Hello and welcome to damppebbles! It’s Monday, which means a brand new week of #R3COMM3ND3D2019 treats for us all. Today I am delighted to welcome one of my very favourite people from the book world to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D2019 picks – the fabulous Kate at The Quiet Knitter. If you don’t already follow Kate’s blog then you and I need to have words. She’s a brilliant blogger and someone whose reviews I always trust.
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 books Kate chose…
The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl
This is a tension filled thriller that packs a remarkable amount of story into just the right amount of words to carry a reader off on a wave of emotion and render their heart both broken and mended within the space of a few hundred pages. It’s beautifully written, it’s atmospheric, highly detailed and an amazing book!
Kate’s Review of The Courier
Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis
Code Name: Lise is a truly remarkable tale, poignant and yet empowering, and combined with the writing of Larry Loftis, this reads as a thriller. It’s explosive, it’s gripping and the sort of read that gets under your skin.
Kate’s Review of Code Name: Lise
The Unquiet Heart by Kaite Welsh
The way that the action and drama unfolds is clever and intense, Welsh manages to pack the right amount of drama into each moment. She deftly weaves atmosphere and vivid detail throughout the narrative, crafting a truly magnificent book. This is a treat for fans of historical fiction, the attention to detail and care that have gone into the research and writing of this book make it a delight to read. And, not only do we have a thrilling read, we also navigate the societal hurdles of the time as Sarah Gilchrist fights against the accepted norms of the time, defying the gendered stereotypical roles by being a medical student, not being married by a certain age and finding a match in the most unlikely place.
Kate’s Review of The Unquiet Heart
Thanks so much, Kate. That’s another three books added to my wishlist!
If Kate 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 book addiction would be a kind way to describe my relationship with books, I enjoy reading and have done from an early age. A day I don’t get any reading done is a sad day. That said, I do have a young child and two dogs, so they tend to take up some of my reading time but I like a challenge. I’ve been known to knit whilst my Kindle is perched next to me, where there’s a will there’s a way! I decided to start blogging about books and reading as well as random musings because I wanted to share my love of a good book with others.
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:)