From 1st January 2021 to yesterday morning I have read 29 e-books, 46 audio books, and 56 actual physical volumes. That seems huge but it only works out at 2.5 a week,when theoretically I could consume double that. I am absolutely loving the chance to indulge my reading habit with the excuses of lockdown and other similar reasons for not going out. My stand-out reads are:
Hardbacks: “What Happened” by Hillary Clinton and “Apeirogon” by Colum McCann.
Paper backs – “American Dirt” by Jeanne Cummins and “Last Witnesses” by Svetlana Alexievich
e-books – “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld and “Tom Stoppard” by Hermione Lee. Runner up “Miss Austen” by Gill Hornby
Audio books “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens and “The Silence of the Girls” by Pat Barker. Runner up “Dunstan” by Col Igguldon.
I received a Christmas card from an old friend dating back to 1972, when we met in the first term at University. This friend is now resident in France, and we last met in 2016. She inscribed her card with "Thank God for books!"