Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: July 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: July 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. I’m going to mention today’s (Sunday July 2nd’s) KDD at the bottom of this post, because it’s an especially good one. 🙂

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: 1,108 at the time of writing…43 fewer 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 217 of them (13 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 3, which is 12 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!

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld | 4.9 stars out of 5 | 2,674 customer reviews (this is a children’s book…and those are amazing ratings!)
  • The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea by Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory
  • Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change by Bob Litwin and Joel Greenblatt
  • Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It’s Not Safe to Believe by Tom Doyle
  • Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners by Dawn Fotopulos
  • The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril
  • The Irresistible Revolution, Updated and Expanded: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
  • From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon | 4.8 stars | 1,246 reviews | KU
  • No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War by W. Lee Warren
  • Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need To Knock It Off by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
  • Cat Shout for Joy: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
  • The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment by Jessica Wapner and Robert A. Weinberg
  • Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe by Leonard Maltin and Robert Matzen
  • A Game of Inches (A Jack Patterson Thriller) by Webb Hubbell
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl and Harold S. Kushner | 4.7 stars | 3,657 reviews (this is an inspirational classic…for $1.99)
  • Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (the new Spider-Man movie is likely to be a big hit and well-reviewed…I did love Tom Holland’s earlier appearance as Spidey). If you like to read the (comic) book before you see the movie, these are early ones
  • The Hope by Herman Wouk (Wouk is a brand name author…and this one is $1.99) | KU
  • Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War by Sebastian Gorka
  • Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
  • The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam by Andrew Wiest
  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (Newbery Award winner by a popular author for $1.99)

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 August 1, 2017″. The choices this month are:

  • The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed [Kindle in Motion] by Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory (Memoir)
  • Little Boy Lost by J. D. Trafford (Thriller)
  • Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1) by Amy A. Bartol (Science Fiction)
  • A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang (Historical Mystery)
  • Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler (Literary Fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…this was a tough one! The Sky Below might be good, and Secondborn is by an author I’ve never read but with a great rep, and I thought Mrs. Saint and the Defectives might be good for my Significant Other. I decided to go with Secondborn…I like having books I can use with text-to-speech in the car, and The Sky Below (being a Kindle in Motion book) probably needs to be sightread, to see the illustrations. Reading abut Mrs. Saint, my feeling was that my SO might not like it.


Bonus deal: today’s

Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is quite similar to one they did a week ago, where it is 80% off select New York Times bestsellers…and there are thirty of them. These are only good for today, while the ones I listed above are probably good for the month of July. Some of the titles in this group:

  • The Wedding Party by Robyn Carr
  • Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterl
  • NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  • Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • Since We Fell by Dennis Lahane
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions by James E. Ryan
  • Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck



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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! :) 

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