2020 has been a challenging year, marked by many political, environmental and health events. Unsurprisingly, this has been a year where many people have rediscovered their joy of reading, allowing opportunity for their mind to escape momentarily into a fictional world.
I have also jumped on this trend, reading my way through 2020.
Here's the books I've read in 2020:
- The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
- Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Still Me by Jojo Moyes
- After You by JoJo Moyes
- This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
- T'was the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice, and Scott McEwen
Evenings have been the optimal time for reading fiction books, allowing your mind to relax after what could be an eventful or activity filled day. It reduces the amount of screen-time particularly in the run up towards sleeping. Even if it is only a few pages per day, it's been a great source of enjoyment for me.
I frequently ask my tuition students what books they are reading, whether fiction or non-fiction. A love for reading is hand in hand with a passion for learning. It helps students to generate ideas, story structure, characters and strengthen literacy tools to aid in their own original creative writing.
What books have you been reading in 2020?