Fifth year. I LOVE First book so much. This tradition for me goes further back than the 5 years I have opened up to the reading world here on Book Journey. I am THRILLED to be doing it again and thank you to those who have messaged me to ask.
The answer is…
Of course we are doing it.
Here is what First Book is. The first book of the New Year should be:
A. A coveted book that you have wanted to read but have just not found the time.
B. A delicious favorite… one you have read before, but crave to read again.
C. Really whatever you want it to – it is after all YOUR First Book Of the year.
Make it AWESOME.
Then, once you have picked what it will be, email me a picture of you with the book. This adds to the excitement of the First Book. On January 1st I will post all the pics in a collage format of all of you around the world that are doing First Book. Here is some (yes some… so many participate it is incredible!) of what came in last year:
Fill out this form – its easy and gives you all the info you need. I hope you will join in. Even now I look at these pics from last year and think, ooh… I need to read that. 🙂 Cant wait to pick mine….cant wait to see what you choose!
67 thoughts on “First Book Of The Year – The Tradition Continues”
YESSS! So excited about this! :]
Oh good! 🙂
I am so glad you are continuing this event! I picked out my book a few months ago, and I’ve already taken some pictures. Thanks for hosting.
Awesome! I was a little slow on getting this posted even though it has been on my mind for weeks 🙂
You know, I hadn’t even seen the email when we talked on IG this morning
I think I was still working on it them 🙂
Of course I’ll be participating! I even have my book picked out already.
Nice Leslie – you are ahead of me… this is as hard as “One Word” 😉
I will be sending in a picture of me and my first book- so many books and not enough time! I tried ti put this info on yr form,but it just cleared the page- also MISS you lots,I hop u r doing fine,fondly judy
Hey Judy – I am here, just busy in other directions – which is good… but I do miss this and hope to get back on it for 2018.
٩(๑❛ワ❛๑)و YAY! I’m looking forward to this. I forgot to send my picture last year. Now I will have to ponder on what shall be the first book of 2018!
Awesome! Its a hard choice, I know 🙂
Sheila, I am often late to post my first book of the year, even though I love this idea!
Hey Suko 🙂 Remember you do not have to be reading it into the New Year… but it should be the one you plan to read first. I am a dork… I always start reading it on Jan 1… usually a quiet day other than my annual run.
Thanks for doing this again! Now to figure out what book I’ll choose. 🙂
Yes! The fun part… although also hard… I am trying to decide… new one from wish list… old favorite… hmmm..
I am excited…this is always fun.
YAY!!!!! Good to have you on board again – we have been doing this for years!
Looking forward to this!
Hey Mary – this will be fun 🙂 The book… and the pic…. SO MUCH fun. 😉
Hi Sheila! I’m so glad you are doing this again…now for the hard part – picking out the book 😉 I’ll work on that this week and then send you my pic. Can’t wait to see the big collage – that’s always my favorite part!
It is hard! I am still thinking about it 🙂 Mine will be audio at least partially as I will be in the car on the first driving to my first run of the year.
Thank you so much for continuing to do this. It’s a thing I look forward to all year!
It is one of my favorite events of the year 🙂
But I’m still deciding on the book I want to read first in 2018.
Me too Vicki 🙂
I’m so glad you’re doing this again! This is my favorite thing! I’ve already got my book picked out and everything.
Awesome! I love seeing everyone’s choices. We seldom seem to duplicate 🙂
I’m in on this tradition! Will work on choosing a book and getting a picture to you.
Sweet Nise! It would not be the same without you.
I posted your link to the fun on my Listy account. I hope we get some new folks to participate.
That would be really cool! Hope your Christmas went well!
I’m excited about joining in for the first time, especially as I know for a FACT which book I’ll be reading first!
OOH! I love that you already know your book!
Love this — I’m going to do my post and picture tonight or tomorrow (as soon as I can make myself look someone human). I’m torn between a few books so here’s hoping I can nail it down!
LOL cant wait to see what you pick!
Excited to join this year. Filled out the form. Have my picture ready. 🙂
Love, love, love doing this every year! Missed out last year, but back on board this year! Thanks for hosting this fun event again!
Thanks so much for doing this yet again, Sheila! I’ve participated all 5 years…kind of like a book blogger tradition now. 🙂
I JUST learned about this, so I don’t have time to send a photo – but that’s okay! I love this idea, and I’ll still try and post about it on Monday. 🙂 Now what book to choose….
Lauren you can just take a selfy with the book (its what I do 😉 )
I have been trying but the form does not work for me. I am unable to send a picture as my book is an e-mail.
Here is my link
Happy New Year, Sheila! Just checking in here to say ‘hi’ and seeing what you’ve been up to. I’m back blogging again after thinking I was done. You are most welcome to stop by. Will not participate in the ‘First Book’ this year, but maybe next. Also, my ‘one word’ for 2017 was ‘BREATHE’. It served me well and I’m going to continue in 2018 with the same word. We had a tough end to 2017, but all is good and we’re doing well now. Good luck with your race. I’ve been on a health and movement quest since mid-summer and have had good success with weight loss and gaining endurance and strength. Have done 2 5K races (walking) and plan to do more. Here’s to a peaceful, joyful, strong 2018! Take care!
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