The list includes Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M Appel, a collection of short stories “haunted by the longings of their connection-starved characters but mediated by the wry intelligence of their narrators”.
Jacob M Appel’s other book Einstein’s Beach House: Stories also makes the list – again, a collection of short stories which is described as examining the dangers of seductions of fantasy and lies and the winner of the Butler University’s Pressgang Prize.
Damage Day, Fla by Dylan Edward Asher is a crime fiction book, described by the Kirkus Review as an “entertaining book about noble lowlifes and con games.
The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore is a young adult novel that makes the list – a story about siblings who help their time-travelling uncle look for ancient artefacts.
TC Bartlett’s A Dog Named Zero and the Apple with no Name is a children’s book described as “smart, witty text matched by fine design and illustration”.
Quintessential Style by Janna Beatty is a manual to help readers become their best image consultant, while Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda by Christopher Conte is a collection of 15 autobiographical essays by Ugandan women which question stereotypes of African femininity.
Read the full list here.