I love a new year. I feel just like Anne does - like I'm looking at a blank page just waiting to be filled up with ideas and projects. But before all that I must make the most important decision - What will my first book of the year be? Will it be a reread? A book by a guaranteed author? A risk? Or a book I've wanted to read for far too long?
This year I'm going with a classic. One that I've wanted to read for years and by an author I've always enjoyed.
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. By all accounts this is a bit different than most of his books. There's no Great Depression or misery or unfortunate deaths. It's more him traveling the country with his Standard Poodle, Charley. I'm looking forward to seeing a lighter side of Steinbeck.
My first review book of the year is another memoir style book - Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. I think the title pretty much says everything there is to say about this one.
My first audio book will be a full cast dramatization of Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death.
What is your first book of 2018?
For more first book inspiration check out the amazing Sheila's post over at Book Journey.