Today I'm linking up with Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer for the Sunday Post and Kathryn over at Book Date for What Are You Reading? I'm also super excited to be linking up with Sheila over at Book Journey for her First Book of the Year.
Every year I spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect first book to read. I go back and forth between taking a risk and reading something that seems safe that I know I'll enjoy. That backfired on me a little bit last year as the travel memoir that focused on following Agatha Christie's Orient Express turned out to be a DNF. This year I'm going a bit safer! I've read two books by this author and loved them both plus I do love a foodie memoir!
So this year I'm going with Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
And because I'm never reading just one book here's what other first books I'll be tackling.
What's On My Kindle:
My first book on my Kindle is a sadly neglected review book. I loved Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance when I read it in 2015. It's a fun cozy set in the 1920s about a society wife who is suddenly a widow and suddenly broke. It's full of quirky characters and set around a solid mystery. I was thrilled when I got the 2nd book from the publisher but somehow it slipped down my TBR. So my first Kindle book will be Teetotaled by Maia Chance.
What I'm Listening To:
For the first week or two while the Tornado is still on Christmas break I'll be listening to podcasts exclusively. Some of my favorites are:
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Super Serials -where they talk about Middle Grade series books like Babysitter's Club
What Should I Read Next - from the Modern Mrs. Darcy
The History Chicks - which is about women in history
Read It and Weep - where they talk about mostly bad movies, tv shows, or books and is my current favorite
True Crime Garage
Thinking Sideways - which is mostly about crime but also about other unexplained mysteries
The Vanished -which is about missing people.
When school starts back and we start getting back into our routine I'm going to be listening to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce. I loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and it's one of the things that inspired me to start reading the James Bond books as they're both by Ian Fleming. I'm a little worried about this one since the author is different and that can frequently be disastrous but the amazing David Tennant is the narrator so I figure it can't be too bad!
That's how I'm starting my year in reading! What are you going to be reading?