Hello and happy Wednesday! Welcome to another brilliant day of superb #R3COMM3ND3D2020 recommendations. Today I am delighted to welcome a brilliant book blogger to shout about three of their top books published in 2020 with us. It’s the lovely Karen of Go Buy The Book. If you don’t already, make sure you give Karen’s blog a follow. 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 the three books Karen recommends…
Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
When the plot of a book remains in your head long after you read it, you know that there is something special about it. Telling the story of a school under siege during a suspected terror attack, Three Hours is a poignant tale of resilience and heroism that will make you cry and cheer in equal measures.
Karen’s Review of Three Hours
Strangers by C. L. Taylor
I loved the premise of this book – three strangers, each with their own stories, but how do they link together? Strangers is very much a character-driven plot, building up to a dangerous, tense conclusion where we discover what connects them.
Karen’s Review of Strangers
The Resident by David Jackson
I’m a huge fan of David Jackson’s Nathan Cody series and I couldn’t wait to read his standalone, The Resident. This book plays on our fears – a serial killer has taken up residence in the roof space above a row of houses and he has already earmarked his next victim. Filled with tense moments and plenty of humour, this is definitely one of my favourite books of 2020.
Karen’s Review of The Resident
Three outstanding choices, thank you Karen. One I’ve read, one is very near the top of my TBR and I cannot wait to get to it and the other is going straight on the wish list! This is, of course, the second time we’ve seen Three Hours so it’s now tying for second place with The Miseducation of Evie Epworth, The Secrets of Strangers and She Lies Close. It’s so exciting!
If Karen has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
As you will notice, my preferred genre to read is crime/psychological thriller/ police procedural etc. This stems back to my teenage years when I used to enjoy watching the Ruth Rendell Mysteries on television and was prompted to work my way through the series of Inspector Wexford novels. I was truly devastated when Ruth Rendell died as it meant no more Reg Wexford! I suppose, though, my first dalliance with the genre was as a child reading books by Enid Blyton – to this day, The Mystery of the Missing Necklace remains one of my favourite stories!
In recent years, I’ve also developed a penchant for genealogical fiction. Again, though, this genre tends to have a mystery aspect attached to it.
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)