KDD: 42 titles, from Tobacco Road to The Cider House Rules

KDD: 42 titles, from Tobacco Road to The Cider House Rules

Today’s  Kindle Daily Deal is 42 books, ranging from $0.99 to $2.99 each…and there are some good ones here.

I’m going to list a few that caught my eye…as always, check the price before you click or tap that Buy button. These prices may not be good in your territory, and they may have changed before you see this post.

Tobacco Road
by Erskine Caldwell
$1.99 at time of writing

This book was quite controversial when first released in 1932. It’s a novel about poor Georgia sharecroppers. I would consider this a “legacy book”, something that you perhaps should have in your library for the future generations which may be using your Kindle account. It’s likely to still be talked about decades from now.

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo Saga)
by Hugh Howey

4.7 stars with 5,772 (!) reviews…that’s a solid endorsement of these science fiction novels. Interesting, this has also been licensed for Amazon’s Kindle Worlds. I think I’ll read them for that reason…I’d like to write something in Kindle Worlds, and they haven’t licensed any properties that inspire me…yet. Perhaps this one will. 🙂

Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
by Agatha Christie

This is considered by some to be one of the most interesting of the Poirot novels, working on what we might now call a “cold case” (although it was supposedly solved some time earlier). The audiobook, available for $9.99 after purchasing this and which works with Whispersync for Voice (so you can bounce back and forth between the audiobook and sight reading) is read by Hugh Fraser, an well-known actor who appeared in a Poirot TV series as Captain Hastings.

The Cider House Rules
by John Irving

The 1999 movie based on this novel was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
by Gregory Maguire

Inspired by the L. Frank Baum Oz books (although key elements are from the 1939 Judy Garland movie…see my review at Wicked, Oz, and reimagining public domain works), and in turn, the inspiration for the novel, this has been a popular book…although the world depicted is quite cruel and there are passages which definitely makes this not a young adult book, despite how you might see it categorized (in my opinion).

Wait for You
by J. Lynn

4.5 stars with 1,288 reviews, this is a coming of age story by a #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Up the Down Staircase
by Bel Kaufman

This novel from 1965 about a schoolteacher is not told in traditional narrative style, but is of an epistolary nature (you are reading letters and such).

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl (with a foreword by Harold S. Kushner)

I’d make this another legacy title. It’s from 1946, and is a non-fiction account which deals with the author’s time in Auschwitz…and how the psychological responses of the prisoners can inform our own lives.

Those are a few that stood out to me…


This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

4 Responses to “KDD: 42 titles, from Tobacco Road to The Cider House Rules”

  1. Tuli Reno Says:

    I just purchased the 5 Little Pigs, Cider House Rules (which I read years ago, but there’s something about it that makes me want to read it again), and A Prayer For Owen Meaney.

    So, I’m writing to tell you about my reaction to an email from Amazon about my purchases. They always send them after a purchase. I take a cursory glance and then trash them.

    This one caused me stop and take a closer look. I looked at the grand total of $5.97 and thought to myself, “Wait! There’s something wrong here.That’s too little.” And then I remembered the books were all under $2. Where else can I walk away with these three wonderful books for so cheap?

    I’m such an Amazon fan girl.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Tuli!

      I appreciate you letting me know! Yep, three good books for the price of one paperback..no surprise that it didn’t look right. 🙂

  2. Lady Galaxy Says:

    I was so glad to get “Up the Down Staircase” in Kindle format for such a great price. I fell in love with the book as a 10th grade student. It was one of many influences that led me to become a HS English teacher. For any one who has ever been a student or a teacher, it’s worth the price alone for the introduction the author wrote for the e-book edition. Even though it was written a half a century ago, it remains relevant in so many ways.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Lady!

      Thanks for sharing that! It’s great to hear the comment about the introduction.

      Hopefully, people see your comment in time to get it at the bargain price…if not, they can pay the fuller price, or list it at


      to be notified when the price drops. Some of these go on sale repeatedly, although of course, some of them don’t.

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