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    Indie Reading Challenge 2020: Quick reads

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    Sometimes you just crave a big book to spend many days engrossed in the story, and sometimes you’re more in the mood for a quick read you can finish in a weekend or even an evening. For this reading challenge, I will list some great, quick reads for you.

    Indie challenge 4 quick reads overview

    If you want to know more about the challenge, check it out here. You can also find the previous challenges with book suggestions on that page. For instance, check out the June challenge.


    How to participate

    As always, how you participate is entirely up to you. I’d love it if you leave a comment to let me know which book you chose and what your thoughts on it were, but you can also follow along silently. If you have any recommendations that are not on this list, you’re welcome to tell me so! I’ll add it to the list, and will credit you


    Quick reads

    With the summer coming up, and restrictions slowly becoming less, you might feel more like reading something small you can bring to the beach. Or perhaps just read it in the sun in your back-yard for an afternoon. The following books are perfect for this!


    Tribal Affairs – Matt Dallmann

    Book cover Tribal affairs by Matt Dallmann

    The sixteen-year-old Liana goes to the opening night of her father’s Illusion Spectacular. What she doesn’t know is that trapped in her damaged golden locket charm, attached to her ankle bracelet, is a centuries-old genie called Dahlia. Not only does Dahlia’s presence cause Liana’s father to stuff up his performance, but it also starts a chain of bizarre events.

    Genre: Teen / YA paranormal fantasy

    Page length: 171 pages

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    Power of Three: The Novel of a Whale, a Woman, and an Alien Child (#1) – Cathy Parker

    Book cover Power of three by Cathy parker

    Shannon, a volunteer at Seaquarium, is on a mission to return a small alien child called Essi. However, ancient aliens seem determined to destroy them, making that mission slightly more complicated. True to the title of the book, a bizarre lavender lightning strike allows Shannon to hear both Essi’s thoughts as those of a captive beluga whale. She uses the bonds to fight their ruthless enemies but learns that the most terrible threat comes within as the telepathic connection is slowly killing her. Can she still save herself, free the whale and send Essi home before dark forces take over the world?

    Genre: Teen / YA Sci-fi

    Page length: 137 pages

    Try it out!


    Every river runs to salt – Rachael K. Jones

    Book cover every river runs to salt by Rachael Jones

    After her roommate Imani dies, Quietly is left to travel to the Under-Ath with angry Gods at her heels. All to clean up the mess Imani left behind when trying to steal the Pacific Ocean.

    Genre: Mythological Fantasy

    Page length: 86 pages

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    Mars: Stories – Asja Bakic

    Book cover Mars short stories

    If you’re more in the mood to read several quick reads, then Mars is the book for you. It has a series of unique universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact.

    Genre: Humerous Sci-fi

    Page length: 165 pages

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    Challenge discussion questions

    It would be great if you could let me know which book you chose as a quick read, and what you thought of it.

    Here some example questions you could use to share your experience:

    What book did you read for this challenge?

    Why did you choose this one?

    What are your thoughts on the book you read?

    Would you recommend the book?

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