Category Archives: Book List

Looking for books that are similar? I’ve got book lists, including 6 funny celebrity books, 5 books that changed my life, 10 books that are always on my bookshelf, free books on BookBub, and more.

NEVER Run Out Of Books To Read

Have you ever thought, “What book should I read next?”

Don’t have time to scan the New Releases at the bookstore or library?

None of your books on goodreads to-read shelf look appealing?

I’ve got the solution for you:

Book Bloggers!

 

Book Bloggers?

Yes, there are blogs out there that just talk about good books.

(I’m not just talking about my own – there are so many bloggers out there!)

Nobody has enough time to go through all the books coming out now-a-days. Why don’t you let other people do that for you!

You know that friend that you always go to for that delicious recipe she made last week? Or that other friend that keeps you up to-date on the celeb gossip?

Yea, these book bloggers could be THAT friend.

You’ll always know what book to pick up next that is going to hit the spot.

They’ll for sure know what book to read next.

 

Who To Follow

I’ve started my community on Goodreads. So we’ll start there:

  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things – follow on Goodreads
    • I found Brittney on goodreads because she reads and reviews just about everything I would.  We’d definitely would be friends in real life.
    • Interests: Matcha tea, Hand Lettering, Being outdoors and surrounded by trees, Reading until I fall asleep
    • Genres: fantasy, historical fiction
    • Goodreads profile
    • Blog
    • Instagram

 

  • Chelsea Humphrey  – follow on Goodreads
    • Chelsea also reads and reviews just about everything I would. She also shares what her and her kids are reading!
    • Interests: Reading (clearly), Roller Coasters, Traveling, Fitness
    • Genres: Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense and YA fiction
    • Goodreads profile
    • Blog
    • Instagram

 

  • Anas Attic Book Blog  – follow on Goodreads

    • Anas Attic Book Blog is your go-to for romance and erotica. Looking for one for 99 cents? She’s got you covered as well.
    • Interests:  Books, music and her kids
    • Genres: romantica, contemporary romance, erotic romance, chick lit, some paranormal
    • Goodreads profile
    • Blog
    • Instagram

 

There are also book reviewers I found via YouTube, such as:

  • Merphy Napier – follow on YouTube
    • Releases videos every Tuesday and Saturday! Want to fan girl with someone? This is your girl. (On top of her regular book videos, I’m following her journey of discovering classic books!)
    • Also side note, she just published her own book, Perfection.
    • Genres: Fiction, classics, fantasy
    • Goodreads profile
    • Youtube

 

  • gabbyreads – follow on YouTube
    • Gabby releases multiple videos a week and you can’t help but smile right along with her. She is also quite active on goodreads.
    • Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Thriller
    • Goodreads profile
    • YouTube


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could go on and on about other book bloggers / bookstagrammers / goodreads reviewers.

The list is always expanding.

But these ladies are ones I know I can rely on to get me out of that reading slump.

NEVER Run Out Of Books To Read

Do you know of other people who you rely on for book suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

Read THIS Not THAT: Rethinking Positive Thinking Discussion

Hi all! Trying something a bit differently today.

Instead of doing a book review on Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen, I’d thought I’d do some other books I’d recommend instead.

The following books are like Rethinking Positive Thinking. But they are books that I felt I got more out of.

There are three themes that I’d like to pull out and discuss. For each one, I’ve suggested other nonfiction books that I liked reading more than Rethinking Positive Thinking.

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DID NOT ENJOY THESE BOOKS

Hey all!

So I debated whether or not I should make this video because I don’t like talking negatively about a book. I like to stay positive and helpful. And I know the author put so much hardwork and heart into each word in the story.

But since I had so many book in the past few months that I didn’t quite enjoy, I decided to do this video, quickly running through why I chose not to finish the specific book.

Some of them I Did Not Finish (DNF) but some I did whip through and read til the end. So I didn’t want to call this video / post DNF.

I figure maybe this post can help you make a decision on your next book. If you think the book might appeal to what you like to read, by all means give it a go!

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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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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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2016 Reading Wrap Up

Best Books of 2016*

*Read by me 🙂

Hello readers! The year 2016 is almost over and before I look to establish my reading goals and TBR list, I like to look at my past reads this year. Who is with me?

I thought it would be hard to pick favorites but once I listed out all the books I read in 2016 these by far stuck out to me. In the end, it wasn’t all that difficult.

Here are my top 5 books that I’ve read and reviewed this year (with a link to my review and a link to amazon for purchase). In the comments, let me know if you’ve read any of these!

Enjoy 🙂

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10 Books That Are ALWAYS On My Bookshelf

Staples to My Personal Development Library

Self development books are not everybody’s cup of tea. While some people actually prefer a nonfiction read, others avoid the nonfiction shelves like the plague.devour-books

For myself, nonfiction books were not my choice of reading material. A few years ago, My mentor said to me, “Kristine, if you could get a sliver of a millionaire’s mind and see how they think, isn’t that worth spending the time to read their book?” I’m sure you can guess what my answer was. Being the big reader I am, I wasn’t going to back away from that challenge.

If you don’t want to take the advice from my mentor, medium.com says that “reading books are highly correlated with building wealth and success.” The wealthiest people spend lots of time reading. To create wealth and success in my own life I was going to take up this habit too.Empty minds make the most noise

And you know what? The more and more I read nonfiction, the more I find them taking up shelf space on my personal library. And I love it!

Any author, whether writing nonfiction or fiction, is conveying their ideas and research onto paper for others.

If you are not where you want to be in life, books can spark ideas, give you new insights, put a smile on your face, and perk up your mood. They can shift the way you think! They can give you a new lens to see the world from a different perspective.books-give-you-perspective

Plus, it is suggested you read a book everyday. Even if I spend the minimum of a few minutes reading a chapter out of a self development book, I’d have to have quite a selection of books on hand. That is why I always have a few that stay in my own library so I can pick them up whenever I need.

So without further delay, here they are – my staple nonfiction books that are in my personal development library:

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FREE Books on BookBub

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Let me first say: I never read an eBook. Still to this day I am not a huge eBook reader. However, since downloading BookBub, I have finished quite a handful of eBooks.

BookBub offers deeply discounted eBooks. The app is available for download on your phone or tablet.

To whoever did the marketing for BookBub:  props. And thank you.

BookBub

Guys – I can download books for FREE!

Yes, free. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE a good deal. If a book on BookBub is not free, it is available for purchase around $0.99 – $1.99. But I download the free ones. More often than not, these are the books with sequels which, obviously, is to make you want to purchase the others in the series.

Typically the stories I download from BookBub are sweet (sometimes pretty dirty) romance stories. They are like candy – I can’t read them too often because the stories usually lack substance. They are just filler I can take on the go while I’m waiting for my next “meal”.

I wanted to compile a list of novels I downloaded from BookBub and enjoyed. Oftentimes I won’t be able to write a full book review because it was just a fluff story. That being said, there have been some that surprised me such as the first one, Emerge.

I will keep this as an ongoing list, but for now, here is a list of FREE books I’ve read. Enjoy!

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