Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: June 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: June 2017

Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which used to discount four books a day (often general fiction, a romance, a science fiction/fantasy book, and a kids’ book). Now, it seems like it is generally more books than that, and not categorized…although they have been doing themes this year as well.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals up to 80% off (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 1,151 at the time of writing…18 more than last month.

Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that sometimes some of the books seem to sell out at that price (or become unavailable for some other reason).

Another thing is that 230 of them (497 fewer than last month) are available through

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Amazon lists that information prominently…and it’s now commonly a filter in search results. If they are, then you need to consider whether it is worth buying them…even at these low prices. While they are in KU, you can, if you are a subscriber (and there’s a free month available right now), read them at no additional cost. There are, of course, advantages to owning books, especially if you want to re-read them. A book could move out of KU at any time. Even if you think you want to own it, if you are a KU member, you could always read it first to make sure. 😉 I will mark them with KU.

By the way, in the new version of the

eReaderIQ advanced search

you can make KU a filter. So, you can search for books by an author, a keyword, an average customer review which you can read as part of your KU membership…nice! I’m not associated with eReaderIQ except as a user (we have had some correspondence), but I do think it is the most valuable website for Kindleers.

In terms of which ones are

Prime Reading (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

eligible, which is Amazon’s new benefit for Prime members, a rotating list of books you can borrow each month.

This month there are 15, which is 33 fewer than last month. That is notably fewer in KU and PR…I can see an argument that not discounting (as much?) a book which is available to borrow for free makes that look like more of an advantage.

I’m going to list some of the books in this sale that caught my eye…I’m not necessarily recommending them, but I do think they are interesting.

The ones I link (if I actually link to specific books) also don’t block text-to-speech access**…but I think blocking it is becoming rarer.

Okay, books!

  • Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Erwin | 4.9 out of 5 star | 1,609 customer reviews (that’s a really high rating!)
  • Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen
  • All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics by James Herriot (this one might be a particularly good gift at $2.99)
  • Miracle on Voodoo Mountain: A Young Woman’s Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti by Megan Boudreaux
  • Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner
  • The Awakening of HK Derryberry: My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin
  • The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
  • The Contract (Baseball Series Book 1) by Derek Jeter and Paul Mantell
  • Hope for Film: From the Frontline of the Independent Cinema Revolutions by Ted Hope
  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Philip Yancey and Paul Brand
  • Granite Mountain: The First-Hand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate…by Brendan McDonough
  • How to Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell
  • Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design by Brian Ashcraft and Hori Benny
  • Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Witter
  • Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius
  • Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
  • The Seasons Collection: Seasons Under Heaven, Showers in Season, Times and Seasons, Season of Blessing (Seasons Series) by Terri Blackstock and Beverly LaHaye
  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition by Randy Shilts
  • Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace and Lee Strobel
  • Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women’s Quarters by Pearl S. Buck
  • Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life by James Van Praagh
  • Woodwalker: Creatures of Light, Book 1 by Emily B. Martin
  • Fields of Fire (Frontlines Book 5) by Marko Kloos (KU) (I’ve enjoyed other books in this series)
  • Go Like H*ll: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by A. J. Baime
  • Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin
  • The Great Siege: Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford
  • The North and South Trilogy: North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and H*ll by John Jakes ($3.99 for what was a big bestseller? Score!) 😉
  • Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli (KU)
  • Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley
  • The Possibility Dogs: What I Learned from Second-Chance Rescues About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson
  • House Arrest by K.A. Holt
  • Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley (KISS)
  • The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 5) by Louise Penny
  • Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim (my Significant Other and I both liked this one…and so did lots of other people, with 4.6 stars and a very high 12,210 customer reviews)

Remember that you can buy them now as gifts and delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print them out and wrap them for whenever you want.

It makes a lot of sense to have so many series starters, but I should also mention that there may be other books in the series in the group…I didn’t list two book in the same series.

If there were others you’d like to mention for me and my readers, please comment on this post.

Prime members, don’t forget to pick up your

Kindle First books (at AmazonSmile*)

You can get one of the six (same as last month) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. This line was at the bottom of the listings this time (I changed the link): “Please note: Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) subscribers can borrow these Kindle First books when they are officially released on July 1, 2017″. The choices this month are:

  • The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson (Supernatural Thriller) (this is the Kenneth Johnson behind so much geek TV, including The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation, The Incredible Hulk, and V)
  • Soho Dead (the Soho Series book 1) by Greg Keen (Crime Fiction)
  • Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (Psychological Thriller)
  • Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane (Historical Fiction)
  • The Man Who Could Be King by John Ripin Miller (Biographical Fiction) (a novel about George Washington)
  • Lost in Arcadia by Sean Gandert (Dystopian Fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…this one was easy, I went with Kenneth Johnson. Even if the legendary creator’s book turns out to be not the best (I don’t know yet), I figured it’s a debt I owe for the great television. 😉


My current Amazon Giveaways

One Murder More (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

the award-winning, highly-rated mystery by my sibling, Kris Calvin!


  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
  • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
  • Follow Kris Calvin on Amazon (to my knowledge, all that you’ll get is a notification when Kris publishes a new book in the Kindle store, although I don’t know that for sure…that’s all I’ve ever seen for authors I follow, I think. Kris is working on the second book in the Maren Kane mystery series.
Start:May 28, 2017 5:20 AM PDT
End:June 4, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

Thanks to the hundreds of people who have entered my previous giveaways for a chance to win Kris’ book! I don’t benefit directly from Kris’ book, although we have had a lot of conversations about it. 🙂 Congratulations to Gordon H, who one the last OMM giveaway!

Amazon Giveaway for And Then There Were None!

Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winner.
Requirements for participation:
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
Follow @TMCGTT on twitter
18+ years of age (or legal age)

Start:May 12, 2017 6:24 PM PDT
End:Jun 11, 2017 11:59 PM PDT


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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! :) 

2 Responses to “Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: June 2017”

  1. Man in the Middle Says:

    Thanks for the James Herriot bargain alert. 3 classic books for under $3 total is a FINE price, and I hadn’t noticed it before your mention.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Man!

      Yay! If I do another one of those “I found it through ILMK” posts, I’ll try to include this one. 🙂

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