Reading challenge

Audiobook Mid Year Check In

2019 Audiobook Challenge
So time to take on an audiobook challenge update for 2019.
Read all the details over at Caffeinated Reviewer or Hot Listens.
My aim is for 30 books for 2019. So far at this point I am 15/30, so on track. This is what I have listened to so far. I enjoyed them all.


  1. Tides of Honour Genevieve Graham. 4 stars. Narration – Fajar Al- Kaisi. 4 stars. Length: 12hrs 23 min
  2. The Dream Daughter  Diane Chamberlian 5 stars. Narration – Susan Bennett  5 stars.  Length 13 hrs 32 min
  3. Cowboy Seal Homecoming Nicole Helm. 3 stars Narration – Romy Nordinger. 3 stars. Length 10hrs 24min
  4. True Places  Sonja Yoerg – 4.5 star. Narration – Lisa Flanagan 5 stars  Length 12hrs 15 min
  5. Royal Blood.  Rhys Bowen 3.5 stars. Narration – Katherine Kellgren 5 stars. Length 9hrs 20 min
  6. The Moon Sister.   Lucinda Riley 4 stars. Narration – Imogen Wilde 4.5 stars. Length 19 hrs 53 min
  7. The Woman at 72 Derry Lane.  Carmel Harrington 5 stars. Narration – Aoife McMahon 4.5 stars
  8. Come From Away by Genevieve Graham. 4 stars. Narrator -Michelle Ferguson 4 stars. Length 8 hrs 2min
  9. The Goodbye Cafe by Mariah Stewart 4.5 stars.  Narrator – Joy Osmanski 5 stars. Length 13hrs 42 min
  10. The Rosie Result   Graeme Simsion 5 stars.  Narrator – Graeme Simsion 5 stars.  Length 8 hrs 17 min
  11. No Place I’d Rather Be.  Cathy Lamb 5 stars. Narrators – Lisa Flanagan , Kate Reading 5 stars. 14hrs 55min
  12. Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe. Jenny Colgan 4 stars. Narrator -Penelope Rawlins 5 stars. 9 hours 8 min.
  13. Southern Side of Paradise  Kirsty Woodson Harvey  4 stars Narrators – Janet Metzger, Rebekkah  Ross  5 stars.  Length 10 hrs 19 min
  14. The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald.   4 stars.  Narrator – Eve Karpf  5 stars. Length: 4hrs 6min
  15. The Mother-in-Law  Sally Hepworth 4 stars. Narrator – Casey Withoos 5 stars. Length:  8hrs 3min

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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It’s been a week of weeding the garden (boring) – reading and sewing (not boring!)

I am off again to Rotorua – (5-6 hours away) to sign more papers at the lawyer because my sister’s estate is still not finalised. I travel with another sister for part of the way. Up one day and home the next, but it will be over the time when this post is live. Your Monday – my Tuesday! I might be able to visit with some of you – all going well.

I posted a reading challenge this week Connect Five Books – a new one I am hosting. I will finish with my Full House Reading Challenge at the end of this year.  This new one is different, and it will challenge me if no one else! Check it out.

What I read last week:

I really liked this Australian author’s book set on an island with a Dr. visiting Turtle Bay to wrap up her grandfather’s estate. She arrives in designer boots and meets cow pats! Goodbye designer shoes.

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I also read and am just okay with this one, it was interesting but wasn’t a riveting read for me. If you are going to read it don’t let that put you off, it might be your “cup of tea”.

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I finished listening to this one and got really into it, I was a little dubious starting off, but loved it in the audiobook version.

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What I am reading now:

Time for a Christmas read…. I so am in love with this cover

I just started listening to this one. The narrator is narrating so well and the story has started off so sadly with a mass shooting and the terror of the people involved. Shed tears already!  Will listen to more of it as I am driving for first and last leg of my journey.

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Up next:

This one publishes in January. My first of the 2019 reads.
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Last Week’s Posts

Connect Five Books Reading Challenge 2019

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Winners from 2016 Challenges hosted at the Book Date

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Full House Reading Challenge 2016
October to December link up of reviews: Darlene from  Darlene’s Book Nook  Book from the Book Depository.  The Breakdown  B. A. Paris
Final completed house link up:  Jamie G. from Whatever You Think Of. $30 Amazon Voucher
Women’s Fiction 2016 Reading Challenge

July – December link ups of reviews: Sherrie  P.  $10 Amazon voucher
Final link up for completion of challenge:  Elizabeth of Silver’s Reviews $25 Amazon voucher.
Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016
Final Link Up:  Susan from Avid Series Reader  $25 Amazon Voucher
Congratulations to all the winners.