Hello my bookish lovelies and happy Friday! The weekend is nearly here and I hope you have lots of brilliant bookish plans in place. Today I am thrilled to welcome another of my favourite book bloggers to damppebbles to share the #R3COMM3ND3D book love – Clair of Always Need More Books (ain’t that the truth?!). I love Clair’s blog so if you haven’t discovered it yet then click the link above and find out what you’ve been missing. You can thank me later. 😉
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.
Here are the three books Clair recommends…
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
This was just the perfect book – funny and heartwarming. I’ve recommended it to everyone and they’ve all read it and loved it too.
Clair’s Review of The Flatshare
Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
Such a sweet and nostalgic romantic story set in the 1990s.
Clair’s Review of Sweet Sorrow
After The End by Claire Mackintosh
A heartbreaking story of parental love with a clever twist. So emotional this had me in tears.
Clair’s Review of After The End
Thanks so much for your recommendations, Clair. Despite being a die-hard crime reader a couple of your picks have really piqued my interest. I keep coming back to The Flatshare, it’s so tempting.
If Clair has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about her choices, please see the following links:
My name is Clair and I’m a book lovin’ 40 something technical librarian. I’ve loved reading all my life. I’ve always read but four years ago when I discovered Bookstagram, my reading and book buying habits reached a new level!
I’m pretty old school, I rarely read ebooks, preferring an actual book any day of the week. I would say I like a wide mixture of books, and probably the only genre I don’t read much is sci-fi. I prefer contemporary literature as opposed to the classics, and also enjoy reading young adult as some of the books out there are outstanding (I wish they’d been around when I was younger!)
I run a book club in my home town and we meet monthly at the local pub (usually between 5-10 of us). We take it in turns to choose a book to discuss and I’ve read and discovered some amazing authors and books.
If you’re a book blogger or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/PE483qCyrKEgV5Uq6)