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.

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, 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.


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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Best Books To Read This Fall

I believe each season is the perfect time to read a good book. Fall in particular brings colder weather and extra layers – making it the prime time to grab a light blanket and enjoy these fall books.

Best Books To Read This Fall

Mystery and Thrillers

October rests in the middle of fall – and is the prime time to get lost in mysteries and thrillers.

I’m not a big reader of this genre, but the following books I’ve heard good things about.

According to, these are 17 Of The Best Mystery Novels To Spend All Day Getting Lost In.


Young Adult Thrillers

As far as young adult, here is a good list for young-adults. Most I have not heard of, which a little refreshing. has 16 terrifically creepy YA novels for kids (and adults!) who dig dark themes.



Book Club Fall Releases

Need to get back into the routine after the craziness of summer without missing the big social aspect? Get back into your book club this fall!

There is no surprise that these 22 books here on Book Bub’s  list will be great!



Memorable Reads

Want something heavier than the beach reads you’ve been reading for the past few months?

Check out this 30 most recommended books by



On the flip side, don’t want to stop reading romances? I know I like to enjoy good romances year-round!

Book Bub always has the best and diverse lists. Check out their 18 New Romances that came out last fall.




Fall can be a great time to pull back out your New Year’s resolutions and finish out the year strong. Like myself, many people include a financial goal. has an excellent list of 22 Best Personal Finance Books (Budget, Save Money, and Reduce Your Debt).


Which fall books are you going to read? Let me know in the comments!

2016 Summer Reading List


2016 Summer REading List


June is here and the weather is warming up. I just spent Memorial Weekend at the family trottage (cottage/ is a thing), which is prime for making a dent in my reading list.

Plus, I am all done with classes and you know what that means…

I am finished worrying about assignments and I can resume worrying about getting the next book done!

Just kidding. Reading is not stressful.

Anyway, I wanted to share my 2016 Summer Reading List (in no particular order). Here it is:

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10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Wrote Books (That are actually good)

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Celebrity Books

In natural Kristine fashion, when I find out a famous person wrote a book I immediately have to pick it up. Why? I hope to get a glimpse into their private life.

I came across some of these books because I follow the celebrity in the media. Others came to me as hidden gems, uncovered by my thorough book search.

Below is a list of books written by celebrities that I picked up in the recent months. Most of them I liked, some of them I thought could be better, but all of them I recommend.

Here they are:

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