I’ve finally managed to finalise my last post in my Year in Books challenge. I never set a target to read this year and I’m glad I didn’t as the last two quarters of 2020 were abysmal for reading. I’ve just not been inclined to read and when I have I’ve been easily distracted. I’ve a kindle chock full of books that I’ve bought but not attempted to read. Maybe 2021 I’ll be able to rekindle my reading passion? My total books read in 2020 has been 19. I hang my head in shame.
The Sight of You – Holly Miller ✩✩
This was a very strange book. It had a good premise, if you knew the ending of a relationship would you still go ahead with it? But halfway through the novel, when the realisation had occurred, it just became a depression fest. For the reader, knowing the end of a novel half way through just doesn’t keep the attention. Only read this book if you want to be depressed.
The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant – Kayte Nunn ✩✩✩
I quite like the prose of Kayte Nunn and she is a new author I have discovered this year. I found the narrative easy to follow and the ending was satisfying. I’d read more books by this author.
So there you have it, my tally of just two books read in the last quarter of 2020. I am currently still getting through The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes but my reading is sporadic. I’ll finish it eventually sometime in 2021.
Have you read any good books lately, any recommendations?
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My discovery this year was Kate Morton. I am rationing my consumption of her books as a treat to come.
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Enjoy, she writes good books x
I’ve been reading German books my teacher bought me for Christmas the previous year as I need to improve my reading; the speaking, listening and writing is going ok.
I’ve got to be in the right mood for reading and if I’m too preoccupied with other things I can’t concentrate.
Have you ever tried Duolingo languages or similar Christine, I’m trying my best to learn Romanian but I keep mixing it up with Italian. My Mums started to practice her forgotten French on there in these lockdowns.