“We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too."

Hello all,

I thought I hadn’t posted a blog post in a while so I thought I’d summarise the first quarter of the year in books!

So as many of you know, I set myself the challenge of reading 26 books this year – Challenge 2020. So let’s see how far I’ve gotten shall we?

So it’s fair to say my reading has been fairly abysmal! I’ve only read six books from the Challenge; seven books if you count the book I’ve read that isn’t a part of the challenge. 👎🏼
These are (not in order):

  1. Abracadaver
  2. Number 9 Dream
  3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  4. Thirteen reasons why
  5. Schindler’s Ark/List
  6. Red, White and Royal Blue

Out of these, my favourite was The Tattooist of Auschwitz followed by Red, White and Royal Blue. The other three books massively underwhelmed me.

Normally I donate books once I’ve read them unless they have a sentimental reason such as the Harry Potter books I’ve got or His Dark Materials, La Belle Sauvage and The Secret Commonwealth which a very good friend of mine got for me with handwritten messages in the front. But despite me buying The Tattooist of Auschwitz for myself, it was so beautifully written that I want to keep it. Like Schindler’s Ark, it holds a lot of historical and moral value and it’s a book we can definitely learn a lot about.

Obviously during times like this with Corona Virus, I will not be donating books but will be putting them to one side to donate to the charity shops when this is all over.

I’ve also read Beck and Call, an additional book which wasn’t on my Challenge 2020 and I loved that book too!

Sorry that this was a short post but I hope it was short and sweet and you enjoyed this nonetheless! How have you lovely folks gotten on with your reading goals or Challenge 2020? Let me know in the comments below!

At this moment in time I am reading Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin. So far i’m pleasantly surprised by it and I am enjoying it thoroughly.

Keep reading and keep smiling everyone. Stay safe.

Until next time,

D x

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