Friday, January 01, 2016

First Book of the Year 2016



Each year, Sheila over at Book Journey makes a big deal over what the first book she'll read will be for the new year and once again she's asked us to join her. I joined in last year and it was a lot of fun seeing what book everyone selected.

For my first book of the year, I decided to go with a book that I'm probably one of the last people to read...one that I really need to read before the movie comes out...have you guessed yet?  

I'm going to be reading: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I've read so many of her other books (The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter From Your Lover, The Ship of Brides, One Plus One) and have had this one sitting on my shelf for over 2 years I'm embarrassed to say, but I just haven't gotten around to reading it. I know it's a great book, but it's also an emotional read, so I think for that reason, I just kept putting it off. So, I thought this would be the perfect time to read it.

I'm looking forward to starting it...and reading the sequel, which I also have, just sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to find the time to read it (do you sense a theme here?)...




So, what's your first book of 2015 going to be? 



47 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you and I hope that you enjoy your first book of the year. I have yet to read any of this authors books, but I have The Ship of Brides on my TBR.

    I don't have a specific book picked out for my first book of the year because I am still working on other books I started in December.

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    1. Oh...I loved The Ship of Brides...such a great story! Happy New Year to you, too Melissa!

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  2. I've enjoyed many of Moyes' novels too. You made an excellent choice. I have her follow-up book, After You on my 'ToRead' list. Wishing You a Happy New Year!

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    1. Her novels are so good, so I'm sure I will enjoy this one! Happy New Year, Pat!!!

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  3. This is a great choice for the first book of the year. It's light and yet thoughtful.

    Enjoy!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/12/its-brand-new-year.html

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    1. Thanks...I started it last night and so far, so good! Happy New Year Deb!!!

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  4. I haven't read this book yet.

    ENJOY!!

    Happy New Year - Happy Reading

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book Of The Year

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    1. Well, I'm glad to know I'm not the last one ;) Happy New Year Elizabeth!

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  5. First of all, love the picture!! I actually own this one, but haven't read it yet. That means it can be on my radar for this year. Have heard such good things. Am curious how it will translate to movie. Think it will be 'too sweet'?

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    1. Oh, thanks Kay! So, I'm definitely not the last one to read this...that's surprising ;) I am curious about the movie, too! Happy New Year, Kay!!!

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  6. Happy New Year... I loved that book!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that...I started it last night and I'm really liking it. Happy New Year JoAnn!

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  7. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

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    1. So far, it's really good! Happy New Year Sheila!!! Thanks again for hosting this - I really look forward to it each year :)

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  8. This one was my first book from the author, and I have gone on to read several others. I hope you love it!

    Here is my FIRST BOOK OF 2016 POST

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    1. I'm enjoying it so far and I've loved all the other books I've read by her! Happy New Year Laurel-Rain!

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  9. I haven't read this one but I'm going to. I've heard nothing but good things. Hope you love it!

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    1. Yes, I've heard great things about this one! Happy New Year Katherine!

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  10. Oh, I loved this book! It was different and kept me turning the pages hour after hour. An emotional and thought-provoking novel. I hope you love it too!

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    1. Yes, I've heard that this one will suck you in! Happy New Year Laura!

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  11. Happy New Year! I loved this book. I hope you enjoy it too!

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    1. So far, it's really good! Happy New Year Bev!

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  12. This is the only book I've read by this author, and as I recall, I think I really liked it. Happy New Year of Reading in 2016.

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    1. Oh - you really need to pick up some of her other books - they are all so good!!! Happy New Year Gigi Ann!

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  13. I have several of those "find the time" books too. Hope you love it -- Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh, don't we all! I'm determined to read more of my own books this year...though I seem to say that every year and never really make any dent in that pile. Happy New Year Diana!

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  14. I haven't read that book yet either even though I really want to. I didn't know there was a movie coming out - I'd better hop to! Happy New Year!

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  15. Right back at you! I loved this book. Great choice and happy New Year!

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  16. This book is one that I consider challenging because it makes you think. It was really good.

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  17. I loved this one and want to read the sequel this year.
    Happy New Year, Kristin.

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  18. I read this one last winter and loved it. Hoping to get to the sequel soon. Enjoy!

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  19. Great book! Happy Reading. (I have the sequel also-sitting on my bedside table.)

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  20. Yeah, good choice, loved it, and it sat on my shelf too for quite awhile. Happy New Year.

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  21. Happy New Year! Great choice, I've heard good things about it. Here's my first book of 2016: http://bit.ly/1TtYtMU

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  22. Don't worry...every time I say that I'm probably the last person to read a book, loads of people chime up to say they haven't read it either. I'm sure you're in good company!

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  23. Happy New Year Kristin. :-) I look forward to following you this year, I missed your blog last year when I was trying a book club. Emotional reads are sometimes the best books, look forward to your review.

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  24. You aren't the last - I have yet to read this novel, and stupidly so, Jojo Moyes work in general. I've heard such good things, but one of those authors I just keep putting off. I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful new year!

    Reading With Jade

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  25. I am really enjoying getting to see what everyone's first read of the year is! Mine is The Song of Achilles! I have yet to read a Moyes book, but maybe I will change that this year. Happy New Year!

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  26. I'm going to start with The Light Between Oceans. I'm probably the last one on the bandwagon too. :) Anyway, I do have one unfinished that I need to read from earlier. But, it might have to wait.I'll look for your review! I haven't read Me Before You either.

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  27. I raise my hand and admit I haven't read Me Before You either (*gasp, I know*). I really enjoyed her book The Girl You Left Behind but just haven't found the time to read this one yet. I hope you love it!

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  28. HNY - you're not the last - I haven't read this one either & I didn't know there was a movie coming either - thanks for catching me up :-)

    I hope you enjoy it.

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  29. Excellent choice! It ended up on my '15 favorite list and I predict it will end up on yours well. Happy New Year.

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  30. Happy New Year, Kristin! I read this novel and I am pretty certain that you will love it. It is very touching.

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  31. That is one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it! Happy New Year!

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  32. Don't worry Kristin, despite being a big Jojo Moyes fan, I've not read this title either. If you've not already read it, I can personally recommend one of her earlier titles, The Peacock Emporium, too.

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  33. I haven't read it either. It's still waiting in my to-read pile. Everyone seems to love it though.

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