Happy Monday! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you, full to the brim of brilliant books. Today on damppebbles it’s all about sharing the book love (today and every day!). I am delighted to welcome another of my favourite bloggers to share their three #R3COMM3ND3D2019 picks with us – the fabulous Nicki at Secret Library Book Blog. Nicki’s blog is absolutely gorgeous and well worth a visit. 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 Nicki chose…
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
I love historical fiction and this book was set in Franco’s Spain in the 1950s. It revealed the horrors of the regime and the dark history of a country normally associated with sand, sea and package holidays. I loved the main characters and the different journeys they took me on. What I didn’t realise about this book is that it’s actually a YA book, and if I’d know that I probably wouldn’t have read it and therefore missed out on reading my favourite book of the year!
Nicki’s Review of The Fountains of Silence
Sunshine by Kim Kelly
This was a beautifully written historical fiction set in post World War One in Australia. Even though this was a short book, just over 200 pages, there was so much emotion and real depth to the characters that I felt like I got to know them very well. The writing was so beautiful that at times I felt like crying especially as I learnt more about the characters and their heartbreaking situations.
Nicki’s Review of Sunshine
The Postcard by Zoë Folbigg
I loved everything about this book, the characters, the plot and the exotic settings, as Maya and James went backpacking around the world. All the characters felt like real people who I could be friends with. In fact they felt like real friends by the time I’d finished reading and I was quite sad to leave them behind.
Nicki’s Review of The Postcard
Thanks so much, Nicki. All three of your choices sound really interesting.
If Nicki 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’s Nicki and I’ve been blogging for 3 years at Secret Library Book Blog. I’m definitely a mood reader, which means I enjoy a variety of genres including historical and contemporary fiction. I also enjoy nonfiction and I love audiobooks. I love hanging out on Twitter and I think I’m getting the hang of Instagram
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)