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Calendar Girls (October 2019): Pumpkin Lanterns

It’s a new month, which means that it’s Calendar Girls Books time! I’m a bit late with my post this month, but life happens, you know? This month’s theme is Pumpkin Lanterns (Book That Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump) and I’m very excited to see which books got all of the other participants out of reading slumps! Continue reading to see what my top pick is and what other participants have chosen too!

⤖ About Calendar Girls ⬻

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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!

⤖ My Choice ⬻

TitleWicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Wednesday Books (Macmillan)
Published: April 2, 2019

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

You can read my raving review for this book here!

⤖ Other Participants ⬻

Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – Everything I Do by M.C. Frank Katie @ Never Not Reading – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston  Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads It All – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Dani @ Mousai Books – Again, But Better by Christine Riccio Ashely @ Inside My Minds – The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Rebels: City of Indra by Kendall and Kylie Jenner
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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⤖ Let’s Chat! ⬻

THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU EVER READ THE BOOK 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!

15 thoughts on “Calendar Girls (October 2019): Pumpkin Lanterns

    1. I hope you’ll get to read it soon! It was exactly what I needed at the time and made me get that “can’t put this book down” feeling again 🙂

        1. Awe I totally get that. And ahhhhh oh no that’s awful! What kind of book do you think would get you out of the slump? I could try recommending some lol

          1. I honestly don’t know. I don’t even know if it’s truly a slump. I think I’m afraid if I go back to reading that I will fall back in to my lazy ways from before my weight loss journey. When we lost Stephanie to a blood clot, it was a big wake up call to me that I was sitting still way to much during the day, and I know that once I get in to a book, I don’t like to move until I finish it, so, I think it’s a fear that I will get so involved in reading again that I will not be getting my steps in during the day and will get lazy during my workouts.

            1. Oh noooo 🙁 that sucks because it’s taking away something you love from you! But I totally get it. Have you tried audiobooks? I’ve also found that reading on a stationary bike can be fun 🙂

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