It is my great pleasure to welcome another ‘new favourite’ blogger to damppebbles today, the very lovely Gemma Wiles of Gem’s Quiet Corner. Gemma hasn’t been blogging very long but she’s already made her mark and I, for one, love her blog. Gemma has joined me today to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is a chance for book bloggers and authors to share three standout reads from 2017. That’s it! It’s that simple. Three favourite reads published in 2017.
Here are Gemma’s choices…
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
Who would think a book involving peacocks, nuns and a hot air balloon could make such a corker of a read. This book just starts at a 100 miles an hour and never gives in. I love it when I’m reading a book where I just don’t have a single clue how everything is going to come together, or how it even can – and then when it does all fit together you are just sat open-mouthed, thinking WOW!
This Love by Dani Atkins
Dani’s writing, storytelling and characters are always so beautiful. This book is essentially a book about the different types of love: family, friendships, that new love at the start of a relationship. She writes about tragedy and sadness, but when you close the book after those final pages, you’ll find you feel positive and uplifted. I’m not someone who shows their emotions much, so when a book leaves me in complete floods of tears, the author has certainly managed to work her magic.
Perfect Remains (DI Callanch #1) by Helen Fields
In my crime reading I look for something that has strong detectives and a brutal killer (who I get a good insight into their heads and a strong POV from) which is exactly what I got in this first book of the series. The killer is probably the most clever, twisted and disturbing one I’ve come across in books this year – whilst reading it’s fair to say I’ve never felt so protective of my teeth! Gorgeous, French D.I Callanach, and strong, feisty D.I Ava Turner make a fabulous team, and I love seeing how their relationship grows throughout this book.
Awesome recommendations, Gemma, thank you so much for joining me today. I am desperate to read ‘Perfect Remains’ and ‘Dead Woman Walking’. Both of which I am pleased to say I have on my TBR, yay!
If Gemma has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the book she recommends then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:
My name is Gemma and I’m in my early 30’s. I work nights in an adult health and social care setting, I have an 11 year old son, and I am owned by a cat called Milo!
I’ve only been blogging for a few months (started in August) but I’ve loved books ever since I was a little girl when my gran used to take me to work with her, at her cleaning job in Easingwold library. She’d do her jobs whilst I’d have the whole library to myself! I enjoy many genres: Crime, Police Procedurals, Thrillers, Mystery, and well written Romantic Comedy and Chick-Lit.
Besides books, I’m a tea addict, crazy cat lady and have slight obsessions with buying pyjamas and pretty bedding sets!
Huge thanks to Gemma for joining me today. Make sure you stop by tomorrow when I welcome the fabulous Sarah Swan of Sarah’s Vignettes to damppebbles with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.