How I’m Getting On With My Goodreads Challenge

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you will know that I read a lot of books.

I have never set myself a challenge of how many books I can read in a year, but for some reason, I’ve decided to aim for 50.

So how am I getting on?

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Sleep by C. L. Taylor

Sleep by C L Taylor

Published: 4th April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages: 368


All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty. To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare. Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna. Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie. Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

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The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

The Other Woman - Book

Published: 14th June 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 448


When Emily meets Adam she knows he is the One. That together they can deal with anything that is thrown at them. But lurking in the shadows is another woman, Pammie. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants…

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The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper

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Published: 7th March 2019
Publisher: Ebury Press
Pages: 464


Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has. Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie? When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything…

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The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

The Guilty Wife - Book

Published: 25th January 2018
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 320


Bethany Reston is happily married. But she’s also having an affair with a famous client and no one can ever know. When Bethany’s lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret and then one day, the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence and that means tracking down a killer.

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Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie - Book

Published: 27th December 2018
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 385


The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger?

Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie…

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare - Book

Published: 18th April 2019
Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 400


Tiffy and Leon share a flat. Tiffy and Leon share a bed. Tiffy and Leon have never met. Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

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I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

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Published: 7th February 2019
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 400


Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend – she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour. That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time. Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves. Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?

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The Other Woman by Laura Wilson

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Published: 5th April 2018
Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 384


Shortly after Christmas, a message arrives at Sophie’s house, scrawled across her own round robin newsletter: HE’S GOING TO LEAVE YOU. LET’S SEE HOW SMUG YOU ARE THEN, YOU STUPID BITCH. Perhaps she should ignore it, but she ignored the last one. And the one before that. Now it’s time to take action. But when a simple plan to identify and confront the other woman goes drastically and violently wrong, Sophie must go to extreme lengths to keep her life and her family together – while never letting on her devastating secret.

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