march reads

Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld

This is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s famous Pride and Prejudice. Curtis Sittenfeld (who is a woman by the way!) was actually approached to write this as part of the Austen Project, where a group of writers take on the task of doing a modern retelling of each of Jane Austen’s books. In this world, Jane is a yoga instructor, Elizabeth (Liz) is a magazine writer, and Darcy and Chip are neurosurgeons. I absolutely adored this book, but a friend didn’t quite like it so much – I think it mostly depends on your own perception of how the P&P characters would have behaved in the real world.

Interview with Curtis Sittenfeld:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

There has been so much hype around this book that I just had to give it a try. I definitely found following her advice step by step to be really helpful in decluttering my things!