Hello bookish pals and welcome to Tuesday on damppebbles. It’s also day 47 of #R3COMM3ND3D2021 which is cause to celebrate, I think! We’re 122 individual book recommendations into this year’s series and what a varied and brilliant sounding bunch of books we’ve seen. Has your favourite been chosen? If not, tell me what it is in the comments below.
Joining me to talk all things #R3COMM3ND3D2021 today is a brilliant blogger and all round lovely person, it’s Rae of Rae Reads. Rae’s blog is a must read for all book lovers as Rae reads across multiple genres, which I love (as someone who doesn’t 😂). Pop over there now, have a mooch around and if you don’t already follow Rae’s posts, hit the subscribe button!
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 Rae recommends…
The Garden of Angels by David Hewson
Throughout this book the reader is immersed completely in the tangled and often secretive lives of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this vivid and atmospheric tale. I highly recommend picking up a copy so you can discover every little detail for yourself.
Rae’s Review of The Garden of Angels
The Cinderella Heiress by Janice Preston
For me there was a little bit of everything to entertain from wicked and scheming relatives to a romance that made me smile. If I could narrow it down and pick a few words to describe this book it would be… charming, gorgeous and just like a fairytale!
Rae’s Review of The Cinderella Heiress
Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift
From the very first page this book well and truly caught my attention. The reader really does get a front row seat and experiences everything with the narrator. I was taken on such a vivid and unexpected journey. Both the story and the character will stay with me for quite some time!
Rae’s Review of Last One at the Party
Thanks so much, Rae. Three super choices! This is the second time we’ve seen Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift which puts it into joint third place with The Wild Court by E.G. Radcliff, A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins, You Need Me by Sharon Bairden, The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain, When the World was Ours by Liz Kessler and The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper!
I’m Rae, a married mum of two and owner of a very cute cat called Callie. You can usually find me with tea and biscuits. Or reading and blogging about bookish things over at Rae Reads.
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 ❤