Hello lovely book people and welcome to a brand new week of brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2019 posts! I couldn’t think of a better way to start the week than inviting one of my favourite bloggers to share the #R3COMM3ND3D2019 book love with us. My guest today is the fabulous Jen Lucas of Jen Med’s Book Reviews. You are truly missing out if you’re not following Jen’s blog. Her reviews are awesome and her passion for the books she reads shines through. Go check out her blog and hit subscribe whilst you’re there!
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 😉.
Let’s find out which three books Jen chose…
Turbulent Wake by Paul E. Hardisty
Not crime fiction, but this is a stunning book full of such evocative writing and such wonderful description that you feel yourself at the heart of the action. You can feel the emotion emanating from the page and feel the passion that the author has for his subject matter. In essence this is the story of a son finally getting to know his father, but beyond that it is much, much more and definitely deserves a much wider audience.
Jen’s Review of Turbulent Wake
Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald
This book had me howling with laughter from the off. Full of dark humour and brilliant characters, this is a clear example of how the perfect storm of work stress, menopause and non repenting sex offenders can really make a bad day even worse. So absolutely wrong it is more than perfectly right.
Jen’s Review of Worst Case Scenario
The July Girls by Phoebe Locke
To be honest, and I said this in my review, I struggle to tell you exactly what it is about this book that grabbed me, but grab me it did. This was a complete surprise of a book, a one night read, which pulled me in from the off. Great characters, a very intriguing and sometimes dark storyline set against the seven-seven bombings which just held my attention until the end.
Jen’s Review of The July Girls
Thanks so much, Jen. All three of your recommendations are on the terrifying TBR already and I cannot wait to read them! It’s nice to see Turbulent Wake make its second appearance on this years #R3COMM3ND3D too.
If Jen has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
I am a 40 something book blogger from the West Midlands. A recovering Logistics Manager, I now wrangle contracts for a living and read books to clear my mind after a hard (?) day at work. I’ve been blogging for 3.5 years and have a particular love of all things crime fiction.
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)