Friday, January 5, 2018

A List of Great Self-Published Books You Should Read (Part 2)

You there! Yeah, you. You look like you need some book recommendations. Let me set you up.

Remember that post I wrote a while ago? The one recommending indie published books? Well, this is part 2. Because yes, it is a series, but I write each installment once in a blue moon so you'd probably forgotten. Well, the series is still alive and I'm bringing it back to the forefront. You're welcome.

But first, the rules:

Below are a list of self-published books I have read and enjoyed, along with links to my full reviews (in case you want more information) and links to various places you can find the authors (in case you like following awesome social media accounts and blogs). Also note that each book cover is clickable and will send you over to visit the book's Amazon or Barnes & Noble page (in case you want to buy it).
A List of Great Self-Published Books You Should Read (Part 2)
This list is in absolutely no order, so a book being listed last, first, or two above the middle spot has no significance. Now, onwards to find new reads!

The Beast of Talesend by Kyle Robert Shultz

Do you like humor? Clever twists on fairytales? Magic? Great writing? Amazing characters? Then you need to read this book (and the rest of the books in this ongoing series). I can't even begin to tell you how fun this book is, so you'll just have to discover it for yourself.

The Tangle by Aria E. Maher

Creeptastic pretty much sums up this incredibly written supernatural novel. It's scary (while still being tasteful), has beautiful prose (while also having an epic plot), and has a good mix of other-worldy and relatable characters. You should read it. 

Malfunction by J.E. Purrazzi

I'm actually currently reading this one (I'm 82% finished with it), yet I'm recommending it whole-heartedly. That's how confident I am in this book and author. It's an action-packed cyberpunk story with complex, brilliantly-written character. 
My Constant Collectible Review (coming soon) 

Battle for the Row by Ryan J. Penland

A short story complete with adventure and 80's/90's references. This is the first story I've read by Penland and I was pleasantly surprised by the nerdiness of his writing style. If you're looking for a fun romp of a story, this is it. 

Perihelid by S. Alex Martin

The third book in one of my all time favorite sci-fi series, this novel is darker than the first two. I love it. It is introspective while also containing a good balance of action. Go read the first parts of this series and then read this one. What with the great characters, science, plot, and writing style, you will end up being just as big a fan as I am. 

The Traveler by E.B. Dawson

You know the Creation of Jack series that I love? This is by the same author and yes, I love this series now, too. A fascinating blend of futuristic, sci-fi, action, and politics, this story also contains heartfelt characters and themes. 

Masters and Beginners by Daley Downing

Daley Downing's fantasy series is a lot of fun. It features strong family relationships, cool magic systems, and imaginative world building. It's also one of the few fantasy universes to represent autistic characters, so that's pretty epic, too. 

Last of the Memory Keepers by Azelyn Klein

A collection of six novelettes, this fantasy series has a lot of great characters. Each novelette is told from a different character's POV, which is a really neat twist that works to add richness to the already fascinating world. 

And that's all I have for you at the moment. Have any indie books you'd like to recommend? I'm constantly reading indie books, so this blog series will go on and on and on as I continue to discover more amazing stories. So if you have books you'd like to see mentioned in a post at some point, let me know so I can read it! And yes, you are absolutely allowed to plug your own book in the comment section. 

Also, remember: If you're ever looking for some more good books.... 
  • Check out my left sidebar. Dubbed Reader's Corner, it contains awesome indie published books you'll enjoy. If you can't see anything in the left sidebar, just turn of any ad blockers you have and they will magically appear.
  • Visit the Phoenix Fiction Writers website. An indie marketing collective, we have a website that will introduce you to more amazing self published books. The collection of authors/books will grow as the the years go by, so be sure to subscribe and keep checking the website.
Have you read any of the books on this list (or in Reader's Corner)? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them!

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A List of Great Self-Published Books You Should Read (Part 1)

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  1. I love it when you do these lists! And of course, I am honored to have a place in them. :D

  2. *cheers for more awesome book recommendations and tries to ignore the ten foot tall To Be Read pile looming overhead*

    I can't wait to get these, they sound great, thank you, Hannah!

    I wish I didn't need to sleep, so I could read more. Or maybe just have two heads? But then I couldn't wear my favorite Hogwarts sweatshirt. *cries*

    #Bookwormslife. #It'sthebestlife.

    Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year, Hannah!

    Sincerely, Emilie.

  3. I have heard through the writing community about many of these titles and I'm particularly interested in The Beast of Talesend. Great list! If you have the chance to check out Abigayle Claire's books, Martin Hospitality and Andora's Folly, both self-published and quite good!


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