Every year I get excited about what will be that first book I will be chatting about going into the new year. I make a big deal out of picking the book. It is usually a book I have wanted to read for a while and for whatever reason, I just have not been able to make the time to read it.
This is the second year that I would love for you to join me in this tradition of picking the book that you will be reading into the new year. It can be a coveted book that you have been waiting to read, a guilty pleasure book, a re-read of a favorite that you want to explore once again… whatever you want.
Our posts of what we are reading will go live on January 1st. You do not need to be done with the book on January 1st, just reading it on January 1st and yes, you can start on the 31st and be reading into the New Year. I would like to link up all your posts here on the 1st as well so others can visit you and cheer you on! If you are interested, please fill out the short form below.
Here are the fun collages I did with last year’s participants:
Update on December 31st: You can still send pics in today (I am Central time) and you do not need to fill out the form. 🙂 Email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
74 thoughts on “First Book Of The Year 2015”
Now I am wondering what book I will read in January.
I find that part fun 😀
I was hoping you were going to be doing this again this year. I’ve already started thinking about what my 1st book is going to be, but haven’t narrowed it down yet!
I dont know mine yet either 🙂
I was actually wondering about whether we’d do this again. Not sure what I’ll be reading, but I’m game.
This was a wonderful meme last year, so pleased you are doing it again. Made me think about that 1st book of the year!
I am glad you are joining in again it was really fun to see everyone reading into the New Year all over the world!
Enjoyed this last year, so am so glad you are doing it again this year. Thanks so much.
Sure 🙂 Glad to have you again 😀
I enjoyed doing it last year, so I’m game…and I put down An Interior Journey as the blog I’ll post on….as you know, I have many! LOL
Oh good Laurel – it would not be the same without you 😀
How fun! I love the button you created. The first book of the year is important. I’m not sure what mine will be yet.
Glad you are joining in 🙂
I was hoping you would do this again. I am not sure yet what I’ll be reading, but I will be participating.
Super – I still need to choose too 😀
Thanks for nudging me into joining this year. I already emailed my pic 🙂
YAY and thanks for the pic! I was surprised you already had your pick! 😀
I’m in this year, looking forward to it! 😀
LOL. I’m the one who didn’t take a picture with her book. Doh! I will be sure to correct that next year. Can’t wait! I will have to think carefully about which book I will read first for 2015.
LOL – its your choice but I like to see the faces 😀
I totally didn’t think about it. Just snapped and sent.
You were not the only one – there are a few of just the book 😀
Yay! Now to decide what book I shall read first…
Thats the fun part 😀
What a great challenge! Now I just have to decide which book to read first. There are so many to choose from . . .
Yes… I am trying to decide as well 🙂
Completely love this new tradition of yours!! I absolutely love the pics your readers have sent in, too. It gives me an idea of what I should read at the beginning of the year!
I hope you send me one too – the more pics the more fun 😀
Oooh!!! The choices are so many! I’ll try and pick one:)
Going to read either the Life of Elizabeth 1 or Tudor Rose, both by Allison Weir
Fantastic – send the pic in 🙂
thinking a mystery will be my annual go to read to welcome the New Year…
Thanks, Sheila, for hosting :)) !
Glad to do it!
I’m glad I was able to decide pretty quickly. I went for the shortest book in my queue so I’d be sure to finish it quickly since I’m spending a lot of reading time on Harry Potter. If I picked a longer book, it’d take too long for me to read to enjoy it! 🙂
LOL – I think I have finally decided as well 🙂
I sent you my pic, too. Did you get it?
I did thanks Donna – AND I just got my mail! Thank you for the lovely book marks! That is so sweet of you!
Oh, yay! That’s ’cause you’re a “winner” ALL the time 🙂 I appreciate all the hard work you do, Sheila 🙂 oxox
Ahhhhhh… thank you 😀
Can’t wait for this one again Sheila, it was lots of fun last year. I think I’ve narrowed it down to 2 lol
Nice! Cant wait either!
I’m signing up! Talk about fun! 😀
I am so glad! It really is fun 🙂
This looks like so much fun! Definitely looking forward to it. Now I just have to choose my book!
I think I have mine in mind…. 😀
I have so many books that I’d like to start reading … which one will it be… hmmm
Pick a good one 😀
I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea – to get people to document what they were reading as the world moved into 2015. and now I find you got there before me. Oh well, back to the drawing board……
Oh no!!! Great minds think alike! 😀 I started this one last year and it was so fun! I hope you will join in!
Magic idea! I filled out the form and I’m creating my image today. Your idea made me think about which treasure I could choose from my huge TBR list. Great fun. Thank you.
Thanks for doing this again, Sheila!
I am doing the 2014-15 Winter COYER Challenge so I chose a book from my 2009 Kindle library. 🙂 Thanks for hosting this event.
I’ve got my book picked out and I’m looking forward to reading along with everyone on Jan. 1! It’s supposed to be cold and rainy/snowy here that day, so it will be a perfect time to relax and read! (Wow, my hair was long in that picture from last year! I’ve got it whacked off this year! Cool to see the difference!)
Just signed up! Unfortunately I was too late to email in my photo but happy reading my book none the less. Thank you for hosting Sheila and hope you stop by my blog in the New Year!
You are not too late! I will email you, I can take pictures today 🙂
Can I still sign up today Jan 1st of it to late?
Sure, write a post and link it! If you want to send me a pic of you and the book feel free or put it in your post and I will grab it form there 😉