Every year, Sheila of Book Journey hosts First Book of the Year, collecting photos of readers and their first books and putting them together in a cool collage. (Be sure and click on the link to see what everyone else is reading!)
As I began to see other bloggers posting their First Book choices for the New Year a week or so ago, I felt a panic set in. What would I read?! My daughter and husband refused to help, even when I got down on my hands and knees and begged (okay, so I didn't take it quite that far). I decided I should just pick something light and fun. And why not? With the kind of year 2020 was and the kind of year 2021 is starting out as . . . I need all the escape I can get. Perhaps a sultry romance or a rom-com . . .
So, when I held up the two books I had narrowed my choice down to, my husband just stared at me and shook his head. Because of course I went in an entirely direction.
My First Read of 2021:
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
"I am super excited about my First Read this year. Lisa See is not only one of my favorite authors, but I have heard nothing but good things about The Island of Sea Women. I find these type of stories about women inspiring. I know it will break my heart, but it will be worth it."
Anjin's First Read of 2021:
Pulp by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips
"I picked Pulp because I have a better than even chance of finishing it before the end of the year."
Mouse's First Read of 2021:
The Cinderella Ballet Mystery (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #4) by Carolyn Keene
"I really like Nancy Drew mysteries and because I do ballet."
What book are you starting the year off with?
I hope you all have a very Peaceful and Healthy New Year! Stay safe and well.
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