Hello my bookish lovelies. It’s Friday – hoorah! I hope your weekend is full to the brim of wonderful books. What are you reading this weekend? Let me know in the comments.
One of the things I love about #R3COMM3ND3D2020 (apart from the books, obviously!) is the chance to meet new bloggers and authors. Today I am delighted to be joined by Emma Kuyateh who blogs over at Primary Teacher Bookshelf. I’ve had a good look round and got some great book recommendations from Emma’s blog for my two young readers.
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…
The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery
It’s the most magical of adventures that completely and utterly moved me – a perfect balance of humour, heart and historical detail woven into this wonderful World War 2 story. Nearly 2 weeks after reading it I can’t stop thinking about the characters – this book is one that will stay with me for a long time.
Emma’s Review of The Midnight Guardians
The Ghost of Gosswater by Lucy Strange
I had a total book-over after reading this! A ghost story, a thrilling mystery, intrigue, gripping suspense, a treacherous villain, heroes, heroines all in a gothic Lake District setting – this was everything one could want in a book and then some!
Emma’s Review of The Ghost of Gosswater
October, October by Katya Balen
October, October is the perfect Autumn read – you can almost smell the damp leaves, crisp air and smoke from a distant bonfire. I devoured it in one sitting, truly enthralled in the atmospheric setting descriptions and swept away by the sheer emotion.
Emma’s Review of October, October
Three lovely choices, thank you Emma. I’ll certainly be drawing my children’s attention to all three of your picks.
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:
About Emma Kuyateh:
I’ve been a primary school teacher for 16 years now and have always been an avid reader. During lockdown I discovered lots of wonderful bookish folk on Twitter who are mad about MG and children’s books. I joined Netgalley and launched my children’s book blog in August. This month’s project is to get my bookish instagram off the ground and make more bookish connections. I do read the odd book for grown-ups and when I do, my preferred genre is crime/thrillers.
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)