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Calendar Girls: Mother’s Day (Best Book with a Mother/Daughter relationship)

Happy May everyone! April flew by, and May sprung up on us! We are so excited for this month though because our theme is very special! With Katie being an amazing mother, and my best friend being my mother, I think this Mother’s Day theme is pretty awesome! So, we hope you all enjoy talking about mother/daughter relationships in books this month!


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~Mother’s Day:
(Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship)

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Runner Ups:


I just love that Viv gets along so well with her mom, and gets so inspired by her mother from her teenage years!


This is a special kind of relationship between Katelyn and her mother in law that grows and changes. They both learn from it, and I adore how it shapes the story!


I love the things Madeline and her mother learn from each other, but I also love how protective her mother is over her.


The relationship, respect, and love between Emoni and her grandmother in this book is everything! Grandmothers totally count for this, especially since ‘Buela does an amazing job at mothering Emoni!


My Choice:

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Snow White by K.M Shea


Once upon a time, a princess and her stepmother ruled together with all happiness and joy…until the Queen’s chronic headaches and mood swings escalate to violence, and Princess Snow White is forced to flee for her life. 

Snow White is certain that a dark magic has pushed her once loving stepmother into madness. Shy and bookish as she may be, she will do whatever is necessary to save the Queen, even if it means approaching the infamous Seven Warriors—a group of outspoken fighters who live in the forest—to ask for their help. Unfortunately, six of the men are not convinced the Queen can be redeemed. 

But Fritz, the seventh warrior, is different. 

Hailed as both a deadly fighter and a humble forester, Fritz senses there is more to the Princess than there appears to be. When magical horrors attack, his mind is made up, and the Seven Warriors pledge their loyalty to Snow White. 

With the warriors helping her, Snow White is certain her stepmother can be saved. But just when victory seems near, a poisoned apple changes everything…

My Review


My Reason:

I love this step-mother/daughter relationship so much because Snow White has always been a tale portraying an evil step-mother who hates and envies her step-daughter so much that she stops at nothing to destroy her. K.M. Shea completely changes this around and creates an amazing bond between Snow white and her step-mother, one that’s worth fighting for. They become so close until her step-mother suddenly changes in to the “evil” version of herself, and, instead of running from her or hating her, Snow White fights and risks herself to save her step-mother. That is a truly strong mother/daughter relationship! At their closest, they seem like best friends, like my mother and I, and I know I would fight for her the way Snow fights for her step-mother! ❤


(Theme image created by Katie @ Never Not Reading.)
(All other images found on google, pinterest, and Good Reads.)

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May Calendar Girls Participants:

Katie @ Never Not Reading – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads It All – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – American Panda by Gloria Chao
Dani @ Mousai Books – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Ashley @ Inside My Minds – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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For those who are new to Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blog event, created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, 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, and sign up for the newsletter if you would like monthly updates on the chosen themes and blogger picks! We’d love to have you join us!

If you are joining on the fun today, make sure to link back to this post AND Katie’s post so we can add your name and choice to the list of participants for all to enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “Calendar Girls: Mother’s Day (Best Book with a Mother/Daughter relationship)

  1. Oh my gosh, your honorable mentions list was my “Hm, maybe I’ll read that one but I’m not adding it to my tbr yet because I just don’t know” list. I’ll have to go back and add some of those. I’m not familiar with this particular Snow White re-telling (you always choose the most unique books!) but it sounds really interesting!

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  2. The Snow White book but it sounds like an intriguing retelling that adds more depth to Snow’s relationship the queen. I’ll definitely check it out! I had at least two of your honorable mentions on my TBR list but they all sound interested as well. Thank you for the recommendations!

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    1. It definitely is! And, though I recommend reading all of her books, you don’t have to have read the other books in her Timeless Fairy Tales series to be able to read Snow White. I hope you love anything you read, and let me know what you think! ❤

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