Calendar Girls February: Favorite Romantic Comedy

Happy February! All the pink stuff is everywhere, and I just spent $20 on paper trash for my kid’s classmates. (He’s two…) You know what that means! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Obviously I’m not sentimental about Valentine’s. Honestly, I could care less about it and we don’t celebrate it. It’s a nice idea, I guess, but I don’t find it in any way romantic. But I will never criticize anyone who does enjoy Valentine’s Day! So for all you lovers out there, this Calendar Girls theme is for you!

Meet Cute: Favorite Romantic Comedy

This theme was not difficult for me at all. I love romantic comedies, but I have a hard time finding literary ones that I truly enjoy. To clarify, I don’t consider romance novels Rom-Coms, even if they’re funny. To me a Rom-Com MUST be PG-13 with sex only implied. Because that’s how the movies are. I’ve found a few I’ve enjoyed since I started book blogging, but with contemporary romance on the up-swing, good romantic comedies are not easy to come by. However, this past November I fell in love!

My choice for my favorite romantic comedy is…

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Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

This book was SO CUTE!!! I loved nearly everything about it. It was funny, but sweet. The characters were imperfect but lovable. The romance was spicy but not graphic. The kissing scenes were on-point. And I really enjoyed the constant allusions to all of my favorite rom-com films, especially any starring Tom Hanks and/or Meg Ryan. Like the main character, Annie, I grew up watching those films with my mom, and they are still my favorites.

One of the best things about this book was its awareness of itself as a rom-com. It didn’t take itself too seriously, which is probably for the best as it had ALL of the cheese. There were lots of classic tropes, but because the characters were constantly acknowledging that they were rom-com tropes, it had this extra layer of humor.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough for romantic comedy fans. It was one of my favorite books of the entire year.

Thanks to Flavia and Dani for hosting. Be sure to check out their posts for more Rom-Com fun!


Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now be hosted by Flavia and Dani at Mousai Books. 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!

13 thoughts on “Calendar Girls February: Favorite Romantic Comedy

  1. I love this book so much! I am counting down for the sequel, and waiting to see if Kerry is doing any events near me…you know since The Book Loft and Columbus are only like an hour away from me, so that’s an easy trip to make for me.

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      1. We get a few events at a couple of the Barnes & Nobles about an hour away, and some events at The Book Loft in Columbus, which is the biggest indie bookstore near me, then there’s events at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, but that’s in Cincinnati, so 3.5 hours away. Of course for Joseph-Beth you can buy the book signing ticket and let them know that you can’t make it there, and then they’ll send the signed book to you, so that’s nice.

        With a lot of the bigger authors it feels like they mostly skip the Midwest entirely on tours, just focusing on either East or West Coast, and that’s not fun.

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