Calendar Girls August Wrap-Up

calendar girls august

I can’t believe the first month of the return of Calendar Girls is already over! We had a great August talking about what makes a book summery. Here’s a look at everything that happened this month.

Best Novel Set in Summer Picks

Absolutely Normal Chaos – Katie @ Never Not Reading
Lose Me – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
Royals – Carolina @ fictionologyst
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet – Tanaz @ The Keysmash Blog
The Island – Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Diary
The Wicked Deep – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
Summer of the Monkeys – Plot Monster
The Unexpected Everything – Dani @ mousaibooks
The Unexpected Everything – Krista and Dawlyn @ Little Blind Book Finds
The Unexpected Everything – Sophie @ Beware of the Reader
13 Little Blue Envelopes – Deanna @ Deanna Writes About

Our Favorite Pick is…


It was absolutely no surprise with three people all picking the same book that the winning August Pick was The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson! Congratulations to Dani, Krista, Dawlyn, and Sophie at all choosing the best book set in summer! Great minds think alike.

Calendar Girls Book Chat

On Sunday August 19 the Calendar Girls got together on twitter to talk about some of the things that make summer reading so great to us. As always you can check out the entire chat by searching the hashtag #CGBChat, or by following the links to the four threads below.





We would love to get some more voices in the chat next month, so mark your calendars (hehe, see what I did there???) and be on twitter on September 24th at 8 EST.

Looking to September!

calendar girls september

The September theme is Back to School: Best Novel Set in a School.

I’m not going to lie, you guys, I am pretty psyched about this one! There are so many great books to choose from, I don’t know how I’m going to pick just one! Especially since Samantha is probably going to beat me to the most obvious choice…

Our September schedule is:

  • Monday September 3rd – Calendar Girls September Posts (don’t forget to link back to me and Adrienne!)
  • Sunday September 9th – Voting ends for the October theme (you can still vote HERE!)
  • Monday September 10th – Adrienne and I will announce the October theme
  • Sunday September 16th – #CGBChat at 8 EST
  • Monday September 24th – September Wrap-Up
  • Tuesday September 25th – I am turning THIRTY, WTH?!?!?!?!
  • You didn’t need to know that, but I included it anyway. 😉

Guys, it’s been awesome. I’m sad summer vacation is over, but I am so ready for fall weather. Any day now…

Thanks Adrienne for being an AMAZING co-host. This would have been a lot less fun without you.


katie and adrienne

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 me (!), Katie, 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.

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!

11 thoughts on “Calendar Girls August Wrap-Up

  1. Can’t wait for Setember post! It’ll be a tough one though, there a lot of good book sets in school, how could I choose one?!!!

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