Tara has mentioned before that she saved up her Swag Bucks and purchased a Kindle Reading Device earlier this year. As someone who also loves to read but doesn't seem to do it nearly as often now that I have four little ones, I was definitely intrigued when Tara told me that she reads so much more now that she can simply load books to her Kindle and stick it in her purse. I loved the idea of having a library of books with me all the time and being able to read one-handed while nursing or bouncing a baby.
Of course, the thing holding me back was the cost of the books. Because we live in the boonies without a good library system, we have a set book budget each month of $20. I'm able to purchase books at wholesale price through a family member to help stretch that budget, and looking at Amazon.com's $9.99 price for new releases, I just wasn't sure I could reconcile my budget and reading habits with the cost of the books.
As I began looking around the Kindle store, I was very excited to discover that Amazon offers over 7,000 free Kindle books, and I finally purchased a Kindle with some Christmas money I received. I've only had it for 24 hours, but I already love it, and I'm loading it up with a library of free books!
To find free Kindle books, simply visit any category page in the Kindle store and sort by Price: Low to High. As you click through the categories, your results will stay sorted by price so that you can quickly find free books to download.
Many of these are public domain classics, including:
- Pride & Prejudice
- Little Women
- Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- The Scarlet Letter
Other times the free books are the first in a series, with obvious hopes that you'll buy more, such as:
And as Tara has mentioned before, there are also books like Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining available for free download.
If you don't have a Kindle but are interested in reading these books, you can download the Kindle reader for your iPhone or PC!
Do you have a Kindle? Is it something you've been considering?