If I can “read” 15 books in a year, so can you! Here’s how I did it.

Growing up I have always been an avid reader. I love jumping into books of all kinds – everything except Sci-Fi. However, the last few years trying to read anything has been a challenge! Seriously. If it was more than 5 pages, I would nod off. That’s because after a day of ripping and running and trying to do and be a million things, I would try to read and my mind would shut completely off. After a while, I gave up, but still found myself buying books! Ugh! How was I going to read all of these books and I couldn’t get past 5 pages of anything? I knew I had to do better.

The real question was: how can I remove this excuse and read the books I want while still being & doing & getting a good night’s sleep?

After thinking about it, I came to a solution: if you can listen to the radio, or better yet, a podcast that’s probably not bettering your life, mind, or your well-being, you can listen to your books! After that, I reactivated my Audible account (because I deactivated it the first time when I thought it was a waste of time) and went to work.

Audible was perfect because I’m always blasting music in my car, listening to the radio, or a podcast. So I figured since I was already actively listening to something, a book could be just as easy. So 2017, I found myself on Audible and never looked back! In the first month, I had listened to two books – easy. Books I chose ranged from self-help, spiritual, & even autobiographies. Initially I figured I would never retain anything by listening, but to my surprise, I was wrong. Each book I chose gave me an inside look to help shape my perspective or make me a better woman. Before I knew it, I was no longer listening to the radio and only listening to books in the car. At the end of 2017, I had listened to 15 books – a record I wouldn’t reach even if I read them all! My next book: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.

Want to get into it? Your first book is FREE with Audible!!! Here are the books I love and recommend if you’re looking for a few books to start off with.

Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable by Sara Jakes Roberts
Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall Rosenberg
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Neiquist
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
Driven by Eternity: Make Your Life Count Today & Forever by John Bevere

Okay, busy people! You have NO excuse. If I can do it, so can you. Remove the excuses and make it happen!

Treat yo’self!

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3 thoughts on “How I Stopped The Excuses & “Read” 15 Books in One Year

  • Wow, thank you for sharing this! I’ve always been an avid reader too and lately reading has become something that’s very difficult to do! Now I have an endless reading list because I can’t stop buying books. Lately I’ve been listening to podcasts and after reading your post, I wonder if I can opt for audio books…

    • LaTisha

      @Ruth Wow! Thank you for the feedback! You can totally do it!! If you’re already listening to podcasts, audio books will fit in so naturally! 🙂 Glad this could help!

  • Great post hun! I’m trying to at least do a book a month. My husband and I was just talking about this the other night he’s like “why don’t you just download audible you can get more things done that way while still reading” I’m like “I like books better I like to actually turn the pages, lol” He’s like “you’re so old school,” 😀 I just finished “the untethered soul” I recommend definitely checking it out of you haven’t, It really changed my life. -God Bless 🙂

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