GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)

10.28.2011

Free Book Friday! {for Kindle}

If you've been following my blog, you may remember that I got my Kindle as a Valentine's Day gift from my hubby. So that means I've had my Kindle about 8 months.  And did you know I haven't purchased a single book or anything for it?  It's true!  We haven't spent a dime beyond the initial Kindle purchase.  At least, not yet.  And I've got hundreds--yes, you read that right--of books already!  Plus a few games too. All for FREE!

Last weekend, I was visiting with a friend and we were talking about our Kindles and what we like to read, etc. When I told her that everything I have on my Kindle was free, she asked if I could send her some book suggestions once in a while. 
 
Well, because of that conversation, I've decided to try a weekly "Free Book Fridays" on my blog.  I'm sure I won't get to it every week...if you've been following my "Multitudes on Mondays" you know I don't always have time to blog.  But I'll try and do this on a relatively regular basis for my friend (and others) who may be interested. 

I ♥ Kindle!


So if you have a Kindle {or an iPad, laptop, or other device with a Kindle ebook reader/app} then I hope to point you in the direction of some of the currently FREE books that are available--ones that either sound good to me or that I've already read and enjoyed.  I'm not going to write book reviews for every book--at least that's not my plan.  I'm just going to make a list and it will be up to you to check them out and decide which ones you'd like.  {And if you don't have an ebook reader, you can always check with your public library for a paper copy instead!}

Oh, and another thing:  I read a variety of book styles/genres.  But the majority--by far--of books fall into the Christian fiction category.  Just so you know what to {mostly} expect.  


Before I start my first list, if you want to check out the entire list yourself, the Kindle eBooks FREE COLLECTIONS on Amazon.com is where you want to go.  From that page, you can choose either "limited time promotional offers" or "most popular classics." 


Okay!  So this first book on my list is the first Kindle book I checked out from my public library (I love that our library system is so up-to-date even though we're a small town and not near a large city!)  Embers of Love by Tracie Peterson

Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist is one that I'm currently reading. 

If you're looking for a Bible to read on your Kindle, The Holy Bible, English Standard Version and The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition are both good free ones for Kindle.

I'm so excited that they're offering Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos for free again!  This is one of the first books I read on my Kindle (actually read it out loud so my husband could enjoy the story with me). We both really enjoyed it.  I like the author's sense of humor as well as his take on our tendency to make Jesus fit our needs/desires instead of seeking who He really is.


Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series #1) by Lorena McCourtney is a funny little mystery story.

And Stuck in the Middle (Sister-to-Sister, Book 1) by Virginia Smith is another one I liked.

If you like fantasy stories, you may enjoy The Golden Acorn (The Adventures of Jack Brenin) by Catherine Cooper.  It's supposedly written for kids (very reminiscent of the Harry Potter series as far as genre goes).  Although I liked it myself, I don't think I'll let my almost-12-year-old read it quite yet.  Of course, the same thing goes for Harry Potter, so maybe that's just me.

Light of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian-King, Book 1) by Karen Hancock is an excellent book that I already owned a paper copy of before I got my Kindle. In fact, the entire series is one of my faves!  So I was pretty excited to have a free copy of the first book for my Kindle.

Of course, there are many more free books available for Kindle--and quite a few of them even look like good reads. But today's list are all current limited-time offers that I've already read (except for the one I'm currently reading but it's pretty good so far).  I think that's a good place to start.

Don't forget--these ebooks might not be free for very long.  So get 'em while you can!

Happy reading!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this Stephanie!

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  2. I just read "Maid to Match," not on a Kindle but in a paperback form. :)

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  3. Thanks Steph! This could be a really good thing to start! I'll be watching. :)

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