Hello Calendar Girls Participants!
Whew! August sure did fly by! I can’t believe how great it was and how smoothly our first month back went! Thank you to all who participated, and welcome to all who decided to join just in time for September!
Katie and I hope you had loads of fun during The Dog Days of Summer, discussing your favorite picks for Best Novel set in Summer! There were 12 of us this month that posted on August 6th with our favorite Summer novels.
|Katie @ Never Not Reading – Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech||Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading- The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith|
|Tanaz @ The Keysmash Blog – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet||Plot Monster – Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls|
|Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – The Island by Elin Hilderbrand||Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw|
|Carolina @ Fictionologyst – Royals by Rachel Hawkins||Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – Lose Me by M.C. Frank|
|Sophie @ Beware of the Reader – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson||Dani @ Mousai Books – Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson|
|Dawlyn and Krista @ Little Blind Book Finds – Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson||Deanna @ Deanna Writes About – 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson|
Please let us know if for some reason we missed your post from this month!
The votes came in, and the Popular choice for Best Novel Set in Summer was:
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
This was definitely no surprise since we had 3 blogs (4 bloggers total) pick this one this month. I guess I need to be getting my copy in soon!
We had a very rousing discussion on Twitter about why we chose our favorite novels set in Summer, what makes a Summer read perfect, and what we absolutely need in a Summer read. You can catch up on the discussion by clicking on the links below for each question Katie and I asked. You can also add to the discussion if you find the tweets, or you can discuss with us in the comments below!
Don’t forget to be thinking about your choice for September. Just in time for the new school year, September’s theme was voted to be:
September 3rd will be post date for this intriguing theme. Make sure to find mine and Katie’s posts to link back to that day so we can add you all to the participant list for everybody to blog hop and discuss!
Don’t forget to vote for October’s theme! Voting will close Sunday September 9th at midnight EST.
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For those who are new to Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blog event that was inspired by the Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a specific theme, voted on by the participants, where we get to talk about a particular book we love or think fits the theme the best. The blog event was created to incite fun bookish discussions and to spread the blogger love by introducing us to new bloggers and/or books that we have not come across before.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, make sure to head to my Calendar Girls info page! Drop a comment and let me know if you are interested in joining us.
(First image found on google. Theme image made by Katie.)
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