Today’s KDD: Fiction favorites up to 80% off

Today’s KDD: Fiction favorites up to 80% off

One of today’s Kindle Daily Deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) is any of eighteen books which they call “fiction favorites”

There are certainly some well-known books in this group, some with more than a thousand reviews, and I think they are all an average of more than four stars out of five.

Let’s take a look at them…at first glance, they also look like they are at least mostly from the Big 5 publishers, but we’ll know in a minute.😉

As always, check the price before you click or tap that “Buy” button. These prices should just be for today, and may not apply in your country (and I’m proud to have readers all over the world).

Private Down Under
by James Patterson and Michael White
3.9 stars | 1444 customer reviews
$3.99 at time of writing
ranked #289 paid in the Kindle store

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
3.8 stars | 1247 reviews
$2.99
#422 paid in the Kindle store
Also available through Kindle Unlimited (KU)

Made into an Oscar nominated movie (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor), this one is going on my Kindle Unlimited wish list!

The Lost Island
Gideon Crew #3
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
4.1 stars | 450 reviews
$3.99
#715 paid in the Kindle store

The Crossing Places
Ruth Galloway Mysteries #1
by Elly Griffiths
4.2 stars | 295 reviews
$2.99
KU
#866 paid in the Kindle store

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
by Christopher Scotton
4.6 stars | 121 reviews
$3.99
#1457 paid in the Kindle store

The Outcast Dead
Ruth Galloway Mysteries #6
by Elly Griffiths
4.6 stars | 220 reviews
$2.99
#1773 paid in the Kindle store

Swimming Pool Sunday
by Sophie Kinsella (writings as Madeleine Wickham)
3.4 stars | 66 reviews
$2.99
#1867 paid in the Kindle store

Notorious
Max Revere novels #1
by Allison Brennan
4.3 stars | 183 reviews
$2.99
#1743 paid in the Kindle store

Shotgun Lovesongs
by Nickolas Butler
4.2 stars | 425 reviews
$2.99
#1868 paid in the Kindle store

Black River
by S.M. Hulse
4.5 stars | 69 reviews
$3.99
#3076 paid in the Kindle store

Cold Sassy Tree
by Olive Ann Burns
4.3 stars | 559 reviews
$2.99
KU
#954 paid in the Kindle store

Another one to consider for KU!

The Wanderers
by Richard Price
4.3 stars | 43 reviews
$2.99
KU
#2337 paid in the Kindle store

Also made into a movie…

Assassin’s Game
by Ward Larsen
4.5 stars | 126 reviews
$2.99
#1864 paid in the Kindle store

The Mill River Redemption
by Darcie Chan
4.4 stars | 111 reviews
$3.99
#3087 paid in the Kindle store

See How Small
by Scott Blackwood
2.9 stars | 63 reviews
$3.99
#8262 paid in the Kindle store

Hm…this one is the lowest rated one I’ve looked at so far, but the reviews are actually encouraging to me. It sounds like it is a difficult book…which is something I can find attractive, but I know that being nontraditional doesn’t always been being good.😉 It can, but it’s not enough.

Dead Water
Shetland #5
by Ann Cleeves
4.4 stars | 116 reviews
$2.99
#1817 paid in the Kindle store

Note that this one says the price was set by the publisher…that’s the new version of the Agency Model at work, I think. Amazon can still discount, and that may be happening here, or it might be that the publisher has it on sale.

Knots and Crosses
Inspector Rebus #1
by Ian Rankin
3.9 stars | 147 reviews
$2.99
#1572 paid in the Kindle store

Just to get a bit of trivia in here, the title is a pun on “Noughts and Crosses”, which is a British term for what Americans call “Tic Tac Toe”. A “nought” is a zero…further trivia, Jethro Bodine on the Beverly Hillbillies played at being a “double nought spy”, like James Bond. “Nought” can also be spelled “naught”, but some people differentiate those, with “nought” being the number (the actual symbol) and “naught” being sort of the state of nothingness, I believe…as in, “All of our best efforts came to naught”.

The Jaguar’s Children
by John Vaillant
4.3 stars | 37 reviews
$2.99
#6800 paid in the Kindle store

There you go! A lot of these were from Big 5 publishers (I saw Hachette and Macmillan), but I’m not quite sure why they are calling them “favorites” specifically. Several of them were actually ranked under four stars, and they aren’t the bestselling books. Everybody’s book may be somebody’s favorite😉 and if these aren’t yours, well…it’s still a deal.😉

Enjoy!

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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! :) 

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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