This list is not an exclusive list of all the great Indie books out there – or even all the great indie books we have read this year. It is a well-considered recommended reading list of books we have enjoyed in the last twelve months, consciously spanning genres and all books we have given 5 stars in a review.
The main thing is we recommend these books wholeheartedly and if you have yet to read them you should consider doing so if they are in a genre you enjoy.
So, onto the list. This is given in alphabetical order of author name and there is no ranking. All are stonking good reads!
The Working Title Blog 5 Star Golden Reads for 2018
Tales from the Seaside – Claire Buss
Little stories with a light touch and an innate sense of pace.
The Nest of Nessies – Chrys Cymri
Can we have our submarine back, please? Dead merwomen, were-sharks, and missing boats. What could possibly go wrong?
Bad Candy – India Emerald
Its the sheer imagination that gets you.
Duke Grandfather Saves the World – James Maxstadt
Brilliant, moving and funny, about fighting crime in a fantasy city.
In Numina – Assaph Mehr
Togas, daggers, magic and an elusive hint of romance.
Whiskey Kills – Lolli Powell
A fast-paced contemporary whodunit with a very engaging female main character.
Dark in Death – JD Robb
Without spoiling the story, this is a murder mystery with special relevance to novelists everywhere.
5 Minute Vacations – Cindy Tomamichel
Beautifully relaxing mini-meditations which help to take the stress from your day.
Pirats: A Tale of Mutiny on the High Seas – Rhian Waller
A wonderful children’s book of daring-do with the heroine of the story being a ship’s rat!
Rafferty Lincoln Loves – Emily Williams
An incredibly powerful story of real teenage life and challenges, truly unmissable reading.
And here’s to another year of great reading in 2019!
Jane Jago and E.M. Swift-Hook.