The Book of David by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Book of David by Anonymous (The Anonymous Diaries). David is a church going quarterback on his high school football team with a girlfriend who is a cheerleader. The guy he thought was his best friend turns out to be a jerk and David’s biggest secret is made public life begins to unravel leading to other secrets and feelings become complicated. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Letting Ana Go by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Letting Ana Go by Anonymous (an Anonymous Diaries Book). Ana was an athlete just figuring outhow to be a sophomore when school comes to an end and she’s heading into summer before her junior year. After a week in the summer with her ballerina friend she learns to count calories to shed a few pounds and land a great guy. Only in the turmoil of her parents divorce she becomes obsessed with shedding more pounds and when school starts and new clothes are bought and homecoming dance in her sights she buys a size 2 dress determining to be small enough to get in it. Her diary leads you through her thoughts of how she was sent into counting calories, dropping weight, and controlling her life by choosing what she wants to refuse to eat. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Calling Maggie May by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Calling Maggie May by Anonymous (a book from The Anonymous Diaries). In this journal Maggie is searching for some place to feel loved, some place to belong. Her parents were immigrants from Taiwan and pushing her hard for the Academic Grades that her older brother received, but school is not easy for her and she can not stand the way her mother nags at her. When she meets Ada she becomes obsessed with Ada’s lifestyle and quickly jumps to be just like her. Once the debts pile up, relationships go wrong, and real life is harder from high school than she expected will she turn back to her family or will the street become her new way of life? Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Bizarre! Amazingly bizarre! 16 year old Ellie Mack goes missing one day on her way to study. After years and years of searching the closure that her family so desperately needed is anything but a normal missing person case. As the plots unfolded page after page I found it hard to set down. I needed to know more. I had to know why. Most of all I needed to know what happens now? This one has to be one of my favorites this year. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

July 2018 Wrap Up

July 2018 wrap up! 25 total! Yay! Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert @halflostbutterflyreadalong, The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen @saltwaterreads, Far From The Tree by Robin Benway @diversebooksclub, Let It Go by Karen Ehman, Justice Betrayed by Patricia Bradley, Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph, Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand, Princess Pulverizer Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser, The Collector by K R Alexander, The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey @bookofthemonth, Save The Date by Morgan Matson, Amber Dusk by Lyra Selene, Coin Toss by Brian Amado, Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand, Yours Truly Cammie by SJ Sylvis, Lost Boy by Shelley Hrdlitschka, Angelfall by Susan Ee #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand, Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs, Suicide Club by Rachel Heng, I Felt A Funeral In My Brain by Will Walton, Lucy In The Sky by Anonymous, Jays Journal by Anonymous, Go Ask Alice by Anonymous. What a great month July was!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

I purchased this book from Amazon to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Angelfall by Susan Ee. Everything you think you know about Angels comes undone in this work of adventure packed fiction. The war has just begun as Earth become the battleground between humans and angels. A young girl trying to rescue her family intervenes in an angel fight and saves an angel then cashes in on the favor of her saving his life so he can help rescue her family. Peryn’s only responsibility is to take care of her family and she must continue to remind herself over and over again in the presence of a beautiful angel. With fighting all around them will they be able to get Peryn’s family to safety in time before the apocalypse? Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Go Read, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (a book from The Anonymous Diaries). She was served a drink at a party that was laced with LED and it unraveled a whole world of drug addiction. Her diary explains how she used drugs, ran away, came home, struggled with addiction, and then repeated the cycle. Once she finally tells her parents what’s going on and begins to get back on track she begins to see everyone at school trying to scare her and pull her back in until she finds herself stuck in a hospital without any memory. Poor girl struggles to get on a path and get it together. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Jay’s Journal by Anonymous

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Jay’s Journal by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks). A book from The Anonymous Diaries. Jay is a fifteen year old boy struggling to find his way through life. After several mistakes his parents send him to “a boys school” and Jay meets Peter and gets introduced to “white witchcraft.” As Jay turns 16 and digs deeper into researching this “cult lifestyle” he struggles with what’s right and what’s wrong and ultimately decides there is only one way out. A sad story of a teens loss of girls, friends, and hope. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Lucy In The Sky

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Lucy In The Sky by Anonymous (Beatrice Sparks) This book is the diary of a young girl only a junior in high school and she walks you through her highs and lows of daily life while on and off drugs. The addiction of drugs and the pull from peers around you. Not only does she begin to resent her brother she later uses his overprotectiveness as an excuse to get high and even after getting a DUI, life does not change for her, the addiction is too strong. She uses varying drugs to feel the rush she needs. Such a sad story, but oh so real about how one thing leads to another, and the spiral becomes overwhelming. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

I Felt A Funeral In My Brain by Will Walton

Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 I Felt A Funeral In My Brain by Will Walton. How do you deal with loss? Young Avery deals with missing a parent, losing a grandparent, and struggles with love of his best friend, Luca. While spending his summer studying poets and poetry he writes down his emotions in poetic form to try to make it all make sense and tell his story of an impossible summer break that may make or break him all at the same time. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com