First Book Of The Year – The Tradition Continues


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

  1. 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

  2. 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!

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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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