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 posts, and we 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!
There will also be a monthly chat about the theme on twitter. Every third Sunday of the month at 8PM EST, I will start off the chat with a discussion question or two to get the ball rolling. From there we’ll use the hashtag #CGBChat to chat and gif and generally have a grand ol’ time.
Not only that, but we also started up a monthly twitter chat using the hashtag: #CGBChat! Every third Sunday of the month at 8PM EST, I will start off the chat with a discussion question or two to get the ball rolling. From there, just use the hashtag in all your tweets and let the 140 characters fly!
The first Monday of each month is book choice day for that month’s theme. This is where you can rant and rave about your favorite pick for the current month, as well as see what everyone else chose.
The second Monday of each month Katie and Adrienne will be announcing the theme for the upcoming month, the chat reminder, and the voting form for both the next month’s theme, and the current month’s popular choice.
The last Monday of each month will be recap day! Katie and Adrienne will make sure to update you on the current month’s popular choice, the chat recap, and the upcoming month’s theme.
“January, you start the year off fine!”
Best Debut Novel of 2016
“February, you’re my little valentine.”
Best YA Romance
“March, I’m gonna march you down the aisle.”
Best Book with an Active War
“April, you’re the Easter Bunny when you smile.”
Best High Fantasy Novel
“May, maybe if I ask your dad and mom.”
“June, they’ll let me take you to the Junior Prom.”
Best Shakespeare Play
“July, Like a firecracker all aglow.”
Best Fairytale Retelling
“August, When you’re on the beach you steal the show.”
Best Historical Fiction Novel
“September, I light the candles at your sweet sixteen.”
Best Contemporary Novel
“October, Romeo and Juliet on Halloween.”
Best Paranormal Novel
“November, I’ll give thanks that you belong to me.”
Best End of a Series
“December, You’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree.”
Your Favourite Book of 2017
August: Dog Days of Summer
Best Book Set in Summer
September: Back to School
Best Book Set in School
October: Hocus Pocus
Best Book about Witches
November: Not Quite the End
Best Middle Book in a Series
December: Let it Snow
Best Book Set in Winter
January: Happy New Year
Most Anticipated 2019 Release
February: Black History Month
Best Book by a Black Author
March: Women’s History Month
Favorite Book with a Strong Female Lead
April: April Fools
Favorite Book with a Surprise Ending or Twist
May: Mother’s Day
Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship
Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation