Self-Published Reading Recommendations

Today is September 1. This is important for a few reasons. One, autumn is almost here. Yay!

Two: This year September 1 kicks off Self-Published Fantasy Month (which I am participating in). Now, last week I posted on Twitter about how good the Indie book scene is right now, and a whole bunch of people asked me to make a list of really good Indie fantasy reads.

I thought this was a good idea. I noticed this graphic I’m about to post floating around, and I thought, “why not make a list by filling out this chart?” So, here we are. I’m not going to say anything about any of the books (because there will be a lot of them). You can click on the link below each cover image to take you to the Amazon buy page (affiliate links help keep this website running, so clicking/buying from the links is a huge help).

A few things you should know before you dive in:

  1. I did delete some of the categories, because a lot of books can fit under a lot of categories. Also, I’ve literally spent half a freaking day making this list and my brain hurts, so I figured I could give myself a bit of a break.
  2. Some of these books have been published with (very) small presses. I made sure they were small presses, but just in case, you should know.
  3. I tried very hard to make sure none of these books have been bought by big publishers, but again, my brain hurts and I might have missed some.
  4. Some of these categories are subjective. The “favorites” one is absolutely subjective, obviously. Another one that I think is highly subjective is the “Change” category. I based my choices in that category off of characters/world/magic/plot (some major element) changes and evolves dramatically throughout the book.
  5. I tried to list each author only once, but I think one or two of them might be on there twice.

Also, just a fair warning, I’m going to list my own two books on this post because I can.

And, we’re off!

TBR (To Be Read)

The Reluctant Hero


Let’s Hear It For Anthologies


Your Gateway

Magical Magic Systems


Creature Feature

Non-Western Setting

Favorite Self-Pub

Dynamic Duo

The Waiting Evil


There Be Dragons About

Here Comes the Cavalry

Who Dwells In These Woods?

(This novella is not released yet, I just loved it so much I want to yell about it.)

Leading Lady

Little Bit O’ Horror



Comfort Reads

That’s Grim…

All This Power!


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