Hello my bookish friends and welcome to damppebbles. It’s Saturday and the weekend is finally here…phew! I’m delighted to welcome a brilliant book blogger to share three of their favourite 2020 releases with us today, it’s the lovely Emma of EmmabBooks. I love Emma’s blog so make sure you give her 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 Emma’s three #R3COMM3ND3D2020 picks…
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
I recommend this novel to everyone as it gives an insight as to why people risk their lives for an uncertain future in a different country. It is a well written and moving story, though caused controversy when it was first published.
It has made me appreciate how lucky I am to have grown up in a peaceful and safe country.
Emma’s Review of American Dirt
Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior
I recommend this uplifting book because the characters were interesting and very different to each other, and their story was beautiful. I enjoyed learning about Adélie penguins, and it made me dream of being able to visit them myself (unlikely to happen). Veronica changes her life, in a wonderful way, at the age of 85 – and that was inspiring.
Emma’s Review of Away with the Penguins
How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister
This exciting psychological thriller shows how anyone’s life can change in a moment; in this case Lauren’s daughter is a witness to something that makes them go into witness protection, and leave everything and everyone (including the dog) behind. An exciting, tension building story!
Emma’s Review of How to Disappear
Thanks so much, Emma. I love the sound of all three books.
If Emma 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 have been reviewing books since 2015, and love the discipline of stopping and thinking about a book for my review. I try to read a range of genres, but for me the most important thing about a book is that I learn something new from it. If I also start talking to friends about it, it’s guaranteed to get a 5* rating from me.
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)