I think this is spot on!What has already been recommended is all good, but likely information overload for the OP. I would suggest trying each new idea on the table and see if it works and if it is useful. Don't simply read through any book. Use it as a workbook. If you hit bumps, seek out someone who can explain the problem.
I read a fair amount (as much as 40-50 books/year), and my reading comprehension is pretty good. But instructional/how-to books are a different animal from say, a mystery novel. They are more like reading a math book. As Bob says, work on one small section of these books at a time. Then move on to the next section.
"Banking with the Beard" is loaded with good information, and helped me a lot, with my bank game. But I had to get on the table and work on each shot, one at a time. It's a slow process, but there is a lot of information laid out in these books, and it can be overwhelming.