Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. πŸ‹πŸ‹All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Red Clocks by Leni Zumas. Four women all from the same small town all linked together in strange ways battle to find their own way without judgment. A biographer turned teacher, a stay at home mom, an outsider (for lack of better words, a witch), and a high school student. One desperately wants away from her life, one wants a baby, one wants to not have a baby and one only wants to be free away from everyone. Living in Oregon seems to take root in your soul and only you can control the way you react and grow. While reading the book I was intrigued I wanted to know more, but when I reached the end my only thought was that’s it? That’s all? The writing was amazing I just wanted a better ending. 🐳🐳🐳🐳Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Go Read, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.

Brightley and Glow by Sophie Carmen

I downloaded this book on my Kindle to read with my daughter. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Brightley and Glow by Sophie Carmen. Brightley and Glow are brothers that love one another to much to separate. The Queen Star makes them able to enjoy their dreams! Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Review also posted on Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Go Read, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Monsters A to Z by AJ Cosmo

I downloaded this book for my Kindle to read with my daughter. πŸ‘»All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Monsters A to Z by AJ Cosmo. A very entertaining read for my 3 year old. The monsters while very detailed are not gruesome enough to be scary to her. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»Review also posted on Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, Go Read, and Amazon.

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman

I purchased this book from GoReads.com to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman. A walk through the life of a family and friends in Germany during WWII that knew what Hilter was ordering done was wrong. This family came to understand the discretion needed to carry out anything the government deemed unacceptable behavior. As time marches forward and the war becomes unbearable leaflets begin to show up slowly at first then spreading quickly through Germany to call upon the people of Germany to rise up against Hitler. However, the all powerful Nazi regime launches an investigation and making several arrests for political treason. Then the voices within will forever tell the story of The White Rose Leaflets from WWII Germany. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.

The Cowboy and The Unicorn by Kristyn Gansen

I downloaded this book for my Kindle to read after I saw a post from the author on Instagram.πŸ¦„ All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Cowboy and The Unicorn by Kristyn Gansen. πŸ¦„This book is the first in a series but ends well enough it could stand alone. Micah and Sarah are at their Grandma’s house playing in the sand. Sarah is hoping to dig all the way to China until she finds a rock. As they take the rock to show their Grandma they learn it has a magical purpose. Only they aren’t sure the story they are told is real. In order to prove or disprove the story they find themselves trapped in a magical place rescuing a Cowboy and his horse from strange talking creatures around them. 🐎🐎🐎This is a wonderful short chapter book for young readers. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.

Peacegun by Andreas Hellburg

I downloaded this short story on Kindle. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Peacegun by Andreas Hellberg. If only it were this simple to deliver peace worldwide. After a quirk or two Copter seems to have found a solution to delivering peace to the entire planet. Just when I was getting ready for a big showdown though, it ended peacefully. A simple piece of writing to take your mind off the insanity we live in. Review also posted Library Thing, Go Read, and Amazon.

Crushed by Orli Zuravicky

@kidlitexchange #partner πŸ‘» Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Crushed by Orli Zuravicky After winning ghostcoming queen Lucy chooses to start a dance club at Limbo Middle School only it will not be an easy quest and only becomes worse when her nemesis Georgia tells all the cheerleaders they can’t do both clubs. That not only creates issues with her memberships but it strains the friendship of her best friend. A great middle school read about the truth of true friendship. πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘» Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.

Ghostcoming by Orli Zuravicky

@kidlitexchange #partner πŸ‘»Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Ghostcoming by Orli Zuravicky. Lucy is in ghost school and even as she tries hard to remember she can’t remember what happened in real life that got her in the afterlife, stuck in her dance clothes but she strives to make the best of it. So as she begins middle school, as a ghost (no death doesn’t get you out of middle school kids!) Lucy is introduced to her assigned tutor, Colin, the cutest ghostboy ever! She begins to make friends and her and her new friend, Georgia plan out a danceathon, but true to all middle schools mean girl must interfere with everything……..Lucy must rethink and replan the things she should or shouldn’t do. This read is a wonderful middle school read and tackles middle school issues in a ghostly way! πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘» Review also posted on Instagram @borensbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble to read with @diversebookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. πŸ’‰ Sarah Nickerson is living the successful life as VP of HR for a huge corporation in Boston. Cramming 3 children, phone calls, meetings, dinner, and a husband into her 80 hour work week is how she thrives. Then on one rainy day her world comes to a complete stand still. As she learns to deal with a devastating brain injury her world changes to things that are more successful than an 80 hour work week. As a nurse I gobbled up every word on every page of this book and am truly glad I purchased this one instead of just grabbing it from the local library.πŸ’‰πŸ’ŠπŸ’‰πŸ’ŠπŸ’‰ Review also posted on Instagram @borensbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

What an amazing story. I did not actually read this one, I listened to the audio book from my local library app, hoopla. All opinions are my own.🌟🌟🌟🌟 I hung on every word. My heart bled for Angela and then later for the kids. This poor family and all the struggles they had. I also felt Angela’s family were cold and really should have stepped up more to help out but I guess times were different then. This story will truly tug at your heart. Frank survives so many near death experiences and so much neglect you almost have to hate everyone he comes in contact with. His amazing ability to forgive is what keeps this book moving forward. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.Β screenshot_20180218-092414776992443.png