Hello and happy weekend! I hope you have some bookish plans in store. I am delighted to welcome you to damppebbles today and to another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2019 post. Today I am joined by the lovely Jessica Johnson who blogs over at Jessica’s Reading Room. If you haven’t discovered Jessica’s blog yet then I suggest you head straight on over and say ‘hi’!
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 Jessica recommends…
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
This novel is about a female firefighter and has a bit of everything you could want in it: romance, mystery, action, and yes, we do get a fire! Having spent a little bit of time in a firehouse myself, this novel portrays life in the firehouse via Center’s volunteer firefighter husband.
Jessica’s Review of Things You Save in a Fire
The Farm by Joanne Ramos
This is a novel that leaves you thinking how far away is our society from actually having ‘farms’. This novel tackles the differences in race, immigration status, lack of freedom, morality and greed among the many topics addressed.
Jessica’s Review of The Farm
Hope and Other Punch Lines by Julie Buxbaum
A fictional story based on a true event, Hope and Other Punch Lines is a book that everyone should read. Whether you have memories of 9/11 (near or far away) or you are learning of it in the more recent history books, Hope gives both perspectives on this world changing event and its aftermath.
Jessica’s Review of Hope and Other Punch Lines
Thanks so much, Jessica. I really like the sound of all three of your recommendations.
If Jessica has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
My name is Jessica and I live in Georgia. I am married and we have two precious cat furbabies named Sage and Curry. They were adopted from a local animal shelter.
I’ve been actively reading and keeping track of the books I have read since 2009. The reviews posted are 100% my honest opinions, whether I enjoyed the book or not.
I don’t read one particular genre. If I am interested in it I will read it! My favorite genres are Suspense/Thriller, Chick-Lit, and YA.
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)