Amy Poeppel is the award-winning author of many novels, including The Sweet Spot and Small Admissions. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, and Working Mother. She would love to hear from you on Twitter or Instagram: @AmyPoeppel or at AmyPoeppel.com.
When asked in an interview about her thoughts on friendship, Reese Witherspoon said, “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” Most of us cherish our ride-or-die friends, those women in our lives who have our backs and who know we have theirs. When I wrote my book The Sweet Spot, I wanted to highlight the value I place on female friendship—at any age. In honor of Galentine’s Day, here are a few books that feature women whom I would welcome into my circle of friends anytime. These women can—and would—celebrate successes, untangle messy situations, pass the tissues, evade a crisis, plot revenge, or even hide a body. Cheers to these relentlessly fierce and fabulous women!