The Big Deal: Kindle books up to 85% off through January 25th

The Big Deal: Kindle books up to 85% off through January 25th

Amazon saves us money on e-books in so many ways, but I do think it’s fun when they do the Big Deal. It’s over 400 books (413 at time of writing).

The Big Deal: Kindle Books Up to 85% Off (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

These are typically e-books which are genuinely on sale…they aren’t just cheap to begin with. 🙂

When the sale is over, they tend to go back up in price…although they may be reduce again later, of course.

Remember, as always, that you can buy e-books as gifts and delay the delivery until the appropriate date. You can also print out the gift and just hold on to it, so you have something to wrap. 😉 In that case, you don’t really need to specify to whom it goes, so these can also be good “emergency gifts” (we always keep a few of those around).

Do check the price before you click or tap that “Buy button”…these prices may not apply in your country (and I have readers in a lot of countries) 🙂 and I think it’s possible for books to go in and out of the set.

Here are some that caught my eye:

The Day of the Triffids
by John Wyndham
4.4 out of 5 stars, 244 customer reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99 at time of writing, normally $8.99

This is a classic story of British science fiction, and has been adapted more than once. As with any great story, a lot of it has to do with people and how they deal with the situation…in this case, quite an extraordinary one. Echoes of this book have continued on…I can get a feel of it even in The Walking Dead, for example. If you have Kindle Unlimited, I’d put this on your To Be Read list. They also have The Midwich Cuckoos (my favorite of the two, although it may skew more towards geek tastes) for $1.99…interestingly, not available through KU, though.

Magnolia City
by Duncan W. Alderson
3.8 stars, 118 customer reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$2.99, normally $12.99

Historical fiction set in 1920s Houston.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
by Chris Claremont, illustrated by John Byrne
4.1 stars, 168 reviews
$3.99, normally $10.99

A collection of the comics (it’s the arc on which the most recent X-Men movie was based)…note that because the dialog is part of the images, it is not accessible to text-to-speech. I do not believe that text-to-speech access was blocked by the publisher on this title (I don’t link to ones where I think that is the case.**) There are several other Marvel books in the sale, including a Carol Danvers Captain Marvel one (there is a Captain Marvel movie in the works)

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
by Matthew Scully
4.3 stars, 133 reviews
$2.99, digital list price not listed

I think I would have a very tough time with this one emotionally. Religion is brought into the discussion, but the book is not listed as faith-based.

The Sixth Station
by Linda Stasi
3.7 stars, 131 reviews
$2.99, digital list price not listed

Definitely seems like a controversial novel, but I’m guessing it really appeals to a particular type of reader.

by Kurt Vonnegut
4.1 stars, 85 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $8.99

Area 51 books
by Bob Mayer
First book: 4.3 stars, 333 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
Some in this sale are $1.99

It’s a popular series: I’ve read one of the offshoot series (Nightstalkers), and it was fun.

Children of the Night (A Diana Tregarde Investigation Book 2)
by Mercedes Lackey
4.3 stars, 86 reviews
$1.99, normally $4.99

Lackey is a very popular young adult author. The first book in the series is $4.99…if you bought that one and this one, they would average about $3.50 instead of $4.99.

All Things at Once
by Mika Brzezinski
3.7 stars, 74 reviews
$1.99, normally $10.99

Memoir by the co-host of Morning Joe…I had noticed that I’d pulled a couple of books for the list that might be seen as having one point of view, and this one may balance it a bit. 😉

The Child in Time
by Ian McEwan
3.6 stars, 72 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$2.99, normally $8.99

This was a 1987 Whitbread Prize winner…won’t be for everyone, though.

The Sands of Mars
by Arthur C. Clarke
4.1 stars, 46 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $8.99

While you will see this listed as book 2 of the Space Trilogy (or “Tirlogy”, as Amazon mistakenly has it), those are not a series. They are only really connected by theme, as I recall…no need to read them in order.

Three to Get Deadly
by Lee Goldberg, Paul Levine, Joel Goldman
4.3 stars, 32 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $4.99

Three novels (Goldberg’s The Walk, Levine’s To Speak for the Dead, and Goldman’s Motion to Kill)…I’ve added it to my Kindle Unlimited To Be Read wishlist. Might be particularly good in the car on text-to-speech.

Sister Bear
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Linda Graves
4.6 stars, 36 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $3.99

Yolen is a beloved children’s fantasy author especially for the elementary school group. There are quite a few children’s books this time.

101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bondi
by Kyra Sundance
4.2 stars, 23 reviews
$2.99, normally $19.99

We have one unusually smart dog right now, and we do like finding things for “Elf” to do…challenging and not destructive. 😉 My Significant Other likes to say that Elf is smart, and Patty, our other dog, is cute. 😉

Rake’s Progress
by M.C. Beaton
4.2 stars, 20 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $5.99

Fourth in the “A House for the Season” romance series. There are other Beaton books in this sale.

by Harold Robbins
4.2 stars, 16 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $6.99

Robbins is a bestselling author…one of the best ever.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon
by Kathleen Hague, illustrated by Michael Hague
4.2 stars, 6 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited
$1.99, normally $3.99

Michael Hague is one of the best children’s book illustrators…highly respected. This will probably look best on a Fire. Text-to-speech is available.

Those were some of the ones I noticed…there were also a number of World War II books, some Peanuts books, one by Winston Churchill…I’d say this is an interesting offering.

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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