There are 36 titles from different genres in this Summer Read-Along. Our crew and some of the passengers have nominated the titles and included some of their own. We have tried to make sure to include as many different voices and experiences as possible.

The only rule to take part in a Resilience Read-Along is to read as many books as you like, relax and review. Read one, read them, read them in any order and at any speed. It’s all good.

To take part in the Book Bingo, you need to jump through a few extra hoops, but it’s all in good fun and there are some nice treats waiting for the winners. For the full rules, terms and conditions breakdown: PLEASE, READ ME.

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Chabon, Michael. 2000. 

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Random House. 639 pages. 

TAGS: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Historical Fiction, Comic Books, Judaism, Escapism, World War II, New York City, Brotherhood, Romance, American Dream, Art and Creativity, Identity, LGBTQ+, Immigration, Family, Golem

Marlowe, F.K. 2023. 

The Warehouse.

Self-published. 32 pages. 

TAGS: Resilience Writers, Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Short Reads, Occult Suspense, Literature & Fiction Short Reads, 45-minute reads, British

Maas, Sarah J. 2012. 

Throne of Glass. 

Bloomsbury. 432 pages. 

TAGS: Fae, Young Adult Fantasy, Assassins, Magic, Romance, Kingdoms and Royalty, Epic Fantasy, Competitions, Rebellion, Empowerment, Dystopian, Mystery, Female Protagonist, Friendship, Supernatural, Adventure, Audiobook

Forrest, Azalea. 2018.

Witch in the Lighthouse.

Self-published. 137 pages.

TAGS: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, Paranormal, Magic, Hope, Friendship, Forgiveness, Uncle, Inheritance, Lighthouse, Hostile neighbours, Witches

Caiazza, Maria. 2023.


Self-published. 87 pages.

TAGS: Resilience Writers, Fairytale Retelling, Fantasy Fiction, Teens, Teen & Young Adult, Mythical Creatures, Magic, Nature, Natural World Fiction, Fairytales & Folklore, Fairytales, Folklore, Adaptations

Hambly, Barbara. 1988. 

Those Who Hunt The Night.

DEL REY. 296 pages.

TAGS: James Asher Vampire Book 1, Vampires, Vampire Fiction, Stalker, Detective & Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, London, Edwardian, Oxford, Sherlock Holmes Time, Audiobook

Bujold McMaster, Lois. 2011.

Ethan of Athos.

Baen Books. 238 pages. 

TAGS: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Vorkosigan Saga, Gender Themes, Utopian, Genetic Engineering, Mystery, Space, Adventure, Futuristic, Dystopian, LGBTQ, Audiobook

Lee, Amy. 2023.

Fate and Resolve.

Self-published. 515 pages.

TAGS: The Centaur Tribe, Book 1. Centaur Fantasy. Paranormal, Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, Romantic Fantasy, Fantasy Romance, Found Family

Camus, Albert. 1942.

The Stranger / Outsider.

Various publ. 124 pages. 

TAGS: Lit Fic, Classics, French Lit, Existentialism, Absurdism, Philosophical, Alienation, Nihilism, Colonial Algeria, Moral Ambiguity, Death, Tragic Hero, Social Commentary, Fate and Free Will, Crime and Punishment, Audiobook

Sanderson, Brandon. 2023.

Tress of the Emerald Sea.

Dragonsteel. 443 pages. 

TAGS: YA, Hoid, Sea, Adventure, Fantasy, Audiobook, Cozy, High Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Pirates, Sorcery, Love, Loyalty, Heroic Quests, Runes & Magic Systems, Strong Female Lead, Curses, Dragons & Mythical Creatures

Armitage, Leto. 2023.

Catgirl from Saturn.

Libertalia Press. 36 pages. 

TAGS: Libertalia Tales: First Love. Resilience Writers. Short Stories, Yuri, Girls’ Love, LGBTQ+ Short Reads, Lesbian Fiction, Comic Books, Manga, Superheroes, Cosplay, Galatea, Catgirls, American, Retellings 

Marsden, Amy. 2023.

We’re All Monsters Here.


TAGS: Sapphic Vampire Fiction, LGBTQ+, Fantasy Fiction, Lesbian Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romantic Fantasy, Horror

Chambers, Siggy. 2023.

The Binding of Bloom Mountain.

Self-published. 272 pages. 

TAGS: LGBTQ+ Fantasy, Dark Fantasy Horror, Dark Fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Non-romantic, Horror, Fantasy, Cozy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Adventure, Adult Portal Fantasy, American, Light F/F Romance, Northwest Virginia

Backman, Fredrik. (2017)


Atria Books. 432 pages. 

TAGS: Psychological, Lit Fic, Swedish, Contemporary, Audiobook, Sports, Adult Fiction, Sweden, Realistic Fiction, Small Town & Rural Fiction, Sports, Ice Hockey, Small Town Politics, Sexual Assault, Crime, Family Dynamics, Peer Pressure

McCorkle, Erika. (2022)

Merchants of Knowledge and Magic.

Shadow Spark. 530 pages.

TAGS: Fantasy, LGBT, Queer, Adult, Epic Fantasy, Priestess, Secrets, Demonic, Intersex, Matriarchal, Slavers, Hidden knowledge, Artifact, Charms, Mortals, Gods

York, C.J. 2023.

The Next Step.

Self-published. 137 pages.

TAGS: Resilience Writers, Sweet Gay Sci-Fi Romance. LGBTQ+ Genre Fiction, Gay Fiction, Fiction, Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy, LGBTQ, Gay Marriage, Family, Feel-good, Novella, Adoption, Domestic Superheroes, Expanded Universe, Disabled Protagonist, Cowboy

Thomas, Angie. 2017.

The Hate You Give.

Balzer + Bray. 464 pages.

TAGS: YA Fiction, Race, Social Justice, Contemporary, Teens, Audiobook, Realistic Fiction, Coming Of Age, Prejudice & Racism, Emotions & Feelings, Black Lives Matter, Friendship, Peer Pressure, Social Exclusion, Family, Urban

McEwan, Ian. 2010.

The Cement Garden.

Simon and Schuster. 153 pages

TAGS: Literary Fiction, Horror, Fiction, Coming of Age, Contemporary Novels,
British Literature,
Literary Fiction, Adult, Dysfunctional Families, Death, Incest, Poverty

Deonn, Tracy. 2020.


Margaret K. McElderry. 512 pages.

TAGS: YA Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings, Urban Fantasy, Magic, LGBT, Audiobook, Arthurian Legend, Knights, Merlin, Black female MC, South Carolina University, Chapel Hill

Crichton, Michael. 2012.

The Lost World.

Ballantine. 432 pages. 

TAGS: Science Fiction, Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Dinosaurs, Suspense Novels, American, Jurassic Park, Speculative, Mystery, Audiobook

Large, Matthew J. 2022.

Forgotten Shapes.

Online, WordPress.

TAGS:  Resilience Writers, Short Stories, Psychological, Magical Realism, Horror, Free Reads

Ishiguro, Kazuo. 2021.

Klara And The Sun.

Faber & Faber. 320 pages. 

TAGS: Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction, Audiobook, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Contemporary, Adult, Novels, Speculative Fiction, Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction, Lit Fic, Artificial Intelligence

Storm, Valerie. 2022.

Birth of the Storm.

Shadow Spark. 322 pages.

TAGS: Young Adult, Wolf-Demon, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Sword & Sorcery Fantasy, Coming of Age Fantasy,

Orange, Tommy. 2018.

There, There.

Harvill Secker. 304 pages.

TAGS: Fiction, Contemporary, Lit Fic, Audiobook, Adult Fiction, Race Literature, Political Fiction, Big Oakland, Indigenous People, Native communities, Powwow, Urban, Native American

Stamps, Sibley. 2022.

Halloween Encounter.

Self-published. 102 pages. 

TAGS: Resilience Writers, Erotic Romance, Tentacles, Alien, Sci–Fi/Fantasy, Halloween, Erotic Science Fiction, Science Fiction Erotica, Campus, Halloween Party, Monsters, American

Bengtsson, Frans G. 1954.

The Long Ships.

Highgate. 528 pages.

TAGS: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Adventure, Classics Historical, Fantasy, Sweden, Novels, Swedish Literature, Scandinavian Literature, Vikings, Audiobook

Rushdie, Salman. 2010.

Midnight’s Children.

Various publishers. 632 pages.

TAGS: Booker Prize Winners, Magical Realism, Fiction, India
Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Family Saga, Lit Fic, India, Indian Independence, Magic

Ingram-Bull, Fanny. 2023.

Love Never Dies.

Libertalia Press. 20 pages.

TAGS: Resilience Writers, Libertalia Tales: First Love. Short Stories, Gothic, Love Stories, Paranormal, Raven, British, Gothic Romance, Paranormal Ghost Romance

Aaronovitch, Ben. 2011.

Rivers of London.

Gollancz. 400 pages. 

TAGS: Peter Grant Series, Fantasy Crime, London Magic, Urban Mystery, Magic Police, Crime, Supernatural Crime, Night Witch, Fantasy Reads, Action & Adventure

Ray, Roxie. 2020.

Her Dragon Daddy.

Self-published. 213 pages. 

TAGS: Erotic Dragon Fantasy, Shifter Romance, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Dragons, Adult, Shapeshifters, Urban Fantasy, M/F Romance

Taylor, Dennis E. 2019.


Ethan Ellenberg. 364 pages. 

TAGS: Science Fiction, Fiction, Audiobook, Post Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Adventure, Dystopia, Survival

Rhinehart, Linn. 2023.

This Saccharine Sensation.

Libertalia Press. 34 pages.  

TAGS: Resilience Writers, Libertalia Tales: First Love, Short Stories, First Love, Online Dating, First Date, Disability, Spoonie MC, British, Friendship, Girlfriends, Short Romance Reads, Uplit, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction

Kane, Alexander C. 2020.  

Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultrahuman Protection.

Self-published. 277 pages.

TAGS: Humorous Superhero Sci-Fi Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, Humor, Audiobook, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Comedy, Urban Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal Fiction, Satire

Riordan, Rick. 2005.  

Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief.

Disney Hyperion. 416 pages.

TAGS: Children’s Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Middle Grade, Adventure, Greek Mythology, Children’s Urban Fantasy, Audiobook, Greek & Roman, Magic Books

Barnes, D.G. 2023.  

Tomorrow’s Child.

Self-published. 205 pages. 

TAGS: Resilience Writers. Science Fiction, Time Travel Sci-Fi, Adventure Science Fiction, Time Travel Fiction, Spaceship, Uncharted star system, Space, Romance

Sanderson, Brandon. 2023.

The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England.  

Dragonsteel. 372 pages.

TAGS: Epic Fantasy, General England Travel Guides, Time Travel Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adult Humor, Audiobook, Historical Fiction, Time Travel, Sci-Fi, Adventure


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The rules for our Book Bingo are pretty simple:

  1. Use the bingo cards provided below, or draw your own 6 x 6 grid and make a tick, cross, blob, circle or whatever you want really to mark the squares for the titles you have read.
    • You need to get one line of six books (vertical, horizontal or diagonal); OR
    • two lines of 12 books (diagonal, horizontal, or vertical); OR
    • a full card = 36 books.
  2. Leave a comment on each of the books you have read on the book review page or on Discord to let us know what you thought about them. 
  3. Sign up to one or both of our newsletters (sfw/nsfw).

Prizes and how to submit your entries will be announced in our newsletters. Closing date for submissions: 1 October, 2023.


Marlowe, F.K. 2023. Slow Burn. Short horror. Free download with a sub to our weekly Ship’s Logs. Keep up with our writers and join us for Sundays at Smugglers Cove.

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Armitage, Leto. 2023. Neighborly Gestures, Book 1: A Taste of Mint. Free download with a subscription to our nsfw smut slut addendum, Holihell Headlines.