It’s Monday! What are you reading? 01/26/2015

What a week! I read two gorgeous works of fiction and three graphic novels. Hooray!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Strange Fruit by Joel Christian Gill

Currently Reading:

An international bestseller–the extraordinary memoir of a German-Nigerian woman who learns that her grandfather was the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in “Schindler’s List”

I’ve been thumbing through The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’m feeling inspired and am planning on hosting some sort of clutter busting challenge for book bloggers in the near future. Watch for it!

What are YOU reading?

25 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? 01/26/2015

  1. I just finished The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up – it's fantastic! I've always been tidy, and pretty good and throwing things out, but this book took it to a whole new level. I live in a one bedroom apt in Brooklyn, and my space was pretty clean and tidy, but filled to the MAX. My many clothes were jammed into the dresser and closet, no room on my bookcases for new books, and I couldn't store the camping equipment that I bought this year. This book helped me purge so many things and think about what to keep in a whole new way – I'm about 2/3 of the way through purging and organizing my apartment, and it has really been life changing so far. Helping me think about possessions in a new way, and I've been buying so much less. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, looking forward to hearing your thoughts!


  2. I finished My Sunshine Away on Saturday and absolutely loved it! It's my favorite book of the year so far and I imagine will hold up to make my Best Books of 2015 list in December. Such gorgeous writing, and like we talked about, nostalgia for being a late 80's/early 90's teenager.


  3. I finished One Hundred Years of Solitude this weekend. I'm working through Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch and What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund. Longbourn by Jo Baker arrived to my house Friday and it was hard, but I wouldn't let myself start it until I finished all my other in-progress books.


  4. I have the Marie Kondo book. I actually gave it to Holly to see if she could use some of the techniques since she is my little pack rat. I really need to get that from her and see what I can adopt.Have a great week!


  5. Wow. My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me sounds powerful. For those of us who know about our ancestry, it's hard to imagine the shock of discovering the truth about your family.


  6. A good week indeed! I'm intrigued by the book on decluttering (clutter is a huge problem for me), but at the same time, knowing about the minimalism of Japanese life, I'm not at all sure I could pare down that much. Especially when it comes to my books, because I'm a frequent rereader. So I'll be interested to see your challenge, if you do one.


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