Library Title Picks – May

Hello Readers!

Today I’m announcing a new segment on my little corner of the blogiverse, Library Title Picks.

My library system, Mid-Continent Public Library, allows me to make three title suggestions a month for them to purchase physical copies of. They’ve literally never rejected a suggestion of mine, and it’s a great way to support indie authors like myself while saving money not buying every book myself.

I figured this segment would work as a good tool to give a mini spotlight to the authors I make suggestions for. It’s really tough being an indie author, so I’m hoping the exposure will help these talented individuals one way or another.

If you find any of these picks interesting, keep on reading for associated links and blurbs. Happy book hunting!


***Brief disclosure***

I am an Amazon affiliate and earn a tiny commission for purchases made through the Amazon links in this post at no cost to you. It’s a great way to help me keep things running on my blog if you’re already intrigued enough to make a purchase. 





New York City, 1990: When you slip through the cracks, no one is there to catch you. Monique learns that the hard way after her girlfriend Donna vanishes without a trace.

Only after the disappearances of several other impoverished women does Monique hear the rumors. A taloned monster stalks the city’s underground and snatches victims into the dark.

Donna isn’t missing. She was taken.

To save the woman she loves, Monique must descend deeper than the known underground, into a subterranean world of enigmatic cultists and shadowy creatures. But what she finds looms beyond her wildest fears—a darkness that stretches from the dawn of time and across the stars.





When Ana Logan agrees to go on holiday to Thailand with her estranged sister Rachel, she hopes it will be a way for them to reconnect after years of drifting apart. But now, stranded on a seemingly deserted island paradise with no radio and no food, reconciliation becomes a desperate fight for survival.

For when night falls on The Forgotten Island, the dark secrets of the jungle reveal themselves. Something is watching them from the trees.

Something ancient. Something evil.

Combining the cosmic horrors of HP Lovecraft with the grimy sensibilities of the Video Nasties, The Forgotten Island is an outrageous old-school horror novel packed with mayhem and violence.





“Welcome to hell, Sister.”

Sister Mary Matthew arrives on the steps of St. Teresa’s Joyous Youths Orphanage determined to be the children’s favorite nun. But she can’t seem to win over the head of the orphanage: stern, withered Sister Agatha Eustace, whom everyone secretly calls Sister Killjoy.

Mary tries to rise to the challenge, but things at St. Teresa’s feel . . . off. A mysterious benefactor. Sick children denied medicine. A crowded cemetery. Strange noises from the basement. Cruel punishments. Terrifying dreams.

Worst of all, her prayers remain unanswered. She feels as if God has abandoned her and everyone at St. Teresa’s. Until, one full-mooned night, a voice calls to her. A voice that claims to know her heart’s desire.

Before there was Smileyland, before Mister Smiley, there was a decrepit orphanage run by an evil nun and full of children who chanted:

“Sister Funtime, Sister Funtime, Sister Funtime!”

From the author of Welcome to Smileyland and The Fear comes the new religious horror novella, the latest entry in the Smileyverse. Come on in—and don’t forget to say your prayers.


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed these library picks of mine!

Have you read any of these? What’s your local library like? Do they let you make title recommendations? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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  1. You’re so great, Jonny. You’re so supportive of other writers. I’ve heard great things of The Worm and His Kings, and Piper is a great writer. I got a copy of The Forgotten Island today!

    • Aw, thanks! I really just want my library to acknowledge indie authors a bit more in their collection, so I’ll keep bugging em every month, haha! I’ve heard a lot of great things about all of these authors, so fingers crossed I enjoy these books once I eventually get to them!

    • Right? With other libraries the task was so difficult or complicated but now I can pretty much get whatever I want. I’m glad they cut patrons off at three a month. You know I’d be running a large bill!

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