I had so much fun doubling up last week that I decided to make it a thing. So welcome to Down The TBR Hole #41-60. What is Down The TBR Hole, you ask? It is where I grab 20 books from my ridiculously long TBR list on GoodReads and decide if I am keeping or removing the books. Want to catch up? Click here to go to the last post. As a reminder, here are the rules:
I am starting with 4,676 books this week, and honestly, I have a ton on my kindle app just waiting for me to add to my TBR list. But maybe I should wait until I remove some more first. Or I could read them and then they won’t ever have to make it to this list. I’ll try that one. Let’s get started.
1. Everyday Peace: Standing Firm in His Provision by Katie Orr
You saw another one of Katie Orr’s studies last week. I have had the pleasure of doing the Philippians study with Katie and love the FOCUSed15 method. I can always use some peace in my life, so I am keeping this one.
2. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado
I believe I got this book one month in my Sparkle Hustle Grow box. I don’t subscribe to it anymore, but it was great getting a new book each month. Most of the time, they were geared towards business owners. I have heard good things about Max Lucado, so I look forward to reading this book. I am keeping it.
3. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
Apparently, I own this book. But I am not interested in reading it. I am removing it and maybe one day since I own the physical copy, I will get to it.
4. Critical Chain by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
This book was going to be a book club read, but we never made it to this one. I honestly don’t think it will be something I want to read, so I am going to be removing it.
5. God at Work: Live Each Day with Purpose by Ken Costa
I think I heard about Ken Costa from a podcast; I’m not sure which one. I always see his books on my shelf and say I need to read them, and it just hasn’t happened yet. I am keeping this one even though I am not in a traditional work environment at the moment; it may still come in hand.
6. Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life by Ken Costa
I am okay on calling books for a while, so I am removing this one.
7. Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods: 40 Days in the Word by Rick Warren
I always love a good book that can help me dig deeper into the Word, and I am a fan of Rick Warren. He is a great Bible teacher, so I am keeping this one.
8. Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials by Andreas Kostenberger
Marriage is the hardest thing I have ever done so I will take all the knowledge and wisdom anyone has on marriage. I am keeping this one.
9. Becoming a Woman of Influence: Making a Lasting Impact on Others by Carol Kent
I am not sure where this book came from or how it ended up on my list. I’m removing this one.
10. The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
This book has been recommended quite a bit in some groups I am in on Facebook. Unfortunately, when I downloaded it on Hoopla and started to read it, I couldn’t get into it. Maybe it just wasn’t the right season. I’m removing it.
11. Insights on Romans by Charles R. Swindoll
This commentary was added when I took a free Romans from Dallas Theological Seminary. I didn’t end up needing the book, so I’m removing it.
12. Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines
I absolutely loved The Magnolia Story by the Gaines, so it was a must that I added Chip’s book to my list. He is so funny on the show and in the book, but it’s also clear how smart he is. I am keeping this one.
13. Living Life on Purpose: Discovering God’s Best for Your Life by Lysa TerKeurst
This starts my long list of Lysa TerKeurst books. I love her. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her teach. I’ve enjoyed I believe 1 or 2 of her books. But the last book I read from her, I did not enjoy as much as I expected. Which makes me wary of the others. With that said, I am removing this one.
14. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst
Although I do love food, its not that big of an issue for me to read a book about overcoming it. I do have a physical copy of this book though, so maybe one day I will read it, but for now, I am removing it.
15. Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
I am the first to admit that I sometimes let my emotions get the best of me. Even though I know I am not to be led by them. So I am keeping this one to learn more about how to control them.
16. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
This is her newest book, and I already resonate with the title so much I know I will be reading this one hopefully soon. I am keeping it on the list.
17. What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways by Lysa TerKeurst
I am removing this one.
18. What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places by Lysa TerKeurst
I am removing this one.
19. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
I have always been such a big believe in hard work and that getting you where you need to go. Which is probably how this book ended up on my list. Now I believe you can do what you are passionate about AND work hard. So even though this is on almost all recommended list, I am removing it.
20. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This book has me on the fence. The reviews are some good and some bad. But the synopsis is just mysterious enough that it makes me want to read more. It seems like it will be more of a philosophy book, and I haven’t had much luck with those lately. But I’m keeping it, and we will see.
Final Count: Removing 11; Keeping 9
TBR down to 4,665
Have you read any of these books? Think I made a mistake removing one? Leave me a comment below and let’s chat.
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