Dec 302018


First Book Of The Year

This is the 6th year Sheila has hosted this event!

Sheila says:
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

My first book of 2019 was supposed to be The Lido by Libby Page because I ran out of time to read it earlier this year, but I didn’t get to the library to pick it up this week before it closed for New Year.

So I decided to read Tuna Melts My Heart by Courtney Dasher because I bought a copy when it was published but still haven’t read it.

Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite

If you aren’t familiar with Tuna, check out his FB page. I LOVE him!

What will your first book of 2019 be?

 Posted by at 11:07 AM
Jan 012018

I decided to join Sheila for the First Book Of The Year 2018

For my first book I chose The Reminders by Val Emmich

Grief-stricken over his partner’s death, Gavin sets fire to every physical reminder in the couple’s home. A neighbor captures the ordeal on video, turning this unsung TV actor into a household name. Now, Gavin is fleeing the hysteria of Los Angeles for New Jersey, hoping to find peace with the family of an old friend. Instead, he finds Joan.

Joan, the family’s ten-year-old daughter, was born with the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. In seconds, she can tell you how many times her mother has uttered the phrase “it never fails” in the last six months (27) or what she was wearing when her grandfather took her fishing on a particular Sunday in June years ago (fox socks). Joan has never met Gavin until now, but she did know his partner, Sydney, and waiting inside her uncanny mind are half a dozen startlingly vivid memories to prove it.

Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing all her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help Joan win a local songwriting contest she’s convinced could make her unforgettable. The unlikely duo sets off on their quest until Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney’s final months, forcing Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future.

Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship and renewal.

What is your first read of 2018?

 Posted by at 5:00 AM