Dog with long floppy ears has it's head in a book, a page of the book in on it's nose making it look like the dog is reading and turning the page. The book is placed on a cream blanket and the background behind the dog is blurred out

How the pandemic has changed my reading habits

It was recently suggested to me by one of my favourite bloggers that I do a post about all the books I have read so far this year because there’s been a lot! In less than 3 months, i’ve read 16 books. Although i’ve read more than ever in such a short space of time, I have noticed a dramatic difference in the types of books I am reading.

Stack of five books, photographed at an angle on a thick wooden shelf. In the background is the back of a hardback book: the backcover is grey with white writing. This book is leant against a grey/blue wall. The other books are against a green/cream wall. From bottom to top of the book pile (spines only showing): My Name is Why by Lemm Sissay (hardback, white spine), The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell (cream with an illustration of part of a red scarf), Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover (Orange), I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (mint with an illustration of a red heart in the middle), In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (Orange Spine)

Best of: Memoirs

Although in 2020 I read more fiction – probably as a way to escape from the doom of real life – memoirs are one of my favourite genres. Unlike biographies or autobiographies, in memoirs the author only details a particular event or a number of significant events that have shaped their lives thus far.