#R3COMM3ND3D2022 with #BookBlogger Joanne (@portybelle) #PortobelloBookBlog #BookRecommendations #publishedin2022 #booktwt #whattoread #damppebbles

Hello and a very warm welcome to damppebbles. It’s Sunday, so if you’re anything like me you’ll be curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. But what if you’re in-between books? What if nothing on your shelf takes your fancy? (Don’t look at me like that, we’ve all been there 🀣.) Then you’ve come to the right place as it’s day 6 of #R3COMM3ND3D2022 and we’ve got book suggestions galore!

Joining me today is a fantastic blogger who I heartily recommend you follow, it’s the fabulous Joanne of Portobello Book Blog. Joanne’s blog is full of gorgeous books so if you’re not already subscribed then you know what to do!

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 πŸ˜‰

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.

Here are the three books Joanne recommends…

Little Wing by Freya North
It’s such a beautifully written book, multi-generational with narratives in different timelines which I enjoy. The descriptions of the settings, particularly on Harris, are just gorgeous. It’s a book full of light and hope.
Joanne’s Review of Little Wing

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
I love Maggie O’Farrell’s writing and in this book she transported me to Renaissance Italy. She takes real characters and weaves an imagined story around them. Exquisite storytelling and just brilliant historical fiction.
Joanne’s Review of The Marriage Portrait

Ginger and Me by Elissa Soave
A brilliant debut novel with unforgettable characters you will take to heart. It’s heart-breaking at times but it’s also funny and wise. I enjoyed the author’s distinctly Scottish voice.
Joanne’s Review of Ginger and Me

Thank you so much for taking part in #R3COMM3ND3D this year, Joanne. I love your three choices. And those covers are beautiful.

About Joanne:
I’m a Scottish book blogger, based in Portobello which is Edinburgh’s seaside. I love chatting about the books I’ve enjoyed.

Joanne’s Blog and Social Media Links:
| Portobello Book Blog | Twitter @portybelle | Facebook | Instagram @portybelle |

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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