How was your Christmas bookish friends? I hope you had a wonderfully festive time with the people you care about, and you are now the proud owner of lots of lovely new books to read. I can’t quite believe it’s all over for another year! Still, New Year is on the horizon which means my ‘Top 10 Books of the Year’ post is imminent, shortly followed by my second-year blogiversary!
And, thank goodness we’re back to #R3COMM3ND3D2017 which I have sorely missed over the last couple of days. Goodness knows how I will cope when the middle of January arrives and I wave goodbye to #R3COMM3ND3D until November 2018! Anyway, enough of my wittering. Today I am delighted to welcome another fabulous book blogger to damppebbles with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads. Emma Littlefield blogs over at the wonderful One Readers Thoughts, which if you haven’t discovered yet then you must!
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is an opportunity for book bloggers and authors to shout about three books published in 2017 which they loved, I’m all about sharing the book love and what better way to do that than ask my bookish peers to share their most loved reads.
Here are Emma’s choices…
The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph
I thought this was a clever plot, which wove the past and present together so well that I was kept guessing until the very end. The characters were well drawn and the setting, which included a cult, completely drew me in.
The Binding Song by Elodie Harper
An excellent debut. It was a perfect read as the nights started to draw in. There are great characters, a prison setting which made for a dark story, and a supernatural twist which made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
Forgotten by Nicole Trope
Whilst there a more than a few books out there with the missing children and frantic parents, I haven’t read any as well written as this. It looks at it from the points of view of the parents, police, and the abductor. It’s tense from the first page and I couldn’t put it down,
Excellent choices, thank you Emma. I really enjoyed the atmospheric feel of ‘The Binding Song’ and would pick up another book written by Elodie Harper in a heartbeat.
If Emma has tempted you or if you would like to like to find out more about the books she has recommended, please see the following amazon.co.uk links:
About Emma (and my favourite bio of the series so far!):
I’ve been a book blogger for about three years (with a few breaks for “blogger burnout”). I love to read, and sometimes I don’t feel like I do much else. I read a lot of books where people end up dead but anything that catches my eye will get read including non-fiction. I would live in the library if I could but the librarians might find that a bit strange.
My thanks to Emma for joining me today. Join me again tomorrow when Karen Cole of ‘Hair Past a Freckle’ book blog will be joining me to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads! See you tomorrow my bookish lovelies.