I finally started my autumn reading list! I started with The Lightbearers by Nora M. Garcia. I haven’t downloaded any audio books yet, but have started to read in spurts as per my commitment to get more reading time in. Read about that here.
I will be interviewing Nora M. Garcia at Book Marks and that interview will be appearing in the near future. In the meantime, I am about a fifth of the way through the book.
To be honest, this is the second self-published novel I have read. The first was In Full Uniform by Anthony Carnovale, a friend of mine. The novel is based on the true story of a 15 year old boy who was bullied, had many painful issues and committed suicide. While the story was one that I basically lived, since the boy was a student where I teach, I had a good reading experience because it was well written, plotted and paced.
I am easily seeing the differences between a self-published and traditionally published book as I read The Lightbearers. However, I am keeping an open mind and reading The Lightbearers anxiously waiting for that crescendo where I can say that’s why I stuck with this book! It will happen.
Have you read a self-published book that you ended up loving?