#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Emma Welton at DampPebbles


Today I am thrilled to have the awesome Emma Welton give me her #TopFiveThursday. Emma’s blog http://damppebbles.com is one of the blogs I follow religiously. Emma reviews mostly crime thrillers, psychological thrillers, police procedurals and I love her reviews. Emma is quick to mention she considers herself to be a “newbie” to blogging but don’t be fooled her blog is fabulous and her reviews are some of my favourites.

Top 5 books you’ve read this year (so far)?

Valentina by S E Lynes (strong contender for my book of the year)

The Optician’s Wife by Betsy Reavley (a brilliant psychological thriller that will knock your socks off with the twist),

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (I have a girl crush on Erika Foster),

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada (Japanese locked room mystery, intelligent and twisty)

Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite (or how to fall in love with a serial killer!)

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read? 

Chris Carter (Robert Hunter series)
Robert Bryndza (Erika Foster series)
Angela Marsons (Kim Stone series)
Robert Galbraith (Cormoran Strike series)
Pierre Lemaitre (Commandant Camille Verhœven trilogy and others)

Top 5 books you want to read before the end of 2016?

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
Alice by Christina Henry
Father of Lies by S E England
The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Get involved in the community. Other bloggers are incredibly supportive and the camaraderie is fabulous.

Be honest.

Only read what you want to read, life’s too short to be reading terrible books

It’s OK to post reviews where you didn’t love the book, just be constructive with your feedback

Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers.  Easier said than done but I speak from experience!

Top 5 book blogs you follow?

(Aaarrgghh! Lorraine, that’s cruel!)

Jo @http:// mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com
Kate @ http:// bibliophilebookclub.com
Christine @http:// northerncrime.wordpress.com
Tracy @http:// tracyshephard.wordpress.com
Raven @http:// ravencrimereads.wordpress.com
Kate @https://thequietknitterer.wordpress.com/
Clair @http:// havebookswillread.com

Can’t count for toffee!…..You certainly can’t Emma!


I’m a thirty something full time mum who lives in South Oxfordshire with my husband and two young children (5 & 2). I’ve been a bookworm all my life and am now encouraging my children to follow in my footsteps! Other than reading and blogging I like…oh, well err, nothing really!

Damppebbles.com is my third baby and has been up and running since January 2016. I read and review mainly crime fiction and thrillers with the odd guest post thrown in for good measure. Find me via the blog www.damppebbles.com, via twitter @damppebbles or my Facebook page www.facebook.com/damppebbles


My thanks to Emma for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer my #TopFiveThursday questions 😘

If you are a book blogger and would like to take part in #TopFiveThurday don’t be shy either leave a message in the comments or contact me via my blog. Contact details on my home page.

29 thoughts on “#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Emma Welton at DampPebbles

    1. damppebbles

      I’m more of a words lady than numbers, Janel 😉 I could easily go on and on and on with blog recommendations for hours! So many fantastic blogs, including yours and Lorraine’s (who I wasn’t allowed to mention!) ❤

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  1. thebookchiefblog

    I love Pierre LeMaitre’s work. His crime trilogy is amazing. I would rate ‘Irene’ as the best thriller that I have ever read. It was Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Snowman.’
    ‘The Tokyo Zodiac Murders’ looks like an interesting read.

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