June Wrap Up

I am wrapping up June with 24 books read! I am glad to say Thank you summer for giving me my groove back! I struggled for a few months thinking I could get over 20…..maybe it’s the hot weather or more time or the kids are home, I can’t tell you but whatever it is, I will take it! Yay! My list includes Everless by Sara Holland, Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio, Mom Set Free by Jeannie Cunnion, Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman, The Fates Divided by Veronica Roth, No Ordinary Sue by Hoang Chi Truong, Its Always The Husband by Michele Campbell, The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor, Illuminae, Gemina, and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, The 3 Everyday Rules of Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill, Boying Up by Mayim Bialik, Lights Camera Cook and The Heat Is On by Charise Mericle Harper, Trapped in Room 217 by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, A Million Junes by Emily Henry, That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones and Legendary by Stephanie Garber. Thank you to all the book clubs I read with: @halflostbutterflyreadalong @saltwaterreads @blackheartreads @purewowbookclub @bookofthemonth @uppercasebookbox @25infive Modern Mrs. Darcy (@annebogel)and all the #buddyreads I pair up with @mycornerforbooksand and @kaylasteirwalt and to @kidlitexchange to make this one awesome month of reading! You can find all of my reviews on Instagram @borensbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with @blackheartreads. All opinions are my own. Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall. This is a twisted love story told from his point of view. It’s different. It’s twisted and sweet and vengeful and the entire time I was reading I kept thinking this guy is twisted. Have I said twisted enough? It’s twisted!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I took less than 5 hours to read front to back because you won’t be able to put it down. You have to know what Verity and Mike do next or rather what Mike does to her next. A twisted love story. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Social Affair by Britney King

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @blackheartreads in May. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Social Affair by Britney King. When this book first started I almost put it down about 40 pages in. I was confused the characters were all over the place and I couldn’t keep up but then all of a sudden it turns around and I’m able to understand. Then when the plot thickens I couldn’t help but be on the edge of my seat until the end. It will definitely make you think about your information on social media and just how much others are able to associate themselves into your world with information you have to them. It’s almost scary. If you get the chance to read this you will understand “the social affair” aspect from both the person posting and the person reading what’s posted. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with @blackheartreads. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Fioana is a struggling writer dating a cop. Fiona struggles with the death of her sister twenty years ago and being in a small town doesn’t help. Everyone knows but no one talks, the old you do me a favor and I will owe you one mentality. Until Fioana learns the old boarding school was purchased and being renovated and she decides she should be the one to cover the story. Only the story she sets out to write will be so many broken pieces of history that should have long ago been written. The story is creepy but not gory, wonderfully written how the past meets the present and the details everyone should have noticed but probably won’t until it’s all pulled together in the end. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com