Category Archives: Nonfiction

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

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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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Book Review: Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow

Synopsis: Introvert Entrepreneur

Title – Introvert Entrepreneur  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Beth Buelow (Website, Goodreads)

Published – November 3rd 2015

Classification – Non-fiction, self-help, business

Summary – Think you have to be loud and brash to be successful in business? Think again. The strengths and traits of the typical introvert lend themselves well to entrepreneurship, as well as “intrapreneurship” and a range of business roles. In The Introvert Entrepreneur, professional coach Beth Buelow shows readers how to harness their natural gifts (including curiosity, independence, and a love of research) and counteract their challenges (such as an aversion to networking and self-promotion). She addresses a wide range of topics –from managing fears and expectations and developing a growth mindset to networking, marketing, leadership skills, and community-building–informed by interviews with introverts who have created successful businesses without compromising their core personality.

Filled with fresh insights and actionable advice, this essential guide will support anyone who’s striving to make a difference in a loud and chaotic world.

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Book Review: Stiff by Mary Roach

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Synopsis: Stiff cover

Title – Stiff  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Mary Roach (Website, Goodreads)

Published – 2004

Classification – Non-Fiction

Summary – Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers – some willingly, some unwittingly, have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

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Book Review: Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian

Synopsis: Strong Looks Better Naked

Title – Strong Looks Better Naked  (Goodreads, Amazon, BarnsAndNoble)

Author – Khloe Kardashian 

Published – November 3rd 2015

Classification – Non-Fiction

Summary – Strong Looks Better Naked is Khloe Kardashian’s shares her fitness journey in her first biography.

“Khloe Kardashian writes with passion about the power of strength: a strong body becomes a strong mind, which builds to strength of heart, character, and ultimately strength of spirit. This is an inspiring book about how to create strength and true beauty in every area of your life, inside and out.” 

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Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese

Synopsis:Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Title – Who Moved My Cheese  (Website, GoodreadsAmazon)

Author – Spencer Johnson (Website, Goodreads)

Published – September 8th 1998

Classification – Non-Fiction

Summary – Through a simple story of four mice, Spencer Johnson shows us the reality of change – and what we should do to handle the never-ending changes.

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Book Review: Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

Synopsis:Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

Title – Living Well Spending Less: 12 secrets to the good life  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Ruth Soukup (Website, Goodreads)

Published – December 30th 2014

Classification – Non-Fiction

Summary – Ruth Soukup, a popular blogger of www.livingwellspendingless.com, published Living Well Spending Less to give her followers even more to be excited about! As Ruth puts it: “Through a combination of personal stories and practical action plans, this book will empower, enable, and inspire you to make real and lasting changes to your personal goals, finances, and homes in order to create the life you’ve always wanted—the Good Life”.

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Book Review: The Slight Edge

Synopsis:The Slight Edge

Title -The Slight Edge  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Jeff Olson (Website, Goodreads)

Published – September 15th 2014 (the 8th anniversary edition)

Classification – Non-fiction, Self-help

Summary – The Slight Edge is a self-help book about doing little daily activities to reach your goal. This 8th anniversary edition of The Slight Edge includes mini testimonies about the slight edge in use.

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Book Review: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Synopsis:The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Title – The 5 Love Languages  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Gary Chapman (Website, Goodreads)

Published – First published January 1st, 1990

Classification – Non-Fiction

Summary – Not all people and relationships are the same. As Dr. Gary Chapman’s first book, The 5 Love Languages outlines five ways to express and experience love, which includes Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Gifts, and Physical Touch.

The 5 Love Languages was a New York Times Bestseller and has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

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Book Review: Troublemaker by Leah Remini

Synopsis:Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Title – Troublemaker  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Leah Remini (Website, Goodreads)

Published – November 3rd 2015

Classification – Non Fiction

Summary – Leah Remini writes a memoir of her life: from childhood, climbing the levels of Scientology, acting in The King of Queens, and much more..

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