Monday, June 28, 2010

Reading List

I've had the books of most of the indie writers from Kindleboards on my ereader for ages.  I'm trying to get through them but I don't have much time and the TBR pile is getting bigger all the time. 

This month I've finished Whiskey Sour and The Second Coming.   Today I finished The Whore of Freedom.  Okay, the name seems to have changed to Wife but I much prefer the original title.  I enjoyed all three.  They all either have or will have sequels so I'll definitely be looking out for those.  Overall, I'm very pleased with my reads this month because I've been having trouble finishing (trad published) books lately.  So yay.

Whiskey Sour is pretty well known as the first one of Konrath's Jack Daniels books.  Nothing profound or really original but it is a very enjoyable page turner.  I was surprised by how much I liked it.  I'm going to read the next one at some stage.

The Second Coming is a long fantasy set in an alternate version of earth.  This was one of the first indie books that caught my attention and I wasn't disappointed.  It kept me reading until the end, some of characters I found very intriguing and it was pretty original as far as fantasy goes.  I personally really enjoy fantasy so I might be a little biased on this one but I'm eagerly waiting the next one.  :)

I remember getting The Whore/Wife of Freedom after I read a description of it on Kindleboards.  Really drew me in but by the time I started it, I had forgotten what it was about and was worried it was a romance.  Not that there is anything wrong with romance, I just haven't been in the humour.  I kept reading though and was thoroughly entertained.  It's a quirky wee book and I found myself liking the MC more as the book went on.  At first she seems flighty but she pulls you onto her side easily.  I quite like strong female leads and she turned out to be one.  I felt like  the book ended with a decent resolution but I see the author is working on a sequel so I am definitely going to purchase it when it is released. 

I've also started The Weight of Blood but I'll probably read another book at the same time.  It's just how I roll.  This one is yet another book I've been meaning to read for months.

The funny thing about this post is I've struggled to put genres and descriptions on these books.  The Second Coming and The Whore/Wife of Freedom are both slightly outside the box.  I love that.  I've been so sick of formulaic books that these two were a breath of fresh air for me.  I like to read things that are a bit different and The Whore of Freedom in particular took me straight out of my comfort zone.  I think I just needed something brand new.  Me = happy camper.

1 comment:

  1. Nice run down of some indie books. I think one of the reason some of those didn't get published by the traditional methods is probably because they didn't fit into the neat commercial package. Glad you found them anyway and enjoyed them.


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