When I saw Annemieke mention this on her blog, I decided it sounded fun and I would do it. The Readings Firsts book tag was originally created by Tanya from girlxoxo. I couldn’t find a 2023 version to link to on Tanya’s blog, so I’ll stick with Annemieke’s list of reading firsts. It’s a short and sweet book tag, so let’s get started!
First Book Read This Year
I actually started this book in 2022, but finished it in 2023. It’s an approachable book written for young adults about, overall, what’s the “tea” about being trans. It includes examples of well-known people who are trans, how to tell your family, among other topics.
First Book Reviewed
The first review I posted on my blog in 2023 was Love On the Brain by Ali Hazelwood. But I don’t know if it’s the first review I technically wrote in 2023. I tend to have reviews on the backburner in case I get too busy to write up new ones.
First Book By A Debut Author
Bookworm by Robin Yeatman is the first book I read in 2023 by a debut author. It’s a subversive dark comedy and I received an ARC of it for free to review.
First Book By A New-To-Me Author
My answer to this is the same as in the last prompt: BOOKWORM by Robin Yeatman.
First Book That Slayed Me
I reread the A Court of Thorns and Roses series this year, so A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas was the first book to slay me. I cried as much at the end of that book as I did the first time I read it.
First Book That I Wish I Could Get Back The Time I Spent Reading It
It took a while before I read a book this year that made me wish I’d spent my time reading something else. That novella is Gilded Cage by Dani Wyatt.
If anyone wants to participate in The Firsts of 2023 book tag, please feel free. I’m not going to tag anyone this time. But I’d love to see your answers for The Firsts of 2023!