The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.
Each month we get a new theme and choose our favorite book for the theme. The participants get to vote for their favorite.
Before we get started, I’ll be late getting to comments today, or maybe even tomorrow. We’re moving the youngest son into his college apartment today. In 90+ degree weather. To the 3rd floor. In a building with no elevator. Yay.
I missed out on Calendar Girls over the past couple of months, so I’m glad to be back on track again. When I saw this theme, that song from Grease immediately started playing in my head – and I bet it’s in yours now. You’re welcome. You guys know I’m not one for much romance in my reading, but yes, there are definitely some couples I shipped. Below are a few that immediately came to mind.
Adam and Ronan from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. These guys couldn’t be more different – but from the second I had an inkling there was something more than friendship brewing between them, it just seemed right. And when Stiefvater’s new book, Call Down the Hawk, is released, readers will see how their relationship has developed. I can’t wait!
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. I’m sure you guys know the book these characters come from. With Harry’s tragic past and his horrible living conditions with the Dursleys, I hoped he’d find a stable, loving home and a family of his own. When the Weasleys welcomed him into their lives (Molly is just the perfect mom), I wanted him to become an official part of their family. And Ginny’s crush on him from early in the series was just adorable.
But my favorite OTP has to be Kaz Brekker and Inej Ghafa from Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. The two of them have tragic pasts that left them broken, but they never give up. This quote from Kaz sums up their relationship perfectly, and just melted my heart when I read it.
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”