Monday, January 1, 2018

First Book of The Year for 2018 - 1/1/2018


Join Shelia from Book Journey and fellow book bloggers as we feature our first book read in 2018.

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My first book of the new year is:

NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton.

I have a double photo because I am reading this book on my Kindle.  :)

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I am looking forward to everyone's first book of the year so I can add more books to my toppling TBR or to see if I already have it on my shelf.  :)  

Isn't it such fun, though, to have a stack of books staring at you that are saying:  "pick me, pick me."  :)

And also such comfort to know you will never be out of books to read. :)
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🎉Happy New Year!!🎉



26 comments:

  1. That looks very promising Elizabeth, completely new to me author, very glamorous cover.

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    1. The cover is glamorous!!

      The book is good.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.

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  2. Happy reading, Elizabeth - this first title & the rest to come in 2018. My first book of the year is also a Kindle read.

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    1. Happy Reading, Jade.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I love that cover on your Kindle! I hope your first book is great.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer.

      I wanted something spring like. After I bought it, I saw another one I wanted, but I can get another cover when this one goes bad. :)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Great pic, Elizabeth! And I love that book cover. Yep my TBR list will definitely get longer...

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    1. Thanks, Laura.

      I "think" I recognized you in the list of First Reads, but I may be wrong. :)

      Going to stop by your blog.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for commenting.

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  5. Hi Elizabeth,

    I too have shelves and shelves full of books, a Kindle I have just had to replace because it is groaning at the seams, one cupboard full of knitting wool and another crammed with jigsaw puzzles, all as a comfort blanket so that I will never be out of things to do!! - Chance would be a fine thing!!

    This book looks like a complete about turn in writing style and storyline for author Chanel Cleeton and is one I might consider for my own list, although in isolation from everything else she has written.

    I have just finished a cozy mystery which I started way before Christmas and I have selected my first book proper of 2018 - 'Fallen' by Emma Kavanagh. I can't see anywhere that you have read it and I really think you might enjoy this one.

    I hope that your Christmas and New Year celebrations went well and Happy Reading in 2018 :)

    Yvonne

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    1. I didn't know Chanel Cleeton had other books. Her writing is beautiful.

      LOL on all of your shelves, Yvonne.

      I keep meaning to read a cozy mystery, but I never get around to it.

      Thanks for commenting, Yvonne, and all was good at Christmas and New Year's.

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  6. Your first book would be a new setting for me. Think I'm going to have to add it to my teetering TBR pile. Hope you enjoy it.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2018/01/first-book-of-year-2018-mayflower-bride.html

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    1. The book is quite good.

      I have never read a book set in Cuba either.

      Thanks for commenting, Cheryl.

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  7. I love choosing the first book of the year, this was by far the hardest. Happy New Year.

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    1. This event is fun.

      Why was it difficult for you, Marce?

      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. I've picked two books to start off 2018 with this year... See my link: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/01/my-first-reads-for-2018.html

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    1. Fun that you chose two books.

      Thanks for commenting, Captivated Reader.

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  9. I look forward to your review, Elizabeth. Great pic! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Mary.

      I don't have a colored screen on my Kindle Paperwhite and figured a double screen would be fine.

      Thanks for commenting, and Happy New Year.

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  10. Happy 2018.
    I'll have my first review for the year posted Wed.

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    1. Happy 2018 to you as well.

      Great on posting your first review on Wednesday.

      Thanks for commenting, Carole Rae.

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  11. I hope you are enjoying this one...looking forward to reading your thoughts on it! Happy New Year!!!

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    1. It is good.

      Thanks for commenting, Kristin, and Happy New Year!!

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  12. I am glad I am not the only one to hear books talking! Happy New Year.

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    1. LOL...oh they do, don't they. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Nise.

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  13. I don't think any of us will ever be out of books to read though I worry sometimes I won't get all the ones I want to read read. Next Year in Havana looks wonderful and I hope you're enjoying it. Happy New Year!

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    1. I agree...I don't think anyone we know and/or chat with will ever run out of books to read. :)

      Next Year in Havana is/was very good.

      Thanks for commenting, Katherine.

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