13 Books About Female Friendship To Share With Your Galentines This Year

You may know it as a romantic holiday for couples who enjoy trading stuffed animals and sharing heart-shaped desserts, but women truly understand what Valentine's Day is all about: each other. That's why this year, instead of spending the evening eating at a crowded restaurant with your significant other, you should spend the night in with your BFF drinking wine and discussing books about female friendship instead. Trust me, when you choose to celebrate Galentine's Day instead of Valentine's Day, the holiday gets a whole lot less cheesy and way more fun.

From National Best Friends Day to Facebook Friends Day, there are plenty of "holidays" that celebrate friendship, there has never been a day set aside to specifically commemorate the female friendships of the world. That is, until everyone's favorite fictional feminist, Leslie Knope, introduced viewers to Galentine's Day, "the best day of the year." Celebrated the day before Valentine's Day, this fake-turned-fantastic holiday has one goal: to honor the amazing women in your life, and to celebrate your special female friendships.

Sounds pretty amazing, right? It seems the women of the world think so too, which is why we've come up with so many different traditions for the way we celebrate Galentine's Day. For this bookworm, though, there's only one way to really let loose this sentimental holiday, and it involves plenty of reading.

Break out a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine, and get ready to spend Valentine's Day with your bookish bestie and one of these 13 books about female friendship perfect for your Galentine.