Books of May


May has been a brilliant reading month. I’ve changed some habits for the better lately. Usually I do about 80 % of my reading during the weekends. With work, blogging, yoga, the gym, Mr. Boyfriend, friends etc., it’s been sort of difficult to find time to sit down and focus on a book for a substantial period of time. Some weeks, the only reading I managed were audio books at the gym. Then I did something I never thought I would do: I started doing my exercise in the morning before work. What’s even crazier: I love it! To me it’s an amazing way to start the day – esp. when it’s a yoga-day.

Anyway, all this gave me some time of my own after work to do whatever I wanted to do: read! Now I’ve been searching for the perfect reading spot, which means that I’ve done a lot of reading in various parks and cafés around in Copenhagen (more on that later!). This means that I’ve had some very precious reading moments this last month, and I’m thrilled about my new habits. Here are the books that kept me company:

Possession by A.S. Byatt (review)
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy (review)
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (review)
Slam by Nick Hornby (not yet reviewed)
Platform by Michel Houllebecq (abandoned)
Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer (not yet reviewed)
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume (not yet reviewed)

I had planned to do a little video where I talked about the reading experience I had with these books, but there were some technical difficulties with the sound, so that’ll have to wait until the next time.

By the way, I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that I sometimes concentrate better on my reading when I go to a café after work than when I’m at home. The picture below explains why.


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