Reading List: Female Friendships


Picture Credit: Bananya Stand.

In honour of Galentine’s Day (what’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!), I decided to focus on a topic that is overlooked far too often in fiction: friendship between women. We all know about the Bechdel test, but try putting together a list of books where female friendship is the focus of the story, I dare you. Bonus points if the women in question are not related. It is practically impossible! That said, here are some of my favourite fictional examples of female friendship – the good and the bad. Some of these duos are attached at the hip for life, whereas other relationships go sour in the worst possible way.

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Reading List: Monster Books of Monsters


“Monster Squad” (1987).

It’s October, and you know what that means!  Leaves turn red and yellow, the American population puts pumpkin spice into absolutely everything, I start humming Nightmare Before Christmas songs to myself, and we all become obsessed with ghouls, ghosts, and other ghastly creatures in preparation for Halloween!

This is the first in a series of reading lists to get you in the mood and what better way to start than with the most famous monsters in all of literature?

(And if you’re wondering why Cthulhu isn’t on this list, don’t worry, we’ll get to him. Oh, we’ll get to him. Or rather, he will get to us.)

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