Hello and welcome to your Thursday dose of #R3COMM3ND3D2019! I hope you’re having a good week with lots of bookish treats. Today I am delighted to welcome another fabulous book blogger to damppebbles – the brilliant Beverley of Beverley Has Read. I love Beverley’s blog and she writes cracking reviews, so make sure you head 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 Beverley chose…
How To Fail by Elizabeth Day
This is a non-fiction book based on Elizabeth Day’s podcast of the same name and is an astonishing piece of work which examines how failure can ultimately help you succeed. It covers work, family, infertility, divorce and body image and has a place on my bookshelf forever. Reading this book is like chatting to a really good friend.
Beverley’s Review of How To Fail
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
I was a huge fan of The Dry and Force of Nature, but The Lost Man, for me, was on a different level entirely. Her powerful descriptions of a vast and impenetrable landscape and a family on the edge took me from England to the outback of Australia. This has a wonderful plot and characters who leap from the pages and is one of my favourite books of the year.
Beverley’s Review of The Lost Man
The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood
Naomi Wood takes us to 1920s Germany and to a group of friends studying at The Bauhaus. This is historical fiction at its best; there is a mystery, the rise of fascism, real-life events and characters who do bad things in extreme situations. It is beautifully written and a powerful piece of fiction.
Beverley’s Review of The Hiding Game
Excellent choices, thanks Beverley. I am also a huge fan of Jane Harper and cannot recommend The Lost Man (or any of her three books) enough!
If Beverley has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
Hi! I’m Beverley, I’m a blogger from the North East of England, who, having been born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, can say that I am 100% a Geordie. I live in Northumberland with my husband, about 10 minutes from the coast, 10 minutes from the country and 10 minutes from the city and it is a wonderful place to be.
My day job is an Account Manager for a Promotional Merchandise business but when I am not selling pens with logos on I usually have my head in a book. I started blogging in 2016 because I found that non-readers got bored of me talking about how books that I loved and so decided to talk about them online instead. Blogging has taken me to book festivals, has made me new friends and has allowed me to meet some of my favourite authors.
I read a wide variety of books from crime (and all of the sub genres within it), to modern fiction, literary fiction, women’s fiction (although I hate that term), historical fiction and a bit of romance too.
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)