Watching You by Lisa Jewell

I purchased this book from book of the month to read with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Watching You by Lisa Jewell. Jewell has done it again! An amazing read that keeps you on the edge of your seat. A tiny picturesque town in England becomes complete chaos when a murder happens. An unsettling timeline emerges showing the shadows of everyone’s day to day life in Melville. Three married couples, several teens, and one very disturbed mother all have secrets that no one should see but everyone knows but it isn’t until all the pieces fit together just right they uncover the deep, dark secret that lead to murder. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Still Me by JoJo Moyes

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Still Me by JoJo Moyes. Lou has done upscale English living, Paris living, and now we upscale Manhattan, Fifth Avenue living. Lou has taken her life to New York. Getting her bearings, learning a new job, finding friends, all while trying to hold together her relationship with Sam. Living 3000 miles apart is terrible for a new romance but tragedy breeds growth. Especially in Lou’s small world. We get a surprise with her sister Treena’s new romance and Mom and Dad are still settling in their new world. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first two books but Moyes was entertaining as always in Lou’s world. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I am not a huge historical reader, however I do enjoy history that focuses around WWII so this one seemed a good fit. In 1942 Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau where he is selected to be the tattooist that marks his fellow prisoners upon selection by the SS guards. While imprisoned what Lale witnesses is horrific but in July 1942 he is forced to mark a girl named Gita and falls in love from that day forward for the next 2 1/2 years all he can think of is surviving to save and protect this girl. Stealing extra rations for the weaker prisoners, smuggling gems, and clothing Lale will do whatever it takes to survive. This book is raw based on the memories and truth of a man and a woman that survived the worst kind of people. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

I received this book as a gift from my bestie, Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. The first few chapters of this book were confusing the story mixed with the flower references and the back story it’s hard to see if it’s magic or witchery but if you read past it the story just blossoms and blooms until you don’t need to understand the mystery, you just need answers and it all will come together for you. Everything is symbolic the trinkets, the people, the description of flowers, the abilities, the dresses and colors but inside all of it the writing was wonderfully descriptive. La Pradera is a strange garden fed by the Nomeolvides women for generations. The land holds them and they hold it together but when garden sends them a boy from long ago all of their lives will change forever. Romance blooms, love steals, and hearts bloom. The motto of this book is Love grows such strange things, and thats so true. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I can not say I would have picked this book for myself if it had not been a suggestion of my bestie I probably would not have ever read it. But this book was awesome. Struggling magazine reporter Monique Grant is given the chance of a lifetime when an aging and reclusive Hollywood star chooses her to tell her story. Only her story is nothing like what you would imagine. Evelyn’s life was all the scandal of Hollywood you can imagine with cover ups and stories that will shock your socks off, but her story is so much more than just 7 husbands and emerald green ballgowns. The bond you build with these characters will make you hurt when they hurt and angry when they are done wrong. The twist at the near end will make you hate every character in the story but just when you think you are mad you will fall in love with them all over again. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Killing Joke by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Killing Joke by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips. This is typical Batman/Joker with female characters only being used as pawns in a game to help thugs gain ground. I only even mention that point because some readers feel objectifying women is a no read for them. Other than that it is filled with cool gadgets, awesome machine works, and muscle cars with writing that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Harley Quinn has a small part in this book, Catgirl is mentioned, along with TwoFace, Riddler, Penguin, and other villains. All in all the book was a great comic book read. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Gown by Jennifer Robson. In 1947 after WWII ended all of London, all of England really pinned their hopes on a Royal Wedding the marriage of Princess Elizabeth. But for a few young women their hopes were upon the gown that would make that day magical. During these trying times men were shady and their motives were even shadier, it isn’t until the granddaughter of one of those dressmakers is grown that the secrets behind that gown, that country, those men, are even brought to late. Robson has a way of making the war seem so far away and yet so close it feels like yesterday. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books and read it with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. A wonderfully written summer feeling read is just what you need in the middle of February. 16 year old Lina just lost her mom in a battle with pancreatic cancer and her mom’s dying wish was for Lina to go to Italy. Lina after finishing her sophomore year of high school in Seattle agrees to go spend the summer with her biological Dad but has no intention of staying past the summer, but as one will find out falling in love with Italy or falling in love in Italy pull your heart into a place where you find so much more than intended. Lina’s Mom mailed a piece of her past before Lina’s arrival and chasing those pieces leads Lina on a path she must find answers for. Oh and there’s pizza and Gelato what teenager can even resist that? Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @popthebutterfly readalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Archenemies by Marissa Meyer. I enjoyed the second book more than the first although I caught myself drifting about half way through it because the action began to slack, but it picks right back up and the suspense builds back up at the end. Meyer just has a way of pulling you in for that cliffhanger ending which leaves you needing to read the next one. Unfortunately we must wait until November for the final book of this series. Nova continues her battle of good vs. evil while continuing to dawn her Renegade uniform everyday and reporting for superhero duty hiding the biggest secret of her life. Adrian continues to hide his Sentinel powers from his Dad and friends and most of all Nova. Both trying to hide from one another but still drawn into romantic feelings neither can sort. Oh the world of love in superheroes and supervillians must be so complicated. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

I purchased this book from book of the month to read with my bestie Christina All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks. Such a cute story of Hope and Tru. His name is Tru. Her name is Hope. Tru Hope couldn’t make a better story! Tru from Africa, Hope from North Carolina meet on a beach and begins a whirlwind romance that keeps the other hoping for those same feelings for over 20 years. Only a miracle could bring these two back to where they need to be. I didn’t particularly care for the ending of story, it was such a sweet thought turned sour quickly but all in all the writing was beautiful and wonderfully descriptive. It felt like I could read this and taste the salt water in the air. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com