#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Tracy Fenton (@Tr4cyF3nt0n) #CompulsiveReaders #TBConFB

I am delighted to welcome the lovely Tracy Fenton to damppebbles today and it’s her blogiversary, whoop whoop!  One year ago today Tracy leapt into the world of book blogging with the awesome Compulsive Readers and hasn’t looked back since.  Happy blogiversary Tracy, long may you blog.  Tracy is also the founder member of a super secret book group on Facebook *wink, wink* and she’s here today to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads with us.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I ask book bloggers and authors to name three must-read books published in 2017.  That’s it.  It’s that simple.  Three books from one awesome bookish year.

Here are Tracy’s choices…

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You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood
Once in a while you read a book that not only gets under your skin, but it leaves you breathless and gasping out loud. You Don’t Know Me is an incredible debut novel. Told entirely through Court Transcripts – a young man charged with murder sacks his lawyer and tells his defence story in his own voice to the jury over a period of ten days. Covering gang culture and social issues, our young narrator breathes life in his story and brings it vividly into the readers imagination. Keeping the reader interested for over 400 pages highlights the skill of this author. A truly fascinating, enthralling, thought-provoking book which will stay in my thoughts for a long time.

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Exquisite by Sarah Stovell
Oh My! Where do I begin? Firstly I apologise as I don’t think my ramblings will give this book half the credit it deserves and as I am not a writer myself I am finding it difficult to put my emotions and thoughts down coherently. However I will give it a go. Bo Luxton is a successful author, married with a two young daughters and living a life of harmony in the Lake District. Alice Dark is a young aspiring writer without much direction in her life and meets Bo on a Creative Writing course. Almost instantly you can feel the connections both intellectually and physically grow between these women which escalates into a very dark, intense relationship. This is a very tense and beautifully crafted psychological thriller which keeps the reader captivated until the final page. Each chapter, whether it was Bo’s or Alice’s narrative, kept me gripped and holding my breath. I absolutely adored this book and wish it every success it deserves and highly recommend it to all lovers of intelligent psychological thrillers.

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All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker
Having only recently discovered Chris Whitaker and raved about Tall Oaks (I was rather excited (jumped up and down several times) to receive an advanced copy of his 2nd novel All the Wicked Girls from his publishers. I was told it was nothing like Tall Oaks and quite dark. Dark? Dark doesn’t even begin to describe this book – how about a complete black-out? I found myself reading this book so slowly as I was savouring each page/chapter and character instead of my usual rapid read and that is because each page is a literal work of art. Chris Whitaker has the ability to pick up the reader and transport them into the fictional small town of Grace, swelter in the heat, feel the fear and tension amongst the town folk and connect with the characters. Once again he created two wonderful characters in Noah and Purv and whilst their stories were heartbreaking, tragic and sad, their friendship and humour made me smile throughout. A beautifully written story of love, friendship, beliefs, fear, passion and I’m not embarrassed to say I cried at the end.

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Thanks for these tremendous recommendations, Tracy.  I’ve recently read and reviewed ‘All The Wicked Girls’ myself and completely agree with what you say.  ‘Exquisite’ is a book which will feature in my books of the year post on New Year’s Eve and I am DESPERATE to read ‘You Don’t Know Me’.

If Tracy has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about the books she has recommended, then please see the following amazon.co.uk links:

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood | Exquisite by Sarah Stovell | All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker |

About Tracy:
I am a self-confessed Compulsive Reader. In Oct 2014 I set up THE Book Club on Facebook, a secret group for readers, authors, publishers and book addicts. With an international membership of over 7800 readers and 1200 authors THE Book Club (TBC) is now considered one of the most influential online book clubs in the publishing industry. In December 2016 I set up Compulsive Readers reviewing and recommending only the books I LOVE and also interviews with all my favourite authors.

Tracy’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Compulsive Readers | Twitter | Facebook |

My thanks to Tracy for joining me today.  Make sure you pop back tomorrow when I will be welcoming the lovely Melisa Broadbent of Broadbean’s Books to damppebbles.

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#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Milana Madzarac (@acouplereads) #acouplereads

Today I am pleased to welcome another ‘new to me’ blogger to damppebbles.  Milana Madzarac blogs over at acouplereads which is an absolutely stonking idea for a book blog.  Mr damppebbles, take note!

Today Milana joins me to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads published in 2017.  #R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I invite book bloggers and authors to share three of their recommended reads with us.  The only stipulation is that the books must have been published this year, in 2017.

Here are the books Milana has selected…

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Beautiful writing, strong world building, amazing storyline.

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children series)
Vivid settings, strong writing, amazing characters, diversity.

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A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
Wonderful storyline, character development, tone was perfect for October.

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Thank you for joining me today, Milana and for your recommendations.  I’m drawn to the cover of ‘A Secret History of Witches’.  It may be time to read a bok out of my comfort zone for once.

If Milana has tempted you with her recommendations, or if you’d like to find out more about the books she has mentioned, please see the following amazon.co.uk links:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire | A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan |

About Milana:
Milana Madzarac is a 27 year old book blogger from Canada.  She co-reviews with her partner, Alex, on their blog ‘acouplereads’.

Milana’s Blog and Social Media Links:
acouplereads | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |

Many thanks to Milana and to you for joining me today.  Make sure you stop by tomorrow when I will have the pleasure of welcoming Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers and TBConFB to damppebbles.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #Author Chantelle Atkins (@Chanatkins) #TheTreeofRebels #YADystopian

I am delighted to welcome a new-to-me author to damppebbles today.  Chantelle Atkins is the author of the intriguing The Tree of Rebels, a YA dystopian adventure.  I’m not normally one to go for dystopian novels but The Tree of Rebels sounds wonderful and I’ve added it to the wishlist.  The cover is very striking as well (scroll down to the end of this post for a peek).

Chantelle has kindly joined me today to reveal her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 choices.  #R3COMM3ND3D2017 is a chance for authors and bloggers to share three 2017 must-read books.

Here are Chantelle’s recommendations…

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Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech
One of the best books I have read this year. It has everything I long for in fiction. Dark, gritty, contemporary themes. Gripping, page turner, but ultimately character driven, and what a character! All of the characters are believable but the protagonist Catherine is just brilliant. It’s the characters that make a book for me and I wanted to be her friend! Moving, unique, cleverly written. Just read it.

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Little Gold by Allie Rogers
Another book that ticked every box for me as a reader. Characters I totally believed in and wanted to know. Moments that made me cry, moments that made me laugh. A dark theme, a growing sense of unease and an uplifting ending.

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Blew me away. Gripping from the start. Believable. Tragic. Eye opening in more ways than one. A beautiful protagonist I wanted to wrap my arms around. Drama, love, hate, hope. A classic YA book in my opinion, and one I think that everybody ought to read.

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Thanks ever so much for joining me today, Chantelle and for your cracking recommendations.  I have read and thoroughly enjoyed ‘Maria in the Moon’ and know exactly what you mean about Catherine.  Such a great book!

If Chantelle has managed to tempt you, or you would like to find out more about her choices, please click the following amazon.co.uk links:

Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech | Little Gold by Allie Rogers | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas |

About Chantelle:
Chantelle Atkins was born and raised in Dorset, England and still resides there now with her husband, four children and multiple pets. She is addicted to both reading and music, and is on a mission to become as self-sufficient as possible. She writes for both the young adult and adult genres. Her fiction is described as gritty, edgy and compelling. Her debut Young Adult novel The Mess Of Me deals with eating disorders, self-harm, fractured families and first love. Her second novel, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side follows the musical journey of a young boy attempting to escape his brutal home life. She is also the author of This Is Nowhere, This Is The Day and a collection of short stories related to her novels, called Bird People and Other Stories. Her latest release is the YA dystopian The Tree Of Rebels.

About The Tree of Rebels:
the tree of rebels‘There will always be those who say no, Lissie. There will always be those who do not believe what they are told. There will always be those who rebel.’ It’s 2145. 13-year-old Lissie Turner lives in the peaceful community of Province 5. Everyone is provided for and everyone is grateful. Everyone obeys the rules. Lissie has never questioned her society until she falls into a daydream and wanders beyond the fence that keeps them safe. She finds an apple tree which changes her life and threatens to blow her world apart. Growing food has been forbidden since the last war ended 70 years ago. All food is raised under the Domes. With the discovery of the tree, Lissie finds herself breaking the rules. And if she believes what her dying Great-Grandmother has been trying to tell her, she must question everything she has ever been told. Who really started the Endless War? And it is really over? As she uncovers the shocking truth, Lissie must choose between conformity and rebellion, between living a lie and tearing her peaceful community apart… A YA dystopian adventure about a future disconnected from nature.

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Chantelle’s Blog and Social Media Links:

The Glorious Outsiders | Twitter | Facebook |

Join me again tomorrow when I will be welcoming book blogger Milana Madzarac to damppebbles with her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Cathy Ryan (@CathyRy) #BetweenTheLines

I am delighted to welcome the very lovely Cathy Ryan of the wonderful Between The Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff blog to damppebbles today.  What always amazes me about Cathy’s blog is the variety of books she reviews.  Between The Lines was one of the first blogs I followed as a newbie blogger (still am a newbie, ha!) and Cathy has been so supportive since day one.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 gives book bloggers and authors the opportunity to recommend three must-read titles published in 2017.  I am thrilled Cathy is joining me today to share to her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks.

Here are Cathy’s choices…

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The Dry by Jane Harper
It’s a well structured, compelling mystery with surprises I didn’t see coming. The past and present blend seamlessly in the measured pace of the narrative. It’s a character driven story which unfolds believably, with the emotions and human frailties easily imagined in such a dire situation and rural setting, where there is no escape.

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The Quiet Child by John Burley
The Quiet Child is a haunting and tense mystery, alternating between the kidnapped boys’ captivity and the desperation of the hunt to find them. The contrast between police investigations then and now is huge, you forget and take for granted just how much things have moved on. Back then even tracing a phone call required considerable time and effort. With lots of vivid imagery and detailing, the narrative moves along relentlessly with blindsiding twists.

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Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
This book is filled with suspense, emotion and is a fast paced, gripping read. With several compelling, well defined characters, the plot is put together brilliantly. Each time I thought I knew where it was going there was another unexpected twist. The protagonist’s quest for answers and his desire to get to the bottom of the secrets surrounding the original group of high school friends leads to more questions than answers.

Excellent, thank you so much for joining me today Cathy.  I have read and thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Dry’ but the other two titles are going on my wishlist!

If Cathy has managed to tempt you (as well as me!), or if you would like to find out more about the books she has recommended then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:

The Dry by Jane Harper | The Quiet Child by John Burley | Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben |

About Cathy:
I’ve always loved reading and books have been a constant throughout my life. Now I enjoy sharing, and finding new books through the wonderful blogging community. My ideal job would be in a book/coffee shop – the best of both worlds! Photography is a fairly new hobby which I’m having lots of fun with. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking by the sea with my dog, exploring new places, music and going to the theatre. And possibly the odd glass or two of wine! We’ve moved around quite a bit and are now based in (windy) North Wales.

Cathy’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Between The Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff | Twitter | Facebook |

My thanks to Cathy for joining me today.  Make sure you pop back tomorrow when I welcome Chantelle Atkins, author of ‘Tree of Rebels’, to damppebbles with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Jessica Page Johnson @JessReadingRoom #JessicasReadingRoom

I am delighted to welcome Jessica Page Johnson of Jessica’s Reading Room to damppebbles today to share her three recommended reads published in 2017.  If you haven’t discovered Jessica’s blog yet then you must!  Jess is ably assisted by her guest reviewer, Kim, and I love their joint reviews.  Is there anything better than a reading buddy?

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is a regular feature on the blog where authors and book bloggers are invited to recommend three books they have read this year.  Not only do they need to have been read this year, they also need to have been published this year.  So in other words, we’re talking about lovely, brand spanking new books.

Here are Jessica’s recommendations…

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Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi
This is my number one read of the year. It is a very important one that deals with the aftermath of teens and suicide. The author took it from her personal story. It touched me deeply. You can feel all the emotions that Turrisi put into this debut novel!

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The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker (Detective Sam Porter #1)
This is another one that is very high on my list for this year. It’s about a serial killer and it is one you don’t want to put down! This was my first book by the author and it won’t be the last. I am eagerly awaiting his next book!

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Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
This is a sweet YA novel that features a female protagonist who is skilled in Math, which we don’t often get in media. I highly enjoyed this novel and future novels by Brant.

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Great recommendations, thanks Jessica.  Good to see The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker making another appearance!

If Jessica has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:

Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi | The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker | Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

About Jessica:
My name is Jessica and I live in Georgia in the United States. I am married and we have two precious cat furbabies named Sage and Curry that were adopted from a local animal shelter.

I have had my website since June of 2016 I started it for me first as a way to share my reviews of the books I read and share with others. Though my blog is not a ‘big blog’ i feel it is successful as I am still having a great time.

I don’t read one particular genre. If I am interested in it I will read it! Most of what I tend to read are suspense/thrillers, chick-lit- and young adult.

Jessica’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Jessica’s Reading Room | Bookies Facebook Group | Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads |

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out Jessica’s recommendations.  Join me again tomorrow when I welcome the wonderful Cathy Ryan of Between the Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Lynne LeGrow (@fictionophile) #Fictionophile

I am thrilled to welcome another of my favourite bloggers to damppebbles today, the lovely Lynne LeGrow of Fictionophile.  Lynne has very kindly agreed to share her three recommended reads with us as part of #R3COMM3ND3D2017.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I invite authors and book bloggers to share three must- read titles from 2017.  The book must have been published in 2017 – that’s the only rule.

Here are Lynne’s three recommendations…

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
With a strong and memorable protagonist this book made me laugh and cry.

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The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Touching on the themes of loneliness, friendship, and aging, this literary fiction novel had a memorable protagonist and a sweet story.

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Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
A unique and cleverly plotted crime thriller that incorporated a relevant modern issue with some unscrupulous criminals. Plot twists abound.

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Thank you so much for your recommendations, Lynne.  I have ‘Dead Woman Walking’ on the TBR which I hope to get to very soon.

If Lynne has managed to tempt you with her recommendations, or if you would like to find out more about the books she has chosen, please click the amazon.co.uk links below:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman | The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg | Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton |

About Lynne:
A retired public library cataloger shares her love of books and reading now via her blog. A woman of a ‘certain age’ who has been happily married for forty years and is the proud mother of two grown children.

Lynne’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Fictionophile | Twitter | Pinterest |

Join me again tomorrow when I welcome book blogger Jessica Page Johnson of Jessica’s Reading Room to damppebbles with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads!

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Emma Mitchell (@emmamitchellfpr) #EmmaTheLittleBookworm #ETLBW

I am delighted to welcome the very lovely Emma Mitchell of Emma The Little Bookworm blog to damppebbles today.  I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Emma a very happy birthday, yay!  Happy birthday lovely lady – I hope you have a great day.

Emma has kindly agreed to join me today as part of my #R3COMM3ND3D2017 series.  #R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I ask bookish types (mostly authors and book bloggers) to recommend three reads, published in 2017.  They don’t have to be your top three of the year, just three STANDOUT books which you feel others MUST read.

So without further ado, I’ll hand over to Emma…

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The Surrogate by Louise Jensen
It is perfection on a page – Jensen’s best writing to date!

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Broken Bones by Angela Marsons (Detective Kim Stone #7)
This series just gets better and better – a masterclass in the police procedural.

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Ice Cold Alice by C.P. Wilson
I have never been on the side of a serial killer so much in my life!

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Great recommendations, thank you Emma.  I am also a huge fan of Louise Jensen’s books and agree, The Surrogate is her best yet!  I adore Angela Marson’s Kim Stone series – although I am a little behind, and I’ve been wanting to read Ice Cold Alice since it’s publication earlier this year!

If Emma has whetted your appetite and you would like to find out more about the books she recommends then please see the following amazon.co.uk links:

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen | Broken Bones by Angela Marsons | Ice Cold Alice by C.P. Wilson |

Emma’s Blog and Social Media Links:

Emma The Little Bookworm Blog | Twitter | Facebook | 

Join me again tomorrow when I will be welcoming book blogger Lynne LeGrow of Fictionophile to damppebbles.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #Reviewer Tina of the #TripFiction Team (@TripFiction)

I am thrilled to welcome the lovely Tina of the TripFiction Team to damppebbles today.  TripFiction is one of my very favourite websites, what with my love of international crime fiction.  And if you’re travelling soon then you MUST check it out.  I’m delighted to have Tina join me today to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads from the last year.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I ask book bloggers, reviewers and authors to recommend three MUST READ books.  There aren’t many rules, only that the books recommended should have been published in 2017.

Here’s what Tina recommends…

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The Dry by Jane Harper (Aaron Falk #1)
It appeared in January and set the bar quite high for the year. Slow burning, murder, full of suspense set against an arid and unforgiving background.

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Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne
The author has a tremendous ability to capture an ominous atmosphere. I first came across his incredible storytelling in ‘The Unforgiven’ where death takes place against a beautifully but threatening Morocco. In Beautiful Animals he has located to Hydra which he evokes really well and it is a real character in the story.

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The Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
Despite an inauspicious cover (very old-fashioned-looking although it came out this year), this has been one of my favourite books this year. Beautifully written it has the feel of Barbara Kingsolver and is set at a crucial time in Kenya when the British were still clinging on to power.

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Thank you so much for joining me today, Tina.  I’m a fan of Jane Harper’s brilliant ‘The Dry’ and I’ve added ‘Beautiful Animals’ to the TBR! Many thanks for the recommendation.

If Tina has tempted you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:

The Dry by Jane Harper | Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne | The Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh |

About TripFiction:
TripFiction has been set up so that both actual and armchair travellers can match their reading choices with a chosen destination. We collate books that are strong on location and feature and review books and travel-related pieces on our blog. We have been up and running for 4 years now and it’s been a wonderful journey so far.

TripFiction’s Blog and Social Media Links:
TripFiction | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter |

 

Join me again tomorrow when I will be welcoming the birthday girl, Emma Mitchell of Emma The Little Bookworm, to damppebbles.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Paul Cheney (@halfmanhalfb00k) #HalfManHalfBook

It’s my pleasure to welcome Paul Cheney to damppebbles today.  Paul blogs over at the fantastic Halfman, Halfbook which, if you haven’t discovered yet, you must!  Paul reads and reviews a lot of non-fiction so I find a visit to his blog quite refreshing.  Plus, how can you not love a blog called Halfman, Halfbook?!

Paul has kindly joined me today to share his #R3COMM3ND3D2017 choices.  #R3COMM3ND3D2017 is a feature on the blog where I invite book bloggers and authors to share three MUST READ books.  The only stipulation is that the books chosen must have been published in 2017.

Here are Paul’s three choices:

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Turning by Jessica J. Lee
It is a beautifully written memoir of her swimming 52 lakes around Berlin.

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Revolutionary Ride by Lois Pryce
It is a fascinating account of a lone woman travelling in Iran on a motorbike.

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Bee Quest by Dave Goulson
Really well-written book by a total bee fanatic as he travels around the world in search of his buzzy friends.

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Thanks so much, Paul.  I don’t read a lot of non-fiction myself, I think the closest I get is true crime every now and then, and the odd autobiography.

If Paul has tempted you with any of the above suggestions, or if you would like to find out more, then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:

Turning by Jessica J. Lee | Revolutionary Road by Lois Pryce | Bee Quest by Dave Goulson |

About Paul:
I have always loved all things about reading and books, and cannot walk past a bookshop or library without popping in; just to look, you understand. I read all types and genres of books, but my real passion is for non-fiction, in particular travel, natural history, history and science. I also love science fiction and fantasy and try to read some contemporary fiction too. Writing for Nudge Books as their voice of Book Life.

Paul’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Halfman, Halfbook | Twitter | Goodreads |

Make sure you pop by again tomorrow when Tina from the TripFiction team will be joining me with her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 with #BookBlogger Jen Lucas (@JenMedBkReviews) #JenMedsBookReviews

Today I am absolutely thrilled to welcome one of my very favourite people in the booky world to damppebbles, the lovely Jen Lucas of Jen Med’s Book Reviews.  Jen has kindly agreed to pop by and share her three recommended reads with us.

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is an end of year feature on damppebbles where I ask fellow book bloggers and authors to choose three books published in 2017 and share their recommendations with us.  All books published in 2017, no matter what the genre, are up for nomination.  So without further ado, let’s see what the lovely Jen has picked…

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Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride
With a brilliant blend of dark humour and a cracking plotline, this had me both stunned and laughing from start to finish. If you like the Logan McRae series you’ll know Roberta Steel and you’ll know the tone of the book. Using some of my favourite non-swear words it was just right up my street. And the hardback contains some wicked illustrations.

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The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen (trans. David Hackston)
Where to begin. From the moment I read the taster for this I knew I wanted to read it and it did not disappoint. A brilliant blend of a compelling story and wonderfully dry humour, in a setting which is just so perfectly captured, it has echoes of Fargo but with a Finnish flair. And mushrooms. And a hedgehog. What more do you need?

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Follow You by Richard Parker
This just totally appealed to my dark sense of humour. Some macabre murders in this book, and a plot that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I was chuckling in probably all the wrong places but this was a boom, yes, in your face kind of a read for me which still makes me grin thinking about now. Loved it.

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Brilliant, thanks for sharing these with us Jen.  I am a massive fan of Follow You by Richard Parker which I read recently.  I’ve heard nothing but positive things said about The Man Who Died and I’m utterly ashamed to admit I’ve never read a Stuart MacBride book!

If Jen has managed to pique your interest or if you would like to find out about any of the books she recommends then please see the following amazon.co.uk links:

Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride | The Man Who Died Antti Tuomainen | Follow You by Richard Parker |

About Jen:
I’m Jen, a fairly stressed, hair dye enhanced (sort of award-winning ish) book blogger from the Midlands. Transport manager by day and insomniac reader by night, I work hard to keep myself in books and keep my two cats and a dog in food and lick-e-lix. Often found lurking in corners at book gatherings as I’m also shy and a bit anti-social.

Jen’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Jen Med’s Book Reviews | Twitter | Facebook | 

#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is now sadly closed for 2017.  But fret not the feature will return in 2018, and I have lots of fabulous posts running between now and the New Year!