Books for the Perfect Galentine’s Day


You, a book, a glass of wine and your best friends. What could be better? We’re all about Galentine’s Day this year, celebrating the female friendships in our life and the books we like to read together.

A Night in With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday

What better girl to hang out with than Audrey Hepburn herself? Struggling actress Libby Lomax gets to do just that when she suddenly finds film icon Audrey Hepburn sitting on her battered couch. Dressed in her iconic outfit from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey becomes Libby’s supportive friend as the two try to get Libby’s life back on track.  Funny and original, this debut novel about a famous gal helping a yet to become famous gal is the perfect book to read and share with friends.

 A Night in With Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Holliday

Libby Lomax is back in this sequel, this time with a completely different 1950’s film icon sitting on her sofa. Audrey Hepburn has moved on, and now it’s Marilyn Monroe who’s in town. Libby’s life is more confusing than ever when her hot ex and fellow actor comes back into her life, and she’s not sure if Marilyn’s advice is really going to be helpful right now. Gentlemen might prefer blondes, but right now Libby would prefer things to go back to normal. With all the charm and humour of the original, Libby and Marilyn try to sort out Libby’s love life, before it’s too late.

Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny

In eleven short stories about different women, Katherine Heiny explores love through characters that stumble through life and romance. Katherine Heiny’s short stories seem to be the fictional answer to shows we love, like Girls and Sex and the City. Full of complex relationships and female friendships, Single, Carefree, Mellow is a honest and witty look at the lives of modern women.

A Girl’s Best Friend by Lindsey Kelk

Tess Brookes is looking for a way to start over, and the opportunity to visit her best friend in New York City could be just that. Tess is ready to get her career back on track by entering a photography contest in the city, but things get complicated when she runs into her ex, Nick. Full of humour, friendship, love, and relatable characters, A Girl’s Best Friend is a fun and laugh out loud read.

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi Macfarlane

With a main character that you’ll wish was your best friend, It’s Not Me, It’s You follows Delia, who has recently had bad luck in love. While Delia was quick to blame herself when her boyfriend cheated on her, now she’s beginning to think that maybe she’s not the one to blame after all. When her life comes crashing down on her, Delia moves from Newcastle to London to start all over. Full of humour and wit, you’ll fall in love with Delia as she starts her live over.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

We all wish we could hang out with Amy Poehler, and reading this book is the next best thing. The comedian, actress, writer, producer and all around cool girl shares funny life stories and advice in her memoir. At times humourous, at times inspirational, Yes Please is a must read for fans of Amy Poehler and anyone who loves smart and funny women writers. Plus, her show Parks and Recreation started Galentine’s Day, and the whole world is better for that. While we can settle for re-reading Yes Please for now, if Amy’s ever in town, she needs to stop by the HarperCollins office to kick it breakfast style–our treat.

Which books did you and your girlfriends enjoy?  Share your Galentine’s Day reads in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.


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