Happy New Year, First Book of the Year & TBR

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year. Hopefully, 2018 will usher in a great many things to come in your lives. And by all means:

And without further adieu, here we go. Thank you all for voting on the first book I read in 2018. The votes are in and the book I’ll start the new year with is. . .

American War is Omar El Akkad’s début novel about a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle. It’s a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

As you may already know I have a few ARCs I got from work and I’ve committed to reading them this winter. 11 books in 11 weeks. Definitely doable, right?

And the books to round out my January TBR are:

8 thoughts on “Happy New Year, First Book of the Year & TBR

  1. Andreea P. January 8, 2018 / 4:00 am

    Have fun reading all of your books! 11 books in 11 weeks should be doable. We can support you with virtual cheerleading dances and hugs 😀

    Have a great 2018!

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  2. Carol January 3, 2018 / 11:57 am

    American War sounds interesting. Happy New Year!


    • The Broken Spine January 3, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      I’m about halfway through and enjoying it. It’s a little more intense than I thought it’d be, but not edge of your seat intense. At least not for me.


  3. Laila@BigReadingLife January 2, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you think of it. It’s a book I’m kind of scared to read but I’ve heard so many good things!

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    • The Broken Spine January 3, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      It is a bit scary. As I’ve been reading I’ve been thinking about current events (the fires, the storms, climate change, etc) and it feels like we’re headed for this apocalyptic U.S./world. I will say that I fell in love with little girl, Sarat because he willfulness reminds me so much of me. I’m hoping to finish it Saturday and get my review up on Thursday. There’s a lot to take in.

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  4. Kristilyn January 1, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I really want to read this one! I saw it all over the place last year and didn’t realize it was Canadian until later in the year. I think it sounds fascinating and I might have to get it from the library. I read Zadie Smith’s White Teeth years ago and want to try more of her stuff this year, too. Happy reading this month!


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