughout the entire series. Each book is about a different woman finding love, but each has a healthy dose of these knitting meet-ups where the women find and give support to each other. I wish I could manifest myself in the story and have these ladies as my friends.

Books in the series include:
(Links will take you to their pages on Goodreads)
1. Neanderthal Seeks Human (Janie)
1.5 Neanderthal Marries Human (Janie’s wedding)
2. Friends Without Benefits (Elizabeth)
3. Love Hacked (Sandra) Read my review here!
4. Beauty and the Mustache (Ashley)
4.75 Ninja At First Sight (Fiona and Greg meet!)
5. Happily Ever Ninja (Fiona)
6. Dating-ish (Marie) – Coming Spring 2017
7. Marriage of Inconvenience (Kat) – Coming 2018

86 Bloomberg Place Series by Melody Carlson

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It has been quite a few years since I read this series but it is still one that comes to mind when I think about friendships between women. They are brought together as roommates when one of the girls rents out the extra rooms in her apartment. Through relationships, hardships, and jobs, these women learn what true friendship looks like, and how to be there for each other.

Books in the series include:
(Links will take you to their pages on Goodreads)
1. I Heart Bloomberg
2. Let Them Eat Fruitcake
3. Spring Broke
4. Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah

The Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell

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This is the story of four young women navigating through their lives in their small town. Each chapter is told by a different woman’s perspective, and gives you a look into their lives and relationships. I loved the support these friends gave each other and how they continued to stand by each other through thick and thin.
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See my full review here!

Sisterly Love

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I love Rainbow Rowell’s books. One reason this is one of my favorites by her is because of the relationship between Cath and her sister Wren. It isn’t always smooth sailing for these twins but in the end they learn that they can still be close and support each other, even while growing and becoming their own person.
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The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal We Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Another story about twin sisters. Rebecca and Lacey learn to navigate the limelight when Rebecca starts a relationship with the future king of England. The sisters’ relationship and their loyalty to each other is tested. (You’ll love this book if you are a fan of the royals, specifically Will and Kate).
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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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A retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice is a great way to read this story of sisters and love in a new way. Even changing the time period, it is still a great example of the relationships between sisters and the importance of acceptance and support.
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Are there any I missed? What would you add to the list?

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