2020 has been a year of discovering new films and reconnecting with my joy of reading books. Reading, music, watching films, playing games... all offer escapism, relaxation and growth.
Inspired by many films and musical pieces I watched and listened to in 2020, has strongly shaped my book choice for 2021.
Here's my personal reading list for 2021:
- The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
- Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson
- Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
- The Host of Stephenie Meyer
- Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
- The Shack by William P. Young
- Girl With a Pearl Earring: A Servant's Life, a Master's Obsession, a Matter of Honour by Tracy Chevalier
- Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- A Streetcar Named Bob by James Bowen
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
Often during the holidays I am a fast reader- able to finish reading a new book within a few hours. Yet most of the time, I manage just a 1-20 pages during the evening as I am winding down from the day. It isn't the speed at which we finish the book, it's the journey that the author takes us on during the events.
I will also be asking all my tuition students at the start of the Spring term 2021, what books they are planning on reading also. It's a great way for teachers and students to connect in an academic setting, since it is a shared experience reading books. Perhaps I have already read the book they have in mind, or they are looking for recommendations.
What are you going to reading in 2021?