5 Indie Books to Read this Winter

Winter is just around the corner and the weather is getting chillier by the day. Now is the perfect time to curl up inside with a good book. With that in mind, we thought we’d help you prepare your winter reading list with these five suggestions. This list has something for everyone and features a couple suggestions published by our partners.

Eating Vegan in Vegas by Paul Graham. Published by Sullivan Street Press.

Based on the blog of the same name, Paul Graham takes readers on a tour of the vegan eateries in Las Vegas. It’s an essential guidebook for anyone planning to escape to Nevada’s warmer climate over the holidays. With a newly updated second edition, the book gives diners looking for new options a wealth of great information and an invaluable map of eateries for vegans and vegetarians.


Elite Minds by Dr. Stan Beecham. Published by BookLogix.

Prepare for your New Year’s resolution with Elite Minds, which teaches its readers how to achieve their goals and full potential. As the winner of two awards (the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award - Psychology Category and first place in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards in Nonfiction) and a finalist for the The Eric Hoffer Book Award, this is more than the average self-help book.


Trash Market by Tadao Tsuge. Published by Drawn & Quarterly.

For those looking for a unique read this winter, Trash Market may be the perfect choice. The book features the art and journalistic-style storytelling of Tadao Tsuge, a major contributor to the Japanese comics magazine Garo in the late 1960s and 70s. The collection of stories is sure to give readers unique insights into post-WWII Japan and a glimpse into the work of a Japanese cult figure.


Abomination by Gary Whitta. Published by Inkshares.

The perfect thrill ride to get you over your early-winter blues, Gary Whitta’s Abomination is a blend of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. The story follows two warriors, each with a dark past of their own, setting out to fight a plague of monstrous beasts known only as abominations. Whitta is best known as a screenwriter (with a BAFTA award to his name for work he did on The Walking Dead). This is his first novel.


Finding Mother by Anne Allan. Published by Sarnia Press.

Finally, for readers who want something family oriented, Finding Mother tells the story of Nicole’s search for her birth mother. She travels from England to Spain, Jersey, and Guernsey and soon discovers the real secrets of her family. The romantic drama is part of a series of standalone novels by Anne Allen.