Happy New Year! For the seventh year, Sheila at Book Journey is hosting the First Book of the Year event. The idea is simple - just share a photo of you and your first book. Sheila says:
Here we go – year 7. I am THRILLED to continue this tradition, even when I don’t stay as well connected as I once did on this space. Thank you to those who have messaged me to ask if I will be doing it again.
The answer is… Of course we are doing it...
So what is First Book? First Book to me, is that first book you plan on reading for the New Year. It can be a long-coveted read you have not had time for, a guilty pleasure read like a re-read of a favorite… really it can be anything – it is, after all, YOUR First Book.
Make it AWESOME.My First Book...
One of my reading goals for 2020 is to get back to reading classics. Without really meaning to, I ignored them almost completely in 2019. So I will begin 2020 with my 13th Trollope novel, The Way We Live Now. As with the previous twelve Trollpe novels (The Barsetshire and Palliser series) I will be reading with our friend Audrey. We are just getting started and you're more than welcome to join us!
If you need a little more convincing, here's a sentence from the first paragraph. It's a perfect example of why I love Trollope:
"She spoke of herself in these days as a woman devoted to Literature, always spelling the word with a big L."
Have you selected your First Book of the Year?
First Book of the Year 2019
First Book of the Year 2018
First Book of the Year 2017
First Book of the Year 2016