March 2020 Wrap Up

March Reading Wrap-Up…..6 books. The Giver of Stars, Recursion, Uninvited, Five Presidents, The Rest of the Story, and The Night Country. I am currently reading Outlander only about 100 pages into it and You Are Not Alone hoping to finish them both soon. Did you get more or less reading done during this social distancing? I definitely read less. Too much going on at once!

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. It took me a while to get into this story but once I was into it, the story moved quickly. The start of the WPA packhorse library in Eastern Kentucky built friendships with women who wouldn’t otherwise be friends and relationships with people you would never have expected. Alice, Izzy, Beth, Sophia, Katherine and Margery are tested over and over by the town of Baileyville (to several such places I wanted to throw the book) but above all else, they survive. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Recursion by Blake Crouch

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Recursion by Blake Crouch. This book!!!!! After reading Dark Matter I was so excited to read Recursion! A New York Cop, a Scientist who’s grant is running out connected by an evil man that is working on a personal goal. Once the memory chair is completed, all of them spend the next 144 years trying to undo it. What is time? Memories? A timeline? If you could relive your timeline would you change it? I don’t think I want to know. I don’t want to relive life even if I know what’s coming. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dressen

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen. Since Emma’s mom died she has lived a very sheltered life with her Dad and her Nana. Her Dad is remarrying and her life is beginning to start new this summer while her Dad is on his honeymoon, she is supposed to stay with her best friend. Tragedy happens and plans are rearranged and she has to stay with her mother’s family and while they all know who she is, she doesn’t remember any of them. Adjusting to family, new plans, and new friends has its ups and downs but Emma quickly learns how to fit in and maybe be part of a world she never knew. Reading this book was exciting knowing that even when the book ends the story never does. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Library Thing, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Five Presidents by Clint Hill

I purchased this book to read with my friend Laura. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Five Presidents by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin. Clint Hill was a secret service agent appointed to White House detail. During his career he served 5 U S Presidents, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. While each President has his own way of running the White House and each had their own hobbies and own unique personalities, Clint Hill was the person behind protecting them. Sometimes it was obvious he was there other times you wouldn’t know unless you looked for him. Some of the stories are very personal and some are very vivid, some seem tedious and some seem amazing once in a lifetime opportunities. The details of the behind the scenes for 5 different Presidents is amazingly told through his stories. What a great quick read with a glimpse into History! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Blowin’ Smoke Sneak Peak

My book Blowin’ Smoke releases 4/20/2020 and everyone is asking questions, so I have decided every Thursday I will post one line from the book just to keep it interesting! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Dr. Tom Jeffers sorts through information he is given by other to understand how one person’s anxiety over another person’s addiction causes so much angst it cripples an entire family. “His addiction puts him in deadly situations that gives his family anxiety he probably never thinks about.” Order at https://amazon.com/dp/B084P7MJ6B/

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

I purchased this book to #buddyread with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. No one wants to feel overlooked or rejected. This book is a ten day bible study to overcome the two core fears that feed insecurity by understanding the secret of belonging. Rejection has a way of feeding into relationships even when it isn’t intended to be that way. Sometimes it’s more about how you feel than someone else left you out. Get past the enemy whispering in your ear and understand why you feel that way. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Night Country by Melissa Albert

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟 1/2 The Night Country by Melissa Albert. Ok let me just say I adored The Hazelwood so when this one came out I was chomping at the bit to read it. I maybe should have waited. In the beginning I was so confused and then the story spins and I felt like I knew exactly where I was again it was a very twisty road. You definitely have to finish it to understand it all which was great but the story building from book 1 was more of what I was looking for. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

February 2020 Wrap Up

That’s a wrap! I finished February 2020 with 12 books! How many did you get to read in February? Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey, A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey, The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams, Mom Up by Kara-Kae James, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio, Chasing Cleopatra by Tina Sloan, City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, Heat of the Night by Sylvia Day, and #murderfunding by Gretchen McNeil.