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Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: June 2017

June 5, 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. 😉

Enjoy!

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!

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/2114e3e0b5fc4832

  • 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!

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/3e6a60b4814649a3

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! :) 

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: May 2017

May 4, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: May 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: 1,133 at the time of writing…261 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 727 of them (a 195 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 48, 25 more than last month.

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!

  • Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free by Susan Peirce Thompson Ph.D.
  • The Son by Philipp Meyer | 4.0 stars out of 5 | 1,578 customer reviews
  • Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford
  • A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 1) by Kendra Elliot (also available through Kindle Unlimited…KU…at no additional cost)
  • Fly By Wire (Jammer Davis Thriller Book 1) by Ward Larsen
  • Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert [Kindle in Motion] by Patricia Cornwell (I’m reading this one right now, and enjoying it very much. It’s hard to read it and not think that famous artist was Jack the Ripper. That said, a couple of cautions: some of the descriptions (and pictures) are graphic. Second, this is a Kindle in Motion book, which is why I borrowed it through KU. What I do find is that on my Kindle Voyage, it “crashes” repeatedly…simply closes and goes back to the homescreen. Sometimes, I can just open it up again and it’s fine, although it may have gone back to the previous time I opened it. Other times, I need to use the “page flip” feature to get to a future point (you can read that way…it’s just smaller), and then it works)
  • A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell
  • My Sister’s Grave (Tracy Crosswhite #1) by Robert Dugoni (KU)
  • The Girl from Krakow by Alex Rosenberg
  • The Beach House by Mary Alice Munroe (4.6 stars | 662 reviews)
  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Caroll Tavris and Elliot Aronson
  • 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness by Alanna Collen
  • Fancy Dancer by Fern Michaels
  • The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry
  • The Tracker (Sam Callahan #1) by Chad Zunker (4.6 stars | 439 reviews)
  • The Girl from Krakow by Alex Rosenberg
  • Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner
  • Dawn of Wonder (The Wakening Book 1) by Jonathan Renshaw (4.6 stars | 2,669 reviews)
  • Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán (4.3 stars | 3,473 reviews)
  • You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are by Rebekah Lyons and Ann Voskamp
  • The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale
  • CyberStorm by Matthew Mather (KU) (4.3 stars | 6,869 customer reviews)
  • The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace by Dean Karnazes
  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy 1) by Taran Matharu
  • Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 1) by Blake Crouch (KU)
  • Life at the Dakota: New York’s Most Unusual Address by Stephen Birmingham
  • Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living (Bruce Lee Library) by Bruce Lee and John Little
  • The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler (KU) (4.4 stars | 2,180 reviews)
  • Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years Book 1) by Gregory Maguire (read my review here: https://ilmk.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/wicked-oz-and-reimagining-public-domain-works/

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

  • Dead Certain by Adam Mitzner (Psychological Thriller)
  • The First World by Isley Robson (Romance)
  • The Hundredth Queen (#1) by Emily R. King (Fantasy)
  • The Lioness of Morocco by Julia Drosten (translated by Christiane Galvani) (Historical Fiction)
  • North Haven by Sarah Moriarty (Contemporary Fiction)
  • The Great Passage by Shion Miura (translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter) (Literary Fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…hmm, this one was a bit tough. I like the premise of The Great Passage (it’s about one of my favorite things, dictionaries), but I’ve had disappointing experiences with translations at Amazon. The Hundredth Queen sounded interesting, and the reviews were good (4.5 stars | 32 reviews). I took the risk with The Great Passage, figuring I could perhaps borrow The Hundredth Queen…

Enjoy!

My current Amazon Giveaways:

Yesterday marked the ending of one Giveaway for

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

by my sibling, Kris Calvin

and there were 184 entrants! I’m doing a new one for the same book:

1 winner

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 (you’ll be notified when future books are added to Amazon…I think that’s the only contact you get, although I’m not positive)

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ffab73bbd6512571 

Start:Apr 30, 2017 9:46 AM PDT
End:May 7, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature by Loren Coleman (at AmazonSmile*)

Note: this is the paperback. For some reason, I couldn’t make the Kindle book for this one public (like I could with Kris’ book). I really wanted this one to be public, because the whole goal is to promote Loren Coleman’s medical expense fund GoFundMe campaign. I’ve never met Loren personally, and we have no shared business interests, although we have had some correspondence. I’ve read Loren’s books for decades, and admire how the cryptozoologist/Fortean helps others, including being the Director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Maine (although in so many smaller ways, too). It’s sad to me that someone who has done so much is having trouble dealing with medical expense (due to multiple operations). That didn’t stop Loren from going to the Bigfoot festival in Willow Creek, California recently, but for people who have enjoyed and benefited from Loren’s work, the medical expenses fund is an opportunity to do a thank you. Over 500 people have entered and they’ve all tweeted (as a requirement to entry) a link to the fund’s page. I do not ask people to endorse the fund or to ask other people to contribute (or for them to contribute themselves)…I’m just hoping to raise the profile so people who might want to contribute and don’t know about it get the word. Unfortunately, no one has donated yet as a result of this, but it could still happen…

  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/303e4f5c496116a2

Start:Apr 27, 2017 9:45 AM PDT
End:May 4, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

 

 

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: April 2017

April 4, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: April 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: 872 at the time of writing…nearly double 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 532 of them (a whopping 384 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.

This is the fifth month for my measurement 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 twenty-three, 18 more than last month.

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!

  • Psycho by Robert Bloch
  • The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between by Gregory Koukl and Nancy Pearcey | 4.9 stars out of 5 | 122 customer reviews at time of writing
  • Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance by Levi Lusko | 4.9 stars | 84 reviews
  • The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell | 4.8 stars | 504 reviews
  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life (Bruce Lee Library) by Bruce Lee and John Little
  • Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser | 4.8 stars | 439 reviews
  • The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
  • First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I by Matthew J. Davenport
  • Go to School, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman and Bonnie Leick (also available through KU at no additional cost)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie | $1.99 | 4.5 stars | 649 reviews
  • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose | 4.7 stars | 1,080 customer reviews
  • Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by S.J. Scott (KU)
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson and Steven Polson | 4.7 stars | 544 reviews
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change: Snapshots EditionFeb 20, 2016 | Kindle eBook
    by Stephen R. Covey
  • He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado
  • Amelia Earhart: A Biography by Doris L. Rich
  • Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep by Charlie Morley
  • The Hidden Plague by Tara Grant
  • Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932) by Anaïs Nin
  • Deduct Everything!: Save Money with Hundreds of Legal Tax Breaks, Credits, Write-Offs, and Loopholes by Eva Rosenberg
  • FaceOff by Lee Child and Michael Connelly
  • Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon by Al Worden and Francis French
  • Arabic Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English by Lutfi Mansur Hezi Brosh
  • Healthy Is the New Skinny: Your Guide to Self-Love in a “Picture Perfect” World by Katie H. Willcox
  • Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation by Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor
  • Jackie Robinson in Quotes: The Remarkable Life of Baseball’s Most Significant Player by Danny Peary
  • Ice (87th Precinct Mysteries) by Ed McBain (and some others in the series)
  • Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls Book 1) by Melinda Leigh (KU)
  • Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas by Joan Mellen
  • Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  • The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda Book 1) by Richard Phillips | 4.0 stars | 2,171 reviews | (KU)
  • The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni (KU)
  • Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet | 4.5 stars | 375 reviews
  • The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It by Dr. Larry Arnn
  • Hero Cat by Eileen Spinelli and Jo Ellen McAllister Stammen
  • The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson
  • A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony by Hector Garcia
  • Korea: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro
  • How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns (I really enjoyed this)
  • The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman
  • Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall
  • The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth by Matthew Algeo
  • Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Open Media Series) by Noam Chomsky
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
  • Vegan Bowl Attack!: More than 100 One-Dish Meals Packed with Plant-Based Power by Jackie Sobon
  • and lots of Catherine Ryan Hyde!

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

  • Beach Lawyer (Beach Lawyer Series) by Avery Duff (thriller)
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan (historical fiction)
  • All the Lies We Tell (Quarry Road Book 1) by Megan Hart (romantic drama)
  • Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman (contemporary fiction)
  • Paper Boats by Dee Lestari, Tiffany Tsao (coming of age)
  • A Small Revolution by Jimin Han (literary suspense)

People like to know which one I pick…this time, I didn’t pick one…because my Significant Other did. 😉 Honestly, I wasn’t really getting hooked by any of them, and my SO is about to fly across the country. The decision was Beneath a Scarlet Sky. I think it was really the reviews which turned the tale.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: March 2017

March 5, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: March 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: 464 at the time of writing…exactly 121 fewer than last month. Six of them are $4.99, so that would really make it 585 books that are $3.99 or less, but that’s okay. 🙂 To be clear, Amazon doesn’t say they are $3.99 or less…just that they are up to 80% off.

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 148 of them (a whopping 350 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.

This is the fourth month for my measurement 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 only five, 10 fewer than last month.

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!

  • The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 3 by Louise Penny
  • Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Rick Bayless
  • Orphan X: A Novel (Evan Smoak) by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Abandon by Blake Crouch
  • The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers Book 1) by Robert Bailey | 4.6 stars out of 5 | 2,377 customer reviews
  • Cinders to Satin by Fern Michaels
  • Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 1) and Moral Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 2) by Marcia Clark (yes, that Marcia Clark)
  • The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) by Philippa Gregory | 4.3 stars | 1,343 reviews
  • Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Fountains of Paradise (Arthur C. Clarke Collection) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves
  • Miracles & Mayhem in the ER: Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor by Brent Rock Russell
  • Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers Book 1) by Alexandra Sokoloff

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

  • The Halo Effect by Anne D. LeClaire (suspense)
  • The Breaking Light (Split City Book 1) by Heather Hansen (science fiction)
  • A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr. (legal thriller)
  • The Last Paradise by Antonio Garrido, Simon Bruni (historical fiction)
  • Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations by Garson O’Toole (non-fiction)
  • The Practice House by Laura McNeal  (literary fiction

People like to know which one I pick…I actually had quite a debate with myself on this one. My Significant Other might like A Criminal Defense, and Hemingway Didn’t Say That is a subject right up my alley (I wrote a book of quotations myself, The Mind Boggles: A Unique Book of Quotations (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which was the #1 book of quotations at Amazon when it was first released in 2012…for a very short time). 😉 I decided to go with Hemingway…my SO will be just as happy borrowing A Criminal Defense from Kindle Unlimited when it is released next month, and I do still like to own books.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: February 2017

February 3, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: February 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 for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 591 at the time of writing…exactly 200 fewer than last month. That’s actually not an unreasonable adjustment…we are now out of the holiday/returns period. Six of them are $4.99, so that would really make it 585 books that are $3.99 or less, but that’s okay. 🙂 To be clear, Amazon doesn’t say they are $3.99 or less…just that they are up to 80% off.

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 148 of them (a whopping 350 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.

This is the third month for my measurement 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 only fifteen, 88 fewer than last month.

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!

  • Jonathan Strange and Mr NorrellJun 5, 2010 | Kindle eBook
    by Susanna Clarke
  • The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm Nance
  • A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 2) by Louise Penny
  • In Good Faith (Joe Dillard Series Book 2) by Scott Pratt (and books 3 and 4…but not #1, from what I saw) (also available through Kindle Unlimited…KU)
  • A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass (KU)
  • Rebel Fleet (Rebel Fleet Series Book 1) by B. V. Larson (KU)
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler | 4.5 stars out of 5, 949 customer reviews
  • Good Behavior by Blake Crouch
  • The Lyra Novels: Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, Caught in Crystal, and The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede | $3.99 for 5 books by a well-known author (in an omnibus)!
  • Turbulent Intentions (Billionaire Aviators Book 1) by Melody Anne (KU)
  • Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
  • The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons | 4.5 stars | 7,222 customer reviews
  • One Tuesday Morning / Beyond Tuesday Morning Compilation Limited Edition (9/11 Series) by Karen Kingsbury (Author)
  • Even Dogs in the Wild (Inspector Rebus Series Book 20) by Ian Rankin
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • Perfect Match by Fern Michaels
  • Run by Blake Crouch
  • Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxietyby Seth J. Gillihan PhD (KU)
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick and Steve Wozniak
  • Phantom Evil: Book 1 in Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham
  • A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism…by Joseph Loconte

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

  • In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II by Rhys Bowen (Historical Fiction)
  • Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1) by RR Haywood (Science Fiction)
  • Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm (Duck and Hippo Series Book 1)
    by Jonathan London, Andrew Joyner
  • Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell (Thriller)
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by JS Drangsholt, Tara F. Chace (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Only the Truth by Adam Croft (Suspense)

People like to know which one I pick…for some reason none of them really grabbed me, but I went with Extracted.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: January 2017

January 2, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: January 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. Today, there are 67 (!) KDDs, focused on self-improvement.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 791 at the time of writing…91 more than last month. It’s a bit interesting that it stayed about the same as December, but January is also a big sales month, partially due to returns, partially due to gift cards, and with e-books, people getting new devices presumably affects that. The highest priced one actually is $3.99, which isn’t always the case.

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 498 of them (135 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.

This is the third month for my measurement 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 103, sixty more than last month. There were around 500 more books in PR altogether, but this is an even greater percentage increase…good sign!

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!

  • Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry (The Rabbi Small Mysteries) by Harry Kemelman (and others in the series…you could buy these former New York Times bestsellers to give as a gift at some point)
  • Casino Royale (James Bond – Extended Series Book 1) by Ian Fleming (not the only one in this series in the sale)
  • Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking (Mindfulness Books Series Book 1) by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport (also available through Kindle Unlimited ((KU)))
  • My Sister’s Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 1) by Robert Dugoni | 4.4 stars out of 5 | 11,262 customer reviews (KU)
  • A Quiet Life in the Country (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 1) by T E Kinsey (KU, PR)
  • The Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy Book 1) by Dot Hutchison (KU) | 4.3 stars | 10,317 reviews
  • Death and Her Devotion (Rogue Vows Book 1) by Kendra Elliot (KU)
  • Maude by Donna Foley Mabry | 4.4 stars | 11,863 reviews
  • No Ordinary Billionaire (The Sinclairs Book 1) by J. S. Scott
  • In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery Book 1) by Steve Robinson | 4.3 stars | 1,977 reviews (PR, KU)
  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere 1) by Meg Elison (KU)
  • Venom and Vanilla (The Venom Trilogy Book 1) by Shannon Mayer (KU)
  • Vanished (Callahan & McLane Book 1) by Kendra Elliot | (KU)
  • Time Is the Simplest Thing by Clifford D. Simak
  • Constitution: Book 1 of The Legacy Fleet Trilogy by Nick Webb
  • Kissing the Beehive by Jonathan Carroll
  • The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 1) by Charlie N. Holmberg (KU)
  • True Detective (Nathan Heller Novels) by Max Allan Collins (KU)
  • Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani | 4.3 stars | 5,727 reviews (PR, KU)
  • Forging Zero (The Legend of ZERO, Book 1) by Sara King (KU)
  • The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler
  • Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 1) by Blake Crouch | 4.1 stars | 7,664 reviews | made into a TV series)
  • King Solomon’s Carpet (Onyx) by Ruth Rendell
  • Doing It Over (A Most Likely To Novel Book 1) by Catherine Bybee
  • Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Keith McCloskey
  • Not Quite Dating (Not Quite series Book 1) by Catherine Bybee
  • WIRED by Douglas E. Richards
  • The Rejected Writers’ Book Club (Southlea Bay) by Suzanne Kelman (PR, KU)
  • Ink Mage (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 1) by Victor Gischler (KU)
  • No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Segar
  • Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller | 4.5 stars | 1,799 reviews
  • A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body by Micaela Cook KARLSEN and T. Colin CAMPBELL
  • My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall (KU)
  • The Line (Witching Savannah Book 1) by J.D. Horn (and others in the series)
  • Thunder City (The Detroit Novels) by Loren D. Estleman
  • The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods – Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones
  • Killer’s Payoff (87th Precinct Mysteries) by Ed McBain
  • Cuba – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Russell Maddicks
  • The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams—On Your Terms by Sara Horowitz and Toni Sciarra Poynter
  • Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet by Carol J. Adams and Patti Breitman
  • So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior by Curt Brown
  • A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson
  • Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence (Pivotal Moments in World History) by John Charles Chasteen
  • The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham
  • Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food: 65 Everyday Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Over 150 Great-Tasting, Down-Home…by Alicia C. Simpson

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

  • The Night Bird by Brian Freeman (Suspense)
  • The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen (Family Life)
  • In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell (Historical Fiction)
  • The Winter Over by Matthew Iden (Thriller)
  • Palm Trees in the Snow by Luz Gabás, Noel Hughes (Saga)
  • Never Again So Close by Claudia Serrano, Anne Milano Appel

People like to know which one I pick…I went with The Mutual Admiration Society, in part because I thought it would appeal most to my Significant Other.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: December 2016

December 3, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: December 2016

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.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 700 at the time of writing…327 fewer than last month. That’s a significant reduction…there will be a lot of other sales on e-books this month. The highest priced one actually is $3.99, which isn’t always the case.

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 363 of them (29 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.

This is the second month for my measurement 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 43, nine more than last month.

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!

  • When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde | 4.4 stars out of 5 | 8,312 customer reviews | KU
  • The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen | 4.2 stars | 3,698 reviews | KU
  • The Night Before Christmas by Gennady Spirin and Clement Clark Moore | KU
  • Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines Book 1) by Marko Kloos (I’ve read this one and enjoyed it enough to read others in the series) | KU
  • The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda Book 1) by Richard Phillips | KU
  • Childhood’s End (Arthur C. Clarke Collection) by Arthur C. Clarke |KU
  • The Queen’s Poisoner (The Kingfountain Series Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler | KU
  • Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield | KU
  • Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir  by Alan Cumming
  • Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Black Lyon (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 1) by Jude Deveraux

Remember that you can buy them now as gifts and delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print them out and wra thatl

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. The choices this month are:

  • Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Hope’s Peak (Harper and Lane) by Tony Healey  (Thriller)
  • The Missing by Caroline Eriksson, Tiina Nunnally (Psychological Suspense)
  • Fate of Perfection (Finding Paradise Book 1) by K.F. Breene (Science Fiction)
  • Into the Thickening Fog by Andrei Gelasimov, Marian Schwartz (Literary Fiction)
  • The Original Dreamby Nukila Amal, Linda Owens (Magical Realism

People like to know which one I pick…I’m going with Fate of Perfection. It has 93 reviews (at time of writing) with an average of 4.7, which is quite impressive!

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: November 2016

November 4, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: November 2016

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.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 1,027 at the time of writing…661 more than last month. The number has nearly tripled…November is, of course, one of the biggest retail months of the year, and sales are legion. They are up to 80% off…and four of them are $4.99, so we can really call this 1,023 this 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 334 of them (208 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.

New search result this month: 35 of them are available through

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

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

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!

  • Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale | 4.2 stars out of 5 | 6,263 customer reviews| KU
  • Hidden Star (The Stars of Mithra Book 1) by Nora Roberts
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | KU
  • The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello | 3.8 stars | 5,666 reviews | KU
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Doubt (Caroline Auden Book 1) by C. E. Tobisman | 4.2 stars | 2,317 reviews
  • Spearwielder’s Tale: The Woods out Back by R.A. Salvatore | KU
  • Abandon by Blake Crouch | 4.1 stars | 2,405 reviews | KU
  • Time and Regret by M.K. Tod | 4.4 stars | 64 reviews | KU
  • The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
  • Wild Horses (The Montana Hamiltons Book 1) by B.J. Daniels | 4.6 stars | 156 reviews
  • A Cold Creek Christmas Story (Harlequin Special Edition) by RaeAnne Thayne
  • An American Werewolf In Hoboken (Wolf Mates Book 1) by Dakota Cassidy
  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers) by Becky Chambers
  • The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer and Susan Dworkin | 4.6 stars | 4,444 reviews
  • Off to Be the Wizard [Kindle in Motion] (Magic 2.0 Book 1) by Scott Meyer and Liz Pulido | KU
  • The Shark (Forgotten Files Book 1) by Mary Burton | KU
  • Fireblood (Whispers from Mirrowen Book 1)Feb 5, 2013 | Kindle eBook by Jeff Wheeler | 4.3 stars | 600 reviews | KU (the other two books are also part of the sale at time of writing)
  • Isn’t It Rich? (Perfect Destinies) by Sherryl Woods
  • The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan | 4.2 stars | 3,925 reviews | KU
  • The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 1) by Faye Kellerman | 4.3 stars | 394 reviews (this is the first in a 22 ((so far)), so if you like it, you could have a reading direction for a while…)

There are some good choices here…really well-known authors, and highly-rated books. There are also well-known publishers: HarperCollins and Harlequin. Remember that you can buy them now as a gift and delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion.

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. The choices this month are:

  • Ocean of Storms by Christopher Mari, Jeremy K. Brown (science fiction thriller)
  • Walk Into Silence (Jo Larsen Book 1) by Susan McBride (mystery)
  • The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (contemporary fiction)
  • The Food Of Love by Amanda Prowse (family drama)
  • Nirzona (A Love Story) by Abidah El-Khalieqy, Annie Tucker (literary fiction)
  • Knight Kyle and the Magic Silver Lance (Adventures Beyond Dragon Mountain) by Oliver Pötzsch, Sibylle Hammer, Lee Chadeayne (Middle-Grade Chapter Book)

People like to know which one I pick…I had several choices that appealed to me. I considered The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, in part because of the great title. 🙂 The Food of Love looked interesting…but I’m going with Knight Kyle. Pötzsch is an interesting figure to me, and I don’t fill my library just for me…I take the idea of guests into account. 🙂 I certainly read books which are putatively for children, but I wouldn’t say I have a lot in this stratum in our Kindle library.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: October 2016

October 2, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: October 2016

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.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 366 at the time of writing…37 more than last month. They are up to 80% off…and eleven of them are $4.99, so we can really call this 355 this 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 126 of them (25 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.

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!

  • The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons | 4.6 out of 5 stars | 6,839 customer reviews | KU
  • Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman by Brooke Hauser
  • Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life by Joel Osteen | 4.8 stars | 816 reviews
  • Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine. by Jennifer Li Shotz (made into a movie)
  • Warriors Super Edition: Moth Flight’s Vision by Erin Hunter and James L. Barry
  • Ordination: Book One of The Paladin trilogy by Daniel Ford
  • The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas by Andrea Warren | KU
  • Beating the College Debt Trap: Getting a Degree Without Going Broke by Alex Chediak
  • The PlantPure Nation Cookbook: The Official Companion Cookbook to the Breakthrough Film…with over 150 Plant-Based Recipes by Kim Campbell and T. Colin Campbell
  • Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway (Classics of War) by Walter Lord
  • The Possibility Dogs: What I Learned from Second-Chance Rescues About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson
  • Heart of the Country by Greg Matthews
  • The Book of Kells by R. A. MacAvoy
  • Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
  • The Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon and Vincent Chong
  • The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Johnson, Spencer, M.D. (the original was a huge bestseller)
  • Three Down the Aisle by Sherryl Woods
  • Aunt Erma’s Cope Book: How To Get From Monday To Friday . . . In 12 Days by Erma Bombeck
  • People’s History of Quebec by Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
  • Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard | 4.4 stars | 2,130 reviews (probably best not to think about the movie) 😉
  • Hotel by Arthur Hailey (big bestseller)
  • Homeland (The Crown Family Saga Book 1) by John Jakes
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Body Movers (A Body Movers Novel Book 1) by Stephanie Bond
  • No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty
  • Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently Book 2) by Douglas Adams
  • Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. and Darren Aronofsky
  • The King Must Die by Mary Renault
  • Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries #1) by Harry Kemelman
  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (great book, made into at least three movies…dark, though)
  • Justine (The Alexandria Quartet Book 1) by Lawrence Durrell and Robert Ryan
  • The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Long, Tall Christmas (A Cowboy Christmas) by Janet Dailey
  • A Heritage of Stars by Clifford D. Simak
  • The Harder They Come: by T.C. Boyle
  • The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney
  • A Dark-Adapted Eye (Plume) by Ruth Rendell

There are some good choices here…really well-known authors. There are also well-known publishers: HarperCollins and Harlequin. Remember that you can buy them now as a gift and delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion.

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. The choices this month are:

  • Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone (psychological suspense)
  • It Is Well by James D. Shipman (historical fiction)
  • Venom and Vanilla (The Venom Trilogy Book 1) by Shannon Mayer (urban fantasy) | 4.4 stars | 60 customer reviews
  • Before You Leap by Keith Houghton (thriller)
  • The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (The Malayan Series) by Selina Siak Chin Yoke (historical fiction)
  • Wake in Winter by Nadezhda Belenkaya, Andrea Gregovich (literary fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…this one was easy. 🙂 I mentioned the number of reviews and the high score for Venom and Vanilla, and that was enough to convince me.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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.

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: September 2016

September 5, 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: September 2016

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.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 329 at the time of writing…351 fewer than last month (so, more than cut in half this time). They are up to 80% off…and two of  them are $9.99 and one $8.99, so we can really say it is 326.

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 sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).

Another thing is that 101 of them (279 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.

I don’t think it’s a bad thing that a lot fewer of the e-books on sale are in KU…for happy KU members like me, having additional books on sale outside of KU increases the value of the sale.

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.

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!

  • The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (KU)
  • The Body Reader by Anne Frasier (KU)
  • The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy | 4.6 stars out of 5 | 1,144 customer review | $1.99 at time of writing
  • Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman  $2.51
  • Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea by Kenneth Bae and Mark Tabb
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie
  • The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean by Trevor Corson
  • The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Johnson, Spencer, M.D. | $1.99
  • The Rich Are Different by Susan Howatch
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D. (KU)
  • The Promise of Provence (Love in Provence Book 1) by Patricia Sands (KU)
  • Not Quite Dating (Not Quite series Book 1) by Catherine Bybee (KU)
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Clark Styron
  • Abducted (Lizzy Gardner Series, Book 1) by T.R. Ragan | 4.4 stars | 3,948 customer reviews | (KU)
  • Powder Burn by Carl Hiaasen and Montalbano Bill
  • The Fifties by David Halberstam $1.99
  • My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Sixth Commandment (The Commandment Series Book 1) by Lawrence Sanders
  • Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy
  • Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
  • Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
  • We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  • I’m OK–You’re OK by Thomas Harris
  • Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa
  • Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
  • Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink
  • Deadly Night (The Flynn Brothers Trilogy Book 1) by Heather Graham
  • Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove
  • Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
  • The Shrinking Man (RosettaBooks into Film) by Richard Matheson (KU)
  • Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (KU)
  • The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address by James H. Cotton Jr.
  • Anything Goes by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
  • Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories by Paul Theroux
  • Dracula (Enriched Classics) by Bram Stoker

There are some good choices here…really well-known authors.

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…previously, it has often been four) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:

  • Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell Series Book 1)  by Barbara Nickless  (police procedural)
  • Who We Were Before by Leah Mercer (family life)
  • The Unbroken Line of the Moon (The Valhalla Series Book 1) by Johanne Hildebrandt, Tara F. Chace (historical women’s fiction)
  • Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman Series Book 1)  by Danielle Girard (psychological thriller)
  • The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things by Courtney Elizabeth Mauk (literary fiction)
  • The Age of Daredevils by Michael Clarkson (historical fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…interestingly, I liked the cover of The Unbroken Line of the Moon, and I’m usually not that influenced by covers. However, and even though my Significant Other probably won’t read it, I chose The Age of Daredevils. I really like reading about forgotten pop culture. 🙂

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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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