Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Books I Discovered on Social Media

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This week’s prompt had me doing some digging! The books I’m about to talk about come from many genres because I hang out with all sorts of writers. I discovered all of these books on Twitter, and I follow and interact with all of the authors often there.

I could have easily made this list much longer, but I tried to keep it short and sweet with a representative sample of books six of my buddies have written. A lot of them are Indie reads, so it’s great to give them more exposure.

Storytellers: A Novel by Bjørn Larssen.

I mentioned this friend of mine in a previous Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge post. He recently released a historical novel about a man who rescues an injured stranger and, as a result of that decision, slowly begins to uncover all sorts of secrets in his community.

I’ve really been enjoying the tiny bit of this book I’ve read so far, but everything I want to say about it might give you all spoilers. There is so much more going on in the plot than what the blurb reveals…in a good way!

The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews.

Mimi is a lovely person. It’s always interesting to read her tweets and blog posts about her new historical romances, although I must confess that I haven’t had the time to read any of them quite yet.

How to Best Optimize Blog Posts for SEO by Rachel Thompson

Search engine optimization is something I’ve been trying to get better at this year. This has been quite the informative little booklet so far.

The Lady of Dawnzantium: A Trace & Mikhail Story by Berthold Gambrel

Technically, this is a short story instead of a novel. It’s a humorous take on the sci-fi trope of exploring a faraway planet and discovering an alien there. I can’t recommend it highly enough.


The Letters by Satya Robyn.

This is another book written by a friend that I haven’t had a chance to read yet. I will be changing that soon! The story is about a woman who moves to a new home after a divorce and begins to receive some unusual letters from a young, pregnant woman that had been written fifty years previously. It seems to be a blend of women’s fiction and a mystery. Those two genres are always interesting to mix together.

Duality: Poems, Essays, and Reflections by Shykia Bell.

I snapped up a copy of this collection of poems and essays less than twelve hours ago. I can’t wait to read it!


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21 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Books I Discovered on Social Media

  1. Echo Ishii

    I started following the Larssen blog after you mentioned it. I’ll have to check out the book to.

  2. Well, I couldn’t find one book to even have a blog about. Guess I’ve been a librarian too long (an old retired one now) and tend to use searching authors for my books or browsing databases. I am going to look up your Rachel Thompson book though so…that would be finding a book through social media huh?

  3. It’s so good to see indie books being represented in posts like this.

  4. I love how diverse your list is (and hey, humorous sci-fi short story? Okay, then!) and I’m looking forward to seeing what everybody else came up with.

    Mine is here:

  5. Thank you so much for including my little book, Lydia! You’re so kind.

  6. Interesting group of books and authors. I’ll have to check them out!

  7. Good list. I like the variety. 🙂

  8. I apologize for the delay in coming by to visit. My daughter’s 20th birthday was today, and I was away helping her celebrate.

    Oh, hey, I know Rachel… we actually toured her several years ago 🙂

    There are some great suggestions here and some amazing covers (as noted on my post, I’m a cover whore). Thanks!

    • No worries. I hope your daughter had a good birthday.

      Thanks for the compliment. I think it’s cool you already know Rachel. What a small world we live in.

  9. This is so cool, Lydia! Thanks again for including my short story on the list. I just picked up “The Matrimonial Advertisement” and am looking forward to reading it.

  10. Some interesting ones here I’ll have to check out.

  11. Thank you so much for including me – and glad you’ve been enjoying it so far!

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