The last thing I did before Covid-19 closed down the world was go to the library. I picked up a stack of books, thinking this would hold me for a few weeks until things got back to normal.
Here are brief descriptions of the books I read in 2020. I hope you will find some good choices here.
A tale of two audiobooks and a library book
I’ve been looking for a book that I could immerse myself in and forget the world. I didn’t want to have to worry about the characters, or fume at the injustices they encountered, or fear for their futures; I do enough of that with the daily news.
Things didn’t work out exactly as planned.
One day this week, as I was idly gazing at my bookshelves (aka writing), I began to think about what moves me to buy or read a particular book. Of course, there can be any number of reasons, but as I considered it, several distinctive themes emerged.
Using a few examples from books I read in 2017-2018, here is my personal hierarchy of reads.