This is the second year that I have participated in Book Journey’s feature, First Book of the Year. The goal is simple – tell us (us being all the bloggers out in the world) what your first book of the new year is going to be. It could be a book you have already started, or one that you are holding off reading until the clock says 2016. its totally up to you.
Last year when I participating, I was really excited about the book I had chosen, unfortunately, I took it out of the library too soon and had to return it before i finished reading it, because for the first time in like forever, a non-new release, had holds on it (this happens maybe like once a year!). So I didn’t actually get my first book of 2015, officially finished until like October, when I remembered to re-borrow it from the library.
This year, I am going to do better, because both the book (and audiobook) that I have picked as my first book to read (or listen to), are both slotted into a challenge that only runs for the first 2 months of the new year. I ended up picking 2 books, a book book and an audiobook because my commute is really long right now and I find myself listening to as many books as I have been reading.
My first two books for 2016 (modeled so lovely by my black German Shepherd, Marie – although I still can’t believe I got her to sit still long enough to take the photo) are Dangerous Woman, an anthology edited by G.R.R. Martin and containing short stories by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series); Joe Abercrombie; and Sherrilyn Kenyon, along with many more. I’m looking forward to this one because even though it is a tome (the print version comes in at around 800pgs), short stories tend to be quick and easy reads that I can do it fits and starts (since that tends to be how my reading mojo is going right now). My first audiobook of the year is Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai – I picked this one because it meets several different challenges that I am doing in 2016, including reading more diverse authors.
Here’s hoping 2016 starts with a bang!