Welcome to Down the TBR Hole #11-20. Head here to get more information on this meme that I am doing. As a reminder, here are the rules:
I am starting this week with 4,676 books on my To Be Read list.
1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
This book is on every productivity recommendation list I have ever come across. I have the physical copy of this book and had started to read it but ended up putting it down. This was during the season where I couldn’t find joy in reading because of other things happening. I will eventually read it, so I’m keeping it.
2. Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman
Another book that I have a physical copy of. As someone who is recovering from being all about doing things and doing them right to please others, I bought this one when I was in Altar’d State out of town. I started another book by Emily P. Freeman recently, and it’s pretty good, so I think I will be keeping this one for now.
3. Sacred Influence: How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands by Gary L. Thomas
I will take all the books on marriage I can take. It is literally the hardest thing I have done. I am keeping this one.
4. Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
A friend let me borrow this book, and I fell in love with it. I took my time reading it, took a ton of notes, started to implement some of the recommendations, and then decided to order my own along with the workbook. Then I stopped reading it. I started again on my sabbatical but couldn’t get back into the flow I was in before. But this book is beyond amazing, and I will read it and soon. I’m keeping it.
5. Sink Reflections: Overwhelmed? Disorganized? Living In Chaos? The FlyLady’s Simple FLYing Lessons Will Show You How to Get Your Home and Your Life in Order–and It All Starts with Shining Your Sink! by Marla Cilley
I use to follow the FlyLady, and it did wonders for keeping and maintaining my house clean and organized. I still follow the essence of her advice as it has become routine for me, but I’m not strict with what she recommends. I also believe I can find everything in this book on her website. So although I own a kindle edition of this book, I am removing this one.
6. Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud
I’ve had Dr. Cloud’s books recommended to me a million times. I felt like he was a legend at my previous home church, and everyone swore by his books like they were the Bible (which should have been my first clue). A friend let me borrow the audiobook. I bought the workbook. I think I downloaded the eBook. I could not get into this book. Or the regular Boundaries book. And you know what I am done trying. I’m removing it.
7. Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely
This book was one of the books I picked from the free Audible Originals one month. It looks like it will be a quick romance to listen to so I am keeping it.
8. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
I love Arianna Huffington. She’s done and launched amazing things. Her story of burnout resonated with me from when I worked in Corporate America. I have already read one of her books and loved it. I own this one on Audible, so I am keeping it.
9. Win From Within: Finding Yourself by Facing Yourself by John Gray
I have been a fan of John Gray for a while and until recently would watch most of his sermons. He went through some criticism lately, and his response to that was to become an angry preacher, so I stopped watching him. But I do plan on reading his books, and maybe one day I’ll check back in on his messages. I own this one on Audible, so I’m keeping it.
10. Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington
Another book I received for free from Audible Originals. I love reading autobiographies from women of color, and her living on the top floor of a library made me want to add this to my collection. Plus her father being a custodian and her love for literature was something that made me relate to her as my father had a job as a building custodian at one of the apartments we lived in, in New Jersey. And I shouldn’t need to say how I relate to her love of literature…since you are on my book blog :). Needless to say, I am keeping it.
Final count: Removing 2; Keeping 8; TBR down to 4,674
*As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases using the links included in this post.