Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with Well Read Ladies Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. The emotions in this book range from happy to sad to angry to happy all at once. One baby’s death opens doors into people’s lives no one ever thought about in depth. A grieving white supremacist father trying to prove to his grieving wife that their child will be remembered. A white defense attorney that swears she isn’t prejudiced and needs to win her first big trial. A black labor and delivery nurse defending her life by choices she made doing the same thing she has done for 20 years and still trying to raise her teenage son that’s struggling to figure out where he fits into the mess that has been created in their world. I did not know this was based on a true story when I started this book so when I did more research I was astonished. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Facebook, Twitter @jason_stacie, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Dare To Keep A Secret by K. E. Radke

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Dare To Keep A Secret by K. E. Radke. In the second Brooke Hudson novel, Brooke wrestles with the marriage she wants with the man she wants and saving hundreds of lives. Of course, in true Brooke fashion everything clumsily comes apart at the seams and nothing goes the way she plans it. She has more than one thing to keep going, a photo business, watching and retrieving the almost grown up child of a mob boss and now all the secrets with Chip keep building and all she wants is to marry Grayson, but she doesnt want him to know it. It is easier to hide the feelings than show them to anyone. 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 promo

Sneak peak…..Blowin’ Smoke my first book published releases on 4/20/2020. Here is a sneak peak inside. There was another posted earlier on my feed check that out as well! “The values that built America still exist in small towns everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that small towns don’t suffer from the same plagues as big cities. There are just as many good people in the city as there are as many bad people in a small-town. The difference is people in a small-town cover the problem up better or shade the truth from others. Some of the best-kept secrets come from those small towns that aren’t even on a map.” Order now at https://amazon.com/dp/B084P7MJ6B/

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to #buddyread with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Shay Miller wants a full time job, a fulfilling relationship, a social life, but most of all she wants friends. Living with her ex and hating his new girlfriend she latches onto a pair of friends and thinks she wants their life until she realizes, it isn’t their life she wants its hers. A twisting tale of how friendships can go very wrong very quickly. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

April TBR

April TBR! I am hoping April is a better reading month for me than March was. This remote learning with two children threw a wrench in my reading schedule and we are still learning to find a “new normal” around here. Hope everyone is staying safe and washing their hands! My goal is to read Dangerous Aliiance, You Are Not Alone, Kingdom of Back, Dread Nation, From Grouchy to Great, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, Small Great Things, and Truth Be Told. Have you read any of these?

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