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For people who devour books like candy bars, keeping enough fresh reading material around can get expensive. Cheap ebooks are the perfect solution, and many stellar reads are available for mere pennies. Here are five of the most popular ones:
“The Girl in the Ice” by Robert Bryndza
This international best-seller has a 4.5-star score from over 1,700 reviewers on Amazon, and is available for Kindle at a price of $0.99. This is the first book in a series featuring British detective Erika Foster, and it’s being offered at a bargain rate because the author is about to release the second book in this series.
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s novels may be 200 years old, but their popularity never fades. This book and innumerable other classics are available free in ebook form from Project Gutenberg.
“War Hero: The Unlikely Story of A Stray Dog, An American Soldier and the Battle of Their Lives” by Stephan Talty
This dramatic ebook about a Parisian dog in World War I Paris is a best-seller in the Kindle Single category, and you can own it for somewhere between $0.99 and $2.99, depending on the mood of Amazon’s mysterious price-setting algorithm. Kindle Singles offer readers access to shorter works that may lead them to become more interested in longer books by the same author. Stephan Talty has written other books, and has also published work in the New York Times and in numerous magazines.
“Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success” by David Feldman, PhD & Lee Daniel Kravetz
Two psychologists explore the surprising nature of resilience, and end up in a far-reaching discussion of the human spirit. They make recommendations for thriving in the face of adversity that are based on their research, and provide fact-based hope for readers who feel mired down in tough circumstances. The Kindle version of this popular book is available on Amazon for just $1.99.
“Life or Something Like It” by Annie Lyons
A sweet, funny summer read for $3.99, this novel from best-selling author Annie Lyons is lavishly praised by many reviewers. For readers who become addicted to Lyons’ witty writing style, her other books are all available in Kindle editions at prices ranging from $0.99 to $2.99.
It’s worth mentioning that Amazon offers a deal called “Kindle Unlimited,” which allows voracious readers to pay $9.99 per month and have free access to a lending library made up of thousands of ebooks. Reading is a pleasure that should never be limited by a tight budget.