Hello you wonderful bookish folk. It’s Wednesday, we’re halfway through the week and we’re one step closer to the weekend…phew! Today I am delighted to welcome another of my absolute favourite bookish types to the blog to share their #R3COMM3ND3D2018. Finding a hobby you love in life is a bonus. Finding a hobby you love and then making some of the best friends you could ever wish for thanks to that hobby is the icing on the cake. If you’re not already following Kate Noble’s fabulous blog – The Quiet Knitter – then we need to have words! She’s a wonderful friend and if it wasn’t for this book blogging lark I don’t think our paths would ever have crossed. Thank you book blogging.
I witter on too much, I know. Anyway, if you haven’t come across #R3COMM3ND3D2018 before then let me explain. #R3COMM3ND3D2018 is where I invite book bloggers, authors and publishers to share three recommended reads. There’s a catch though (there’s always a catch, right?). The books must have been published this year, in 2018. Any genre, any title, any author but the publication date must be 2018.
So without further ado, here are the books Kate chose…
The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan
This is a beautifully written tale that captures the heart and imagination of readers as it deftly weaves together two stories from different timelines that pull a range of emotion from the audience. Readers first encounter a hint of mysticism, folklore and sadness from the opening pages, setting the tone perfectly for what lies ahead.
Fault Lines by Doug Johnstone
Set in an Edinburgh with a difference, the reader is plunged into a world of volcanology and death. The fragility of human psychology is deftly explored, emotions are laid bare and the rawness of grief and the associated disbelief at events makes this such a powerful read.
Keeper by Johana Gustawsson
Every now and again, there is an author who exceeds all expectations and writes a book that completely blows your mind, and I believe that Johana Gustawsson is one of those rare authors. The plotting is excellent, the characters are so realistic and chillingly authentic, this is a book that EVERYONE needs to read!
Brilliant choices, Kate. I remember when The Story Collector was released and the buzz around the book was wonderful. Fellow bloggers were completely falling in love with it! Fault Lines is on my TBR and Keeper has a strong chance of being my book of the year.
If Kate has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about the titles she recommends then please see the following links:
My name is Kate, I’m mum to 1 human child and 2 canines. I’ve had a fascination with books for as long as I can remember and most of my spare time is spent either reading or knitting. I live in a wee village in the countryside which is a huge change for a city girl!
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