New Week, New Book (1/1/18)
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Good morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I feel like the title of this post should be "New Year, New Book," since that is, in fact, the case today. Is anyone else weirdly excited that the new year begins on a Monday? I feel like this is such a gift to those of us who are super nerdy in our planning and organizing; plus, it doesn't happen very often!
Due to the Christmas holiday last week, I skipped my weekly reading post; instead, I've compiled a list of my top ten books of 2017 and reflected on my running year. This week, I'm back to my regular schedule but I do have one new thing to share.
Starting tomorrow, and at the start of each month this year, I plan to do a monthly TBR link up; I'll include the books I plan to read for the month, as well as a brief synapsis of each, and provide a way for others to link up their posts. In addition, I'll be posting my reads on my Instagram account using the hashtag #rnrjanuarytbr; please join either, or both, if you're interested!
Last week, I returned to work on Wednesday and, during my commute to and fro, finished up my audio copy of The Power; I'm so thankful to Susie at Novel Visits for the recommendation! What a wild ride and a great story! I highly recommend the audio version; the narration is fantastic, full of different voices for each of the characters, and I found myself eagerly anticipating my next opportunity to listen.
I also finished The Immortalists, a debut by Chloe Benjamin; I'll have a full post on this one next week, but you should just go ahead and preorder a copy. You're welcome.
A few weeks ago, I had some Audible credits that I was in danger of losing; I purchased a few audio books that have been on my list, including Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur. I started this one yesterday and am looking forward to listening to more today while I get some things done around the house; it is captivating!
In addition, I received a copy of The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson for Christmas; this is my first experience with her work and, so far, I love this story. The characters are so authentic and, as a Southerner, I can definitely relate to the culture. I'm about a quarter of the way through this one do not want to put it down.
There are a couple of January releases that I'll be getting into next; I'll post my list of January reads tomorrow and, as I mentioned at the top of this post, I hope you'll join in with me.
Hope your New Year's Day is off to a great start!