Reading in Lockdown

I don’t know about you but the last few months have been hard. I’m so grateful for my job but homeworking has come with its challenges, mainly feeling isolated and disconnected which has had an impact on me. In terms of reading I’ve found the traditional route to be difficult as I’ve struggled to concentrate, so audiobooks have been a godsend.
The library apps Libby & Borrow box should cut me a cheque for the amount of people I gushed to about them. I’ve enjoyed listening to a variety of books including: The Twilight Saga, The Foundling, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Milk & Honey. If you haven’t already I seriously recommend you go download them!

I have enjoyed some traditional reading especially when participating in tours or for reviews as I can motivate myself enough to read these ones and I have been grateful for these times of escapism. I’m anticipating reading “The invisible life of Addie la Rue by V.E Schwab” though apparently not enough to take it off my shelf and actually read it!

That said I’m currently 38/40 books into my reading challenge for the year and I’m currently trying to educate myself by listening to “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge and the bestselling nature book “Underland by Robert Macfarlane”. I’ve also got a Write reads tour before the end of the year which I’m looking forward too. Overall with the help of audiobooks this has been a solid reading year. I’d love to hear how you’ve found reading in these times and how your reading challenge is coming along!

Elysia

2 thoughts on “Reading in Lockdown

  1. I agree with you that it has certainly been a challenge to transition to the new way of working and fitting reading in around new habits. I’ve also been working from home for a while now and find that I often don’t feel like reading so I sometimes have to force myself to read. I like your suggestion of audiobooks though! I may have to try them out and see if that works better. 🙂

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