First Book of 2014

Sheila at Book Journey is hosting a First Book of the Year 2014 post – check out her blog to see what other book lovers are starting out 2014 reading!

Here is my first read of 2014:

Where'd You Go Bernadette

Everyone I know who has read Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple has raved about it. I wasn’t crazy about her book This One Is Mine, but I thought I’d give this a chance given the glowing reviews. Enjoying it so far.

Happy reading, everyone!


  • January 1, 2014 - 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Love the cover of that book! Hope you are enjoying it!

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  • January 1, 2014 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, that book sounds interesting!

  • Susan
    January 2, 2014 - 6:17 am | Permalink

    I just read that last week while on vacation – I really liked it and look forward to your review!

    • gayle
      January 2, 2014 - 3:05 pm | Permalink

      Glad to hear that you liked it!

  • January 2, 2014 - 8:02 am | Permalink

    This book is totally different from This One is Mine. I listened to the audio version of Bernadette and adored it – I hope you do too.

    • gayle
      January 2, 2014 - 3:05 pm | Permalink

      I have the audio too – I started it but am now away on vacation without it so am reading the paper.

  • January 2, 2014 - 1:43 pm | Permalink

    It’s on my list. My first book for the new year is on my Kindle so a pic with that does not do it justice. I am reading The Last Days of California in case you were curious.

    • gayle
      January 2, 2014 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

      I think I have that one at home. Eager to hear what you think.

  • January 2, 2014 - 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t read this book. I hear good and bad. I hope it is a good one for you.


    Adorable photo!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Stop by my blog from January 2 to January 11 for an international giveaway of Jubilee’s Journey.

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    • gayle
      January 3, 2014 - 10:29 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Elizabeth!

  • January 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    I’ve heard wonderful things about that book, I think I am going to listen to it on audio this month as per a recommendation from a fellow book blogger. I do hope you enjoy it!

    • gayle
      January 3, 2014 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

      I started it on audio but am actually now reading it. It’s pretty good.

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