I've read lots of books so far this year! Now that I've started this review blog, I thought I'd do a round-up once a quarter of my favourite ten books of the past three months. All those featured have a rating of over 4*. I've given a brief description of each book; if you click each title it takes you to the full review and buy links. I won't include two by the same writer (for purposes of interest and variation), but if there is another I've read in this quarter that I've enjoyed as much or thereabouts, I'll give it a mention, too.
1. Once Upon A Time In The City Of Criminals by Mark Barry
2. Inkker Hauser Part II - Literastein by Phil Conquest
3. The Turning Of The World by John Privilege
4. Mantle of Malice by April Taylor
5. The Great Law of Peace by Zoe Saadia
6. The Goddard Affair by Scott Marlowe
7. Living By Ear by Mary J Rowen
8. Mad World by Kate L Mary
9. Six Months To Get A Life by Ben Adams
10. A Divided Inheritance by Deborah Swift
A final word: I'd recommend these ten to anyone; all writers are excellent and I've read more than one book by seven of them. Whether going it alone, published by an indie press or traditionally published, it's getting harder and harder for writers to get noticed as the market becomes increasingly flooded; those with the right contacts and a publicity machine behind them overshadow those who are just as good at what they do but on their own when it comes to marketing. If you're an avid reader, please do take the time to look at book blogs and pick up recommendations, rather than just heading automatically for the bestseller shelves; you never know what you might discover. Oh, and please, please take five minutes to leave a review, if you don't mind doing so; just a line to say what you though of it is enough, don't think you have to write a full literary critique! Reviews help make books more 'visible' on Amazon, and are a great recommendation to others; they make a writer's job just that little bit easier.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have found something that appeals to you; may you find joy, escapism, comfort and adventure between the pages!