Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First Book of the Year 2014

It is finally the new year and I can start on my Sweet Summer Fling! I have been in such a reading slump this past two weeks because I have been waiting and waiting to start this challenge, that nothing would satisfy me!

Let the reading begin!

Over at Book Journey Shelia has invited us all to join in on the “First Book of the Year” fun and I happily joined in!

I am reading “Before I Die” by Jenny Downham. I discovered this book from the preview for the movie starring Dakota Fanning. It looked good and I wondered if it came from a book so I looked it up. Success! So I ordered it from Paperbackswap and put it at the top of my TBR list.

Shelia asked for a picture of us reading our first book of the year and here is mine.

My sister thought that I looked like I had been crying and it was a depressing book. Ok fair observation, but I had already made up my mind that this was going to be my first book. Next year I will make sure that I pick a more upbeat book. Who knows, maybe this one won’t be all that sad!

Reviews of the book to follow.

What is your first book of the year?


  1. I haven't heard of this book but I am curious about it now that you mention it will be a film starring Dakota Fanning.

    I am reading The Ghost Bride for my first book of the year.

  2. I've heard of this book, but don't know much about it except it was "hot" when it came out. Hope you enjoy it, even if it's a bit of a downer. Love the pic!

    My First Book

  3. ENJOY your book...great photo!!

    THANKS for sharing. I love your background...very cool!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Stop by my blog from January 2 to January 11 for an international giveaway of Jubilee's Journey.

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    My First Book of The Year

  4. Love your photo, Sarah! I haven't read a whole book yet this year, but I'm currently reading 'Quentins' by Maeve Binchy in a sort of off and on kind of way :) Happy reading!

  5. I love you photo. I haven't heard of this book but your comments have made me keen to find out more :-)

  6. Sometimes a sad book is good. I think it works best if you read a happy one after, though!

    I hope you are enjoying your first book of the year!