Thank you to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Little Truck by Taro Gomi. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Little truck just keeps trucking braving dark tunnels, uphill, and over the bridge. He is reminded be careful by his parent not far behind him. A wonderful read a long with a toddler. The illustrations follow the story line and are easy for toddlers to understand. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com
I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. This one took some time getting into it. Single Mom meets married man at the bar turns out married man is her boss. From the first moment Louise and Adele meet you know Adele is psycho. You alos realize very quickly Louise is being set up for heartache. My first thought was oh great, one of those and then suddenly it isn’t it’s more and then more and the the huge twist at the end that sends even more shock waves because by then you think you have it all figured out, you don’t. Its shocking. I even had to read it twice to make sure. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com
I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble to read. @diversebookclub March selection All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Let me start by saying I don’t read very many memoirs. It isn’t that I don’t like them or don’t appreciate them, it just isn’t my go to genre. Hope wonderfully tied her life of science and emotion into a novel that spans a 20 year time frame. Love,friendship, loss, marriage, childbirth, and fighting for her right to study Science with the best of the best every step of the way. I also now know more about trees than I ever even thought possible. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, and Twitter @jason_stacie.
@kidlitexchange #partner ☕ Thank you to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟No Saints In Kansas by Amy Brashear. In 1959 in small town Kansas an entire family is murdered. Carly was already an outsider but as the investigation begins their first suspect in the murder is someone Carly believes is innocent. She goes on an investigation of her own and soon discovers secrets that will only push her further outside the circle than she already is. And it becomes even worse when her father, one of the only defense attorneys around is appointed to defend an alleged murderer. I loved the nostalgia of this book the older model cars, the preceding of JFKs time as a Senator before announcing he would run for President. A captivating read from the beginning. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Go Read, and Twitter @jason_stacie
@indie_blog_hop #partner 📚 Time for another book tour with @indiebloghop. I really enjoy being part of this team. It’s so much fun finding new books to read! This book Entangled Collateral by K. E. Radke ( @k.e.radke ) is an amazing read. A mystery/thriller available for purchase now on Amazon. And oooooh this cover is gorgeous! The entire book takes place really close to home for me since I live about 60 miles from University of Houston campus. Read on for the synopsis from Amazon and follow the author @keradke for more great books and @indiebloghop to find other books just for fun! And my blog at readsbystacie.com for reviews of everything I read and my review of Entangled Collateral!
Synopsis from Amazon:
It was supposed to be a simple photography gig. Brooke Hudson never wanted to be a pawn in an investigator’s scheme, or working with the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. Her daily life battles consist of finishing college, job hunting, and avoiding traffic. But her mundane routine was disrupted by the promise of a large amount of cash to help find a missing person, and take down a crooked CEO.
If Brooke had known exactly what she was getting into from the start, she might have had second thoughts. Her idea of fun isn’t trying to captivate men she has no interest in, or appealing to their every whim. And she never thought someone would deliberately try to kill her. All she wanted was a job, and in a fit of desperation, she’s gambling in a high stakes game with her life.
I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥The Richardson’s are the family that has everything. Parents have great jobs, they attend one of the best schools, vacation frequently, and live in their little rich bubble. Except for Izzy. Izzy is not one of them. She wonders if she doesn’t belong somewhere else. And one day, a single mother and her daughter will move into the Richardson’s rent house and one by one they will discover that the world is not a perfect little bubble. It’s complicated and messed up. Not everything is as black and white as it seems. Even in perfect little Shaker Heights things will surface in places you wouldn’t believe. I felt invested in every character and wanted to know what was going on in their minds the entire time I was reading. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.
I checked this book out from the local library to read with Modern Mrs. Darcy Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. Yejide suffered an impossible childhood but married into a loving family. Only soon to realize a family’s love sometimes hurts more than it helps. She struggles through married life dealing with an intolerable mother-in-law and a secret that will destroy everything she has loved for so long. It is only after tragedy strikes this family 3 times the secret surfaces and once Yejide has made up her mind to leave does she realize just how much she has missed. A tragic story with a happy ending. Very different than what I expected it to be. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, and Go Read.
@kidlitexchange #partner 🕸Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Raven God by Alane Adams. Sam Baron and his friends are sent on a mission to save Orkney. They are the only hope. This story is packed with action and adventure and was a fast paced read for me. There were moments I held my breath waiting for the next page, the next mishap. Packed with magical middle grade adventures that move quickly from character to character. At first I thought I was lost and it turns out this is the third book in the series. Without having read the other two I did not know what to expect and while I am sure there are details I missed in the first two I did not realize it once I was trapped in the story. This book could stand alone in my opinion. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.
@kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins. This book travels through time beginning in 1973 and ending in 2006. Sonia and Tara begin to test the boundaries of their Bengali parents and soon their children will test their own boundaries and fight for their choices. Life isn’t easy in America whether you were born here or moved here and after 9/11 choices were made to dramatically change this family forever. A wonderful story that shows how 4 women fought with everything in them to be who they wanted to be. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, and Amazon.
I recieved this book from the publisher @flatiron books after winning a contest on Instagram @purewow bookclub. And I read it with my bookstagram bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Alice is a teenage girl who has spent most of her life moving from one place to the next but after receiving a strange message about the death of her grandmother her and her mother, Ella, settle down in New York. Alice doesn’t fit into the “rich” school or with the new husband her mother has chosen. And one day she comes home and the entire world has shifted. Everyone in her family is missing and she has only one “sort of” friend she can count on, Finch. After her and Finch set off to find her missing mother life becomes more and more complicated and even more creepy than before. But to end it, she must discover the beginning of it. All the way back to “Once upon a time…..” This was an easy read and while it resembles a fairy tale retelling of sorts with creepy, mysterious turns, it truly is a story of its own. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and Twitter @jason_stacie.