Calendar Girls February Theme

Is it just me, or do the winter months all seem to blend together? January, February, March, they’re all one huge blob to me. Good thing Calendar Girls is here to keep me on track!

The votes are in and we’ve got a solid pick for February! It wasn’t unanimous, but the vast majority of voters were in agreement. Without further ado, the theme for February is…

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Calendar Girls January: Most Anticipated 2019 Release

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Happy 2019 Calendar Girls!!!

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This month we’re talking about our most anticipated releases of the year. I’ve already seen a lot of posts on this subject, and y’all, it’s going to be a GREAT year for books. Oh my goodness.

While picked one most anticipated release was not at all difficult for me, it did give me pause that I was skipping over all the other amazing books without even thinking! So I want to take a second to shout-out a few other books I’m super excited for.


Slayer and The Winter of the Witch come out THIS WEEK!!!! AH!!! I’ve got the both pre-ordered, though since I ordered them from Barnes and Nobel they likely won’t be here til the end of the week. Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone is scheduled to release in March, and will probably be a rare cover-reveal post from me. Because, let’s be honest, it’s going to be fabulous. Daisy Jones and the Six is also scheduled for March, and I’m already hearing a lot of great buzz for it.

I also read somewhere that Doors of Stone, the final book in The Kingkiller Chronicles, and The Mirror and the Light, the final Thomas Cromwell book, are rumored to be coming out this year. I’ll believe it when I see it.

But none of those holds a single candle to my most anticipated release of the year. When I heard about this book in November and read the tantalizing synopsis, guys I lost it. There is literally zero chance I will not love this book. The only question is will I survive waiting for its November release date????

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Calendar Girls December Wrap-Up

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Oh my, it’s the last day of 2018! We’re wrapping up year two of Calendar Girls! I feel confident in speaking for both myself and Adrienne in saying we’ve had an awesome year with you all! December has been great talking about books set in winter, and I really like the new format for the #CGBchat that we tested this month. I’m really looking forward to seeing what 2019 will bring.

Best Book Set in Winter Picks

Landline – Katie @ Never Not Reading (that’s me!)
No Ordinary Star – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
The Shining – Teri Polen
Let it Snow – Deanna @ Deanna Writes About
Witchwood – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
The Bear and the Nightingale – Dani @ Mousai Books
Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Madam Mim @ Mim Inkling
The Wolves of Winter – Lauren @ Two Birds One Blog
Let the Right One In – Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading
Shadow and Bone – Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads

Our Favorite Pick is…

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Calendar Girls January Theme

I don’t know about anyone else, but we’re getting in the full Christmas spirit at my house! My oldest son is especially excited about Christmas, and every day he puts a new ornament on his advent calendar and then very enthusiastically counts how many days are left.

But here online it’s time to start thinking about what we’re going to pick for the January post on Calendar Girls. Good gracious, it’s nearly 2019 already! We had a lot of feedback this month, so thanks to everyone who voted. Now, without any further ado, our theme for January 2019 is…

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Calendar Girls December: Best Book Set in Winter

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So before we do anything else, I HAVE to give a shout out to The Bear and the Nightingale, which I only didn’t pick for this theme for two reasons. 1) It was my December pick last year (favorite book of 2017) and 2) it’s sequel, The Girl in the Tower, was our winning pick for November (best middle book in a series). So picking it again seemed redundant. But guys, it’s SO GOOD! If you like atmospheric magical-realism/historical fiction mash-ups, The Bear and the Nightingale is the book for you!

Also, shout-out to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Because, well, obviously.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way… DECEMBER IS HERE! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love December. Everyone is so jolly, there’s music everywhere, Christmas decorations are the only decorations superior to pumpkins, and it’s a time of giving and charity.

Given all of that, it’s no surprise that holiday-themed romances are big blockbusters in both the movie and book industries. I’ve seen so many romance novels with snow and holly on the cover on everyone’s blog this month, I don’t even know what to do with myself! While my pick isn’t quite on those lines, it does loosely fit into that genre. So, without further ado, my favorite book set in winter is… Continue reading

Calendar Girls November Wrap-Up

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What a great November it’s been! I’ve been really enjoying talking about book series with you all. I’ve got several great ideas for future blog posts, so if you’re a fan of book series, be on the lookout! Even though right now I’m more into standalones, it’s been great reminiscing about old favorites and adding some new books to my tbr.

Best Middle Book in a Series Picks

The Mark of AthenaKatie @ Never Not Reading (that’s me!)
Queen of Shadows – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
This Cruel DesignTeri Polen
Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Krista and Dawlyn @ Little Blind Book Finds
Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf
A Court of Mist and Fury – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
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A Court of Mist and Fury and Heir of FireSophie @ Beware the Reader
Charmed Things – Deanna @ Deanna Writes About
The Girl in the Tower – Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading
The Heart Forger – Dani @ Mousai Books

Our Favorite Pick is…

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Calendar Girls December Theme

One more week til Thanksgiving break. One more week til Thanksgiving break. One more week til Thanksgiving break. I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.

So with Thanksgiving on the horizon for us yanks, that can only mean…


Which means it’s time to get ready for Calendar Girls December! The votes are in, and while it was tied for most of the month, we had a last minute surge for the winner! So, without any further ado, the theme for December is…

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