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Books To Read in 2021

Image of the front cover of the book 1984 by George Orwell Kindle Edition. It has the title 1984 in bold type and a large eye in the centre of the book cover. To the right of the image is a title that reads 'books, what I want to read in 2021,'

When I look back on 2020 it's a bit of a struggle to find positives but one of the best things to come out of 2020 was I rediscovered my love of reading- I say rediscovered but in reality it never really left- I just stopped 'allowing' myself time to read. It got pushed to the back of my mind whilst the worries and anxieties of adult life took centre stage. I have always read to my daughter, from the moment she was born, in the hospital I didn't have any books so I read her a catalogue! I've instilled my love of books into my daughter but I'd somehow managed to stop giving myself that same 'treat'. Now I've started reading again I don't want to stop. Here are a few of the books that have made it on to my 'to be read' list for 2021. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I favour dystopian fiction and thrillers but there's some historical fiction mixed in too and some classics as well. I also want to re-read my favourite ever book 1984. I usually revisit it ever few years but this year I think it will be all the more poignant. 

Books I Read In 2020

Image of the front cover of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather MorrisKindle Paperwhite Edition. The front cover has a striped background representative of the uniform worn in concentration camps and the book title written in bold across the stripes. To the right is a title that reads 'Books, what i read in 2020,'

Reading has always been a passion of mine. Since a very young age I was reading independently and disappearing into worlds of fantasy and wonder. Books were an escape from my sometimes scary, often confusing reality. As I got older I began to read less, not because I didn't want to, it was more that as I got older, life got fuller and things such as 'self care' and reading for pleasure took a back seat. One positive of the Coronavirus pandemic is that it allowed me to prioritise myself a little bit more and perhaps I needed to escape reality again. I've spent the last six months reading a few chapters before going to sleep and it has been so beneficial. When I read I sleep better, feel more relaxed and have something to get excited about. Nothing beats going to bed on 'new book day'. The joy of perusing my virtual collection and choosing a new adventure is so exciting. My enthusiasm also leads me to talk more. Seems silly but I find talking about books to be therapeutic. If i'm struggling with my mood you can ask me what i'm reading and i'll instantly come alive. It's been a real pleasure rediscovering my love of reading and I wanted to share with you the books I've discovered throughout 2020.

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