The last books I read in 2021
I must admit I had a silent non-disclosed resolution ...or more a hope or wish, to read one book per month this year. After years of not reading, I slowly started to read a few books again in 2018 mostly on vacation. I think last year I moved from 4-5 a year to 8 or something so I thought it would be feasible to read on average one book a month.
And since I have been reading in the first half of the year (after becoming library members again) and in the summer (staying 2 weeks in a vacation house, not roadtripping helps!!), I was already pretty close again. But I did lose a bit of reading rhythm in autumn but not entirely so these are the books I read in the last 4 months:
So anyhow, I borrowed the book, started reading but found it was too scientific, focussing on definitions and research approaches and I never finished it.
While I found it a difficult book at first and wondered if I wanted to continue, in the end I persisted and was intrigued. I wasn't so surprised by the ending. The personal struggle and doubts are strong, there is a lot of thought in the book and yet it is very alienating to me. It is a part of history that is totally unknown to me. It was weird, it was deeper than what I tend to read and for that reason it was probably refreshing.
It's only now afterwards that I realize that this book is a Japanese and international classic and has been turned into a movie twice.