Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: December 2017 

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: December 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…and in the past week or so, it’s been pages and pages of them.

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: 790 at the time of writing…50 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 210 of them (61 more 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 31, which is 24 more than last month’s 7…more than quadrupling the number. 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 recently wrote that I think that may have ended:

Has blocking text-to-speech access ended?

I’ve checked other books, and so far (virtual fingers crossed), that does seem to be the case.

Okay, books!

  • The Hangman’s Daughter (A Hangman’s Daughter Tale Book 1) by Oliver Pötzsch and Lee Chadeayne | 4.1 stars out of 5 | 4,828 customer reviews at time of writing | $1.99 (KU)
  • The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey | 4.4 stars | 606 reviews (KU)
  • The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler (KU)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (KU)
  • Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls Book 1) by Melinda Leigh (KU)
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D. (KU)
  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell
  • Secret Shores by Ella Carey
  • The Boy Who Knew Too Much: An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy’s Past-Life Memories by Cathy Byrd
  • The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro | 4.4 stars | 1,273 reviews
  • The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping – Now Revised and Updated by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm Nance
  • Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance] by Levi Lusko
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways To Keep The Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard CarlsonA Thief of Time (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8)Oct 6, 2009 | Kindle eBook
    by Tony Hillerman
  • Fatal  by John Lescroart
  • When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber
  • Fever Dream (Pendergast Series Book 10) by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston
  • A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1: The Birth of Britain by Winston S. Churchill
  • The Healthiest Diet on the Planet: Why the Foods You Love – Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More – Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best by John McDougall
  • An Unkindness of Ravens (Inspector Wexford Book 13) by Ruth Rendell
  • Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood Book 1) by Fern Michaels
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power: Your Action Handbook to Learn the Science, Find Your Voice, and Help Solve the Climate Crisis by Al Gore
  • From Deep Space with Love: A Conversation about Consciousness, the Universe, and Building a Better World by Mike Dooley and Tracy Farquhar
  • A Thief of Time (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8) by Tony Hillerman
  • The Intruders: A Jake Grafton Novel by Stephen Coonts
  • Clouds of Witness (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Book 2) by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

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* )

It’s worth noting that they have rebranded this to “amazon first reads” (sic) which also allows you to get the hardback (up to ten copies) for a really significant discount. There are also two KU short reads listed on that page…one is The Sign of the Beast by Joyce Carol Oates, which they say is a 66-minute read.

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 next month”. The choices this month are:

  • A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishakawa (memoir)
  • Don’t Forget Dexter by Lindsay Ward (children’s)
  • Only the Rain by Randall Silvis (suspense)
  • Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimie K. Runyan (historical fiction)
  • Halsey Street by Naima Coster (literary)
  • Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Bryant (thriller)

People like to know which one I pick…I decided to go with the Ishakawa book. My Significant Other probably won’t read it (not a fan of non-fiction, generally), but it sounds interesting.



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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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