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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: