Welcome to Tuesday on damppebbles and to day three of #R3COMM3ND3D2020. I think it’s going rather well so far! Today I am delighted to be welcoming a blogger who I only discovered earlier this year to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D picks with us – Lu Reviews Books. Lu’s blog is a work of art, literally. She does this amazing thing with covers which is absolutely stunning. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you can see what I mean HERE. Lu’s blog has already become a firm favourite of mine.
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2020? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers and bookstagrammers 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 2020. 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 2020 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 Lu recommends…
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
It is a well-written and engaging story. There is romance, friendship, kindness, a villain here and there, a wonderful tour through Chawton, several references to Jane Austen’s fabulous work, and a heartwarming end. A must-read for all Jane Austen fans.
Lu’s Review of The Jane Austen Society
What’s Left of Me is Yours by Stephanie Scott
This is a debut novel, but it does not read like one. It’s deep, well-written, soul-crushing, sometimes a bit overwhelming. What’s Left of Me is Yours is an engrossing story of greed, lies, love, and murder. A must-read debut set in Japan in the 90s.
Lu’s Review of What’s Left of Me is Yours
Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon
Where the Lost Wander is an astonishing story of loss and love that takes place during a train wagon journey to California in the mid-1800s. John Lowry, the hero, is a man divided between two worlds. Born to an Indian mother, he was raised by his white father and his wife. He struggles, but he never places himself as a victim. A memorable story.
Lu’s Review of Where the Lost Wander
Thanks so much, Lu. I am completely sold on What’s Left of Me is Yours because of your mention of Japan in the 90s. Your other two picks look really intriguing as well.
If Lu Reviews Books has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
About Lu Reviews Books:
I’ve always loved books. I remember my mom reading to me when I was little and how fascinated I was by the stories. When I was nine or ten, I would sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night to read.
The passion for books never waived, and after years of reading and reviewing on Goodreads, I decided to start my blog.
I read mostly romance, historical fiction, and women’s fiction, but sometimes I go out of my comfort zone and read a crime and mystery, or poetry.
I love to make graphics, and I do a unique art for each of my reviews.
If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer 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/kHTQeQdiUNZTsW4d6)