Recently Read: February

Recently Read: February | Organized Mess

Now that I've been making time in my life to focus a little more on reading, it's become much more of a habit to pick up a book whenever I have any spare time instead of turning on the TV. I read two books this month that I would absolutely recomend - Little Fires Everywhere and The Rules Do Not Apply. What did you read this month? 

Ariel Levy had everything. She had a spouse she was madly in love with, a successful career, she was financially stable and she was pregnant with her first child. She was the epitome of success. But what happens when you have everything and then lose it in the blink of an eye? I could not put this book down. I read it in less than a week. If you're looking for your next memoir to read, pick this one!

"I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and simulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can't have it all."  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Shaker Heights is a progressive town that prides itself on how planned everything is. So what happens when a family that doesn't follow the same rules of structure moves in? A few parts of the book fell a little flat to me, a handful of the characters were very one-dimensional but once I got through the first quarter of the book I couldn't put it down! I was constantly curious about what would happen next and I love that we got to hear snippets of the past for a handful of the main characters. 

My March reading list os going to consist of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin and Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. I'm excited for both! I've heard a lot of great things about The Immortalists, which is a story about four siblings who find out when they are going to die by a psychic and how it affects their lives. And I've been wanting to read Tiny Beautiful Things ever since I finished Wild over a year ago. What are you reading next?