Life can get busy, and while social media helps to assure us that our gal pals are still killing it, the reality is, we often go weeks, if not months, without seeing our go-to ladies in person. If only there were a day solely dedicated to getting together with and showing a little extra love to our besties. Enter Galentine’s Day, the brainchild of Leslie Knope in the beloved comedy series Parks and Recreation that’s become a real-life tradition for many.
On February 13, forget about romantic relationships—whether you’re in one or not. For those 24 hours, you’re encouraged to take a step back and cherish the first loves of your life: your besties. The best part is, each Galentine’s Day celebration is unique to the group of friends getting together. Will you tipsy-watch a bad (but in the best way) rom-com? Are you planning to whip out the credit card for a mini shopping spree? Maybe you’ll end up dancing the night away, ordering pizza, and enjoying an impromptu sleepover. No matter what you and your friends do to celebrate each other, you’ll want to bask in the glow of a successful Galentine’s Day long after the party is over. Keep those warm fuzzy feelings alive by curling up with a good book, a selection inspired by your favorite Galentine’s Day activity.