I’ve talked to many people who want to read more indie books (books published independently of the Big Five publishing companies) this year, and that’s excellent. There are a lot of indie authors writing high-quality works but remain relatively invisible in the book world. In fact, one-fifth of indie authors never get any income from their writing at all.
If you want to read more indie books but you’re not sure where to start, then this challenge is for you.
This challenge will help you discover some new reads and maybe even some new favorite authors. Remember to leave reviews for the books you read. It takes two minutes and helps authors get more visibility.
The benefits to reading books are countless. Reading provides mental stimulation which will improve cognitive function and fight diseases like Alzheimer’s. It’s also great for gaining new knowledge and skills, reducing stress, and getting exposed to new cultures.
Genre: Anthology, Literature, Non-romance
Page Count: 337 pages
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
I like shining the spotlight on books that aim to make a better world and Limitless does just that. It is about tolerance, love, and hope with all the profits going to helping people rebuild their lives in the Middle East. With recent events, it might be something we all need. Definitely worth checking out.
The holidays can be a stressful time. Between buying presents, welcoming extended family into your home, decorating, holiday parties and huge meals, there is very little time to relax or time for yourself. And if you are anything like me, small talk and extended family is exhausting and awkward. Here are three book-related activities you can do with your family to break the ice and relax a bit.
Ivan Pozo-Illas is the author of Jewels of Truth: The Journey of the Soul Continues: Volume 3, which I reviewed in exchange for a donation to the Borgen Project. Jewels of Truth is definitely Reading for a Better World because it gives positive guidance and promotes tolerance and love for all and I was happy to review it, especially because Atrayo’s writing process is so intriguing and unlike anything I’ve ever heard of.
I hope everyone got through Irma safely. My family and I were extremely lucky and didn’t have any major damage. We did lose power, but only for about 24 hours, which was extremely fortunate. There are still a lot of people without power or running water and suffering from major damage, so if you can, please donate to help those in need.
Even though my family and I got through Irma without a scratch, the day without power and the week I had off from school was enough to make us a little stir crazy. I did a lot of reading to keep my sanity, and this is my Hurricane Irma reading list.
I’m not having a normal post this week because I’m currently in Florida. While I am safe in a no-evacuation zone with plenty of food and water I do not know how long I’ll have power.