Welcome back, I hope everyone enjoyed Hamilton weekend.
We have reached the halfway point of 2020 (finally but also already). And with a new month comes a new Calendar Girls post!
The theme for July is Embrace Your Geekness Day: Favorite Book with Geeky Characters.
I think we are currently living an age of geeky and nerdy characters. There have obviously always been the bookish or scholarly character, but I think right now we are seeing so many great books about geek and nerd culture. As a person pretty into that scene I find it fun to read about other fandom and seeing these characters as protagonists instead of someone to be ridiculed and laughed it. It’s been a nice change.
That said, my favorite book with Geeky Characters is:
Geekerella buy Ashley Poston
I deeply loved this book. I am still loving fairy tale retellings and I think this one takes that Cinderella story and updates it in a beautiful way. I loved the whole con thing how the “Prince” was a famous actor. This was a really cute update to a classic story that embraced geek culture in a celebratory way.
This one has been out for a bit, so I’m sure most of you have read it, but I think it’s a cute not very long read that may just be perfect for these long summer days when you can’t go anywhere because the world is on fire. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve heard the second book set in this universe The Princess and the Fangirl, a take on the Prince and the Pauper which is supposed to be just as cute and geeky and it looks like there is a third one (!) Bookish and the Beast (I’m taking a leap and guessing Beauty and the Beast retelling) coming out later this year.
I look forward to checking out everyone else’s choices! I hope everyone has a great week. I’ll talk to you next time!
Hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile, Dani @ Mousai Books, and Darque Reader Reads. Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia the Bibliophile. If you’re interesting in joining the fun, make sure to ping back to the hostess’s post!
Until next time, Internet,