My Year in Books: 2020

What a year! I bet many people around the world are happy to see it come to an end. For me personally, it hasn’t been all that bad. Of course, I miss traveling and seeing my friends and family or going to movies and concerts but we’re going to get back to some form of normality soon enough (hopefully!). Interestingly (or maybe predictably), I’ve been taking my escape in books. I’ve read 37 books which is, I’m sure, my all-time record. According to Goodreads stats, it has amounted to 12 561 pages – way over my annual objective of 10 000 pages! I tried to diversify my geographical reading footprint through European Book Challenge and it has led me to discover some new favorites. I’m also starting to enjoy fiction and non-fiction adventure stories which is something quite new to me. Moreover, I seem to be reading a lot more in my native language – 17 of all the books I’ve read in 2020 were in Latvian. My TBR pile has also been constantly growing and I’m trying to remind myself that I don’t need more books. Alas, it only works sometimes!

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