Welcome to Friday on damppebbles! The weekend is in touching distance and, as it’s Black Friday, bargains galore are to be had. But…asking for a friend…are books included in the Black Friday deals? 🤔
Today I am delighted to welcome a fabulous book blogger to share the book love. It’s the very lovely Lisa of Read and Rated. Lisa’s blog is absolutely gorgeous and well worth checking out. Head on over, say hi and hit the subscribe button.
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 Lisa has chosen…
The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman
Such a simple concept and yet utterly spellbinding. I loved it. All the feels with this one.
Lisa’s Review of The Secrets of Strangers
Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
Ah this book! It broke me in places, being a mum of two boys will have had something to do with that… I just felt every emotion, it is a beautiful yet awful book. Wonderful.
Lisa’s Review of Three Hours
Stolen Children by Michael Wood
There is a missing child in this series and the author had made this feel so real that I am utterly desperate for him to be found. Fabulous crime thriller that I hope to one day see on TV – like Vera. This is a massively under appreciated series.
Lisa’s Review of Stolen Children
Three brilliant choices, thanks Lisa. I’ve read (and really enjoyed) Stolen Children and I have Three Hours on my terrifying TBR, which I can’t wait to read. And this is the second time we’ve seen The Secrets of Strangers so, along with She Lies Close by Sharon Doering and The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor, it’s now in join first place! I wonder if one of these three books will be our eventual winner!
If Lisa 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’m ‘that‘ girl, you know the one who always has her nose in a book. The one who always has a book on the go. The one who is reading a different book every time you ask her ‘what ya reading?’; I am her, she is me. I am also the girl who collects authors on twitter – you can find me there as @ReadandRated (where I mainly focus on books….) and also as @CoffeeCurls (where other stuff filters in too).
At ReadandRated.com you can find honest reviews and ratings for books. I also post reviews onto Good Reads, you can access my account there via the widget on the right had side of this blog, and I post reviews onto Amazon. If I review a book for you and you want a review posted onto a particular site just let me know.
Taking part in #R3COMM3ND3D has been difficult as it is SO hard to narrow the answers down to just three books. I would add to this that ANYTHING by Amanda Jennings, Jane Isaac, Lisa Hall, Simon Kernick, Stuart MacBride, Rob Ashman, Noelle Holten and Alison Bruce (to name but a few) is also highly recommended. [Ahem, hold up there! Are these extra #R3Cs?? Adjudictor…??? 😲😂]
I live very near Cambridge with my wonderful family which consists of one great bloke, two great boys and two purrrfect cats and a beautiful black Labrador. The rest of the time I am slightly fixated with cats, coffee and books.
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)