Happy Friday! I hope you have some exciting plans for the weekend. Welcome to the blog today and to another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post.
Today I am delighted to welcome fellow blogger, Yvonne who blogs over at It’s All About Books, to damppebbles. Yvonne will be sharing her three #R3COMM3ND3D2018 picks but first, let me explain what #R3COMM3ND3D is all about…
At the end of every year from the start of November to late December I invite bookish types to share their three #R3COMM3ND3D picks with the rest of us. Three books published that year which readers just can’t miss, three must-read titles. Unfortunately, I fell ill last year so wasn’t able to share all of the posts. But book recommendations don’t age so I’m delighted to bring you those missing posts over the coming weeks on a Monday and a Friday!
Without further ado, here are Yvonne’s choices…
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
This book is hands down one of the best debuts I’ve read to this date. Never has the phrase ‘had me guessing until the very last page’ been more true! I won’t be tiring of recommending this book to everyone I know. Brilliant. Mindblowing. Flabbergasting. Extremely well executed. And overall 200% worth your time.
The Date by Louise Jensen
Bring out the superlatives and invite them to this review party, because I’ll need a lot of them to describe my feelings about The Date. I read a lot of thrillers, but this story was simply something else. The Date ticked all the right boxes for me and more, and I literally dropped everything to read this psychological thriller. Fascinating, highly addictive and utterly absorbing! If you are a fan of the genre, you simply MUST try this one. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe
Boy, this book was GOOD. It’s not the easiest story to read and there are a lot of trigger warnings involved for those who are sensitive to violence, abuse etc, but if you can stomach them, you will find Barbed Wire Heart is one hell of a ride. It’s a trigger-happy crime story with a high dose of girl power, adrenaline, action, a splash of family drama and plot twists that you won’t see coming. From the writing style to the underlying feminist message, the originality of the plot and the excellent character development… This story simply blew me away.
Thanks so much, Yvonne. Two utterly brilliant books and one brand new author to me! I’m adding Barbed Wire Heart to the wish list.
If Yvonne has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more information about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
Let me introduce myself: I’m Yvonne, or Yvo for short… I was born a Dutchie, but felt that that tiny, rainy country known for tulips, windmills, cheese and of course Amsterdam wasn’t my place to be. O no, the world was a lot bigger that and was calling me to start discovering it. Carpe Diem and all. So I learned Spanish (I actually have a degree in Spanish philology), went to study in Madrid, Spain when I was 20… And after that I decided to try and find my place in the world. I travelled around a lot during the last few years, and finally settled down in lovely Argentina after having found the love of my life while travelling in Colombia.
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