To Kill a Warlock
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
Both of these have a fun story, are very quick reads, have engaging characters and -for those of you who are secretly romance readers- smutty, racy bits that are fun and even embarrassing. They're also both free and the first book in a series.
If you're looking for a childrens' book - I did find a cute one. It's short (100 pages) and it stars a mouse. What else can I say? It was very alright. Nostradormouse by Chris Tinniswood.
Sadly, some of the better books I have been reading are not self published. They're big six or smaller publisher (but not all that small). The most notable of these I finished two weeks ago. It was an extraordinarily weird horror book. Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee is an apocalyptic - not post apocalyptic - story told in first person by a twelve year old girl (in places I would almost call it first person hillbilly narration). Never the less, this was one of the creepiest end of days stories I have read. While the characters could be frustrating, I have to give it to the author. He has completely mastered the disturbing. If you are looking for something strange, completely unique with a weirdly biblical end of the world... then I would recommend this one. You might have to buy it though. I haven't seen it in any of the library systems around here yet.
That's all for now. *Sad face* I will keep keep looking and hopefully come up with some indie books that are 4 or 5 star review worthy. Until then... happy holidays everyone.