In the past three months I read exactly 2.5 books. This is far away from what I expected. But it seems with the big move and everything else going on around here I didn't find the time to read. And in the evenings I am mostly too tired to read or that I turn off the light after I read about five pages.
Back in May I started The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer and then I totally forget about it because I read it on my e-reader. Then in July I remembered, that I started that book and picked it up again. I am still reading it. It takes me so long to finish it. Not, because it's not good, it's more because the story is really interesting and I don't want this book to end. So I read a few pages every day. The author made a really great job creating some interesting characters. I like how different all of them are but at the same time they connect with each other on a level you only can with people you know your whole life. It also reminds me about how different our adult lives become although we had something in common as young adults. We change a lot during our life.
The other book I read was Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Creepy, creepy, creepy. But oh so good. It's my favorite Flynn so far. Interestingly this is her first book. I highly recommend this one if you like her other books.
And then I also read the life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo. Yes, I liked that book but it wasn't my favorite one. There are a few things I really loved (don't keep your clothes in boxes, group similar objects at the same spot and go through the whole category at once) but others I couldn't really connect with (empty your bag every evening or thank your belongings). I also skipped a few parts. It really came in handy that I read it in the time before our move. While I was packing our belongings I always always asked myself, if this item sparks joy or not. And I tried to only keep the ones that did. The method works really well for things that only belong to me. With other things, like kitchen supplies or furniture we both bought I always have to check with my boyfriend if it's okay to throw/give them away. And he's not that much into "does this spark joy?". He likes to keep things. He also haven't read the book. So yes, I think the KonMari Method works well but also has some difficulties when you have to work with things you don't own alone.
What are you currently reading?