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First Book of the Year 2018


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This is my first time participating in First Book of the Year, hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, and now in its fifth year.

 photo first book 2018_zpspduxhbpr.jpg I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters was short-listed for the 2017 Giller Prize and I’ve been burning with curiousity about it since then. It has been described as a “tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.” Doesn’t that sound intriguing?

(Our grandson wanted to be in the photo too, but I’m reading something else to him.)

Whatever your first book is, I hope you have tons of reading pleasure in the coming year!


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15 Comments to

“First Book of the Year 2018”

  1. On January 1st, 2018 at 12:47 pm Whispering Gums Says:

    I haven’t decided what my first book of the year will be. My first posted book REVIEW of the year will be for a non-fiction book, but I started reading that in 2017 so that doesn’t count. I am going to make sure that my first book that I start reading this year will be some fiction!

  2. On January 1st, 2018 at 12:48 pm Whispering Gums Says:

    PS What a cute grandson. We learnt a month or so ago that we are going to be grandparents this year (for the first time). Very exciting.

  3. On January 2nd, 2018 at 8:40 pm Debbie Says:

    Congratulation, Sue! There is nothing like being a grandparent – it’s a wonderful experience!

  4. On January 1st, 2018 at 7:14 pm JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing Says:

    Oooh, love this photo! Hope you enjoy the book, too. Happy New Year!

  5. On January 2nd, 2018 at 8:41 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, JoAnn!

  6. On January 1st, 2018 at 10:54 pm Diane Says:

    Happy New Year Debbie and, may you read many great books in 2018.

  7. On January 2nd, 2018 at 8:41 pm Debbie Says:

    I hope that you discover some fine reading this year, too, Diane.

  8. On January 2nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm Julia Tomiak Says:

    That does sound intriguing. I’m currently reading Fates and Furies. Will post about it soon. Happy 2018.

  9. On January 2nd, 2018 at 8:42 pm Debbie Says:

    I’ve heard a lot about Fates & Furies, Julia. I’m interested in seeing your take on it.

  10. On January 2nd, 2018 at 6:13 pm BuriedInPrint Says:

    Oh, it’s such fun: what a great way to begin 2018!

  11. On January 2nd, 2018 at 8:45 pm Debbie Says:

    Oh, I’m so glad to hear that, Marcie. It has certainly pulled me in from that first wonderful sentence about the sandwiches au bologne. 🙂

  12. On January 3rd, 2018 at 2:49 am Judy Krueger Says:

    Cool! My first book is a classic by a Nobel Prize winner. I am reading it for a reading group. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset is set in 14th century Norway. I like it so far but don’t love it yet.

  13. On January 3rd, 2018 at 10:56 am Debbie Says:

    Cool, Judy! And that would also qualify as a book with a character’s name in the title for the Book Challenge by Erin

  14. On January 10th, 2018 at 11:08 am Naomi Says:

    I love that book! I’m sure you must be done reading it by now… I hope you enjoyed it!

  15. On January 10th, 2018 at 2:42 pm Debbie Says:

    Yes – when I finally got to sit down with it, I finished it in an afternoon. I love it too. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud when reading. 😉

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