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Calendar Girls Theme Announcements

Hey all, Dani here.

I have so much bookish news and excitement to talk about, but I’ll save it for tomorrow’s weekly wrap-up post. Just know that life has gotten a bit more packed and chaotic, but in a really good way. Of course I’m also tired, but that happens when you’re constantly changing work schedules and trying to figure out a good life/work balance to not burn out.

Anyway, today is a fun post, because we’re taking a peek into the future and revealing not just the June theme for Calendar Girls but also the July theme. What?! That’s right; we’re a little bit ahead of the game, thanks to our recently concluded reading challenge. Okay, so let’s just go ahead and jump into the post.

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was started by Flavia and Melanie, but is now being hosted by Katie and Adrienne. They are all wonderful ladies, and you should check out their lovely blogs. Okay, so Katie is still on a brief hiatus for a few months, so for right now Adrienne and myself are all hosting Calendar Girls together.

Before I jump into the announcement of our Springtime Whirl winners and our upcoming themes, more about the Calendar Girls. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl.

Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and both Katie and Adrienne will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

Oh, and you don’t have to identify as female to join the Calendar Girls. We welcome readers of all types. So if this sounds like fun for you, join us in all of the fun bookish conversations.

Calendar Girls

1st Place: Annie Woods: Instagram,  Goodreads, Twitter, Website

2nd Place: Katie @ Never Not Reading: Instagram, Goodreads, Twitter, Blog

Our two winners were given the opportunity to choose our June and July (respectively to placing) themes!

Annie, the first participant in the Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl to achieve a bingo, has selected our June theme and it will be…

Drive-In Movie Day: Favorite Book Adaptation

The June Calendar Girls post day is next Monday, June 1st, so we’re definitely kicking the month off with some great bookish chatter.

Then Katie, our fabulous host-on-hiatus, also achieved a bingo, and has selected our July theme. It is…

Embrace Your Geekness Day: Favorite Book with Geeky Characters

The July Calendar Girls post day will be Monday, July 6.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl. We’re thinking of possibly putting together a fall reading challenge as well, so keep your eyes peeled for some sort of announcement in a couple more months.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.

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