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I #Amreading in The Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2019 | #LiteraryLoners

I am hosting the Literary Loners Reading Challenge for the first time this year. Yay!  

I plan to read twelve books towards this challenge. 

Join us! Click the button below for more details on the challenge.


“Maybe this is who I really am. Not a loner, exactly. But someone who can be alone.” ― Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure


2019 Literary Loners Reading Challenge 

The overall goal of the reading challenge is to read books connected with loners, outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, and introverts. The challenge will run from January 1 to December 31, 2019. There are no reading levels. You decide how many books to read.

There are three reading options for this challenge. You can choose any or all of them.
  • Read books featuring a character identified as a loner, outcast, recluse, wallflower, or introvert. This can be a main or secondary character.
  • Read works written by writers known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.
  • Read books about real people known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.



Read an Excerpt of OASIS by @bharatkrishnan9 + $15 Amazon/BN GC #Giveaway |@GoddessFish Presents #Fantasy

OASIS by Bharat Krishnan is on blurb blitz tour and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. The fantasy is available now.


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Bharat Krishnan will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Once, there was a truce. Desperaux controlled the west with magic, and Desire claimed the east with steel and science.

But now magic has disappeared, and the world has changed.

The kingdom of Desire will stop at nothing to maintain the new world order. On Juno’s wedding day, their Mengery soldiers came marching through the Nine desert to rip his world apart. Now he journeys east with his adopted brother, Trey, in search of revenge after the murder of his family. Along the way, the two face bandits and the magical creatures of the Nine. When they finally reach Desire, Juno and Trey will face something even deadlier – their own fears and ambitions.

This is a tale of brotherhood, a revenge story that will remind you that everything has a cost – a cost that will be paid to Desire and to the inner demons that govern us all.

Read an Excerpt:

Lee thought this seemed like a lot of effort over the stealing of some fruit. Although, he guessed the Mengery were mad he blew up the marketplace in the process. Using the special shoes Asha had given him before he left the Silo, he jumped backwards out of reach of a Mengery’s daga.

“You’ll have to catch me if you want to dance, big boy!”

He jumped away, turning his osmosis shoes on mid-leap so a spurt of water from their bottoms propelled him to the top of a building. The beams of laser shot from their guns were so hot they caused the water in his shoes to evaporate. If there was one thing the resistance needed, it was guns. And food. And water. A place to sleep. Maybe some TV.

As Mengery on the ground shot at him with pistols, another two set a wooden ladder against the building and started climbing up. Lee took a bite out of his apple before throwing it at the armored man scowling at him.

“You are one bad apple.”

The fruit landed hard against the ladder, toppling it over and sending the two guards crashing down. Propelling himself to an adjacent building, he crashed through a window as his fuel gage read empty. His shoes needed water. The resistance could definitely use water.

About the Author:

Bharat Krishnan is a philanthropic consultant in Columbus, Ohio. After ten years in Democratic politics, he wrote a memoir about his life on the road as a political campaign manager and just released a fantasy novel called Oasis. He refers to himself as a professional storyteller and amateur cook.

Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/Bharat-Krishnan/e/B01KSCZ1ZS
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bharatkrishnan9
Goodreads Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15640359.Bharat_Krishnan

Amazon (buy): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JFG7BZ5/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

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The Literary Loners Lists | Literary Loners Reading Challenge | #LiteraryLoners

Need some inspiration for the Literary Loners Reading Challenge? Check out the list of lists and interesting posts below for book suggestions.


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10 Remarkable Introverts from Literature That Might Remind You Of Yourself (In The Best Way) from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/102781-10-remarkable-introverts-from-literature-that-might-remind-you-of-yourself-in-the-best-way


An Introverts Guide to Literary Hermits from Bookstr: https://www.bookstr.com/an-introverts-guide-to-literary-hermits


Must-Read Books for Little Introverts: Celebrating the Quiet Kids from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2018/08/must-read-books-for-little-introverts-celebrating-the-quiet-kids/


The Most Reclusive Authors Of All Time from Short List: https://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-most-reclusive-authors-of-all-time/96022


A Reading List for Introverts (by Bethany – Part I, I hope) from Postcards From Purgatory: https://postcardsfrompurgatory.com/2014/06/06/a-reading-list-for-introverts-by-bethany-part-i-i-hope/


12 Insightful Books That Capture What It’s Like To Be An Introvert from Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/introverts-books_n_5593122.html


23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History from Inc.: https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/23-amazingly-successful-introverts-throughout-history.html


10 Great Books About Loners and Endearing Misfits from Mind Jogglehttps://www.mindjoggle.com/10-great-books-featuring-endearing-misfits/


26 Books For Introverts That Will Totally Speak To Your Introverted Soul from #AmReading: http://www.amreading.com/2018/09/29/26-books-for-introverts-that-will-totally-speak-to-your-introverted-soul/


16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read from PopSugar: https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Books-Introverts-40384423?stream_view=1#photo-40384664


10 of the Best Young Adult Novels About Outcasts from Book Riot: https://bookriot.com/2017/10/03/young-adult-novels-outcasts/


11 Books About Outsiders, Weirdos, and Underdogs from Electric Literature: https://electricliterature.com/eleven-books-about-outsiders-73e49ee0300a


TOP 10: LITERARY LONERS AND OUTSIDERS from Wellington City Libraries: http://www.wcl.govt.nz/blogs/teens/index.php/2009/01/30/top-10-literary-loners-and-outsiders/


Top 10 books about being alone from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/10/top-10-books-about-being-alone


Best Classic Books About Outsiders from Huffington Posthttps://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/books-outsiders-_n_924499.html


17 Inspiring Introverts In Literature from Books Rock My World: https://booksrockmyworld.com/2016/04/19/17-inspiring-introverts-in-literature/


Literary Loners and Outsiders to Read When You’re Feeling Misanthropic from Signature Reads: https://www.signature-reads.com/2018/03/literary-loners-outsiders-read-youre-feeling-misanthropic/


5 BOOKS ABOUT LONERS from Book Riot: https://bookriot.com/2015/07/29/5-books-about-loners/

10 Books About Loners and Outsiders from Scottish Book Trust: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-lists/10-books-about-loners-and-outsiders


Dissembling The Loner: 5 Books About Outsiders and Introverts from LitReactor: https://litreactor.com/columns/dissembling-the-loner-5-books-about-outsiders-and-introverts



12 Inspiring Books To Read When You're Feeling Lonely And Need Some Cheering Up from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/150695-12-inspiring-books-to-read-when-youre-feeling-lonely-and-need-some-cheering-up

The Modern Loners from Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review logohttps://www.amazonbookreview.com/post/78ff46d7-51ae-4f8b-8cbc-75bff348c9c7/hermit-books-amazon-book-review

Introverts in Literature from Eclexia: https://eclexia.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/introverts-in-literature/

Literary Introverts: Shy Characters in CanLit from 49th Shelf: https://49thshelf.com/Blog/2013/10/17/Literary-Introverts-Shy-Characters-in-CanLit

Loner Lists from Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=loner&search%5Bsource%5D=goodreads&search_type=lists&tab=lists


Popular Oddball or Outcast Main Characters Books from Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/oddball-or-outcast-main-characters

35 Enlightening Books For Introverts On Silence, Solitude And Simplicity from Loner Wolf: https://lonerwolf.com/books-for-introverts/


CATEGORY: INTROVERTS AND LITERATURE from The Life of An Introvert: https://oliviavanderploeg.wordpress.com/category/introverts-and-literature/


Introverts in literature from Quiet Connections: https://quietconnections.co.uk/blog/introverts-literature/


10 Self-Help Book Recommendations for Literary Outcasts from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/articles/9145-10-self-help-book-recommendations-for-literary-outcasts


Outcasts and Underdogs: 8 More Young Adult Books that Teach Gratitude, Grit, and Growth Mindset from Rewarding Education: https://rewardingeducation.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/8-more-young-adult-books-that-teach-gratitude-grit-and-growth-mindset-edutopia/

A Look at Loners in Literature from Dave Astor on Literature: https://daveastoronliterature.com/2015/03/29/a-look-at-loners-in-literature/


Why We Don't Need Any More Loner Characters... Especially in YA from: http://whatrachelwrote.blogspot.com/2015/12/why-we-dont-need-any-more-loner.html


TOP 40 INTROVERTED AND SHY FEMALE CHARACTERS IN FILM AND TELEVISION from The Silver Petticoat Review: https://www.silverpetticoatreview.com/2014/04/30/top-40-shy-female-characters-in-film-and-television/2/


Limyaael's Rant #304: Loner Characters: https://curiosityquills.com/limyaael/loner-characters/

10 Books About Loneliness from Publishers Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/69506-10-books-about-loneliness.html

Novels with Lonely, Isolated, or Alienated Characters from Novel Recommendations: http://www.novelrecommendations.com/novels-loneliness-isolation-alienation/


2019 Literary Loners Reading Challenge 

The overall goal of the reading challenge is to read books connected with loners, outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, and introverts. The challenge will run from January 1 to December 31, 2019. There are no reading levels. You decide how many books to read.

There are three reading options for this challenge. You can choose any or all of them.

  • Read books featuring a character identified as a loner, outcast, recluse, wallflower, or introvert. This can be a main or secondary character.
  • Read works written by writers known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.
  • Read books about real people known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.



Announcing The Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2019 | #LiteraryLoners

Welcome to the fourth annual Literary Loners Reading Challenge! The challenge was created by Jaime at Whatever I Can Think Of! and hosted at her blog in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She has passed the torch to me and it will be hosted here at Readeropolis this year.


2019 Literary Loners Reading Challenge 

The overall goal of the reading challenge is to read books connected with loners, outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, and introverts. The challenge will run from January 1 to December 31, 2019. There are no reading levels. You decide how many books to read.

There are three reading options for this challenge. You can choose any or all of them.
  • Read books featuring a character identified as a loner, outcast, recluse, wallflower, or introvert. This can be a main or secondary character.
  • Read works written by writers known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.
  • Read books about real people known to be outcasts, recluses, wallflowers, or introverts.


Feel free to use the challenge image in your announcement post and social media posts to help spread the word. Please link back to this blog.


How to participate in Literary Loners:

1. Think about some books you'd like to read (or maybe re-read) this year. 

This could include fiction, nonfiction, poetry collections, and plays... it's up to you! Your goal can be one book, twelve books, or even some short stories. All book formats are welcome (paper, audio, electronic, graphic novels/manga).

Need some inspiration? Check out this list of lists for book suggestions.


2. Write a blog post or social media post to tell us that you are joining the Literary Loners Reading Challenge. 

You can announce your participation on your blog, favorite social network, and/or a bookish site on the 'net. Make sure to link to this blog post to spread the word. Please leave your announcement link in the linky widget. We'd love to get a sneak peek of the books you want to read for this challenge. 


3. Use the hashtag #LiteraryLoners.

Please use the hashtag #LiteraryLoners when posting about the challenge so we can find your posts around the 'net. There will be optional monthly check-ins. You do not have to post reviews (though authors would really appreciate it if you did). 




Guidelines for the Challenge:

  • The challenge will run from January 1 to December 31, 2019.
  • Any books you find that fit the challenge options can be read. 
  • Books must be started on or after January 1 to count.
  • There are no reading levels. 
  • All book formats are allowed.
  • Books can cross over to other challenges in which you are participating.
  • Re-reads are okay.

Shifting Destiny ft @twiety01 | Book Tour and $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | Silver Dagger Tours Presents #Paranormal #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #PNR


Shifting Destiny is on virtual book tour. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).


Shifting Destiny Anthology
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

with stories by:
Lashanta Charles
Zoe Parker
E.E. Andrews
Beth Hendrix
Reiki Eli
Miki Ward
Garrett Ward
K.B. Wheelock
Aspen Winters
Helene Gadot
C.B. Morrigan
Tabitha Barret
Ivy Fox
Jaliza Burwell
Grace McGinty
India Kells
Zara Stark
Lacey Carter Andersen
Vanessa Ross
Helen Scott
Saskia LeBlanc
Cece Rose
E.M. Moore
Blake Blessing
Kay Elle Parker
C.R. Jane.
E.M. Daniels
Suzan Lee
Elissa Ryan
Lidiya Foxglove
C.J. Strange





Are you ready for a collection of stories with a bite? Well, shift into a more comfortable position and dive right into these author's tales. 


There's a beast in all of us waiting to come out and play. So, abandon all your reservations and lose yourself in this collection of shifters and discover...

The BEAST in you.

This is a collection of multiple short stories, in a myriad of genres. The stories in this book are as fluid as the shifters they're about. Some of them will pull on your heartstrings, others will warm you on a cold day. Come on these journeys with us to fantastical places, accompanied by memorable characters that leave you no choice but to hold on for dear life on the magical ride that is, Shifting Destiny.


Available for pre-order for only 99 Cents. Grab your copy while this amazing price lasts. After release it will go up to 2.99!!





Take advantage of this limited time pre-order sale and get the Shifting Destiny Anthology for only $.99! Lashanta's story, Kaleidoscope, is a RH multiple shifter romance.





LaShanta Charles is from South Carolina, but currently lives in Tacoma, WA. She's married, has three tiny humans who constantly mooch off of her, and is active duty in the US Army. She's a homebody who adores SLEEPING, reading (romance, especially RH, paranormal, and sci-fi), eating, white chocolate mochas, SLEEPING, Reese's PB Cups (but only the ones stuffed with Reese's Pieces), and writing. Oh, and she hates spiders; why do they need EIGHT legs?





Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!






ONE TASTE TOO MANY by @DebraHGoldstein + Print Copy #Giveaway | GREAT ESCAPES TOURS Presents #CozyMystery

ONE TASTE TOO MANY (A Sarah Blair Mystery) by Debra H. Goldstein is on book tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis. Enjoy!

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One Taste Too Many
(A Sarah Blair Mystery)
by Debra H. Goldstein

About the Book
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One Taste Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery)https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=d74509052a9f7a06562ddd475fe2aef9&_cb=1539713637292
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496719476
ISBN-13: 978-1496719478
Digital ASIN: B07CDCZXLP
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For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there’s only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch—murder!

Married at eighteen, divorced at twenty-eight, Sarah Blair reluctantly swaps her luxury lifestyle for a cramped studio apartment and a law firm receptionist job in the tired hometown she never left. With nothing much to show for the last decade but her feisty Siamese cat, RahRah, and some clumsy domestic skills, she’s the polar opposite of her bubbly twin, Emily—an ambitious chef determined to take her culinary ambitions to the top at a local gourmet restaurant . . .
Sarah knew starting over would be messy. But things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by Emily’s award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with RahRah wanted by the woman who broke up her marriage and Emily wanted by the police for murder, Sarah needs to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Unfortunately, for a gal whose idea of good china is floral paper plates, catching the real killer and living to tell about it could mean facing a fate worse than death—being in the kitchen!
Includes quick and easy recipes!
About the Author
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Judge Debra H. Goldstein’s new Sarah Blair cozy mystery series debuts from Kensington Press debuts with One Taste Too Manyhttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fafb99a39170b1bc3000d7186e59f44c&_cb=1539714017164. She also is the author of Should Have Played Poker: a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jongg Players Mystery and the 2012 IPPY Award-winning Maze in Bluehttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=696fdbf26929c4e2aa4dc5035aea7546&_cb=1539714026059. Besides novels, Debra writes short stories. Her short story, The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (May/June 2017) is an Agatha Award Short Story Nominee. In addition to being the Sisters in Crime Guppy President, Debra serves on the national Sisters in Crime board and is Vice-President of the Southeast Region of Mystery Writers of America.
Twitter @DebraHGoldstein          

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS:
December 3 – Book Babble – REVIEW
December 3 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
December 4 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW, GUEST POST  
December 5 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf - CHARACTER GUEST POST
December 6 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
December 6 – My Reading Journeys - REVIEW
December 7 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
December 7 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 8 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
December 8 – Here's How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
December 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
December 10 – StoreyBook Reviews - REVIEW
December 10 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
December 11 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
December 11 –A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER GUEST POST
December 12 – Moonlight Rendezvous - REVIEW, GUEST POST
December 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GUEST POST 
December 13 – MJB Reviewers - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
December 13 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
December 14 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
December 14 – Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW, RECIPE
December 15 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – REVIEW
December 15 – Socrates' Book Reviews – REVIEW
December 16 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW
December 16 – Bibliophile Reviews - REVIEW, GUEST POST

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