Hello and welcome to day 17 of #R3COMM3ND3D2020. I hope you’re enjoying the bookish delights so far (and your TBR/wish list isn’t groaning under the weight of the new additions too loudly!). Today I am delighted to welcome the fabulous Nicki of Nicki’s Book Blog to share three of her top picks from 2020 with us. Make sure you give Nicki’s blog a follow if you don’t already!
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. 😉
Here are the three books Nicki recommends…
All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle
Where do I begin? I had not read any of Mike’s books before but knew I was in for a treat from the blurb. I wasnt prepared for how much this touched me. In part poignant , in part topical and as whole just blew me away. Whilst reading this I got a new cockerel- who is now “Hubert Bird” it seemed so appropriate and I wanted to remember this book as it it so very special. It made me stop and think, laugh and cry and so life affirming. A book I have taken to my heart. Loved it really doesn’t
Nicki’s Review of All the Lonely People
#MeToo by Patricia Dixon
This is partly based on a true story and is dedicated to all victims. It rang bells with me- loud ones and resonated all the way through. I’ve not been through this but anyone who has suffered any type of abuse or coersive control will totally get it. Its cleverly written and very well thought out as with all of Patricia’s books and was another book to make me stop and think about how I have been treated in the past and gave me a determination that it won’t happen again- ever. A brave subject matter handled incredibly well and senstively written. One maybe all women should read.
Nicki’s Review of #MeToo
What We Leave Behind by Anna Mansell
A story of a secret and of “the little girl you once were”. A book that you feel comfortable with and then want to turn ever faster- I couldnt get enough and although wanted to find out what happened I really didnt want this one to end. Of twists and turns and past lives. A stunning read, one to reflect on life and those around you and on not taking things for granted. It made me smile it made me cry, it made me remember. A book to truly remember. 5* all the way.
Nicki’s Review of What We Leave Behind
Part of the reason I love #R3COMM3ND3D is that I get to feature books outside the crime and horror genres. Thanks for sharing your picks with us, Nicki.
If Nicki has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
I began reading to take my mind to a better place when I needed distraction from what was going on in my head. I’ve read some wonderful books that have taken me to places I would never have imagined. I’ve read genres that I thought I wouldnt touch- and loved them and the world is a better place, all thanks to 26 little letters.
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)