A very good morning to you all. I hope your Monday is looking to be a good one and the week ahead full of wonderful bookish delights. A very warm welcome to today’s #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post. I am delighted to welcome the fabulous Zoé O’Farrell of the brilliant Zooloo’s Book Diary to the blog today. I haven’t been following Zoé’s blog all that long really but it has fast become one of my favourites.
#R3COMM3ND3D2018 is a chance for book bloggers, authors and those who work in publishing to share the book love. Are there three books which immediately spring to mind? Three books you think everyone else MUST READ? That’s what #R3COMM3ND3D2018 is all about…providing the three books you choose were published this year in 2018!
Here are Zoé’s choices…
The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech
OMG why wouldn’t I recommend this book? Anyone who has read the review I wrote would see I was just in tears throughout. In fact, I do not even know if my review makes sense, I just cried when I wrote it. It is such a beautiful love story, I am really protective over Ben and Andrew, they are my happy place for sure.
Medium Wave by Rose Zolock (Becky Moran #1)
This is the first blog tour I ever took in so it will always have a special place in my heart. It was a supernaturally one and I was hooked by this book, I even got to chat the author a little on Twitter about it! This book gave me the biggest shivers and goosebumps…still just thinking about it! I can’t wait for the second book in this series!
Do No Harm by L.V. Hay
This was a toss-up between two books that have given me book hangovers..and I highly recommend both can I name the other one?! [Sorry Zoé, only three!]. Anyway, this book gave me such a hangover it chilled me to the core! I actually wanted to cancel my weekend plans just to keep reading this (I didn’t but it was close!) This book is just unbelievable so many red herrings and when you get to the end….well jaw stayed on the floor for a few days! OMG left my mouth quite a lot.
Great choices, thanks Zoé. I loved seeing the reactions to The Lion Tamer Who Lost, there was so much love! Do No Harm is on the TBR and I’m really looking forward to reading it as I thoroughly enjoyed The Other Twin by L.V. Hay.
If Zoé has managed to tempt you with her recommendations, or if you would like to find out more, then please see the following links:
Well, I am human and I go by the name of Zoé (Zooloo being the nickname), a mother to a gorgeous little spitfire who is 4 years old and she definitely keeps me on my feet!
I am a wife to a soldier and have had to move around with him, but in his current posting we have found home surrounded by the White Cliffs of Dover and I have a cat which I am slightly obsessed with.
I could list the “normal” interests that everyone has like ‘listening to music’, ‘watching sports’, ‘watching TV and movies’ or ‘socialising with my friends’ but in truth, these are my interests outside of reading. I am OBSESSED with TV and movies, in another life, I would be a movie critic. I LOVE music, and I do love a good gig (I could bore you more!). I am an AVID sports watcher, football season ticket holder for Watford FC (promise they are real), and probably more boring watching the cricket. Finally, I do love socialising with my friends which is how my blog started…..I think they got bored with me talking about books…or generally talking!
#R3COMM3ND3D is full for this year so I’m sorry to say I’m not taking any more submissions. Fret not though, #R3COMM3ND3D will return next year in the guise of #R3COMM3ND3D2019. But until then we have lots more book recommendations to come. If your TBR ends up touching the ceiling then don’t say I didn’t warn you…