Nonfiction Book Haul

Hey All!

As you all may have figured out, I check out many many many books from the library. This past month I was looking at all I had checked out and realized that the majority of them were nonfiction books. Actually, 10 out of my 12 books checked out at the time were nonfiction.

I wanted to show you guys what they all were. Check out my video below!

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Book Review: The Royal We

The Royal We

Synopsis:

Title – The Royal We  (Goodreads)

Author – Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (Website)

Published – April 7th 2015

Genre – Fiction

Where To Buy – Amazon • Barns&Noble • Target • iBooks

Summary – American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

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Book Review: The In-Between

The In-Between

Synopsis:

Title – The In-Between

Author – Mahmoud Farraj

Published – October 10th, 2016

Genre – NonFiction

Where to BuyiBooks

Summary – In The In-Between, Mahmoud Farraj talks about the drive to do your best, positive thinking, the importance of networking and mentorship, and why passion is so critical.

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Book Review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things

Synopsis:

Title – Small Great Things  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Jodi Picoult (Website, Goodreads)

Published – October 11th 2016

Genre – Fiction

Where to BuyAmazon • Barns&Noble • Target • iBooks

Summary – Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

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Book Review: Mindset

Mindset cover

Synopsis:

Title –  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Carol S. Dweck (Website, Goodreads)

Published – January 1st 2006

Genre – Nonfiction; Self help; success

Summary – World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset.

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5 Books That Changed My Life

What is your favorite book?

For me, that is a hard question. In fact, the more I read the harder it is to narrow down.

Even so, there are definitely books that left an impression on my life. In natural Kristine fashion, I want others to enjoy them as much as I did. Today I wanted to share my top 5 favorite books that impacted me.

5 Books That Changed My Life

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Book Review: The Tyrant’s Daughter

 Tyrant's Daughter

Synopsis:

Title – The Tyrant’s Daughter  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – J. C. Carleson (Website, Goodreads)

Published – February 11th 2014

Genre – Young Adult Fiction

Summary – Fifteen-year-old Laila, “king” brother, and mother are whisked away to hiding in America when Laila’s father, a ruler in the middle east, is assassinated. While her mother makes plans and deals with CIA agents and rebels to regain the throne, Laila has to adjust to America’s school and culture. When Laila discovers, via unfiltered internet, that her father may have been a dictator, she wonders how she can fix the wrongdoings her family has done.

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Book Review: The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

Synopsis:

Title – The Magnolia Story (Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Chip and Joanna Gaines (Website)

Published – October 18th 2016

Genre – Non-fiction

Summary – Does this need a summary? 🙂 If you know this couple from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you know they are more than just house flippers in Waco Texas. They have become America’s sweethearts. In The Magnolia Story, they share how they met, fell in love, and started their family. They share their journey of owning their first couple properties, to Joanna’s shop, to filming for a TV show. This is a must-read.

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Book Review: Uninvited

Uninvited

Synopsis:

Title – Uninvited  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Lysa TerKeurst (Website, Goodreads)

Published – September 22nd 2016

Genre – Nonfiction, Christian

Summary – “The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.” 

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.

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