The first one should be extraordinary, or at least special in some way. Although I'm a tad late, I'm excited to participate in The First Book of the Year, hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, for the second consecutive year. After giving it some thought, I chose to start my reading year with Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust. Press 53 Poetry series editor Tom Lombardo calls Paradise Drive "a collection of irony and metaphor, metonymy and synecdoche, with a dose of synesthesia" in the introduction. That sounds like a great way to "kick-start" my 2016 reading! I'm participating in the book tour for this collection of contemporary sonnets with Poetic Book Tours, and my review of it will post later this month. Today I began the book and have read several of the poems, which are quite insightful and eloquent. I'm pictured above with the book, and with my darling dog, Daisy; I've included an additional photo of the book as well.
Happy New Year to all! What is your first book of 2016? Your comments are welcomed.