The first book of the year is always a tough choice for me. I tend to overthink it because I don't want to start the year out with a bad book but at the same time picking a reread seems too safe. This year I decided to tackle a book that's been on my Nonfiction bookshelf for far too long AND it has an Agatha Christie tie-n so I'm figuring it's a safe bet. So drum roll please...
The 8:55 to Baghdad by Andrew Eames! This is an older book (pub. 2004) and it's been sitting on my shelf for literally years even though I was so excited when I finally tracked it down! One of my goals this year is to doing some clearing out of my own shelves so I'm hoping this sets the right tone!
Ebook: On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander - This was one of my favorite cozy mystery series that I discovered this year and I'm thrilled to be reading this for an upcoming blog tour.
Audiobook: While I really discovered and enjoyed audio books in 2015 I didn't track them because it didn't feel like reading the book even though I was definitely putting the time in. This year I'm over that little hangup and am going to start tacking what I listen to. I'm planning to start listening to Casino Royale by Ian Fleming for 2 reason. The first is that I listened to and loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which made me really curious about the Bond books. The 2nd is that J and I watched all the James Bond movies with Daniel Craig this past week and I want to see how the movie compares to the book.
Read Aloud Book: This year I've started reading chapter books to the Tornado at bedtime. I've been pleased with how much he's enjoyed them and how well he's keeping up with the story. Right now his favorites are the Geronimo Stilton books. Starting in 2016 we're going to tackle Geronimo Stilton and the Mummy with No Name.
What books are you starting your year with?