Reading List – January 2019

As part of my 2019 goals, I’m reading 3 indie books!  Some of these authors you might recognize from blogs out and about on WordPress, so I hope you have some fun!

The authors in this month’s collection are Alexander Elliott and Miriam Hurdle.  Make sure you check out their blogs!

Odyssey – Alexander Elliott

51IFmKaBJDLI read the first book in the Galactic Neighborhood trilogy, Expedition, back in October of 2018, and I enjoyed it.  While I had already lined up which books I was reading through to the end of 2018, I went ahead and bought the other two because I thought there was a lot of promise for each.  We’ll see where this ship takes us in the second book of the series, which explores a brand new alien!

Songs of Heartstrings – Miriam Hurdle

41dgiMtCq2BLI have never, not even once, read a book of poetry before.  I don’t know if I’ll be good at judging this, but I have decided to give it my best try.  Miriam has been featured on Colleen Cheseboro’s Tanka Tuesdays, and she’s just about one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met online.  When she told me about her book Songs of Heartstrings, I leapt at the chance to be even minimally helpful to her stats.

Yes, people, if you contact me and ask me to read your book, your chances will be good!

Exploration – Alexander Elliott

51QZs-YHZhLOne of my secret goals this year is to read and finish more series.  Last year I read a whole bunch of one-offs or the first book in a series, but that left a whole bunch of stuff incomplete.  I want to at least fix one of the series I left hanging by reading this last installation in the Galactic Neighborhood.  Hold onto your pants – there looks to be lazors and panthers based on the cover!

The Leftovers: Something from YOU?

I love beta reading.  If you have something you’d like me to beta read, shoot me a line.  I’ll almost definitely purchase a copy of your book when it comes out (caveat is if it’s too sketchy a download or payment method), and I’ll definitely put a plug on this wee little blog for you.

Do you have a published book and a method of purchasing it that isn’t sketch as hell?  Post a link in the comments!  If I think it looks cool, I’ll put it on my list of books to consider reviewing for next month.

One of my primary goals is to support indie authors who are serious about their craft.  I hope to hear from you published and self-published writers soon!

See my old reviews here

10 thoughts on “Reading List – January 2019

  1. Alexander Elliott says:

    I am thrilled and honored you are reading and reviewing my Sci-Fi series! Also glad to see your commitment to assist indie authors. It’s a big scary competitive world out there, but who knows what 2019 might bring our way. Thanks again H.R.R.!

  2. Marnie says:

    I said it one of the last times you posted your TBR indies, but you are seriously an inspiration! The community you’re building here is so supportive and generous. These reads look awesome, especially the poetry one! Can’t wait to see how you feel about your first whole book of poems! Just added Songs of Heartstrings and Expedition to my Goodreads want to read list. 🙂

  3. Sophia Ismaa says:

    It’s wonderful that you’re sharing your thoughts on other blogger’s who are indie authors books! What a great way to support the community and, I probably shouldn’t say this, but I hope it finds it way back to you too. 🙂

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      We’ll see! The hardest part with indie book reading us, truly, finding something. There’s so much slush to sift through, and I want to support authors who are serious and want to get ever better. So just finding suggestions is the hard part.

      • Sophia Ismaa says:

        I know there’s a guy called sci-fi Buddha (I think that’s his name), and he’s highly rated, so that may be of interest to you. But I can’t remember his exact name, sorry. 😐

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