I am delighted to welcome another fellow book blogger to damppebbles today. The lovely Nicki Maguire who blogs over at Secret Library Blog. Nicki has very kindly agreed to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks with us today.
I’m sure we’re all fully up to date with how #R3COMM3ND3D2017 works by now but if not, it’s an opportunity for authors and book bloggers to shout about three books they love. The only stipulation being, the books must have been published in 2017.
Here are Nicki’s choices…
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
I loved everything about this quirky book. The main character fascinated me even though I didn’t particularly like her., The backwards telling of the story was so clever, really messing with my head, but not so badly that I couldn’t understand what was going on. Perfect for lovers of quirky thrillers.
The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase
This was a wonderful dual time novel set in present day and the summer of 1959. It was full of atmosphere and in both settings, but it was the 1950s part that I really loved and felt transported back to time before I was born.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I was an amazing book that I couldn’t and didn’t want to put down. It opened up a whole new world to me making me uncomfortable as I read it. I don’t normally read YA books but I’m so glad I picked this one up. It’s one of those books that everyone should read.
Many thanks for joining me today Nicki, and for your brilliant recommendations! I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Genuine Fraud’
If Nicki has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about the books she has chosen, please see the following amazon.co.uk links:
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas |
I’m Nicki a 40 something wife and mother to a 16 year old son. I live on the beautiful island of Jersey where we only have a Waterstones bookshop and a WHSmith to buy books from. Fortunately, we have a fantastic library service over here and all the charity shops sell second hand books too. Twice a year the local guide Dogs for the Blind charity have their second-hand book sales which raise thousands of pounds each time.
I’ve dabbled with blogging for years and have been reviewing books for a long time on Goodreads, Amazon and Waterstones, but wanted a central place for all my reviews. I had a book blog on Booklikes for a few years but actually started this blog last October when Booklikes looked like it was dying. It recovered but I preferred the new format on WordPress and so made this my blog home. I’m very happy here and have been made very welcome by all the lovely book bloggers out there.
Nicki’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Secret Library Blog | Twitter | Facebook |
My thanks to Nicki for joining me today. Make sure you pop back tomorrow when I will be sharing my top reads of the year and the last #CaseClosed of 2017!
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Thanks for having me on your blog and Happy New Year xx
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I’m so not surprised to see The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde on this list. Excellent choice from the fabulous Nicki!
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Ah love Nicki! And stoked to see two titles off my tbr mentioned 💗