Calendar Girls July: Favorite Book OTP!

lady and the tramp

I’ve wanted to participate in Calendar Girls for a while now. It’s a monthly event run by Katie at Never Not Reading and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads in which you post your favorite choice for the specific topic.

My problem is that I am so bad at picking just one anything when it comes to books! But I  narrowed it down for a Favorite Book OTP. Though I’m totally giving runners-up 🙂

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Thankfully there’s graphics because I pretty much had to double check the spelling of calendar. It’s already been a long week!

So my runners-up (I’m keeping it to a top 3!):

wuthering heights

Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

“Be with me always- take any form-drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you.”

Teenage Me: Romeo and Juliet where idiots but these two are goals!

game of thrones

Ned and Catelyn from Game of Thrones

“Love didn’t just happen to us. We built it slowly, stone by stone, over the years.”

And then it was all ripped away 🙁

And my choice for the month my number one Bookish OTP just feels like summer and sunshine and light…

anne of green gables

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables

I read this for the first time last year not expecting to love it as much as I did. Except Gilbert- when it started I found him just as annoying as child Anne. I laughed when she broke a chalkboard over his head for making fun of her (I know, I know.) But the book covers more ground and years than I thought and Gilbert grew up into quite a respectable young man.

Also you could tell from pretty early on he adored her.

Both Anne’s sacrifice at the end and his act of friendship toward her in order to make her life easier at a hard point in it melted my cynical heart. It’s very, very, very rare in a series that a relationship is the deciding factor in my wanting to read more but Anne and Gilbert absolutely do.


17 thoughts on “Calendar Girls July: Favorite Book OTP!

  1. I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE JOINING US! <3 <3 <3

    I am the only woman in my family who has never read Anne of Green Gables. I don't really know why, except to say I just didn't know about it? Anyway, it sounds really cute and sweet, and I'm glad you loved it so much. 🙂

    1. Thanks!

      I never read it as a kid and then forever told myself it was a kids book but honestly it’s adorable and I both relate to and want to adopt Anne 🙂

  2. Glad to have you joining us! Would you like too be added to the Twitter chat? And I love your pick! I still need to read the book, but I’m loving the Netflix show, and I can totally see that OTP just from watching!

      1. I’m not sure if it worked. Check your privacy settings to make sure you can be added to group messages. And let me know if you got an invite to the group. 🙂

  3. I’ve heard so many great things about Anne and Gilbert as a couple, I think that’ll probably the only driving factor in me continuing the series. Glad to see Ned and Cat in this list, their relationship has always come across as steady and strong like parents should be. Heathcliff and Cathy remind me of that tweet: “unblock me so we can be toxic again,” but, hey, it works for them.

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