TBR Recommendations

What’s a TBR?

TBR is an acronym that stands for to be read. Many people use it to refer to their reading lists. Now is a great time of year to add books to your TBR. Like you, we believe books are magic, and the right book has the power to change your life.

There are a lot of ways to change your life. You could move, get a degree, start a new job, etc. With any life-changing opportunity, there comes a cost. Change can be expensive, both financially and mentally. If you want to know one of the cheapest, quickest ways to change your life in 2024, read a book.

With that said, here are a few books that we highly recommend for life-changing results.

  • Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a Yates & Yates favorite. When our clients are trying to prioritize their publishing, their business or ministry, and their personal life, we hand them this book. It has the power to align your life with getting the right things done.
  • When it comes to slowing down and cutting out the noise, you need to read Ryan Holiday’s Stillness is the Key. If the past year has taught us anything, it's that the world will keep on spinning. It’s up to us to find ways to slow down and clarify our thinking. As Holiday writes, “It’s the peace that makes room for happiness. It is the key…to everything that matters.”
  • We love Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Brown’s book is a compassionate reminder that our imperfections and mistakes make us human. Yes, please.
  • James Clear’s Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones has sold over 3 million copies for a reason. Discover how to accomplish big things one tiny step at a time, grooving new habits and behaviors so you can tackle big dreams.

We hope Santa brings you many great books this year for Christmas, but if he doesn’t, we hope these recommendations help you when you treat yo’self. Remember: if you’re looking to change your life in 2024, start with a good book. It’s a cheap investment that can have a HUGE return on your investment.

Take Action: Need help with making 2024 your best year ever?

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  • What would it be like if you knew exactly what to write next so that you could sell lots of books and have a chance to hit a bestseller list?
  • How would it feel to realize your dream of getting your message out and sharing your story so that it’s accessible to millions of people?
  • How would you respond if you were able to get personal, actionable advice from experts who want to guide you and cheer you on in your publishing journey?

When you choose to sign up for an Author Audit, you’re taking the best next step in building your author career. You’re saying YES to discovering what it takes to become successful in publishing. Schedule your Author Audit right now.


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