Did you know that with your Amazon Prime membership you get FREE access to thousands of Kindle ebooks? It might be a better perk than the free two-day shipping. So what are the best books on Prime reading?
If you are you feeling nostalgic? Looking for some adventure? Maybe hoping for a steamy romance? Self improvement? Or just a good piece of literature? Books on Prime reading has you covered.
Below, you’ll find the best books on Prime reading (for free!) for whatever mood you’re in.
Best Books on Prime Reading in Every Category
1. The ENTIRE Harry Potter series!
If it’s been a few years since you read the smash-hit series, you can revisit it from beginning to end. Maybe try not to do what I did and read the entire series in a week and a half, though. The books are amazing, but sleep is important too.
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The silly poetry and imaginative drawings will make you feel like a kid again. Shel Silverstein was truly a genius when he wrote these poems.
3. Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsden
Recapture the magic of Avonlea in a new way. This graphic novel tells the same story of Anne (with an E) Shirley in a new way. It would also be a great way to share this beloved story with a newer generation.
1. Code Name Camelot by David Archer
Noah Wolf, the protagonist of this series, is the newest Jason Bourne or Jack Reacher type character. He has a form of PTSD that has erased him of all emotions, forcing him to be logical and rational in every situation. When all seems hopeless and he has accepted his fate, a new opportunity is presented to him: to become the world’s next assassin.
2. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
Theo Cray is a computational biologist, which means he’s trained to see patterns among the chaos. As a result, he sees something no one else seems to see when a series of bodies are found in the Montana woods. He finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
3. The entire Nameless series by Dean Koontz
There are six short stories in this series, which follows a character who only goes by Nameless. He is described as a vigilante with a mysterious past.
In the first story, In the Heart of the Fire, he arrives in a Texas town that is being ruled over by an evil sheriff. Nameless aims to teach the sheriff a lesson.
1. Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
This is a sweet, slightly religious historical romance. You’ll find no steamy scenes here, but you will find the story of two people forced together through convenience who slowly fall in love.
It is emotional and heart-rending at times. It holds your attention and makes you really root for Marty and Clark as they navigate their growing relationship. (It’s also a made for TV movie with a pre-Grey’s Anatomy Katherine Heigl.)
2. The Family Journal by Carolyn Brown
A more modern romance, The Family Journal tells the story of single mom Lily Anderson who temporarily moves home to Comfort, Texas. Here she has to share her childhood house with Mack Cooper.
They agree to be housemates, but Mack’s devotion to her teenage children begins to open her heart and the discovery of a family journal helps push her toward a new chapter in her own life.
3. Accidental Knight by Nicole Snow
Looking for a steamier romance? When Bella inherits her grandfather’s farm, she does so with some specific stipulations — one of which is a husband. Now married to a stranger, she must rely on him to protect her from unexpected danger.
Feeling the Need for Self-Improvement
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey
This is a classic in the field of self-improvement books. The 7 Habits can truly transform your life. It offers just a few simple steps to help you change your habits and yourself. With lots of graphics and illustrations, it is easy to follow and to be inspired by.
2. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
This book also uses the power of 7. This time as the seven essential coaching questions to help you unlock the potential of your employees or anyone you’re expected to lead. It combines practical advice with brain science to help you not only see the how, but also the why of good leadership.
3. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success by Amy Morin
A book that actually started as a blog post, it shows you how mentally strong people avoid negative thoughts and behaviors in order to succeed even in the face of challenges.
Morin is a licensed clinical social worker as well as a psychotherapist, and so she combines research with real stories to help us all embrace the positive in negative situations.
Feeling Like a Good Book
1. One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
Travel back in time to the frontier of Wyoming in 1870 with two families, the Bemis family, and the Webber family.
As the only families around for miles, the matriarchs are forced to depend on each other when their husbands are both gone (for various reasons). It is a story of overcoming hardships, getting past grudges, and leaning on each other.
2. Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Lucas Painter is 14 in the summer of 1969. He feels a little lost with his brother away fighting in Vietnam, his parents constantly fighting, and his best friend Connor dealing with his own family troubles. When he discovers a lone cabin in the woods and its reclusive owner Zoe, he becomes determined to save both her and Connor.
3. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
This book has been compared to a John Irving novel, which is pretty high praise. Sam Hill was born with ocular albinism or red pupils. As a result, he is an outcast as a child.
As an adult, he takes off on a journey around the world to learn more about what makes him who he is and how the events of the past have shaped him.
No matter what kind of book you’re looking for today, you will find some of the best books on Prime Reading to satisfy that reading need. Go browse for yourself. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite author or series.
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