Hello and happy weekend! I hope you have lots of bookish plans in store for the next two days. It’s day 28 of #R3COMM3ND3D2020 and today I am delighted to welcome another brilliant book blogger to share the #R3COMM3ND3D book love and help increase our tottering TBRs. It’s the very lovely Jen of Dandelions Inspired. I think, if memory serves, that Jen’s blog was one of the first blogs I followed when I first started damppebbles. If you don’t already, head on over and subscribe!
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 Jen chose…
142 Ostriches by April Davila
142 Ostriches is completely different than anything I’ve read this year. It is a debut novel with exquisite writing, characters that jump off of the page, and every single line is meaningful and important. This definitely helps you out of a reading rut when you need something different and special.
Jen’s Review of 142 Ostriches
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Read this for two strong female characters! This novel includes internal conflict, mystery, racial tension, and flawless descriptions of Edenton, NC. I was completely engrossed in the novel that is also rich with history and lessons.
Jen’s Review of Big Lies in a Small Town
The Pretenders by Agatha Zaza
This novel tackles a huge variety of issues in a gripping and addictive way. This is a surprising story about flawed characters and all of the secrets they keep. It also begs the question, “what are you willing to tolerate to be with the one you love?”
Jen’s Review of The Pretenders
Thanks so much, Jen. I love the sound of all three books so they’re going straight on the wish list!
If Jen 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 a wife, mom, and dog mom in Roanoke, VA. I am always reading and more often than not, writing 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)