Over the past few months, I read some books on building a capsule wardrobe. I wanted to minimize the number of clothes I owned and wanted to keep only those clothes that I wanted to wear. There were too many clothes which I did not like to wear so they were just occupying space in my closet. Since my ancestors (for that matter, even my mother) did not wear western clothes, I had no idea how to dress myself in western clothes and there were way too many ugly outfits. Most of my clothes had prints and were visually distracting when I wore them.
June was a pretty good reading month for me. I read some books which were on my May TBR and few other books which were not on any of my earlier TBRs. I just picked whatever caught my fancy. I read a total of 9 books but most of them were small in size.
Here are the books that I read in June –
When I read books about organization and minimalism, I was mostly focusing about space. It was only when the author in Organization from Inside Out spoke about time did I realize that I need to also organize my calendar. I should minimize time spent on unnecessary activities while focusing more on my long term goals.
I read plenty of books on time management recently and this post will be talking about all such books.
April wasn’t such a good reading month for me. I went on vacation, work got really busy to the point of giving me headaches (literally) and I spent a lot of time outside basking in the spring sun. After the terrible winter, I was happy to be able to go to parks and do some outdoor activities. I enrolled my kid in a soccer class and evenings are spent either there or in the park. Because of this, my reading time got cut short. I am also trying to sleep early these days so that I can wake up early in the morning.
I went on a trip to Portland and got to visit Powell’s Bookstore, which is considered world’s biggest bookstore. I will have a detailed post up on that bookstore along with some pics. I bought three books there. See how good I am getting these days at resisting myself? Few years back, I would have bought 13 books from a bookstore that huge and amazing. Now I have developed a lot of self control. I read two out of these three books in April.
Feb was an okay month in terms of reading. I was in a fiction reading slump 🙂 I wanted to read more non-fiction for some reason. I only read one fantasy book in feb and everything else was non-fiction. I mostly read books on minimalism, productivity and food science. I read a total of 6 books.
These are the books I read in Feb –
This is not technically a post about minimalism. This series of posts just document my journey towards a minimalistic life. I would not consider myself a minimalistic person yet but I am trying to get there slowly.
You can read my other minimalism posts here: