It’s that time of year again when we at the Working Title reveal our top ten best reads of the year. Please bear in mind that 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 really enjoyed in the last twelve months, consciously spanning genres.
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 2020
Fated Encounters by Stephanie Barr
A little book of prequels that makes you want to know more about the characters.
Ctrl+Alt+Deleted by Trish Butler
A taut, spare police procedural with a twist.
Wings of Earth: 1 – Echoes of Starlight by Eric Michael Craig
The start of a gripping hard sci-fi space opera series.
The Humility of Humans by Chrys Cymri
The concluding volume of the astonishing Penny White portal/urban fantasy series.
A Twist in Time by Brent A. Harris
Dicken’s Oliver Twist has a time travelling steampunk adventure.
The Elixir Deception by Margena Adams Holmes
A clever fantasy starring a prince, and a pilot on a rollercoaster ride.
Tales from the Pirate’s Cove from Inklings Press
Shiver your timbers with pirate stories from many genres.
Emma’s Story by Nils Oland
Simply beautiful writing, this read like an old Norse myth.
Steel and Claw by Melonie Purcell
The second in the World of Kyrni series, a fabulous fantasy aimed at younger readers but awesome for all.
The Organised Author by Cindy Tomamichel
A brilliant companion for every indie author, packed full of good advice.
And here’s to another year of great reading in 2021!
Jane Jago and E.M. Swift-Hook.