Calendar Girls November Theme

FALL IS HEEEEERRREEEE! It is finally not 90 degrees here in Texas, and we are enjoying some well-deserved cool weather. October really is the best month. We’ve been going outside, actually OUTSIDE every evening. I’ve decorated the house with pumpkins, Halloween candy has been purchased, and October is in full swing ’round here.

BUT. It is time to start looking ahead toward November.

The votes are in, and it was really close. Like, seriously close. BUT. The November theme will be…


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Calendar Girls October: Book That Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump


Guys, I love October. It’s the best month of the year. ❤ If only our weather here in Texas would actually start to resemble October weather… But I’m not here to complain. October is October. Bring on the sweaters and boots!

Our theme this month is a book that lit your way out of a reading slump. I have to come clean with you all, I’ve never experienced the dreaded reading slump. That’s right, you heard me. No, I’m not showing off or bragging, it’s just the truth. I’ve read a book every single day since … 4th grade? Before? Maybe I missed a day or two if I was sick or something, but I’ve never felt like “Bleh, I just don’t want to read anything!”

So I decided to take this prompt from a different direction. While I wouldn’t call it a reading slump, in the 2016/2017 school year I was in a bit of a … rut. I was reading the same books over and over again, it had been a long time since I’d found something new to read that I actually liked. Then, suddenly, MAGIC. A book I loved so much that I started a book blog. That book was …

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Calendar Girls September Wrap Up

Wow, I can’t believe September is already over. It’s still 90s degrees here in Texas. I have to say that I am READY for October. Like, literally, I am prepared. We’ve already got Halloween costumes…

We had a great month with Calendar Girls talking about books about pirates. The overwhelming consensus is that we love pirates, but most of us haven’t read very many books about them. So Imma take a second and (once again) plug Erin Morgenstern’s new book The Starless Sea which is at least partly about pirates. CAN’T WAIT!

Pirate’s Life for Me
Favorite Book About Pirates

Our Picks

Treasure Island – Katie (that’s me!) @ Never Not Reading
Daughter of the Pirate King – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
Seafire – Liz @ Stellar Kitten Book Reviews
The Princess Bride – Dani @ Mousai Books
These Rebel Waves – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile

Our Favorite Pick is…

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Calendar Girls October Theme

Well you guys, the school year has gotten back into gear, and I’m officially out of time to read everyone’s blogs. Sorry for being such a lame friend. Just two more semesters of classes to go! Gosh, September is always such a tough month. And my college football team isn’t even good to take my mind off it all!

What with it being the second week of the month, that’s means it’s time for the October theme! The votes are in, and it wasn’t even close, y’all. So, drumroll please!

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Calendar Girls August Wrap-Up

Is August already over? On the one hand, geez, where did the time go? On the other hand, thank god. This month has been sooooo stressful for me! Evidence, completely missed both of my posts on the Calendar Girls chat this week. My new job is difficult, guys. Send happy vibes my way.

Calendar Girls has been great this month, though! I don’t know about y’all, but I’m always happy to find an excuse to gush about my favorite book! And I’ve really enjoyed listening to y’all talk about yours too.

Book Lovers Day: Best Book You’ve Read This Year

Our Picks:

Bel Canto – Katie (that’s me!) @ Never Not Reading
The Poet X – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
Aurora Rising – Teri Polen
The Merciful Crow – Dani @ Mousai Books
Sorcery of Thorns – Sophie @ Beware of the Reader
Skyward – Sophie @ Beware of the Reader
Salt to Sea – Sophie @ Beware of the Reader
The Wicked King – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
Sadie – Deanna @ Deanna Writes About
American Princess – Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads it All

Our Favorite Pick Is…

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Calendar Girls August: Best Book You’ve Read This Year

Well, today I go back to work. Summer is officially over. *cries* On the bright side, today is also my favorite day of the month, Calendar Girls! *cheers* This month we are celebrating Book Lovers Day by sharing our favorite book we’ve read so far this year.

Rather than doing what many of my fellow Calendar Girls participants do and give a list of runners up, I’m going to link to my Top 10 of the year page. I keep a running tally of my favorite books of the year, and boy has it been a good year so far! So if you’re interested, that’s there. Now, my favorite book of the year is…

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