Welcome to Sunday on damppebbles and to day 6 of #R3COMM3ND3D2021. Sunday is the perfect day to put your feet up with a good book whilst the world drifts by outside your window. Is there a more perfect way to spend the weekend? I think not! Joining me to share the book love today is another fabulous blogger, it’s Davida who blogs over at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog. If you don’t already follow Davida’s blog, head on over there now and hit subscribe.
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 Davida has chosen…
Ever Rest by Roz Morris
This indie published novel will not be on anyone’s radar, but it is truly a marvellous piece of writing.
Davida’s Review of Ever Rest
The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin
While I’m not into fantasy, this book might start out like a fairy tale, but it turns into something altogether different. Furthermore, the more I think about this book, the more I realize how special it really is!
Davida’s Review of The Charmed Wife
A Bright Young Thing by Brianne Moore
This was such fun, and I haven’t seen anyone posting reviews of it, and I’m wondering why there hasn’t been as much hype about it as I think it deserves – so let’s put it here!
Davida’s Review of A Bright Young Thing
Three great choices, thanks so much Davida. One of the things I love the most about #R3COMM3ND3D is the different books it brings to damppebbles which is predominantly a crime and dark fiction blog. I really enjoy featuring books from outside of those genres so thanks so much for sharing.
About Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog:
I have been writing on-line content (reviews and articles of all kinds) since about 1998. In 2013, I began specializing in writing book reviews. Since starting my blog, I’ve received ARCs from NetGalley, Edelweiss, and most recently from BookBrowse (where my reviews there are exclusive to that site, and available only to site members, unless they are featured reviews. Fear not, I write new reviews for all those books on my own blog as well). Aside from my blog, and the reviews on Book Browse, I also sometimes post my reviews on my Times of Israel Blog (an English on-line newspaper originating in Israel). Aside from my love of books and my passion for chocolate (I’m a gourmet, not an addict), I like to bake, make my own ice cream, and watch far too much television. I recently retired from my “day job” as a Resource Development writer for the non-profit sector. I’m originally from Evanston, Illinois and moved to Israel at the tender age of 21. I started out living on a Kibbutz in the south, moved to a (then small) development town in the north, and I now live in Jerusalem.
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)