Awesome Reads: Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers

13:32:00 Jo Linsdell 25 Comments

Awesome Reads: Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers

I missed posting yesterday! This is the first time I've not posted for Blogtober. I do have a good excuse though...

My eldest son got promoted within his swim team and is now competitive level within the Italian Swimming Federation (FIN). This is something he has been working towards for a while so it's a big cause for celebration. Another goal realised on his dream sheet. Proud mummy moment! 

So, between training, and celebrating his good news I forgot to post. I'll be making up for it today though with two posts so I catch up with Blogtober.

For this - the first post of the day - I wanted to showcase some other book bloggers (you know I love to spread the love ;)), and give you some recommendations for awesome books you should try out. I'll be adding a few of these to my own TBR list too.

Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers


Awesome Reads: Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers

About the book:

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. 
Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.
Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.
Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.
At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

Check out the book review here: 

Awesome Reads: Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers

About the book:

The New York Times bestselling memoir by Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, who was falsely convicted of three murders and spent nearly eighteen years on Death Row.
In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr.—who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three—were arrested for the murders of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison; while eighteen-year-old Echols, deemed the “ringleader,” was sentenced to death. Over the next two decades, the WM3 became known worldwide as a symbol of wrongful conviction and imprisonment, with thousands of supporters and many notable celebrities who called for a new trial. In a shocking turn of events, all three men were released in August 2011.
Now Echols shares his story in full—from abuse by prison guards and wardens, to portraits of fellow inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserves of patience, spirituality, and perseverance that kept him alive and sane while incarcerated for nearly two decades. In these pages, Echols reveals himself a brilliant writer, infusing his narrative with tragedy and irony in equal measure: he describes the terrors he experienced every day and his outrage toward the American justice system, and offers a firsthand account of living on Death Row in heartbreaking, agonizing detail. Life After Death is destined to be a riveting, explosive classic of prison literature.

Check out the book review here: 

Awesome Reads: Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers
@xbookwormcafex recommends The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

About the book:

How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor.
But Apollo has many enemies-gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Check out the book review here:



Pay close attention and you might solve this.On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.    Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
    Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
    Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
    Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
    And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.



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About the book:

From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land...
A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world.
A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference.
When failed scholar Yên is sold to Vu Côn, one of the last dragons walking the earth, she expects to be tortured or killed for Vu Côn's amusement.
But Vu Côn, it turns out, has a use for Yên: she needs a scholar to tutor her two unruly children. She takes Yên back to her home, a vast, vertiginous palace-prison where every door can lead to death. Vu Côn seems stern and unbending, but as the days pass Yên comes to see her kinder and caring side. She finds herself dangerously attracted to the dragon who is her master and jailer. In the end, Yên will have to decide where her own happiness lies—and whether it will survive the revelation of Vu Côn’s dark, unspeakable secrets...
Check out the book review here:  
http://www.narratess.com/reviews/review-vanishers-palace-by-aliette-de-bodard/

Awesome Reads: Book Recommendations From Book Bloggers


Have you read any of these? Got a recommendation of your own you'd like to share? 

Are you doing Blogtober? Have you missed any days yet? 

Leave a comment below

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25 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful idea! I’m especially excited about Rick Riordan’s novel. I’ll definitely check it out!

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    1. Me too. I only have book 5 left to read in the Percy Jackson series so I'll be moving on to this series, Magnus Chase, and the Kane Chronicles afterwards.

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  2. Wow! I love this post! I'd like to recommend Sadie from Courtney Summers, which is my favorite book this year! https://trendysimplelife.blogspot.com/2018/07/findsadie.html

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    1. I love the sounds of Sadie. Thanks for sharing. I love doing these types of posts. I get to give some love to my fellow book bloggers, and share about awesome books at the same time.

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  3. What a fun post! It's always awesome seeing what other bloggers recommend.

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    1. I agree. I love finding out what books other book bloggers recommend.

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  4. This is a clever idea http://booksandbindings.com/2018/10/04/book-review-i-know-you-know-by-gilly-macmillan/

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    1. Glad you like it :) I Know You Know sounds like a great read.

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  5. I’ll make sure to add all of these to my TBR!

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    1. That's the only problem with doing this type of post... my TBR gets even more out of control ;)

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  6. Great list. I've heard such great things about One of Us is Lying that I really need to read it.

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    1. I really enjoyed One of Us Is Lying. Can't wait for the sequel (coming out early next year).

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    1. I'm excited for the sequel 'Can You Keep a Secret'. Bronwyn’s sister Maeve gets main character treatment when Bayview High's newest gossip turns deadly. I can't wait!

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  8. Great post! It's always amazing to highlight other bloggers! I really enjoyed All We Ever Wanted and One of Us is Lying!

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    1. I want to read All We Ever Wanted now. Sounds really good.

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  9. Wonderful sounding books. Adding a few to my TBR list. I've actually not read any of them.

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    1. The only one I've read is One Of Us Is Lying and I loved it too. Will be checking out the others.

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  10. Great post and great idea Jo all these books looks and sounds absolutely amazing I know I have some of them on my tbr list. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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