Give Me Your Recs For the Best Free eBooks!
December 25, 2011 3:40 PM Subscribe
Recommend some free e-books for Kindle?
posted by masquesoporfavor to Shopping (25 answers total) 59 users marked this as a favorite
Merry Christmas, MeFites (or happy holidays--whatever you prefer!)!
I received a Kindle for Christmas and I'm super stoked about it. I usually just go to the library and judge books by their cover, so I'm stumped on how to proceed with filling up my Kindle. I know there's a vast selection of free e-books, and I'd like to get as many of those as possible before I delve into the world of (gasp!) paying for my reading material.
I'm not much for classics like Dracula or A Tale of Two Cities, but I do love J.D. Salinger. I've enjoyed lots of Stephen King (though far from all), Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter. I like some chick lit, a lot of YA (both from my time; like The Giver and When No One Was Looking, and from nowadays like The Hunger Games), and accessible sci-fi (Hitchhiker's Guide, most Vonnegut, and pretty much anything dystopian). I don't dig Fantasy (anything with a map of made-up places is probably not for me) and am not a huge fan of non-fiction. Memoirs are fun, but the history of the iPod is out. Douglas Coupland, Garth Stein, and Barbara Kingsolver are faves.
Basically I want things that are compelling, but an easy bath-time or bedtime read. I love to read but I also like to rush through books in one or two sittings. I am sorry for the lack of authors--I don't ever write down the books I get from the libary which probably would have helped! But hey--if you recommend something and I end up not liking it, there's no money lost. I love living in the future!