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 and my thoughts consist of more than just one fish two fish red fish blue fish when I do! (fun Taylor fact: I have many of the Dr. Suess books memorized. Not on purpose. They just stick when you read them 1,000 times as a kid- don’t you think?)
In an effort to adopt the minimalist thing wherever I can- I have 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 oorrrr that I marked up so much no one can read it! I try to take a few notes, in a separate notebook, or pad of paper or on the computer, and pass it on to another reader somewhere either by selling or just giving away!
Come be my book buddy. Pick from the list below! Send me a comment with a recommendation! Learning is so much more fun when you can share. But then again maybe that’s just my value huh? Eh. Do it anyway.
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
Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
The Joy of Less by Francine Jay
Do Less by Rachel Jonat
The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees
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
Brave not Perfect by Reshma Saujani
Books I’m currently reading:
Essentialist by The Minimalists
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Smartcuts by Shane Snow
Minimalism for Families by Zoe Kim
Vivid Vision by Cameron Herold
The Unlimited Self by Jonathan Heston
Manage Your Day to Day by Jocelyn Glei
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage (again)
Books on my short list:
Accomplishing the Impossible by Russell M. Nelson
Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki
Show up for Your Life by Chrystal Hurst
The Minimalist Mindset: The Practical Path to Making Your Passions a Priority and to Retaking Your Freedom by Danny Dover
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 ; )
Podcasts I listen to when I can:
Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo
Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis
Simple Families with Denaye Barahona
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes