Hello and welcome to Sunday on damppebbles. I hope you have a relaxing day ahead of you. Or are you braving the crowds and heading out Christmas shopping? (There! I’ve said it. There’s no turning back now 🙈😂). I think it’s always important to remember that books make great gifts. So it turns out, you’re in the right place already! Because we have some cracking book recommendations for you today.
Joining me on day 26 of #R3COMM3ND3D2021 is the fabulous Ceri Evans who blogs over at Ceri’s Little Blog. I love Ceri’s blog so make sure you head on over and say hi. Hit the all-important 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 Ceri recommends…
Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray
It is an emotional and beautiful portrayal of trauma, identity and loneliness. It really touched me in the sense that I can still vividly remember the characters and the way I felt when reading it even though it was one of my first reads of 2021. It is full of symbolism and mystery. You will definitely find yourself getting lost in this beautiful book.
Ceri’s Review of Everything is Beautiful
She’s Mine by A.A. Chaudhuri
This is a gripping and pacey read. It has a complex yet clear and effective structure, with the multiple perspectives, different timelines and short chapters all working together to ensure the story is fast-paced, engrossing and the psychological development is strong. The cracking cliffhangers make this one difficult to put down. A must read for psychological thriller fans, by a supremely talented author.
Ceri’s Review of She’s Mine
The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans
This is just such a cosy and escapist read that has definitely got me in the Christmas mood early. Jaimie has created memorable and likeable characters, and one in particular will make you swoon. The setting is unusual, beautiful and obviously very cold but it juxtaposes well with the warmth of the characters and the community of the story. This is a fabulous, festive romance that will warm even the coldest of hearts!!
Ceri’s Review of The Post Box at the North Pole
Three fabulous looking and sounding choices. Thanks so much, Ceri.
About Ceri Evans:
I am an avid reader, teacher and book blogger from South Wales. I read a range of genres including domestic drama, historical fiction, romance and 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/pHinvKCHGP89wumn9)