Why I Have a Rotating Library

In an effort to not accumulate too many things unnecessarily  I have adopted what I refer to as my Rotating Library. Books come in and most books go out again. I buy used or digital copies and only keep what I know I will reference again or that I marked up so much no one can read it! I try to take a few notes, in a separate notebook or computer note, and pass it on to another reader somewhere.


Screen Shot 2018-01-31 at 10.04.17 AM

No time to read you say? Set up a daily routine for yourself and carve out some YOU time! I feel energized when I read about others pursuing my same interests. I feel inspired when I read about and learn new things. I feel peaceful when I read the scriptures and other books that uplift my soul. It is a great way to start or end your day.

Plus I find my vocabulary consists of more than one fish two fish read fish blue fish when I do! (fun Taylor fact: I have many of the Dr. Suess books memorized. Not on purpose. They just stick- don’t you think?)

Books I’ve read so far this year (2017):

The More of Less by Joshua Becker

Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

Discovering Your Authentic Core Values by Marc Alan Schelske

The Values Factor by Dr John Demartini

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Home Decluttering Diet by Jennifer Lifford

The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

Do Less by Rachel Jonat

The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees


Books I’m currently reading:

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

31 days to a Clutter Free Life by Ruth Soukup

Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup

Come and Eat by Bri McKoy

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Believing Christ by Stephen Robinson

Essentialist by The Minimalists


Books on my short list:

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

The Minimalist Mindset: The Practical Path to Making Your Passions a Priority and to Retaking Your Freedom by Danny Dover

Accomplishing the Impossible by Russell M. Nelson


Good Articles/Blogs and online reads:

I’ll keep adding to this list because my list of websites is about a mile long I just need to decide what to add and make the links ; )

The Minimalists

Simple Families

Becoming Who You Are

Allie Cassaza

Living Well Spending Less

Screen Shot 2018-01-31 at 10.02.07 AM

About simplytaylor

Wife, braces wearing mother of three, lover of cooking and beauty and aspiring minimalist.

What do you think?