It’s the weeeeeeeeekend! Happy Saturday bookish friends. Thank you for joining me today. I’m up to my usual shenanigans and sharing the 2019 book love with another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2019 post. I am delighted to welcome the lovely Karen of Go Buy The Book to the blog today to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D2019 picks. If you haven’t discovered Karen’s blog yet then I insist you do. You won’t be sorry.
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 Karen’s three #R3COMM3ND3D2019 choices…
Avaline Saddlebags by Netta Newbound & Marcus Brown
Although this is a gruesome serial killer novel, there were plenty of light-hearted moments making this a breath of fresh air. There was something that set this apart from the average police procedural and I hope that this isn’t the last time we meet these characters.
Karen’s Review of Avaline Saddlebags
On My Life by Angela Clarke
Set partly in a women’s prison about someone who says they have been wrongly imprisoned for murder, Angela Clarke’s extensive research is apparent. With twists and turns galore, this is one of those books that makes you sit up and think.
Karen’s Review of On My Life
Twisted by Steve Cavanagh
Once in a while, a book has all the hype, and this was one of those books! I was so pleased that, for me, it met all of my expectations with a title that could not have been more apt! This is one of those books where you are best going into completely blind, knowing that just when you think you know what’s going on, Steve Cavanagh hits you with yet another twist!
Twisted by Steve Cavanagh
Great choices, thanks Karen. I have one of these on my TBR already but I’ll be adding the other two to the wishlist, that’s for sure!
If Karen has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
Book blogger whose preferred genres to read are crime/psychological thriller/police procedural etc. This stems back to my teenage years when I used to enjoy watching the Ruth Rendell Mysteries on television and was prompted to work my way through the series of Inspector Wexford novels. I was truly devastated when Ruth Rendell died as it meant no more Reg Wexford! I suppose, though, my first dalliance with the genre was as a child reading books by Enid Blyton – to this day, The Mystery of the Missing Necklace remains one of my favourite stories!
In recent years, I’ve also developed a penchant for genealogical fiction. Again, though, this genre tends to have a mystery aspect attached to it.
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)