Sunday, January 1, 2017

The First Book of the Year 2017

Sheila, of Book Journey, is once again hosting First Book Of The Year, asking readers to share what will be the first book they read in 2017.  This is always a tough choice, but even more so when I think about sharing it with you. Not like you wouldn't have figured it out anyway (duh, sidebar). I'm not sure how much the first book I read in a year really sets the tone for my reading year (although I did open 2016 with a nonfiction book and it did serve as a good kickstart on remembering to  read more nonfiction last year. I spent a good part of an evening last week considering my choice. I knew I wanted it to be fairly short (although I have every intention of pushing myself to read big books this year) and I decided I liked the idea of kicking off the year with nonfiction again. This is also the year that my bookclub's theme includes the word "feminism." I just so happen to own the perfect book to fit all of those requirements.

This year's first book is...drumroll, please...

Lindy West's Shrill! Because this is the year I want to get loud and make my voice heard.


  1. What a great way to start off the new year, Lisa! I was thinking about that last night--diving into some of the bigger books on my TBR pile this year. We'll see if I actually do, but it's a good goal to have. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  2. I've seen this one making the rounds. Great start to a new year of awesome books!
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  3. ah that's the perfect first book given those parameters! Happy New Year and hope you enjoy Shrill!

  4. I've heard good things about this one and I'm definitely trying to read more nonfiction this year as well. It's always a genre I enjoy but one that frequently gets neglected. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it!

  5. I haven't read that one yet, but it sounds like a good pick. I will look forward to hearing you get loud in the New Year!