Hello and happy Sunday. I hope you have a relaxing day planned. I always think curling up with a book, a good strong cup of tea and a plate of biscuits is the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Heaven! It’s day 45 of #R3COMM3ND3D2021 and there are only 5 posts of this year’s #R3C left to share. The battle to be crowned the winner of 2021 is on and it’s anyone’s race at the moment. I wonder how today’s picks will affect the standing…
In a first for #R3COMM3ND3D, joining me today are the folk behind podcast Audiobookish. Audiobookish is the perfect podcast for those who love their audiobooks, and who doesn’t, right? I’m a huge podcast fan. And I’m a huge audiobook fan, so it’s a match made in bookish heaven. Make sure you check it out!
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 😉
Here are the three books Audiobookish recommends…
True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
The audiobook is brilliantly produced with excellent sound design. It has superb performances from a full cast. The plot is gripping and the characters are flawed but fascinating. A who done it that keeps you guessing and plays with reality.
Audiobookish’s Review of True Crime Story
Small: On Motherhoods by Claire Lynch
It is a beautiful book about being a parent and how the smallest things in our lives can have the most significance.
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
A really well written thriller.
Audiobookish’s Review of A Slow Fire Burning
Thanks so much, three terrific choices. This is the second time we’ve seen A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins which puts it into joint third place with The Wild Court by E.G. Radcliff, You Need Me by Sharon Bairden, The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain and The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper.
An Audiobook Review Podcast
Sadly submissions for #R3COMM3D3D2021 are now closed (posts will be running until just before Christmas so we’re not quite done yet). Shortly after the last post I will be inviting you all to attend the virtual after-show party, which should be a giggle, where we can cast our eyes over the marvellous and majestic beauty of 2021’s books. We will also crown 2021’s winner (or joint winners, if that’s the case). So I expect it to be a jolly good ol’ knees up! Until then stay tuned as we have lots more bookish loveliness heading your way ❤