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First Book: 2016

Happy New Year!!

Sheila at Book Journey is continuing her tradition of hosting First Book of the Year: 2016. Click through to see what other people are reading on the first day of 2016.

As for me, I am reading Joyce Maynard’s upcoming novel, Under The Influence. It is one of the saddest books I have read in recent memory, but I am having a hard time putting it down. She is an excellent storyteller. Under The Influence comes out in February and I’ll likely review it later this week.


Happy reading to everyone in the new year!

Happy New Year!

Hello EDIWTB readers and book lovers everywhere – happy new year! I hope that 2010 brings you many hours of reading and the joy of discovering new books and authors. My main new year’s resolution is a simple one: to read more. I need to spend fewer hours on the computer and more hours actually reading. I know, hard to do as a book blogger! But that’s my biggest frustration – not getting through enough books. I fear that the publicists I know are going to put me on a no-review list and cut me off, because the books they send me must appear to go into a black hole. But I promise that I have the best of intentions and really do hope to get to them in the near future. They are in a safe place.

Grodstein I thought I’d share my favorite two books from 2009. One wasn’t published in 2009, but I read it in 2009 – The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. For me, the hype was merited. That book has stayed with me since I read it last summer. Here is my review of it, as well as a comparison of the movie and the book. My second favorite is a recent read – Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein. Just my type of book – a meaty family drama that’s well-written and wryly observed – and reviewed here.

Here’s to another year of great reading!!