Hello and welcome to Sunday on damppebbles. I hope you’re managing to have a bookish weekend. Today I am delighted to welcome another wonderful book blogger to share three of their favourite 2020 releases with us. It’s the very lovely Rae of Rae Reads. I’m a huge fan of Rae’s blog so if you don’t already subscribe, that must change! You won’t regret it.
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 Rae’s three #R3COMM3ND3D2020 picks…
The Nesting by C.J. Cooke
The Nesting was from the very beginning a special kind of story for me. It had a magical charm that captured my imagination along with a paranormal element that was woven in perfectly. The addition of dark folklore dotted throughout was guaranteed to make me love this book even more. At times I found myself smiling away at certain things the characters said or did. Both these lighter and darker moments show how well C. J. Cooke crafted her story into something extremely engaging for the reader.
Rae’s Review of The Nesting
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
What a fun story this was! I couldn’t help but grow attached to this group. Even though they may live in a retirement village don’t let that fool you. These friends had lively and clever personalities that shined bright. I love cosy mysteries and The Thursday Murder Club is a brilliant example of one. With plenty of twists, surprises and secrets thrown in to keep me on my toes. There were moments that left me smiling, chuckling and maybe even a few times when I got a little teary. There is something very engaging about this book!
Rae’s Review of The Thursday Murder Club
The Return of the Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple
As soon as I started reading this book I knew I would love it! Everything worked so well for me. From the setting in Egypt to the characters themselves. The Return of the Disappearing Duke really was the perfect escape. Let’s just say that they go on quite an adventure, one that captured my attention from start to finish. From a memorable first meeting between this pair to their travels across the desert. Their interactions were very entertaining from the playful barbs to the smiles they shared. With plenty of adventure, a hint of danger and a captivating romance The Return of the Disappearing Duke was brilliant!
Rae’s Review of The Return of the Disappearing Duke
Thanks so much for your brilliant picks, Rae. I loved The Thursday Murder Club and I can’t wait for the second book in the series!
If Rae 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 mum of two and you can usually catch me reading or blogging about bookish things over on my blog. If I do find any extra time then I’ll probably be baking or knitting (badly) 😂
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)