The More You Read…

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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 ; )

The Minimalists

Simple Families

Becoming Who You Are

Allie Cassaza

Living Well Spending Less

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

Do you have any podcasts you listen to? Books? Blogs? What do you like? I’m always looking for recommendations!