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Calendar Girls (January 2020): New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series

Welcome to my first Calendar Girls Books post of 2020! And for those of you who missed it, there have been some updates made to this blog event. You can read all about the updates here. The theme for this month (as chosen by voters on Twitter) is New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series (meaning the start of a series that doesn’t have any sequels published yet) and I thought that I would really struggle with this one. But once I took to Goodreads, I found that there were actually more new series without any published sequels on my list than I thought! Continue reading to see my honourable mentions and top pick!

⤖ About Calendar Girls ⬻

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Temporarily hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile and Dani @ Mousai Books. Normally hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads. From Katie’s blog: Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by me, Katie. 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 I 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!

⤖ Honourable Mentions ⬻

⤖ My Choice ⬻

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

⤖ Other Participants ⬻

Katie @ Never Not Reading Dani @ Mousai Books
Ashley @ Inside My Minds Deanna @ Deanna Writes
TBA TBA

⤖ Let’s Chat! ⬻

THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE BOOKS THAT I CHOSE FOR THIS MONTH’S PROMPT? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ANY YET, ARE THEY ON YOUR TBR LIST? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WHETHER YOU’RE A CALENDAR GIRLS BOOKS PARTICIPANT OR NOT!

11 thoughts on “Calendar Girls (January 2020): New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series

  1. Ninth House is one of my current reads, hoping to finish it in the next couple of days though. So far it seems interesting enough. And a couple of your honorable mentions are ones I’ve been thinking about picking up, so I guess I’ll add them to my to-read list now.

    Great pick!

    1. Awesome! I hope that you enjoy it more as the plot develops 🙂 And yaaaay I hope that you enjoy those other reads when you get to them 😀 Thanks so much!

    1. Ahhh thank you!! And oh my gosh I definitely am obsessed! I think it’s mainly the atmosphere that got me. Haha. And the characters and plot are also quite good. I need book 2 noooooow

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