Today’s KDD: a great list, from Discworld to Wolf Hall

Today’s KDD: a great list, from Discworld to Wolf Hall

With a three-day weekend in the USA about a week away, some people consider this the start of the summer book-reading season. It used to be the summer movie-watching kick-off, too, but that’s been moving up…so that summer now seems to start in February. ūüėČ


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

has plenty of well-known books at discounted prices to help pass the time on that plane, train, beach…or just in bed. There are books here with over 1,000 customer reviews and an average rating of over four stars (on a scale of 1-5), which is quite impressive.

Many of these are also series starters…the first in a longer line. I always remember that I stumbled across the Bantam Doc Savage reprints in an Alaska airport, and then went on to read all of those 181 adventures and continue to read the new series of the Wild Adventures of Doc Savage (at AmazonSmile*) which has added more than twenty new books. While I was already a big reader, it can be a way to get someone into reading regularly (and then they certainly may broaden their horizons later), especially when a book may be the inspiration for a movie or TV series they like (such Pretty Little Liar or Harry Bosch in today’s set).

I’m going to list some of the 73 (!) Kindle Daily Deal titles that caught my eye. Remember that you can buy these books at the reduced prices and either delay the delivery of a gift until the appropriate occasion, or send them to yourself, print them out, and give them whenever you want to whoever you want (although there may be geographical restrictions outside the USA).

  • The Black Echo (Harry Bosch #1 of 20 at time of writing) by Michael Connelly
  • My Sister’s Grave (Tracy Crosswhite #1 of 6) by Robert Dugoni¬†(also available from¬†Kindle Unlimited¬†(at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) at no additional cost for members)
  • The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1 of 2) by Rick Riordan¬†(KU)
  • The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan
  • A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1 of 6) by Kendra Elliot | 4.5 out of 5 stars | 2,568 customer reviews at time of writing |¬†(KU)
  • The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
  • The Silver Music Box (The Silver Music Box series #1 of 2) by Mina Baites (translated by Alison Layland) (KU)
  • Claiming Grace (Ace Security #1 of 4) by Susan Stoker (KU)
  • Plum Island (John Corey #1 of 6) by Nelson DeMille
  • Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI #1 of 5) by Alexandra Sokoloff (KU)
  • Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding series #1 of 4) by Rachel Hauck
  • The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales #1 of 10) by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope #1 of 7) by Ann Cleeves
  • Artemis Fowl (Artemis #1 of 8) by Eoin Colfer (KU)
  • The Best Man (Blue Heron #1 of 5)
  • Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett #1 of 9) by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  • Wolf Hall (Wolf Hall #1 of 3) by Hilary Mantel (Man Booker Prize winner)
  • Dawn (Xenogenesis #1 of 3) by Octavia Butler
  • Sabriel (Old Kingdom #1 of 5) by Garth Nix
  • The Black Company (Black Company #1 of 9) by Glen Cook
  • Power Down (Dewey Andreas #1 of 5) by Ben Coes
  • Darkness Begins (After the EMP #1 of 7) by Harley Tate (KU)
  • Gideon’s Sword (Gideon’s Crew #1 of 4) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan #1 of 12) by Laura Lippman
  • Jar City (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries #1 of 7) by Amaldur Indridason (translated by Bernard Scudder0
  • Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio #1 of 11) by Lisa Scottoline
  • A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford #1 of 7) by Charls Todd
  • Florida Roadkill (Serge Storms #1 of 18) by Tim Dorsey
  • The Poacher’s Son (Mike Bowditch #1 of 6) by Paul Doiron
  • Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate¬† #1 of 7) by Lincoln Pierce
  • Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1 of 16) by Sara Shepard
  • The Forge of God (#1 of 2 in the Forge of God series) by Greg Bear
  • The Edge of Apocalypse (The End #1 of 4) by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall
  • The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom #1 of 4) by Amy Clipston
  • Leaving (Bailey Flanigan #1 of 4) by Karen Kingsbury
  • Double Helix Collection by Jade Kerrion


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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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