#R3COMM3ND3D2021 with #BookBlogger Sharon Rimmelzwaan (@ShazzieRimmel) #SharonBeyondtheBooks #BookRecommendations #publishedin2021 #booktwt #whattoread #damppebbles

It’s Fridaaaaaaaaaay! Or should that be ‘Fri-YAY!’? 🤦 Perhaps not… Welcome to Friday on damppebbles and to day four of #R3COMM3ND3D2021. So far, so good I think. Have you added any books to your TBR? How many of the books picked so far have you read?

Today I am delighted to welcome one of the hardest working bloggers I know to damppebbles, it’s Sharon from Sharon Beyond the Books. Sharon reads and reviews a phenomenal number of books each month and I’m in total awe of her. If you don’t already subscribe to her blog then I heartily recommend you do.

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2021? 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 2021. To make things interesting there are a couple of teeny, tiny rules; 1) the book must have FIRST been published in 2021 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉

As this is the fifth year of #R3C, things are going to be a smidge different this year. There’s a scary deadline involved *shudder*. The #R3COMM3ND3D application form will only be open until midday (GMT) on Wednesday 1st December. If you would like to take part in #R3C this year (and I would LOVE you to!) then please get your three choices in sooner rather than later. Any posts scheduled for later in December will be brought forward and I will close the series early if I’m not able to fill all of the available dates. The form is at the bottom of this post if you fancy taking part.

Let’s find out which three books Sharon has picked…

Binding Lies (Finley Series #3) by Mariëtte Whitcomb
This is the 3rd title in a series, but the 2 previous were published way to early to add here. I chose this book as I find Mariëtte’s writing strikes at the heart, I feel this is because she writes from hers and it tells a story that is raw and real. A series that takes you on a journey, one you do not ever want to leave. I love Finley, the main character, she jumps out of the pages. Her main love in life is her family and she is like a lioness, defending them with her life if needs must. A dark and dangerous book that will have you reading the first 2 books so fast!
Sharon’s Review of Binding Lies

The Collector’s Daughter by Gill Paul
This book is a sweeping Historical Fiction novel that is based on true events. Those events are the the opening of Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the curse that supposedly followed and affected everyone who stepped into the Tomb. Gill Paul has taken them events and spun a fascinating tale that blends fact with fiction so well you cannot tell where the facts finish and the fiction starts.
Sharon’s Review of The Collector’s Daughter

The Khan by Saima Mir
The Khan is a book that is a multi layered story which explores every facet of being a part of the underworld in Northern England. It is from one angle a heartbreaking story and from the other a story of strength, community and heartbreak. So relevant for me these days.
Sharon’s Review of The Khan

Thanks so much, Sharon. Three terrific choices and a couple of additions to the terrifying TBR there. I’m sure my bank account won’t thank you 😂

About Sharon Rimmelzwaan:
I am a book blogger who loves spreading the book love and helping Indie authors get their name and books out there.

Sharon’s Blog and Social Media Links:
| Sharon Beyond the Books | Twitter @ShazzieRimmel | Instagram @shazzierimmelzwaan |

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/pHinvKCHGP89wumn9)

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