We all know 2020 has been terrible and weird and unsettling…and don’t forget ‘unprecedented’. One of the things I know I’m not alone in was the effect those early days of COVID concern had on my ability to read for pleasure – and here we are staring down the barrel of October (and the foretold ‘Second Wave’) and I’m still in that situation. I keep buying things – hoping something will click – trying different topics…but so far apart from my comfort pulp novels and my comics nothing has held my attention for long. Hasn’t stopped me trying but I’ve ended up writing this as I’ve just spent 30 minutes scrolling through my Kindle and looking at the pile next to my armchair and nothing..
Maybe my daily trip to my studio from October and trying Audible again might help? Hope so. I miss the distraction and I have pretty much run out of TV!
Books I bought and started in 2020 and am still at least kidding myself I will finish
Goin’ Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin’ Records (RPM Series Book 3) Merlis, Ben, Wolf, Peanut Butter
By Force Alone Tidhar, Lavie
Books I bought and started in 2020 and have accepted I will never finish
The Last Emperox (The Interdependency) Scalzi, John
Don’t Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech Rana Foroohar
Books I bought in 2020 that I haven’t started but fully intend to – someday
A Civic Technologist’s Practice Guide Harrell, Cyd
XX: A Novel, Graphic A Novel, Graphic Hughes, Rian,
The City We Became (The Great Cities Trilogy) Jemisin, N. K.
Warhol Gopnik, Blake
Comfort books I finished in 2020
The Shameless (Quinn Colson Book 9) Atkins, Ace
Dream Girl (The Spenser Series 34) Parker, Robert B
The Revelators (Quinn Colson) Atkins, Ace
Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby (A Spenser Mystery) (The Spenser Series Book 40) Atkins, Ace, B. Parker, Robert
Cold Service (The Spenser Series Book 32) Parker, Robert B
The Sinners (Quinn Colson Book 8) Atkins, Ace
..and a LOT of comics. Like a LOT – even for me.