“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger,
I pretty much only read free e-books from Amazon. I can’t really afford to buy books, and I love the convenience of e-books… though paperbacks are definitely still important and relevant.
It’s nice to be able to support new writers, even if that means just by reading their book and leaving a review. Better than nothing! 🙂
Over the past few years, I’ve found some really great books that I’ve re-read multiple times each. Just cause it’s free, doesn’t mean it’s bad! If you haven’t given free Kindle e-books a try, I’d highly suggest it. You might just find your new favorite author.
Amazon offers a sea of options and some are truly gems. The majority are written by first time authors, so definitely keep that in mind, whether you find you’re impressed or you’re turned off completely.
Below are a few of my favorites with their corresponding Amazon links. These are very much “chick lit” or “beach reads” – but you don’t need to be on a lavish beach vacation to enjoy them!
I’m no book reviewer (though it sounds intriguing) so hopefully these miniature “reviews” aren’t too terrible.
In no particular order:
- Delayed, by Mary Chris Escobar: Her writing style kept me thoroughly interested and always wanting to read more, characters were very well fleshed out, and the story had a realistic sense of life. The emotions felt real and raw.
- Lovestruck in London (Lovestruck Series, Book 1), by Rachel Schurig: Again, I found it entertaining, a relatively realistic plot (for somebody meeting and dating a celebrity), and overall a great relaxing read, especially if you want to “travel” in your mind a little bit.
- Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance, by Jean Oram: Okay, so this one being one of the first e-books I’ve read, my memory is a bit blurred on the specifics – but, I do remember feeling fond of it, getting into the story, and really wondering which man the main character would choose to be with in the end.
(NOT advertising or affiliated with the authors or Amazon in any way at this time.) *These are offered for free as of writing this, I’m not sure if that will ever change.*
I also wanted to mention this book, by the popular author John Grisham. It’s a short fictional story interlaced with real information explaining a new medical technology for cancer, I found it very intriguing and hopeful. The Tumor: A Non-Legal Thriller.
What’s your favorite e-book? Any recommendations?
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