Calendar Girls May Wrap-Up

Oh my word, I can’t believe that May is finally over! I don’t know about anyone else, but I am completely jazzed for summer. I can’t wait to spend some time with my kids, hopefully get some extra reading done, and of course, another month of Calendar Girls!


Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship

The Fault in Our Stars – Katie (that’s me!) @ Never Not Reading
Snow White – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
Certain Girls – Deanna @ Deanna Writes About
Little Women – Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads it All
Little Women – Ashley @ Inside of My Minds
American Panda – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
Vampire Academy – Dani @ Mousai Books
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading

Our Favorite Pick Is…

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Calendar Girls May: Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship

Happy May Calendar Girls!

Full disclosure, we don’t celebrate Mother’s Day at my house. I mean, it’s nice to have a day where everyone remembers to say “I love you Mom!”, but I kind of hate random gift giving. Sorry, tangent.

This week we’re celebrating books with great mother/daughter relationships! Family dynamics are one of my favorite things in a book, especially when they’re done right. Unfortunately parents are absent in a lot of books, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been gravitating towards more adult fiction lately.

Before I go on to my pick I want to give a quick shout-out to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan! I read this book last summer and just fell in love. I felt like it really captured the complexities of the mother/daughter relationship in a way nothing I’ve ever read before has. And it also made me feel like I understood my own mom better. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend.

Now on to my pick! My favorite mother/daughter relationship in a book is…

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Calendar Girls May Theme

Haha, I got your FIIIIRST, nanny-nanny boo-boo!

If I’m being honest, I completely hate that meme. But I am sooooooo psyched for May! Time to share some personal news: I quit my job. I’m just so miserable, I hate my job, I hate my commute, I hate not spending time with my kids. PLUS, working on a library degree I need to be at a school that, you know, HAS A LIBRARY. So I quit. And it feels SOOOOOO GOOD. So yeah, I’m totally psyched for May. Counting the days, even.

Except, it’s also terrifying because I don’t have a job for next year yet. So pray for me friends!

Anyway, Calendar Girls May promises to be super exciting as well! The votes are in, and our theme is ready to go! Drumroll please…

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