It’s the 1st of November which can mean only one thing – #R3COMM3ND3D2022 is finally HERE!! It’s my favourite time of the year, without a doubt. I get to spend the entire month of November chatting about books with some fabulous people – authors, book bloggers, reviewers and bookstagrammers. I cannot wait to see what #R3C22 has in store for us. Will one book reign supreme? Or will we have joint winners as we did last year? (Here’s the link to the 2021 after show party if you would like to see the books that were nominated – and won – last year.) Or, in a bit of a plot twist and because #R3C22 is only running for the month of November, perhaps we won’t have a clear winner 🤔 We will just have to wait and see…
Helping me to kick things off with a bang today is the brilliant Lorna who blogs over at On The Shelf Reviews. I love Lorna’s blog and I heartily recommend that you give her a follow if you don’t already. I can guarantee you won’t regret it!
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2022? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers, reviewers 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 2022. To make things interesting there are a couple of teeny, tiny rules; 1) the book must have FIRST been published in 2022 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉
This is the sixth year of #R3C so things are going to be a smidge different this year. Like last year, there’s a scary deadline involved *shudder*. Unlike last year’s form which closed in December, this year’s form will close A LOT EARLIER. The #R3COMM3ND3D application form will only be open until midday (GMT) on Thursday 10th November. 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 November 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.
So without further ado, here are the three books Lorna recommends…
Catch Her Death (Detective Madison Harper #5) by Wendy Dranfield
This is the fifth book in the Madison Harper series and honestly it is my favourite so far. It has all you want from a police procedural, a detective you root for, a bit of romantic drama, twists and turns. There’s even a despicable serial killer in this book which is always fun to read.
Lorna’s Review of Catch Her Death
Cold Fish Soup by Adam Farrer
This was a bit of a surprise for me as I’m not usually one for non fiction but I was completely caught up in this biography. You’re really taken on a journey with this book and it’s packed full of quirky characters from paranormal investigators to Adam’s burlesque dancing elderly mum.
Lorna’s Review of Cold Fish Soup
Life Sentence (Cassie Raven #2) by A.K. Turner
Life Sentence had me utterly gripped from beginning to end. I absolutely love the twist on the police procedural genre with the main sleuth Cassie Raven being a mortuary assistant who on occasions speaks to the dead.
Lorna’s Review of Life Sentence
Thanks so much Lorna. Three brilliant sounding books which are all going straight on my wish list!
My name is Lorna and I’ve been blogging at On The Shelf Reviews for five years now. I’m a crime fiction addict but I have a softer side, occasionally enjoying the odd rom-com here and there.
Lorna’s Blog and Social Media Links:
| On The Shelf Reviews | Twitter @ljwrites85 | Instagram @ljwritesandreviews |
If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer, reviewer 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/CNhNp5GRcr4XVedh8)
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I’m always looking for good Non-fiction, so Cold Fish Soup sounds amazing.