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#476 Toomanybooks

Posted 29 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

108) Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

#477 Toomanybooks

Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

109) Fleischman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
110) Amy & Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
111) Hillary’s Final Case by Faith Martin
112) Storyland by Catherine McKinnon
113) Beneath the Water by Sarah Painter
114) Those People by Louise Candlish
115) The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West

Edited by Toomanybooks, 08 October 2019 - 04:46 PM.


#478 Lunagirl

Posted 08 October 2019 - 05:53 PM

#48 Eat that Frog - Brian Tracy

Productivity book. It was written in an easy-to-understand way and the tips were actionable, but it was all fairly superficial. It should have gone into the barriers you face when enacting them and how to avoid/overcome these.

#49 Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

Fantasy about a girl who trains as an assassin in the hope of getting revenge on her family's murderers. I really liked it though it's a bit gory.

#479 Lou-bags

Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:32 PM

#24 Breathing underwater, Julia Green (audiobook).

YA. I liked it.

#480 71Cath

Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:42 AM

#53 Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall.  Really interesting.

#481 Sancti-claws

Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:44 AM

#51 - The Nancys - R W R McDonald

A very fun whodunnit with a big hat tip to Nancy Drew and set in NZ.

£52 (keyboard changes itself randomly here) Fools Gold - Fleur McDonald

I know, another antipodean murder mystery - wasn't meaning to go all genre-ey, but there were a few books put down in the interim.

£53 The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway - Rhys Thomas

A quirky surprise - worth reading.

#482 Riotproof

Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:52 AM


I finished The Power by Naomi Alderman for character with a superpower.

So very confronting. It’s like a novel from the man who has it all, but with so much violence. It was a hard, but compelling read.

Has anyone read it?

#483 monet

Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:19 PM

#47 Cruel Acts - Jane Casey

#48 The Dry - Jane Harper  a reread for book club

#484 monet

Posted 12 October 2019 - 08:57 AM

#49 The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker

#485 Lou-bags

Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:10 PM

#25 The Sisters, Dervla McTiernan (audiobook).

A prequel to her first novel- about Cary and her sister. Enjoyed this. Hanging for the third in the Cormac Reilly series now. I don’t usually read crime fiction but perhaps that’s set to change. This popsugar challenge has really broadened my reading.

#486 Toomanybooks

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:22 PM

116) Red Snow by Will Dean
117) Lux by Elizabeth Cook
118) The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
119) Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

#487 Sancti-claws

Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:25 PM

#54 - The Returns - Philip Salom

A nice little read with the Aussie sigh at the end.

At least it wasn't dismal, and I liked the characters.

#488 seayork2002

Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:48 PM

View Postmonet, on 12 October 2019 - 08:57 AM, said:

#49 The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker

Did you enjoy this one?

#489 Riotproof

Posted 18 October 2019 - 09:18 AM

The Ever After by Sarah Pekanen .. absolutely do not  recommend. I only kept reading because I was sure there must be something more, and there wasn’t, not at all. Can’t make it work for pop sugar challenge either.

#490 monet

Posted 18 October 2019 - 11:17 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 16 October 2019 - 09:48 PM, said:

Did you enjoy this one?

It was ok.  I found the plot line a bit yicky and it could have moved at a faster pace.

#491 Sancti-claws

Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:10 AM

#55 The Nest - Inga Simpson

Ticks all the good Australian literature boxes - evocative, nicely drawn characters, sense of place and space, shrouded in unanswered mystery, while reading it it feels that it is good for you but ends with a slightly dissatisfied sigh.

(In search of the great Aussie climax.)

#492 hills mum bec

Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:18 AM

#29/45 The Inn - James Patterson & Candice Fox

#30/45 Reunion in Death - JD Robb

There is no way I will reach my goal this year.  So far behind.

#493 Sancti-claws

Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:16 PM

My goal was 36, so what say we split the difference, HMB?

#494 71Cath

Posted 23 October 2019 - 08:22 AM

#54 The Accidental Feminist by Jane Caro.

#495 Threetwoone

Posted 23 October 2019 - 07:56 PM

18/24 trainwreck, Sandy Doyle.
19/24 identity crisis, Ben Elton
20/24 dead famous,Ben Elton

#496 monet

Posted 23 October 2019 - 07:58 PM

#50 The Last Widow - Karin Slaughter

#51 The Doctor - Lisa Stone

#497 71Cath

Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:23 AM

#55 Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay.  Brilliant, laugh out loud funny.

#498 Lou-bags

Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:41 AM

# 26 The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein (audiobook).

I’ll use this for the popsugar item of clothing on the cover (a glove).

Wow. Not at all what I was expecting. Great book. I think it would have been better if I’d read rather than listened to it.

I think 26 was my goal? Hurray!

#499 seayork2002

Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:43 AM

View Post71Cath, on 24 October 2019 - 08:23 AM, said:

#55 Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay.  Brilliant, laugh out loud funny.

I have his junior doctor one but not read it yet - not funny so far (good though but not a funny books as such)  but I am reading one about a travelling doctor who brings patients home that have had medical problems abroad.

#500 Sancti-claws

Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

I often open my local library's spydus page in case any good ones come through here - but when I searched
The Nighshift Before Christmas, a romance came up - don't think it is the same book...

View PostLou-bags, on 24 October 2019 - 08:41 AM, said:

# 26 The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein (audiobook). I’ll use this for the popsugar item of clothing on the cover (a glove). Wow. Not at all what I was expecting. Great book. I think it would have been better if I’d read rather than listened to it. I think 26 was my goal? Hurray!
I listed to that on audio book - I really enjoyed it and quite enjoyed it as an audio.




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