Recommendsday: July Kindle offers

I have once again been through the monthly Kindle offers to try and find the best books on offer – I would say it is to help you with your holiday reading but we all know that I’m just a dirty big enabler.

We’re very close to the release date for Taylor Jenkins Reid’s new book – and hard on the heels of me spotting it in paperback at the airport last month – her last book Malibu Rising – which is linked to the new one – is on offer for 99p. I loved it last summer and as you know I can’t wait for Carrie Soto to come out. A couple of her older books have been reduced for odd days here and there – I’ve picked up One True Loves and Maybe in Another Life for 99p already this month, so if you like her, it’s worth keeping an eye out.

Also 99p is one of my favourite new books of the year so far – Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane. In other books I have reviewed that are on offer, Miss Aldridge Regrets (review), The Idea of You (review), Standard Deviation (review), Howl’s Moving Castle (review), Wonder (review), The Duchess Deal (review) and Autoboyograhy (review) are all 99p. The Kiss Quotient (review) is also 99p or in Kindle Unlimited. Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce is also 99p – I reviewed it in a summer reads post back in 2018 and its sequel Yours Cheerfully was a Book of the Week last year.

I went to the launch of Lizzy Dent’s new book last month, but her debut novel The Summer Job is 99p at the moment. I wrote a whole post about Philippa Gregory last month – and this month White Princess is 99p, it’s the fifth in the series if you run both the series together, although written later than some of the books after it (you’ll understand if you read the post) and comes before Constant Princess which is not a magic book, but I don’t know if this one is or not (again, it’ll make sense if you read the post!)

If you’re building a Terry Pratchett collection, this months’ 99p books are The Last Continent and A Hat Full of Sky, while Jingo is £2.99. Also in fantasy, two of the three books in Andrew Caldecott’s Rotherweird series are 99p but irritatingly it’s the first one and the third one. Book two is £2.99. I suspect the offers are because Caldecott has a new book that has come out fairly recently. In other fantasy series, I read the first in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series back in 2020 – I have several more on the Kindle waiting for met to get around to them – now including the sixth book in the series The Secret Chapter.

In books I read years ago there is One Day by David Nicholls – warning, it made me cry. I read Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto during my year in France (I remember vividly reading it in my incredibly hot hall of residence, which sort of matches the stifling atmosphere of a book about a hostage situation). I haven’t read Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks since even longer ago – when I was doing that War Literature module at A Level – and it wasn’t my favourite then, but it is one of those books you’re meant to have read, so I include it here in case… they’re all also 99p too

Slightly more expensive, at £1.99, is one of my favourite non fiction books of last year – Andrew Lownie’s Traitor King. Also £1.99 is one of my childhood favourites – A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. The Cazalets series is one of my favourites – and my favourite of the whole series, Casting Off, is just 99p. Also an old favourite – this month Murder Must Advertise is the Peter Wimsey book on offer. And the 99p Georgette Heyer is The Reluctant Widow, although loads of them are only £1.99 this month if you’re impatient and can’t wait for more to drop to 99p – you can find them via this list.

And finally, in books I haven’t read *yet* – the newest Susan Mallery The Summer Getaway and Martha Waters To Marry and To Meddle (the third in her Regency Vows series) are both 99p.


Susan mallery, Summer getaway

Casting Off

To Marry and To Meddle

aristole and Dante

A town like alice 1.99

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