Welcome to the Book Review of ::
A-Z of Minimalism by Upasna Sethi
Minimalism is not a Goal, but a Journey Click To Tweet
For a book review on a book on minimalism, this is not quite a minimalist review! Which is why it is obvious to you, isn’t it dear reader, why this is a book that I absolutely needed to read!
The Book A to Z of Minimalism by Upasna was part of the A to Z Challenge in 2017, and is an excellent read which walks us through Minimalism over 26 Letters of the Alphabet.
Each chapter introduced me to a different concept of Minimalism and made me realize that there are practical ways to add this to my life.
The book is full of exercises – which are practical to do and give tips which are helpful! I loved the concept Upasna mentions of “Do More with Less” – which is great, but left me wondering how could I do this, was this just a ‘saying’ and how does one actually apply this to daily life!Do More with Less = Minimalism Click To Tweet
Then I turned the page over, and found that she has given specific ideas on what we can do to actually live the said ‘saying’ in our lives – and divided it into the different aspects of our lives such as wardrobe, technology, toys, etc. I found this to be helpful! I appreciate that this book is a practical guide which tells me HOW to do, and just WHAT to do to add minimalism into my life!
I appreciate that this book is a practical guide which tells me HOW to do, and not just WHAT to do to incorporate minimalism into my Life!
If there is one chapter that I recommend one must read, it is the chapter on the Letter F – Financial Freedom – These are definitely tips I wish I had understood when I first started out earning & managing my money.
I really enjoyed Upasna’s tongue in cheek humour! Here’s a sample :
“Minimalism was designed to make room for pursuing the things we love – formally called as HOBBIES!!!”
(or 2, since I am learning the concept still) …
Note: Watching TV does not count as a hobby!
Through the subject of Minimalism, her writing style & tips had me chuckling & wanted to try them out in my own life!
She in each of her chapters raises some interesting questions and some of the observations are so remarkable, that it makes one pause and reflect !
Page 22 made me pause, and re-read! I really liked her point about Cleaning products – I agree, and do want to try this out in our home!
Minimalism and White Space and Gifting were interesting chapters too.
As a beginner, this book is an excellent, easy to understand (Jargon free) introduction with practical tips and exercises to get you started on Minimalism.
After all, Minimalism is about Freedom and loving your Life! - Upasna Click To Tweet
The book is available on Amazon.in – Pick up your copy here.
I’d love to hear your feedback too – Share your review with me.
Upasna blogs at: http://lifethroughmybioscope.com/ and is social on: Twitter @lifebioscope
I am reviewing this book as part of the The Blogchatter Ebook Carnival which is a part of the Annual – Global A to Z Challenge.
I am so overwhelmed reading this Ishieta. You have summed up so beautifully. Loved the details you have shared with deep insight into the chapters. Even I could not describe my Book the way you did it. This is the question we were asked once by our school teacher- What is your hobby and most of us said- watching TV- He corrected us with a smile- “Watching TV is not a hobby. ”
Thanks a bunch for sharing this lovely insight to my book and helping me looking at it with new perspective.
Isheeria's Healing Circles says
Thank you 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed the tips in your book! Look forward to reading more from you 🙂
Sometimes our Teacher give such amazing one-liners!!!
Jhilmil D Saha says
Nice to know about a detailed review of the book
Jiya B says
I really liked the way you shared the review. The book sounds intresting and will grab a copy soon for myself.
I too have been thinking a lot about minimalism. I liked the thoughts from this book . You reviewed it well.
I enjoy reading such books! I need to check it out!
My Closet Diary says
Wow this book seems interesting and a great reminder of things like time management through minimalism!
Minakshi bajpai says
Loved reading your review on this book. Sounds interesting and very useful too. Really want to read it. You penned down each and every thing related to book very effectively.
Wow the trailer looks good wonder what the whole book will be, it’s a must read
You have reviewed very well.. Loved reading it
Women (and moms esp) need to learn about minimalism since we have a habit of hoarding things for future. Sounds like a good book, Ishi. Will surely read it.
Nisha Malik says
Loved the review. Reviewing a book takes a lot of understanding and hold on the topic. You are an pro. About the book it sounda like a good read.
Prerna Sinha says
Thanks for sharing this post, will surely recommend it to my mates who have just got into reading. ⚡️
Dr Bushra says
I’ve followed upasana A to Z series of minimalism and I love her way of expression how beautifully she explain to that living simple life is so easy
Do more with less: such a thought provoking line. Good luck dear for the success of your new book
That’s such an important topic Minimalism, while reading, I remembered, I need to clean up my and my son’s almirah. Hope that will save on many things and make almirah and choices light!
Wow, the book seems interesting through your post.. You have summed up every points so nicely… Will grab a copy soon…
Mrinal Kiran says
This looks like an awesome book! I really need minimalism in my life and i guess this will help me a lot
Papri Ganguly says
This book seems very interesting. Love the way you review the book.
I loved this book too.A wonderful way to rediscover simplicity.
So beautiful writing.. I loved reading… I am sure this is going to be helpful to many