Friday, January 1, 2016

First Book of the Year 2016


First Book of the Year is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey, who asks readers to post what they've chosen for their first read of the new year, be it a reread, a guilty pleasure read, a book you've been meaning to get to for a long time, or a book that will set the tone for your reading in the coming year.

The problem with having fewer reading commitments for me has always been making the choice of my next read when I can chose anything I want. Whenever I finish a book, it's always takes some thinking to decide what's next. Some of that depends on what I just finished. Do I want more of the same? Was it a disappointment and I really want to pick up something I know will be better? Was it great and I'm concerned that the next book won't be able to measure up?

I finished 2015 with Tana French's Faithful Place, perhaps my favorite of her five books. I knew what I picked up next needed to be something completely different or it would be hard to measure up. I was fairly certain I wanted read nonfiction next. But what? I did get Stacy Schiff's The Witches for Christmas and I've been wanting to get to The Emperor of All Maladies for a long time. But...I felt like I needed something lighter. I want to make a greater effort to read off my Nook in 2016 so I picked it up to see if there was something there that suited. And, sure enough, there it was:


I love Moran's sense of humor and, after previously reading her Moranthology, knew she'd have a lot to saw about feminism and being a woman in the 21st century. I've only read the Prologue so far and I'm hooked.

What are you reading heading into 2016?

25 comments:

  1. I have Moranthology waiting for me, but I have yet to read this one. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I highly recommend Moranthology!

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  2. Good sign that the Prologue hooked you! Hope you love it. Happy New Year!

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    1. The hubby is getting quite tired of me reading funny bits to him. Apparently, they aren't as funny if you're not a woman!

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  3. I haven't read any of her books but she sounds like an author I'd enjoy. I hope you love it! It's so hard to really choose the perfect first book!

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    1. She is not for the faint of heart. She curses quite a lot and talks about sex and body parts in ways that are not the way your mom talks about them. But I do love her take on being a woman!

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  4. Happy New Year, Lisa! Hope you enjoy your first book. Love the picture. I loved Faithful Place too. Well, I really have loved all 5 of Tana French's books. I want another one! LOL

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    1. I know - I'm kind of sad that I'm all caught up with French! We probably won't get a new one for another year.

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  5. Lisa - Wishing you a Happy New Year. Haven't heard of this book but, hope you like it. Love the pics today and putting faces with the bloggers.

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    1. It is always fun to put the faces with the names!

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  6. An interesting choice and just had a peek at it on Goodreads to see what it is about. Sounds very readable. Hope you enjoy it and others from your Nook in 2016. Happy New Year.

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    1. She is raunchy and smart and funny as hell; just the thing I needed right now!

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  7. I also opted for a lighter read for my first book. I hope you love it!

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  8. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. Have a great read. I like to have the freedom of choosing next book by what my mood is at that time. I usually pick another genre although sometimes I want to read the next in the recent read's series.

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    1. I think Sheila would have liked to have had my pic sooner but I really did wait until the 1st to see what I was in the mood for.

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  9. Enjoy the book and thanks for participating!

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  10. I love Tana French's books. Hope you love your first book.

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  11. Sounds like you made a good choice. Happy New Year!

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  12. Happy New Year! Your choice is a new book and a new author for me, but it sounds good! I've been listening to more nonfiction (mostly memoirs) than usual as 2015 neared its close, and that may continue into the new year. I read mostly fiction, but sometimes it's less "work" listening to nonfiction on audio.

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  13. Good Choice. I like the title.

    I hope it is as good as it looks.

    Happy New Year, and ENJOY your first book of the year.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book Of The Year

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  14. This sounds like a good way to start the year, Lisa! I know what you mean about needing to be careful what you read after an especially good book. Different is often the better choice to avoid disappointment. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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    1. Yeah, I couldn't possibly have started another murder mystery.

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  15. Happy New Year, Lisa! I think starting the year with a bit of nonfiction that entertains and informs is a great choice. I hope you enjoy the rest of it and of all of your future reading selections!

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