Calendar Girls Wrap-Up (October 2017)

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Welcome to the wrap-up for another great month for Calendar Girls! This past month we got a little spookier by going with the Best Paranormal Novel theme! And it was so much fun to see what everyone’s favourites were. Seriously! That’s one of the best parts of Calendar Girls, all of the recommendations you indirectly received from friends. (If this is your first time hearing about Calendar Girls and are interested in finding out more, you can read my info page about the blog event here!)

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– Best Contemporary Novel –

Alex – Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab
Katie – Dracula by Bram Stoker
Milana – Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Deanna – The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Shanah – A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Lauren – Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Dawlyn & Krista – The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Adrienne – The Missing by Jerico Lenk
Thai – Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Melanie – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Flavia – Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

And look at all of the variety! We have monsters, fae, vampires, ghosts, aliens, and witches! I couldn’t have asked for a group of books that were more paranormal-ly diverse! Thanks so much for sharing these, you guys!

By the way, if you haven’t had the chance to comment and discuss with other Calendar Girls about their pick, you can go and do so now. Just click a book cover or link above and it will take you right to that blogger’s post where you can leave a comment!

Remember: It’s never too late to discuss books!

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– Most Popular Pick –

Thank you to everyone who voted in the October poll! It was a very close one this month, with a tie between DraculaThe Host, and This Savage Song…until there was a tie breaker! And the winner ended up being…Draculaaaa!

unnamed (17).jpgIt’s actually kind of understandable that Dracula won though, because it is the book that kind of started it all for vampires in books and films. Yes, the legend of Dracula is hundreds of years old, but this book definitely encouraged a lot more fascination with the subject, and also inspired others to write about vampires as well! Who knows if vampires would have become such a cultural phenomenon if it hadn’t been for Mr. Stoker deciding to write about a little country called Romania, and its legend about Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Vlad Dracul, a.k.a.Dracula? So, thank you for that Mr. Bram Stoker!

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– #CGBChat –

We were very sad to cancel the October CGBChat! But it just was not good timing for us. Melanie is living that PHD life, and Flavia is doing a full time internship and working freelance as well. Combine that with blogging, other responsabilities, and #adulting…and you have two very busy bees.

We hope to be able to host the November chat, but will keep you updated on that through the Twitter group chat. If the chat does happen, it would take place on Sunday, November 19th at 8PM EST, and we will be discussing the best series endings!

P.s. We have a Calendar Girls Twitter Group Chat and would love for you to join us! If you are not part of it already, tweet @FlavBibliophile or @NoellBernard to be added! Hope to see you there!

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– Readalong –

la-et-renegades-cover-20170515We’re having another readalong! Yay! As some of you know, due to November’s theme being Best End of a Series, it would have been close to impossible to pick the end of a series that everyone has kept up with and wants to read. You know? So Melanie and I (Flavia) decided to offer you guys a list of the books that I will already be reading in November (since neither of us could handle adding another book to our reading schedules), and you guys voted! Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be hosting a readalong with Renegades by Marissa Meyer, and it’ll be running from November 11th (we’ll start reading on the 11th since the book comes out November 7th, and I want everyone to have enough time to get their hands on the book) to December 2nd. There will be 3 discussions happening this time, rather than 4, but you can find all of the details in my announcement and sign-up post!

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– November’s Theme –

Please remember that the November theme is:

Best End of a Series

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And we look forward to seeing the books you will all
be choosing in your reveal posts on November 6th (next Monday)!

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– Thank You –

That’s all for October! Thank you so much for participating again this month. Calendar Girls wouldn’t be here without you and we hope you’ll join us again for November!

We also hope you had so much fun that you can’t help but wrangle up a few more friends to join because I think we can all agree that bookish discussions are way more fun with more people right? To help spread the word, please use the hashtag ( #CalendarGirlsBooks ) on Twitter & Instagram, and feel free to use the Calendar Girls logo. Click here for the url.

P.s. Just because it’s called Calendar ‘Girls’ doesn’t mean only girls can
join! Invite everyone you know, whatever gender they may be!

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING IN CALENDAR GIRLS! THIS EVENT WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT ALL OF YOU! SO THANK YOU, AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL STAY WITH US AS 2017 CONTINUES! FOR THOSE OF YOU THINKING OF JOINING, OR WHO HAVE JUST HEARD ABOUT CALENDAR GIRLS, WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN IN THE FUN AND ALSO PROVIDE ANY FEEDBACK AND/OR SUGGESTIONS! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT EITHER MELANIE OR MYSELF, OR LEAVE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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14 thoughts on “Calendar Girls Wrap-Up (October 2017)

  1. Samantha Duffy says:

    Hey! I LOVE this idea! I am really interested in participating. I just want to clarify that in order to participate, I just need to make a post on my personal blog with my pick on the specified date?
    I am new to wordpress, so everything is still pretty confusing right now. How will you know that I want to participate?

    Thanks so much! I am really excited about this :]

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    • Flavia says:

      Hi Samantha! That’s so great to hear 🙂

      And yes, to be a part of Calendar Girls, all you have to do is post your book choice that goes with the theme for each month, on the first Monday of each month.

      Then there’s also voluntary stuff you can participate in, such as signing up for the newsletter, the Twitter group chat that we have (if you’re on Twitter), and participating in the monthly Twitter chat where we use the #CGBchat hashtag 🙂

      Also, regarding the letting us know that you want to participate, what I usually recommend is that you just comment on my post of the month, or Melanie’s, with a link to your post 🙂 that way we can add it to the list of links from other participants, which helps others find you and your blog as well.

      Oh also, since my wrap-up post doesn’t mention this, we keep our book choices secret until they day that we post them up 😀

      Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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