2018 GoodReads Challenge…. 9 books until 200.

So I smashed my target I set back in January this year. I set my target of 25 books before I started blogging. I never dreamed I would be on 191 books before the end of the year and discover so many new authors and make so many new friends, but guess what…it happened!

So I am now on a mission to finish the year on a neat and round 200! I have 9 to go so I thought why not read some novellas! So I am going to do this! I have chosen the following books before 31st December and I should hit both my 200 goal and my December total – double win for me! So I am looking at anything that is less than 100 pages and I may even be able to fit more in…..or start my January reading that might be better!!

My choices were purely based on what was on my shelf on Goodreads where they have actually given me page numbers!

What is that?! Oh what books have I chosen, well look now further….

This is a book I won as part of the Foster an Author week and it is only 79 pages long. It is the first in a series called Eternal Gifts.

Carlee put everything into her family and her job over the last couple of years, sacrificing any personal life. After a rare evening out with a few girlfriends, she encounters a captivating man under inexplicable circumstances. Against all rational judgment, they share an evening of the most fulfilling and erotic sex she’s ever experienced. 

Maxim hasn’t wanted a woman, especially a mortal, in over a century, but he wants Carlee. He intends to keep the truth from her in order to build a relationship first, but a woman from his past complicates things forcing him to reveal the truth. He hopes Carlee chooses to keep him in her life, because he can’t leave, her life is in danger.

Due to another blogger, Yvonne over at Me and My Books loving this series I thought I would go to the beginning before I jumped in and start with this exclusive short story to whet my appetite.

Searching for love? You’ll find it at The Café at the End of the Pier…
When Jo’s beloved grandparents ask for her help in running their little café at the end of the pier in Salthaven-on-Sea she jumps at the chance.
The café is a hub for many people: the single dad who brings his little boy in on a Saturday morning; the lady who sits alone and stares out to sea; the woman who pops in after her morning run.
Jo soon realises that each of her customers is looking for love – and she knows just the way to find it for them. She goes about setting each of them up on blind dates – each date is held in the café, with a special menu she has designed for the occasion.
But Jo has never found love herself. She always held her grandparents’ marriage up as her ideal and she hasn’t found anything close to that. But could it be that love is right under her nose…?

I just love the cover of this book and is there nothing more intriguing then reading about someone who has sent a text to the wrong person…..

A single text changed her life. Did it end his?
Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being sounreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.
In it she says Andrew’s being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.
It’s a nightmare. But it gets worse – Andrew doesn’t turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered . . .

So I do feel bad about this one as Lana contacted me ages ago to read this book and I have just not had the time to do so, but now it is perfect timing for me!!

Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.

Okay another one where I have been a book hoe. I love this cover!!!

Susie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong.
But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely he wouldn’t hurt her?
Then the accident happens. And Susie is forced to rethink everything.
Who is lying?
Who is telling the truth?
And who, really, is the killing type?

This one sounds so cute and anything to do with my birthday I am in (No comments lol)

Tom loves Amy. Amy can’t stop thinking about Tom. But neither of them knows that and right now they need to worry about their boss’s latest “teamwork exercise.” Oh and that little mix-up last night where Tom asked Amy out but she thought it was an April Fools’ gag.

This book is a novelette-length romantic comedy.

No way was I going to pass up on reading a book by my favourite Horror author Mr Janz!

Horace Yoder thinks he’s got the perfect scam. All he has to do is pretend to have been kicked out of an Amish order, get a job on a local farm and when the family is asleep steal their valuables and resell them for a tidy profit. Unfortunately for Yoder, the family has other ideas…and their plans are MUCH more sinister.

It is still Christmas so I can include it!

Miranda and her daughters have rented a cosy cottage for Christmas. The only trouble is, Anthony and his children are booked into the same place. In a moment of Christmas spirit, Miranda suggests they all spend yuletide together. Will the mistletoe help ease the tension and bring some cheer? Will romance blossom under the stars? Or will it be a Christmas they’d all rather forget?

Anything by the King himself is a must!

Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend’s parting shot: “Why can’t you just read off the computer like everyone else?” He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse realities he had never before imagined, discovering literary riches beyond his wildest dreams…and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his most terrible nightmares.

So this is my 9 novella’s I plan to read before the end of the year and I will review them all too! No pressure!

What do you think of the selection?

Until next time xx

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11 Comments

  1. jenchaos76
    December 29, 2018 / 7:38 am

    The Stephen King book looks crazy!

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 7:41 am

      I love the cover for it I had to include it

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 9:15 am

      It keeps me out of trouble so far lol x

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Look forward to it! Yeah I was surprised especially as before I started blogging I only thought I could manage 25 lol x

  2. December 29, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Congrats on reading so many books! I had set my goal to 70 and I’m reading my 115th book. Next year, I’m going for 150!

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 29, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Thank you! And congrats to you! I did not expect to read so many as I only set a target of 25! lol

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 30, 2018 / 8:43 am

      I’ve read 4 so far hoping to get the others finished today/tomorrow!! 😬😬

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