It’s Sunday, it’s the 18th November and it’s another fabulous #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post! I hope your Sunday is going well so far. For those in the UK it won’t really have had a chance to get going yet as this post is scheduled for 7.30am and we’ll all hopefully still be in the land of nod (unless you have young children of course, then you will have been up for hours!).
I am delighted to welcome a fabulous blogger (another favourite!) to damppebbles today to share their #R3COMM3ND3D2018 picks, Yvonne Bastian of Me and My Books. If you haven’t checked out Yvonne’s blog then you must! I always enjoy reading her reviews.
#R3COMM3ND3D2018 is a chance for book bloggers, authors and those who work in publishing to shout about three books they love. There’s a catch though, the books must have been published this year in 2018. That’s the only rule. All three books must be 2018 titles.
Here are Yvonne’s choices…
Sunset Over The Cherry Orchard by Jo Thomas
This book definitely transported me. It took me to the rural setting of Spain as I followed the main character through her journey. This book had a fantastic story line, an atmospheric and picturesque setting, some great local details and I just fell in love with the characters, the story, the setting and the …well everything.
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
If there was a book that made me feel claustrophobic then this is it. Not only does it have a local history aspect that has been brilliantly woven into the story, it has the most wonderful descriptions that had me on the edge of my seat. The story is one that comes full circle as details are filled in about the characters. A spine tingler and skin crawling book that I loved.
Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce
This was such a great book to read as I followed Emmy on her journey to become a Lady War Correspondent only to discover that the job was not quite what she expected. There were some great fun moments in this story set during World War II. I liked the way the author mixed the good and the bad to create a story that had me hooked as well as sniggering, crying and grinning as I turned the pages.
Great choices, thanks Yvonne. This is the second mention for the brilliant The Craftsman which is now joint first with Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon, The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven and Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh. All four books have two votes each. Will one of these titles be crowned the winner of #R3COMM3ND3D2018? We’ll have to wait and see…
If Yvonne has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends then please see the following links:
| Sunset Over The Cherry Orchard by Jo Thomas | The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton | Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce |
I’m Yvonne and I have a mountain of a problem…its called my TBR but thankfully I know I’m not alone. I live in Cornwall and I am a avid book reader, reviewer and Book Blogger. I love reading a whole range of different genres that cover a multitude of different subjects. I like a book that will transport me, that will show me new and interesting things, that will scare the pants off me, that will have me laughing and or crying, that will have me on the edge of my seat and inspire me, that will challenge my thoughts, that will leave me wanting to read more by the author. Choosing just three books is a hard thing to do, actually choosing three out of most things in life is hard, but only three books!! Yes I am a book reader and I love being a book reader 🙂 [Sorry Yvonne, you’re not the first to say so, lol]
Yvonne’s Social Media Links:
| Me and My Books | Twitter @yvonnembee | Facebook |
#R3COMM3ND3D for this year is full! There are still lots of wonderful book recommendations to come though, between now and the end of the year. So make sure you pop back tomorrow for more bookish delights!
5 thoughts on “#R3COMM3ND3D2018 with #BookBlogger Yvonne Bastian (@yvonnembee) #MeandMyBooks”
Thank you for allowing me share the book love Emma ❤️❤️❤️
High-five Craftsman buddy! 😄
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It’s such an absolutely brilliant book, so far it’s one of my top reads of the year 😍
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Yvonne is so lovely… She is one of my first friends who shared my posts on twitter. It took me a very long time to understand how to do that 🤔
She is an absolute darling. I loved her recommendations.
I just picked up Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard thanks to you and Yvonne! Can’t wait!