First Book of 2016

1st Book of the Year

Sheila over at Book Journey is hosting the First Book of the Year and although I’ve always made a big deal of choosing the first book of the year, I’ve never joined a community event for it! So, here is my first book!

First Book

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I absolutely cannot stand clutter. I am on top of it each and every day and yet, after a full work week my house is a disaster again. It may be, that I just have too much stuff.

A kind blogger sent this to me months ago and I don’t know, it just feels like a book that should be read at the beginning of a year. Hopefully I can gain some insight into why my house is continually sucking in crap. Sorry for the pseudo curse word.

What will your first book of the year be?

Happy New Year, all!

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37 thoughts on “First Book of 2016”

  1. I have that book too but haven’t read it yet. I should though because my house sucks up crap too! I will do a first book post tomorrow !
    xoxo

  2. I don’t always have a first book of the year, well, at least, not one that I think consciously about, but when I do, like this year, I join Sheila’s event too…and this is my first year too. Of course, I love your choice as my wife and I found it so helpful last year. We didn’t find everything applicable, but we found the majority of it very helpful. As for my first book, well…you’ll have to visit my blog :).

  3. I have been avoiding that book…for some odd reason…

    I stil have not chosen a first book…I am still reading one from yesterday so I have to wait!

  4. I have this book too, so it’s eligible for reading this year. After hearing so much about this uber-tidy book, I guess I should try it. I’m not much of a clutter person though. In fact, my family always would tell me – don’t get rid of this – I still want it. LOL

    Love the picture, Ti! Love your smile! Happy New Year!!

  5. Lord knows I need to read this….and then it might actually make me do something about it. 🙂 I do love a clean environment and I plan to de-Christmas the house this weekend, I picked up A Man Called Ove by Frederik Bachkman after seeing so many good reviews. It’s in paperbac now. I originally went to pick up his My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She is Sorry still in hardback. Big spluge, I walked out of B&N with both. : )

  6. Happy New Year! And good luck if you embark upon any sort of decluttering project! My first book of the year is a road trip book by a lady (which there are just not enough of in my life), and I’m excited to see what else the new year will bring.

  7. A relative pressed this book into my hands last week so I’ll be reading it soon. Now I’m wondering if she wasn’t hinting I need it, ha.

    1. I really don’t buy much but I do keep a lot of stuff like stuff the kids make or ticket stubs to shows they’ve been in and stuff like that. I work full time and by the end of the week, I have to spend d a good four hours putting stuff back in place, like backpacks, shoes…gawd the shoes.  Ti

  8. I bet every professional organizer out there is kicking herself thinking, why didn’t I write that book? I definitely have a lot of clutter, and could probably use that book, but I haven’t read it yet. Reading the second book in the Neapolitan quartet by Elena Ferrante for my first book. But shhh…I didn’t actually start reading it yesterday!

    1. I guess this is more about finding joy and letting go of “stuff” but nearly everyone I know has heard of it. We’ll see. I am always organizing but it never keeps.

  9. I haven’t read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up myself, but I heard a lot of feedback of the positive kind regarding this particular book in 2015. I like to think I keep as minimal a house as possible for me and my family, but I’m told this book really helps out in that department and is quite an insightful read. I hope you enjoy!

  10. Tina…me too! I have had this book since late summer. Will be fascinated to hear your reponse/review

  11. Can’t wait to hear how this works for you – I keep picking it up and putting it back down. But I’m like you, always on the warpath against clutter.

  12. I have been resisting this book–LOL I don’t want to get caught up in the trend and then end up tossing things I really didn’t want to toss in the first place. And yet….. (I need to weed out some cookbooks and books) Happy 2016 Reading to you!

  13. For some reason, I focus and remember the last book of the year as opposed to the first. Enjoy that one, soon you will be looking at things and asking, “Does this bring me joy?”

    1. I’ve been asking myself the joy question long before this book came out but I must be doing it all wrong because I still end up with too much clutter. I am guessing this Kondo woman didn’t have two messy teens living with her.

  14. This is the perfect book for the new year. I hope you are able to get a lot out of it!

    On another note, I am laughing here at your apology for the pseudo-curse word. I posted my warning about cursing on my One Word post and have definitely not filtered those out in any subsequent posts I’ve written since then. It is honestly so refreshing to not have to edit my words.

  15. I started reading this book, but set it aside and haven’t gone back to it in a couple months. Now I’m not sure I want to bother. I don’t especially like clutter, although I feel like it follows me wherever I go. I just donated six garbage bag sized bags of stuff that had been sitting in my garage waiting for a home, and I’m so relieved to have it gone. I’m slowly working my way through my house and someday it might actually be clutter free.

    1. Finish the book if you can. I think she nailed why I continue to declutter when it should really only be done once. You work and I work and I just can’t continue to declutter each and every day. It’s too exhausting.

  16. Seems like a good first book. I can’t stand clutter either, but hubby is quite a clutter-monger. Sometimes I stuff things in drawers or in closets and dont deal with them. That’s my problem.

    1. I clean stuff out all the time but I am a big user of storage containers to hide stuff. I like to think that they keep me organized but they don’t. I must have the equivalent of four junk drawers on the first floor alone.

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