Summer is almost here! This year has been flying by! We had loads of fun celebrating Mother’s Day last month. We enjoyed celebrating Women’s History Month and Black History Month, but now it’s time to celebrate Pride!
(Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)~
I didn’t want to go in to any detail with these because I feel like some of the LGBTQ+ characters are supposed to be surprises, but I think they were all done well and made each book so much better!
Chasing Nirvana was such a powerful, beautiful book! It combined a teenager fighting for her right to be herself and be out with her sexuality and her love for music, one band in particular. It was her coming of age story as she told us why Nirvana meant so much to her while fighting to be herself, and to possibly kiss her crush. It was a strong story about bullying and dealing with narrow minded people and hate. Fran was so strong, and so was this book!
(Theme image created by Katie @ Never Not Reading.)
(All other images found on google, pinterest, and Good Reads.)
June Calendar Girls Participants:
|Katie @ Never Not Reading – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers||Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee|
|Sam @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid||Ashley @ Inside My Minds – History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera|
|Sophie @ Beware the Reader – Stop! by Alison G. Bailey||Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading – Women by Chloe Caldwell|
|Dani @ Mousai Books – Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes||Clarissa @ Clarissa Read It All – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan|
|Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee|
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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