Happy Tuesday and welcome to day 24 of #R3COMM3ND3D2020. Time for a quick TBR check: mine is groaning under the weight of the last 23 days but it’s holding out. How is yours doing? Today I am delighted to welcome another brilliant book blogger to share three of their favourite reads published in 2020, it’s Kate of The Quick and the Read. I love Kate’s blog so if you don’t already subscribe, head on over and correct that now!
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 Kate chose…
Cows Can’t Jump by Philip Bowne
This was one of my surprise treats of 2020 – a coming-of-age story with lots of laughs and a real emotional punch. Suicidal cows, a European road trip set against a Brexit backdrop and a brilliant cast of characters – this one stayed with me long after the final page.
Kate’s Review of Cows Can’t Jump
The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor
I was totally unprepared for this glorious, funny and sweet story with one of the most fabulous (and gorgeously naive) heroines of the year. Evie is a wonderful guide to her 1960s Yorkshire world and her dysfunctional family – I could not put this down.
Kate’s Review of The Miseducation of Evie Epworth
A Tomb With a View: The Stories and Glories of Graveyards by Peter Ross
Far beyond a simple visitors’ tour of graveyards, Peter Ross explores the stories behind various burial grounds – from ossuaries to formal Victorian cemeteries, war graves to the rituals surrounding death in different belief systems. It sounds like it might be depressing, but this is a book absolutely bursting with life, interesting stories and plenty of food for thought.
Kate’s Review of A Tomb With a View
Thanks so much, Kate. I love the look of all three of your picks. Particularly A Tomb With a View which sounds fascinating.
If Kate has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
New(ish) to book blogging but life-long bookish. Always on the look-out for my next read!
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)