Hello and welcome to damppebbles. It’s lovely to see you! We’re halfway through the week and just a smidge over halfway through #R3COMM3ND3D2022! So far we’ve had 44 books recommended with one book receiving two votes which puts it in the lead at this point. Will The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards be the overall winner this year or will it share the crown with another book, or perhaps another two? We will just have to wait and see!
Joining me to share the book love and talk about all things #R3COMM3ND3D2022 today is a brilliant blogger. It’s the fabulous J of LoveBooksReadBooks. J – LoveBookReadBooks’ blog is such a treat for book lovers so if you don’t already subscribe, make the change today! You won’t regret it, I promise.
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 😉
Here are the three books J – LoveBooksReadBooks recommends…
The Brutal Tide by Kate Rhodes
Kate Rhodes has superbly plotted a wonderful story in The Brutal Tide which will be a treat for followers and newcomers of this exceptional series set on the Isles of Scilly. Bryher and the surrounding sea are as much a part of the story as any character is and beautifully portrayed. This is an excellent murder mystery and investigation storyline which unearths long buried, dark secrets along with the story of revenge by a ruthless and determined killer who is leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. The Brutal Tide is engrossing, well plotted, with a great sense of place and wonderful characters. I love this series and highly recommend The Brutal Tide.
J’s Review of The Brutal Tide
The Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields
Helen Fields has written a fantastic story which is devastating in so many ways. It is gripping, very well written and takes you on a helter-skelter of a ride through to the appalling, shocking conclusion. An absolute cracker of a story, highly recommended.
J’s Review of The Last Girl to Die
Salmacis: Becoming Not Quite a Woman by Elizabeth Train-Brown
I occasionally blog about poetry, not necessarily the best at it but I do love reading it. This is a beautiful volume of poetry that will remain in my home because it has brought me to the story of salmacis, from front cover to back with everything in between it is thought provoking, immersive and totally stunning.
J’s Review of Salmacis
Thank you so much, J. Three brilliant picks and a few definite additions to my wish list here!
About J – LoveBooksReadBooks:
Books Books Books & Blogger – books are wonderful things I love to read and I hope that the comments made on this blog will encourage you to read and enjoy reading.
Sadly submissions for #R3COMM3D3D2022 are now closed. Shortly after the last post I will be inviting you to attend the virtual after-show party, which should be fun. We’ll get to gaze upon the marvellous and majestic beauty of 2022’s books and also crown 2022’s winner, if we have one (they’re all winners, right?). Until then stay tuned as we have lots more bookish gorgeousness heading your way throughout November.