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This week, it’s a Valentine’s day themed freebie! I’m not much for Valentine’s day (or bashing Valentine’s day), so I’m going with books for celebrating Galentine’s Day. What’s Galentine’s Day, you (probably don’t) say?
In the immortal words of Leslie Knope: “Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus Frittatas!” Time for some books featuring badass ladies, feminism, and frittatas!
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. For Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins, because “It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.”
- How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. Because “I want a Zero Tolerance policy on All The Patriarchal Bullshit.”
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Because “Maybe girls need an island to find themselves. Maybe they need a place where no one’s is watching them so they can be who they really are”
- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Because Anne Shirley knows what’s up: “Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them– that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Because so does Jane: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
- The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. Because you don’t want to end up feeling like this: “It was supposed to say “Great Artist” on my tombstone, but if I died right now it would say “Such a good teacher/daughter/friend” instead; and what I really want to shout, and want in big letters on that grave, too, is FUCK YOU ALL.”
- Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. Because badass lady spy school.
- Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History… and Our Future! by Kate Schatz. Because it’s important to teach our daughters, granddaughters, and nieces to start celebrating ladies early.
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Because “’Good for her! Not for me.’ That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.”
- Let’s do Brunch by Brigit Binns. Because brunch. Always because brunch.