It’s another month, so there’s a fresh batch of Kindle offers and I’ve been through them looking for the best bits and bobs. I’m sorry if this proves expensive for you – but trust me when I say that it’s as expensive for me as I put it all together!
Lets start off with some recent releases. The latest Veronica Speedwell, An Impossible Imposter is £1.99, which is a total bargain, and an earlier discount on this than I was expecting too. Even newer is the latest Christina Lauren, Something Wilder, which is 99p and came out towards the end of May. I was delighted to see as I’ve been really keen to read this as I really like Christina Lauren (as long as the characters aren’t pulling pranks on each other!). It’s not that long since Roomies was a Book of the Week – and obviously Unhoneymooners, Autoboyography and The Honey Don’t List have also been picks of various kinds too.
Also in new things I haven’t read yet, but are by authors I like and want to read is The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian, which is £1.99. And the previous book in the series, The Queer Principles of Kit Webb is the same price too. Bargain. In fact a whole bunch of Cat Sebastian is on offer at £1.99 right now – I’ve filled in all the gaps in my collections – basically if she wrote it it’s £1.99 – unless the two Page and Sommers books.
Back to the 99p bargains now but slightly older (as it came out last year), is Elizabeth Macneal’s Circus of Wonders which was also a Book of the Week and fellow 2021 BotW pick Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert. Another BotW from 2021, Lucy Parker’s Battle Royal is £1.99. Then there is a whole stack of stuff that’s on my kindle waiting to be read that’s on offer for 99p – including The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang (The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test were Books of the Week), Dating Dr Dil by Nisha Sharma, The Flames by Sophie Haydock and Lost Property by Helen Paris.
On the non fiction front, Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five, which I thought was really brilliant, is 99p as is Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven, which is interesting but depressing and has just been turned into a TV miniseries. I don’t do ebook cookery books (I like to write on my recipes) but is you too Rukmini Iyer’s Green Barbecue is on offer. I love her Roasting Tin Books so much and this is the barbecue equivalent.
I’ve written about some of Anthony Horowitz’s other books – but I haven’t read any of his Sherlock Holmes or James Bond continuations, but two of them are on offer this month – The House of Silk and Forever and a Day. He’s also got a new book in one of his meta-y detective books out next week, but none of the previous Hawthorne books are on particularly good offers sadly.
In series you might be working your way through as they come on offer, this month’s Julia Quinn is Because of Miss Bridgerton which is the first of the Rokesby series which are prequels to the core Bridgerton books, and was a BotW here when it first came out. The 99p Georgette Heyer is The Toll-gate (one of my least favourites) with These Old Shades, Devil’s Cub, Beauvallet and a few others at £1.99. The Terry Pratchett is Sourcery which is the third in the Wizards sequence.
One final kids book to finish – The Great Troll War by Jasper Fforde is 99p. This is the most recent in the Last Dragonslayer series. I’ve only read the first one, but keep meaning to do the others.
Happy hump day everyone