Happy Hump Day! It’s Wednesday which means the weekend is only a squeak away now…phew! I am delighted to welcome a wonderfully supportive blogger and another of my favourites to damppebbles today, the ever so lovely Cathy Ryan of BetweenTheLines ~ Books’N’Stuff. You must, must, must check out Cathy’s blog if you don’t already.
If you haven’t seen any of my #R3COMM3ND3D2018 posts so far then where have you been for the last 20 or so days?! #R3COMM3ND3D2018 is a chance for book bloggers, authors and those who work in publishing to share three books they love with the rest of us. The catch being, all three books must have been published in 2018. Other than that, there are no rules.
Here are Cathy’s choices…
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a powerful and moving account of one man’s experience during the war, especially so because it’s a true story, and incredibly it’s also a love story. The author actually met Lale, the main character, and got the details first hand, so the perspective is quite personal. It really made an impression on me.
The Runaway Wife by Dee MacDonald
I enjoyed The Runaway Wife because it’s just a really fun read with an unexpected twist. It also has a more mature protagonist, which is a refreshing change, and one who isn’t content to make do with an unsatisfactory life. She loves her family but is tired of being taken for granted.
Bitter Sun by Beth Lewis
Bitter Sun is a dark and disturbing tale with shocking twists, very evocative and something that’s not unrealistic. The author really brings the small town America of the period to life and it’s not a nice image. It’s quite tragic and very atmospheric.
Thanks so much for your choices, Cathy. Good to see The Tattooist of Auschwitz making it’s second appearance. It’s now one of only five books with two votes to it’s name. I’ve added Bitter Sun to the wishlist as it sounds everything I want in a novel.
If Cathy 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:
I’ve always loved reading and books have been a constant throughout my life. Now I enjoy sharing, and finding new books through the wonderful blogging community. My ideal job would be in a book/coffee shop – the best of both worlds! Photography is a fairly new hobby which I’m having lots of fun with. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking by the sea with my dog, exploring new places, music and going to the theatre. And possibly the odd glass or two of wine! We’ve moved around quite a bit and are now based in (windy) North Wales.
Join me again tomorrow when I welcome another brilliant book blogger to share the book love and their three #R3COMM3ND3D2018 picks!