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

Golden State by Ben H Winters

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Golden State by Ben H Winters. This dystopian novel will suck you into it’s mystery and action. It is stories inside of stories buildt upon stories of what the truth is known to be. Laszlo Ratesic has lived his life based on truth. Facts that are concrete and absolute. But in two days his world comes crashing down around him and it takes a very wrong turn for him to realize truth is based on perception not buildt on facts. While this book wrapped me in a world unknown I didn’t complete enjoy the twist at the end. It does bring some closure to the book just not in a way I expected. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

I purchased this book from Book of the month to read with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle. We have all played this game: 5 people dead or alive you could sit down with and have dinner one night who would you pick? Sabrina and Jessica played this game in college and here it is a decade later on the night of her birthday and her fantasy list has become reality. She sits at a table with her best friend Jessica, her estranged father Robert, her old college professor Conrad, her ex boyfriend Tobias, and Audrey Hepburn. As the story unfolds you get to walk through Sabrina’s life with her on again, off again boyfriend Tobias for the last decade they have been dating, her strained relationships with her father and her best friend and two Audrey Hepburn and her old college professor seem to just be awkwardly settling in. But Sabrina gets one night to fix everything at this one dinner and as the evening progresses shocking secrets are revealed, relationships mended, and Sabrina walks away a bigger person for having a birthday fantasy dinner. I laughed, I cried, and in the end I felt closure. A fun read overall. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

For Better And Worse by Margot Hunt

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt. It’s funny how we all have those moments when we can say, “this is the moment or weekend my life changed forever” that is exactly what this book was the moment everything changed forever. Natalie carefully went through life avoiding the stuff that would upset her “perfect” world until after one weekend no matter what happened she wouldn’t ever be the same again, not for her, her husband or their son. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with @saltwaterreads. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. Nine people decide for very different reasons to go to a health resort that offers to change their lives forever in just ten days. After dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s on their consent forms they begin to arrive at the retreat where they are greeted in very unusual ways……just when they think they have fallen into a routine they discover something is amiss and just when they discover what’s amiss something even more tragic happens and it all becomes a very messy situation. That messy situation changes everyone of them in a way but doesn’t necessarily transform them into someone else. 10 days they will never forget for nine perfect strangers……Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Circe by Madeline Miller

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟Circe by Madeline Miller. This one started out slow but immediately picks up after Chapter 5 and becomes one of those books you can not put down. Circe is a goddess not one that is respected but daughter of Helios nonetheless. She is hated by her siblings, her mother, and even when you think her father is on her side……wait for it. She lives on and on surviving decade after decade and even growing into her newly discovered talent she longs for something out of her realm. This book reminds me of a female Percy Jackson meets Female Castaway story. If you give this one a chance you will not be disappointed. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

#fashionvictim by Amina Akhtar

I purchased this book in my @bookofthemonth box and read it with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #fashionvictim by Amina Akhtar. Who knew the world of fashion was such a cut-throat industry. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The cover of this book says it all Bitches get stitches……..people die…….heads will roll….and magazines will still get published and publicity the more of it the better the sales. So even bad publicity is better than none. Anya is obsessed with Sarah and Sarah is obsessed with being Queen Bee and Celia had to manage them all. What a shocking story of twists and turns and death. Review posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

I purchased this book in my @bookofthemonth box. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. I started this book as a #buddyread with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. About 4 chapters in we were ready to put it down. Building the story the book takes off kind of slowly but I promise after Chapter 15 you will not want to set it back down. The suspicion builds and the suspect list keeps growing with every twist in the story until you are questioning yourself about who you believe is or isn’t innocent. Everyone in this story appears guilty at one point or another. The final twist in the story leaves you reeling and the landscapes are beautifully described. Emma goes back to Camp Nightingale a summer camp she visited fifteen years prior where her cabin mates go missing and she sets her sights on finding them only everything she thinks she knows unravels quickly, leaving her feeling like she is coming undone too. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Bizarre! Amazingly bizarre! 16 year old Ellie Mack goes missing one day on her way to study. After years and years of searching the closure that her family so desperately needed is anything but a normal missing person case. As the plots unfolded page after page I found it hard to set down. I needed to know more. I had to know why. Most of all I needed to know what happens now? This one has to be one of my favorites this year. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth in my July box. The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Jaime grew up in an abusive household with a family of criminals. But at some pint luck has to change right? She dreams of a life outside of her small town and sets her sights on playing the odds in her favor. Blind River is not A place she wants to live the rest of her life and she risks it all to have a life somewhere in the South where it’s warm. The amazing twists in this one keeps the pages turning quickly. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com