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Calendar Girls: July Theme and Updates

“Like a firecracker all aglow”

Hello Calendar Girls Participants! It’s been a blast seeing your posts about your favorite LGBTQ+ books! We hope you are looking forward to the chat this month! I’ve got several books I need to add to my TBR, and some of them sound like they would be perfect Summer reads!

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Now that we have celebrated Pride with our posts, it’s time to announce the theme for July! I need to get a move on with adding all these books from your posts to my TBR, Summer is coming up fast, and it’s already been almost 100 degrees F during the day! That means A LOT of indoor reading!


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And the theme for July is:

Summer Lovin’:

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Ya’ll knew those Grease Gifs would be coming back out for this one! I would have loved to see the Mermaid theme win, but I am also super excited to see your choices for Summer Lovin’! We all need some feel good couples every now and again!

July Theme

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With July’s Theme voted for, this means it’s time to vote for June’s Popular Pick, and August’s Theme. You can vote for both in the google doc belowVoting for June’s Popular Pick will close Friday, June 21st after the Twitter chat ends. Voting for the August Theme will close Sunday, July 7th at midnight EST.

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Post Schedule Reminder:

The first Monday of each month is book choice day for that month’s theme. This is where you can rant and rave about your favorite pick for the current month, as well as see what everyone else chose.

The second Monday of each month Katie and Adrienne will be announcing the theme for the upcoming month, the chat reminder, and the voting form for both the next month’s theme, and the current month’s popular choice.

The last Monday of each month will be recap day! Katie and Adrienne will make sure to update you on the current month’s popular choice, the chat recap, and the upcoming month’s theme.

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Don’t forget to join us for our new Twitter chat schedule. Instead of chatting for an hour one day of the month, we decided to spread it out over 5 days to allow more of you to be able to participate! June 17th will kick off this month’s chat and each day will have a new question under the hashtag #CGBChat. So you will have the whole week to join in on the fun!

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Adrienne          Katie

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And, don’t forget to sign up for the email newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!


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.

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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.

Photos and gifs found on google and pinterest (and some made by me with purchased clipart).

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