The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

I received this book from my bestie @k.e.radke to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Guest Book by Sarah Blake. It is great to have friends that can share their books with you and this book is one that everyone should read! The secrets one family can hide from one generation to the next can only become known is someone outside knew. This book spans three generations of Miltons, beginning with grandparents Kitty and Ogden Milton who purchased an extravagant home on an Island in the 1930s. Their 5 grandkids now have to figure out how to keep the home in the family without going into debt. Once the family makes a temporary decision two of them return to the home and secrets long kept begin to unravel slowly. As if it wasn’t hard enough to jump into your future you now have to look back at the past and think where do I go now. This Island is what has held The Miltons together but it is also every reason they have to hold onto their secrets and let go of what can’t be undone. The words set to the scene make you feel like you open the book and step right into the summer between the pages. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

I purchased this book from a local thrift store to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Anna Kerrigan has adored the sea since she was a child. Ever since her father took her to visit the man Dexter that had a house by the sea. Years later her Father has disappeared and Anna works at The Brooklyn Naval Yard where she becomes a female diver. One evening out with friends she runs into Dexter again and she knows he is the key to finding her Father. The moments she dives into after meeting with Dexter to find her father she learns will be the murkiest waters she has ever seen. The majority of the book is set in New York during WWII when the soldiers were considered heroes and the women of the world were still trying to find their voices. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

April Reading Wrap Up

Wow April is over today and it’s less than a month from my kiddos being home for the summer! Yay!!!!!! I finished and reviewed 18 books in April and I am currently reading The Mister by E L James which I won’t get finished until tomorrow.

πŸ’ My Family’s Survival by Aviva Gat

πŸ’ The Wrong Guys by Tom Wells

πŸ’ The Wicked King by Holly Black

πŸ’ The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

πŸ’ Finnikin of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

πŸ’ Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

πŸ’ To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

πŸ’ The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs

πŸ’ P. S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

πŸ’ Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

πŸ’ Playing For Time by Fania Fenelon

πŸ’ To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

πŸ’ Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

πŸ’ Always Enough, Never Too Much by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan

πŸ’ Chasing Ivy by S J Sylvis

πŸ’ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

πŸ’ The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine

πŸ’ No Exit by Taylor Adams

On to May Reads! Hope everyone had a wonderful April!

Playing For Time by Fania Fenelon

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Playing For Time by Fania Fenelon. In 1943, Fania Fenelon was a cabaret singer from Paris. She was a secret member of the Resistance and a new. She was captured by the Nazis and shipped to Auschwictz, then late sent to Bregen-Belsen. The 11 months in captivity she played with the orchestra. The orchestra was a privileged bunch of girls but in reality the horrible things that took place around them did not go unnoticed. The orchestra must continue or all of them would reach fate much sooner than they were ready for it. This book was a marvelous reality of bravery. The terrible things going on and The one thing that kept these women striving was their love for music. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com