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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!!