#March2020CalendarGirls

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Temporarily hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile and Dani @ Mousai Books. Normally hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads. From Katie’s blog: Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile.  It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

The theme for March is Saint Patrick’s Day- Book with favorite Mythical Creature.

For me, this one was easy, as I had a few choices and one of them was obvious but I decided against going with the more obvious one and went with something different.  My pick for this month is:

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I went with Lord of the Rings because it has such a variety of mythical creatures.  If you want to know my favorite creatures from this gem of a novel (not a trilogy) they are the Hobbits and the Elves.

#February2020CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Temporarily hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile and Dani @ Mousai Books. Normally hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads. From Katie’s blog: Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile.  It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

The theme for February is Meet Cute- Favorite romantic comedy.

I’m not going to lie, I had to look at Goodreads lists to see if I’ve actually read any “meet-cutes,” and it turns out that I have but not very many.  Romantic comedies aren’t something that I read a lot of, it’s just a personal preference.  Without further ado my pick for this month is:

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#January2020CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Temporarily hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile and Dani @ Mousai Books. Normally hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads. From Katie’s blog: Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile.  It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

The theme for January is New Beginnings: Your favorite first book in a new series.

I had somewhat of a hard time coming up with a book for this one as I really haven’t read too many series that aren’t completed yet.  I looked back in my Goodreads and found two possibilities but I’m going to go with my favorite between the two.  One of my favorite books that I read last year, and is a first in a new series with the sequel being published this April is:

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Screenshot from Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: “The Library of Ever is an adventure across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge.

With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. And Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian.

She rockets to the stars, travels to a future filled with robots, and faces down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge. To save the library, Lenora will have to test her limits and uncover secrets hidden among its shelves.”

#November19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Booksand Flavia aFlavia the Bibliophileand will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Readingand Adrienne at Darque Dreamer ReadsIt is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for November is Eleven (Strangest Book I’ve Ever Read).

When I saw this theme, I knew exactly what book I was going to use, and that book is Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke.

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This book was just strange in every single way, and I actually did enjoy it.

#October19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Booksand Flavia aFlavia the Bibliophileand will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Readingand Adrienne at Darque Dreamer ReadsIt is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for October is Pumpkin Lanterns (Book That Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump).

I’ve been fortunate to have never been in a reading slump.  Were there periods that I wasn’t reading as much? Yes, but it wasn’t due to me being in a reading slump it was due to having other priorities, the number one priority being school work.

There was also a time in my life where I HAD to read books for school, which kind of took the joy out of reading for a while.  I’ve always been a reader, I grew up surrounded by books and going to the library so for me I never had one book that got me into reading, but I did have a few books that got me back into reading for the joy of reading after having to read books for school for so long, and my discovery of BookTube helped too.

The books that got me back into reading after reading books for school for so long were:
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Rebels: City of Indra by Kendall and Kylie Jenner
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

#September19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Booksand Flavia aFlavia the Bibliophileand will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Readingand Adrienne at Darque Dreamer ReadsIt is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for September is: Favorite Book about pirates

I haven’t read any books solely about pirates, but I have read a few books that have pirates in them.  For this month’s topic, I’m going to go with a classic and that is:

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Screenshot from my Nook

 

#July19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Booksand Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophileand will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Readingand Adrienne at Darque Dreamer ReadsIt is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading).

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for July is: Summer Lovin’: Bookish OTP

I’m going out of the box for this one.  My bookish OTP is definitely Achilles and Patroclus from:20190629_105218.jpg

 

#June19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Booksand Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophileand will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Readingand Adrienne at Darque Dreamer ReadsIt is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for June Pride: Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation.

My favorite book with LGBTQ+ Representation is:

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I have to admit, that I haven’t read too many books that have LGBTQ+ representation, and that is something that I definitely need to change.  However, Adam Silvera is one of my favorite authors.

#May19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

 

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Booksand Flavia aFlavia the Bibliophileand will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Reading, and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer ReadsIt is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for May is Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship.  For me, this month’s theme was almost too easy.  When I saw what the theme was going to be there was only one book that came to my mind and that book is:

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#April19CalendarGirls

calendar girls

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Reading, and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)

Each month there is a new theme and the theme for April is April Fool’s Day (Favorite Book with a surprise Twist or Ending).

There were a few books that I could have chosen for this month’s topic but I decided to go with Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab.  The ending of this book had completely shocked!

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