My 10 Favorite Books {#worldbookday}

Good morning darlings and Happy World Book Day! I’m a big fan of books and I believe we should never stop exploring, learning, and expanding our minds through reading. Reading also has health and cognitive benefits like memory improvement, stress reduction, and mental stimulation (Read more). 

Since today is World Book Day I wanted to share with you my 10 favorite books that I’ve loved as a child, as an adolescent, and as an adult. I would love to hear some of your favorite books in the comments below. 


The Five People You Meet in Heaven

my 10 favorite books

This is my absolute favorite book. It’s heartfelt and warming and gets you thinking how others in your life effect it. 

To Kill a Mockingbird 

to kill a mokcing bird

I read this in high school and again as an adult. One of the best stories out there where I feel so deeply connected to the characters.


Nutrition & Health

Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness

integrative nutrition

Joshua shows you the tools to be healthier not only in nutrition but in what he calls “Primary Foods”. These foods are relationships, career, physical activity and spirituality.

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

mind over medicine



Self Love

Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body

pretty happy

I loved that it was not just a diet/exercise book, nor was it a generic celebrity tell-all. Kate explains how she found balance and peace in her own life and with her body through various methods and provides a wealth of resources for readers to find their own paths to health and happiness along the way.



Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous

tone it up

I love Katrina and Karena. They are fitness experts and really know how to connect the community of women. This is a great book if you’re looking to get into a healthy lifestyle or routine.


Blogging & Business



If you can handle her Sassy, Smart Assy and Sarcastic personality then this is for you. If f you feel like you need a motivational push in your life no matter what area of your life, this is a must read. 

Building a Framework


Best blogger resource out there for newbies. This helped me so so much to learn about blogging and create my own blog. Abby shares her experiences and mistakes into a book full of resources and tutorials.


Childrens Books

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

oh the places you'll go

Such an inspirational book for any age. 

Love You Forever

i'll love you forever

One of my favorite books as a little girl that was meant for my brother. I would always take it and read it. Shows the connection of mother and son through all life stages. 


What are some of your favorite books? Let me know in the comments below. 

xoxo Christine

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Must Read books for the girls that are health minded, business builders, and love heart felt stories.



  1. March 3, 2016 / 10:10 PM

    Nice favorites! Some of mine include IT and The Stand by Stephen King, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger, The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter, and honestly many more. I am a book blogger (although I try to discuss other subjects as well) and since beginning I’ve found so many good books, its hard to choose just a few xD

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      March 4, 2016 / 6:58 PM

      I really want to read the Time Traveler’s Wife. I know there are so many good books out there. My wish list on Amazon is a billion pages long with books I want to eventually purchase.

  2. March 4, 2016 / 3:37 AM

    Oh the Places You’ll Go and I’ll Love You Forever are two of my all time favs, too! And Girl Boss is a great one! Thanks for sharing your fav books, I’ll have to look into the others!

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      March 4, 2016 / 6:56 PM

      It’s crazy how are favorites are the ones we read as children. Shows how important reading as a child is.

  3. March 4, 2016 / 7:55 AM

    You’ve got some great books on your list. This is the third blog that has suggested #GirlBoss, I’m going to have to check it out.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      March 4, 2016 / 6:55 PM

      Yes you have to check it out. Just go in with her personality in mind. 🙂

  4. March 4, 2016 / 3:34 PM

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites. We have a cat named Atticus.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      March 4, 2016 / 6:54 PM

      Aww really? That’s so cute. Yeah definitely fell in love with that book as a teenager.

  5. March 4, 2016 / 5:05 PM

    I haven’t read any of these! Well, except the kids books. I should check the others out.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      March 4, 2016 / 6:54 PM

      Yes you have to check them out. The 5 People You Meet in Heaven is my favorite book. 🙂

  6. Stella Rose
    March 5, 2016 / 7:05 AM

    Love You Forever, what a great childhood memory book! Great book selection! I have yet to read The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I hear good things about the book. One of my favorite books is The Fault in our Stars by John Green, that was more of a recent book adventure (besides the 50 shades of grey trilogy, hehe). Lately, I’ve been interested in investing my time in trilogy books.

    • collectivelychristine@gmail.com
      March 7, 2016 / 5:12 PM

      Such a good book. I remember mom reading this to us 🙂 I really want to read The Fault in our Stars too. Trilogy books are really good. I am guilty of reading all the Twighlight books too and working on 50 Shades of Grey (book 1). haha

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