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If you’re a bookworm (or happen to know one) you’ll be happy to hear that Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited price has dropped significantly for new subscribers.
Kindle Unlimited price
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited price is usually $9.99 a month, which is about the same price as other subscription services like Hulu, Skillshare, and HBO. But for the month of May, all new subscribers can access three months of the service for less than a buck!
Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?
Even if you’re not the fastest reader in the world, you probably spend more than $10 on reading material per month. Books, magazines, audiobooks, comics and newspapers subscriptions, it all adds up! But did you know you can cut those costs by cutting out the middleman and downloading everything you could possibly read on your Kindle, iPhone, tablet, or Apple Watch?
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service offers users unlimited access to over one million books, popular magazines, and audiobooks. So if you’re wondering if Kindle Unlimited is worth it, ask yourself if you would rather spend hundreds of dollars per year or rather only pay $10? Or in this case, $0.99.
Best Kindle Unlimited books available for download
To help get you started, we sorted through the best and worst Amazon reviews to find what we consider to be must-reads for 2019.
From the publisher: Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.
Price: on sale for $14.99, regularly $29.99 (free with Kindle Unlimited)
2) Captain Marvel Volume I: Higher, Further, Faster by Kelly DeConnick and illustrated by David Lopez
From the publisher: One of Marvel’s most beloved Avengers launches into her own ongoing series! Carol Danvers has played many roles in her life; hero, pilot, Avenger, and now, deep-space adventurer! Join Captain Marvel as she attempts to return an alien girl to her homeworld, and defend the rights of aliens revolting against the Galactic Alliance. Guest-starring Guardians of the Galaxy!
Price: $13.74 (free with Kindle Unlimited)
From the publisher: Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.
Price: $15+ (free with Kindle Unlimited)
From the publisher: England, 1947: A young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing. As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she recalls very little. But she still remembers wartime in Yugoslavia. There she and her lover risked everything to carry out dangerous work resisting the Germans—a heroic campaign in which many brave comrades were lost. After that, the trail disappears into confusion. How did she come to be trapped in a living nightmare? As she struggles to piece together the missing years of her life, she will have to confront the harrowing experiences of her special-operations work and peacetime marriage. Only then can she hope to regain the vital memories that will uncover the truth: is she really a violent criminal…or was she betrayed?
Price: $10.99+ (free with Kindle Unlimited)
5) Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Vol. 1: Homeland by R.A. Salvatore and Andrew Dabb and illustrated by Tim Seeley
From the publisher: Adapting the famous series by R.A. Salvatore, beginning with Book 1 of the Dark Elf Trilogy, Homeland. Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the Drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do’Urden. The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?
Price: $15.99 (free with Kindle Unlimited)
6) The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo
From the publisher: Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.
Price: on sale for $9.49, regularly $16.99 (free with Kindle Unlimited)
From the publisher: In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters–strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis–survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.
Price: on sale for $9.99, regularly $16.99 (free with Kindle Unlimited)
8) Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden
From the publisher: The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.
Price: $6.75+ (free with Kindle Unlimited)
From the publisher: Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In 20 razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award-winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.”
Price: on sale for $8.54, regularly $15+ (free with Kindle Unlimited)
From the publisher: In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall’s teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood? The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn’t the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist. An Edgar Award-winning novel by the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park—and creator of the long-running NBC drama ER—A Case of Need is a “superb” medical-thriller mystery (Los Angeles Times).
Price: $5.99+ (free with Kindle Unlimited)
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