Hello and the happiest of Mondays to you, dear reader. Thank you for joining me on this Autumnal October day where damppebbles is all about the book love (today and every day, really!). I am delighted to welcome another brilliant book blogger to share their #R3COMM3ND3D2018 picks with us today – the lovely Joanna at Books and Lovely Things. Now Jo is on semi-hiatus at the moment as she has her hands rather full but you should still subscribe to her beautiful blog. And don’t forget to check her out on Instagram too.
I have some news….this is the penultimate #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post. On Thursday I will be sharing the last of 2018’s recommendations, shortly followed by an ‘After-Show Party’ post and then 2018s feature will sadly be over. But don’t fret, this year’s recommended starts on 1st November so it won’t be gone for long!
Allow me to explain what #R3COMM3ND3D is all about. It’s where I invite bookish types – book bloggers and authors – to share with us three books they love. They don’t have to be their top three of the year, just three books they thoroughly enjoyed reading. Any genre, any author, any publisher – but published in the same year. At the moment we’re concentrating on 2018 but very soon #R3COMM3ND3D2019 starts. If you would like to take part please complete the form at the bottom of this post.
Here are Joanna’s three choices…
A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley
A forgotten classic that tackles the difficult topics of slavery, divisions of race and much more.
The Songs of Us by Emma Cooper
It’s such a brilliant read with an original storyline- filled with laugh out loud moments, tragedy and joy.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
It’s a cosy festive read filled with romance, emotion and real-life issues. Reminiscent of ‘One Day’, it spans nearly a decade and is a real page-tuner.
Thanks so much, Jo. Great to see a couple of #R3COMM3ND3D2018 favourites making an appearance!
If Jo has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
A wifdle and mum of a toddler who loves and hoards books!
If you’re a book blogger or author and you have three books published this year that you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link:)