My 2019 Reading Challenge | Books 6-10

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After posting about books 1-5 of 2019, reading slowed down a little although I am now here with books 6-10 – I’m currently on book 11 so just one book away from completing my Goodreads challenge, yay! Like the first five books I read, I thought I’d talk about the next five some more.

The Perfect Child by Lucinda Kelly – 5/5

Screenshot from my Goodreads app

This is a book that I’ve recommended to many, many people. The subject matter is a little hard hitting at times and I did find myself guessing certain things but just when you think you have it all figured out, BAM! the author brings in another twist. The book was shocking, gripping, emotional and all things in between and I can’t wait to read more from this author. Apparently there is also a sequel coming – I’m quite intrigued to see where the story can go from this! You can buy the book on Amazon here {affiliate link}.

Brave by Rose McGowan – 5/5 (Copy sent for review)

You can read my full review of this book here but I shall also include a brief review here. This was a fascinating read – all about Rose’s life from childhood to now. You learn all about her childhood in a cult, the beginnings of her career, her relationships and of course, events that kick started the #MeToo movement. Rose is a truly inspirational woman and I think this is definitely worth a read. You can buy the book on Amazon here {affiliate link}.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis – 4/5 (Copy sent for review)

I’ve written a full review here but this was a really interesting read, full of anecdotes from the author’s own life and how she has developed her business into the success that it is today. As someone who loves setting goals and striving to achieve them, this was a really interesting read. You can buy the book here {affiliate link}.

First Rhyme Mom by Leanne Stoneley – 5/5 (Copy sent for review)

I’ve written a full review here of this book – the first collection of poetry that I have read in a really long time. I could really relate to the subject matter and found some of them emotional and some of them humourous. Leanne really captures motherhood as a whole. You can buy the book here {affiliate link}.

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh – 4/5

Screenshot taken from my GoodReads app

I decided to read this after seeing Kirsty mention it on her blog. This was a fairly gripping read – although I did find it a little heavy going at some points. The author really leads you in one direction and then snatches the rug out from underneath you with the big reveal – or should I say reveals. If you love thrillers, this is definitely one you should try. You can buy the book here {affiliate link}.

What books have you been reading recently?

8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Ohh I like the sound of Thirteen that seems like a book I would really enjoy – I’ve still not got into listening to audiobooks I go through phases with it, I miss being able to read read.

  2. Th1rteen irritated me, I figured out what would happen quite early on and it sort of ruined the end for me, but it wasn’t the worst book ive ever read! You are also putting me to shame with how many books you have read x

  3. Brave and Thirteen are both on my to read lists so it’s good to know other people have enjoyed them before I buy them. Well done almost on hitting your Goodreads challenge for the year.

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