Hello bookish friends and a very happy Monday to you. I don’t have a review to share with you today (although keep an eye out for my reviews of two excellent books published by the mighty Titan Books later this week!) but I do have some exciting news, which probably won’t come as a huge surprise if you’ve been following damppebbles over the last few years!
#R3COMM3ND3D IS BACK!
I am so excited to be hosting the sixth year of #R3COMM3ND3D in 2022 but we are doing things a little differently this year. Read on to find out more including what #R3COMM3ND3D actually is if you’re new to the blog…
#R3COMM3ND3D is where I ask book bloggers, bookstagrammers and published authors to recommend three ‘must read’ books the rest of us should really make a point of picking up. Three titles you love and want to shout about. They don’t have to be your top three books of the year – just three books that have knocked your socks off and you think others will enjoy. Any author, any genre, traditionally, indie or self-published.
Sounds easy, right?
Of course, there’s a catch! Only one, mind you. The three books you select must have been published in 2022 and I will check! There are a few other teeny tiny rules such as reissues and special editions don’t count, authors CAN’T recommend their own books etc, but we’ll gloss over that for now…
The feature will run from 1st November until 30th November. For those of you who remember past years, you may notice that this is a much shorter time frame than before, but that’s because, as much as I love #R3C and I do LOVE #R3C, it can be quite time consuming and fiddly. So to give me a bit of a break, this year the feature will only run for one month. It may be a temporary thing, it may be a permanent thing. I have no idea at the moment 🙃
The other big change this year is that the Google Form to submit your three books will close a lot earlier on Wednesday 10th November. If I don’t manage to fill all 30 spaces in that time and I have to close #R3C2022 early, then that’s cool. If this happens, any posts scheduled towards the end of November will be brought forward.
If you’re celebrating a special promotion or an anniversary/blogiversary in November, or if you’re publishing a new book, I’m more than happy to schedule your #R3COMM3ND3D post for a specific date. And if you’re a published author, I always include information about your latest book in the post too (here’s an example).
Tempted? Go on, it’s so much fun! If you would like to take part then all you need to do is fill in the form below with as much information as possible. Really sell the books to us, make us want to read them too.
A final plea before I sign off. Please, please, please, please check the publication date of all formats on all three of your books before submitting your form. Often the hardback, audio and digital editions are published a full year before the paperback makes an appearance. I truly love #R3COMM3ND3D and I can’t imagine not running it on the blog, but it takes a long time to set each post up. If I then have to contact people and ask them to change one or more of their books, it takes even longer. I hope you understand why I’m asking you to be 100% sure this year.
I know the embedded form doesn’t work for everyone so if that’s you, here’s a helpful link (which shouldn’t cause any problems): https://forms.gle/VFiHXay2E5rEtjdx7
I am super excited about this year’s #R3C and I can’t wait to see what you pick!