#R3COMM3ND3D2021 with #BookBlogger Anitha @ Series Book Lover (@seriesbooklover) #SeriesBookLover #BookRecommendations #publishedin2021 #booktwt #whattoread #damppebbles

Happy Friday bookish pals. Welcome to day 10 of #R3COMM3ND3D2021. I hope you have a good book lined up for the weekend. Today I am delighted to welcome a fairly new-to-me blogger to share the #R3COMM3ND3D book love, it’s Anitha who blogs over at Series Book Lover.  Anitha is a huge science fiction and fantasy fan which are genres I would love to read more of so I find her blog really helpful. Make sure you pop over and say hi (and hit the subscribe button whilst you’re there!).

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.

Here are the three books Anitha has chosen for us…

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
This Indian inspired epic fantasy doesn’t just have one strong, morally grey heroine but three and they all have an agenda, This book has magic, politics, intrigue and forbidden romance.
Anitha’s Review of The Jasmine Throne

The Boy with Fire by Aparna Verma
This is a perfect blend of science-fiction and fantasy with amazing Indian inspired world building featuring morally grey lead characters and there is Fire, Lots of Fire!
Anitha’s Review of The Boy with Fire

The Dead of False Creek by Sarah M. Stephen
Can Riley an archivist in 2017 help Jack solve a murder in the late 1800’s in this historical crime fiction with a time slip twist.
Anitha’s Review of The Dead of False Creek

Thanks so much, Anitha. Three really intriguing choices. Could it finally be time for me to dip my toe into the fantasy genre? I think it may be!

About Anitha @ Series Book Lover:
I love reading especially science fiction and fantasy but will read any book including historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and non-fiction except romances. If I’m not reading, I’m usually running slowly, crocheting, or watching fantasy or sci-fi on tv while trying to finish my book.

Anitha’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Series Book LoverTwitter @seriesbookloverInstagram @seriesbooklover |

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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