Friday, December 27, 2013

Bargains for your Kindle

So you've been kindly gifted a Kindle for Christmas and now you're left wondering where on earth to begin... with so many bargains (hello, freebies!) it can be a tad daunting to know where to begin.  My solution to this problem was just to download anything and everything I came across - not so fab... hopefully I can use my experience for your gain!  These reads will soon get you over the initial 'nothing can compare to a real book' guilt.
And if you're experienced with your kindle - please share any gems you've come across in your travels for our fellow readers. ;)
This is a wonderful story that puts an emphasis on the effect we have on the people we meet - often unknowingly - as Eddie dies unexpectedly and meets five people in heaven who have been affected by Eddie's life.  It's such a moving and wonderful tale - I definitely recommend you give it a read.
THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt 
My one complaint about Donna Tartt's latest novel is that it is rather cumbersome (I have the hardback edition).  Practical and economical ;)
THE HOBBIT by JRR Tolkien 
Feeling let down by the latest film?  Go back to the original story!
If you haven't read 'Perks' yet now is the perfect time.  
Sarah recommended it as her 'Favourite Book' and you can read why she loves it so much here.
 AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Morrissey 
One of the most anticipated books of 2013 - stopped by its publisher, issued as a 'classic', and full of odd / hilarious quotes.  If you're a fan of his music - this is a definite read.

BACKSTORY - A MEMOIR by David Mitchell 
NB: not the novelist!!!
This may be quite UK specific but the comedian's memoir is both hilarious and on special offer at the moment.  
YOU HAD ME AT HELLO by Mhairi McFarlane 
A well written and fun read which is often compared to One Day this is a funny and heartwarming tale - one of those you can devour in a day and feel sad when it's over.  There aren't many of these around!
SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn 
The debut from the author of Gone Girl this is a consuming read - suspenseful and full of the magic of its more famous relation.  If you enjoyed GG I definitely recommend you give this a try!

From the author of Eat, Pray, Love comes her first novel in some time described as "An intricate, beautifully written historical novel ... A passionate paean to the 19th-century women of science who strove for achievement against the odds" - I haven't read it myself as it only came out in October this year but I've added it to my own kindle, so a review will be coming shortly! ;)
Warning: it will make you cry.
But it's just such a good read.  Two teenagers suffering from cancer fall in love - sounds depressing but it's surprisingly uplifting given their wonderful outlook on life.

happy reading!
{let me know how you get on if you try one of these!}
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MissLilly said...

well to help out amazon is doing this campaign called 12 days of kindle, where there's a lot of bargins! (

Mundane Sundays said...

I picked up the fault in our stars as I have heard so much about it! I'm not sure about the others, but I am sure I will pick some of them up in the future.

Alice said...

Excellent post, two more books bought post Christmas :D

Amy H said...

My Kindle is much appreciated when the book I want to read is very fat, so much easier to download and keep in my bag, rather than trying to carry around something which resembles a brick! I really enjoyed The Secret History, so hope to read more by Donna Tartt soon.

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