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Friday, January 1, 2016

First Book of the Year 2016



The lovely Sheila at Book Journey is once again hosting First Book of the Year and this is the third year I participate. It's a meme where we share the first book we will be reading in 2016. If you head on over to Sheila's blog she has a cool montage of all those participating. Here is the pic of me with the book I chose to read:


I've heard so many good things about All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The copy I am holding is the copy I bought for a friend of mine when the book was just published. I picked it up at Costco, read the back cover and thought, "This sounds amazing." I was right because it then went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and the Goodreads Choice Award for 2014.

So I have been wanting to read this one for a long time. It's a perfect way to treat myself on this first day of 2016. I know this is going to be a great reading year. I hope you all have a great book to start your year with!

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  1. We just read this one for book club - well I should say they did... I have not read many books the last couple of months. It made for good discussion.

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    1. Yes, I remember reading your post about that. I'm a moody ready so there are times in my life where I cannot read certain books. And that's okay. :-)

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  2. Happy New Year! Hope you really enjoy this one!

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  3. I have this one on my shelves but haven't gotten to it yet. It does sound absolutely amazing. Hope you love it!

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    1. I totally understand. I have so many on my shelf that I have to get to...

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  4. I have heard really good things about this book...I must try to read it this year. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Great photo!

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    1. Better late than never for some books, right?

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  5. I've heard so many great things about this book - I need to read it. I hope you like it - Happy New Year!

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    1. I know it's one of those books I will like. :-)

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  6. It's a rich story. Great choice for first read of the year!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I'm itching for a good rich story.

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  7. I had gotten an eGalley of this and loved what I read, but had other reading obligations and put it down. I definitely have to finish this! Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Yes, I think it's one of those books worth reading. :-)

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  8. I've heard great things about that book too. Happy New Year!

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  9. What a brilliant choice - I read this a little while back and was really taken with it - certainly a different take on WWII. Hope you have an excellent 2016

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    1. Yes, I like books that have a different take on WWII. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. I had to read this for my book club, not my kind of book but I do remember thinking different areas were written beautifully. Enjoy

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    1. It's true that even when a book is not our cup of tea, if it's well-written we can appreciate that.

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  11. It's on my TBR list. I hope you love it!

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  12. I heard a lot of good things about the book. I hope you're enjoying it!

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  13. I had a hard time getting into this book, though it may have been my mood at the time. I know it's gotten fantastic reviews, so I may pick it up again in the future. Hope you love it, and Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm a moody reader too, so I get what you're saying!

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  14. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. I've seen this book around a lot since adding more book bloggers to my feed. I'm glad this book is living up to the hype.

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  15. It looks like you picked a really great book to start the new year off with. I hope you love it. Happy New Year Laura!

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  16. Happy New Year Laura. Your first book is one I've been meaning to try.

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  17. I haven't read this one, but it sounds like I may need to check it out. I hope you have a Happy Reading 2016 Year...

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  18. I loved that book! I hope you enjoy it!

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  19. Happy reading to you in 2016!! I hope you enjoy your 1st read of 2016!!

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  20. Picking a book that you've been wanting to read for a while is a good route to go down with your first pick of the year, and the full circle this copy has come is interesting! I hope you enjoy!

    Reading With Jade

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  21. I still have not read this book yet, but hopefully I will get to it this year! I plan to read The Song of Achilles as my first read of 2016. :D

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    1. I've heard good things about The Song of Achilles.

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  22. Good choice! We read this one for book club too. Happy 2016 Reading to you!

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  23. Happy New Year. Sounds like you've picked a good book for yourself. I see somebody said a different take on WW11 so now wondering what that is! Hope you love it.

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    1. I like WWII books so when they explore the setting in a different way, I'm always intrigued.

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  24. This is another one that I have on my shelves but just haven't had the time to read yet. I feel like I say that a lot :). I hope you love it!

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  25. Great choice! I've actually borrowed this from the library twice and never got to it either time... not good with deadlines, I guess. Happy New Year!!

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    1. I've done that too with library books! So many good books so little time...

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  26. Great choice! I haven't read it but have gone to a book signing of one of his earlier books (he grew up around here). Hope it lives up to the hype!

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    1. Mmmm...now I want to look up his earlier books. When I read an author I like I usually go digging for any other books they wrote.

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  27. Heard this is good but I haven't read it yet.

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  28. Loved this book. It was on my 2015 favorite list.

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    1. Glad to hear that. Hope it will make it on my 2016 favorite list...

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  29. This has been on my list forever. I think I was scared off by the hype. I will definitely read it in 2016

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    1. No matter the hype, I always start reading a book with moderate expectations. I try not to let the hype get to me. I've been wanting to read this book before it got all its awards. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Loved this book. Maybe not so much when I started reading, but later on as I began to understand the "message" underlying the story line I couldn't put it down. Right now, I'm reading Celebrity Obsession and Sing Them Home. One of these should be familiar to you. :)

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    1. Stories like this really catch my attention. Hope you're loving your first books of the year. :-)

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  31. Great choice.

    Love your photo and the bookshelves in the background.

    Happy New Year, Laura.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book Of The Year

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