Hurray, it’s Galentine’s Day!

February 13, 2017
Sarah Jane Abbott
Riveted Editorial Board

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so pretty much everywhere you look, stores are overrun with pink and red and hearts and roses. But let’s not forget the most awesome of all occasions this month: Galentines Day!

As the great Leslie Knope says, Galentine’s Day is for appreciating and enjoying the special bonds between girlfriends. So this February 13th, why not gather up the awesome ladies on your squad and talk books? Here are some fabulous books about female friendships to dig into…

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsby Ann Brashares

Once there was a pair of pants. Just an ordinary pair of jeans. But these pants, the Traveling Pants, went on to do great things. This is the story of the four friends—Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen—who made it possible.

This Song Will Save Your Lifeby Leila Sales

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, This Song Will Save Your Life is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.


Someone Like Youby Sarah Dessen

Scarlett was always the strong one.  Halley was always content to follow in her wake. Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant. Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.  Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever.

Since You’ve Been Goneby Morgan Matson

Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever. says, “Basically I couldn’t be more in love with this book,” from the bestselling author of Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour.

This One Summerby Mariko Tamaki

Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teen age — a story of renewal and revelation.

Roomiesby Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl, and Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness, join forces for a novel about that time after high school when everything feels like it’s ending just as it’s beginning.

Kissing in Americaby Margo Rabb

Acclaimed writer Margo Rabb’s Kissing in America is “a wonderful novel about friendship, love, travel, life, hope, poetry, intelligence, and the inner lives of girls,” raves internationally bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love).

Code Name Verityby Elizabeth Wein

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called “a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel” in The New York Times, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

Under a Painted Skyby Stacey Lee

From the author of Outrun the Moon, Stacey Lee’s debut novel is a powerful story about love, friendship, and sacrifice.

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 1by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen

At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, things are not what they seem…