Some people digitally pirate out of greed and financial stinginess, but of course, there are also some readers who illegally download e-books because of complicated reasons not limited to inaccessibility of books, lack of resources, and financial constraints. While I was working on the list of alternatives to e-book piracy, I was suddenly inspired to start a small discussion series that I’ll be entitling Bookworm on a Budget as well as a new blog feature called Quick Kindle steals.
As a reader and book blogger from a less developed, marginalized country, I hope to do what I can in shifting the framing of this important issue from demonizing a group of readers towards creating solutions to make reading more accessible and inclusive. I think that while it is important to take into account the negative repercussions caused by pirating, it is more progressive for everyone to pool our resources together while we work towards sustainable solutions to the root of the problem.
Hence, I have huge things planned for the ‘Bookworm on a Budget’ discussion series, which will consist of tips, tricks, and occasionally, resources that have significantly helped me read until my heart is content (or almost content because as we all know, we can never have too many books!) while leaving my budget largely uncompromised.
However, as excited as I am to delve into the how-to’s of being a bookworm on a tight budget, I am currently settling back in Metro Manila because my university classes will resume within this week. For now, I will share with all of you a generous selection of Kindle books that can be bought for just $1.99 or less! (Yes, less = free!) And that’s essentially the premise of the Quick Kindle Steals feature. I legitimately spend way too much time on Amazon’s selection of Kindle books so I might as well share my finds with all of you, yeah?
Honestly, although I’ve bought a lot of these titles, I have yet to read all of them – because one can’t expect bookworms such as myself to actually finish our TBR piles – but I am an unapologetically picky reader and I scan through pages and pages of reviews before buying any book, even at a discounted price. Hopefully, that’s enough of an incentive for you to look into these titles and to give them a go!
Minor disclaimer: A number of these titles are discounted or free for a limited time only, which means that their prices might change or increase later on.
Kindle books for $1.99!
- And I Darken by Kiersten White [ Young Adult, Historical Fantasy ]
- Now I Rise by Kiersten White [ Young Adult, Historical Fantasy | Sequel of And I Darken ]
- This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab [ Young Adult, Urban Fantasy ]
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo[ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Little Monsters by Kara Thomas [ Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller ]
- The Iron King by Julie Kagawa[ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis [ Young Adult, Contemporary ]
- Puddin’ by Julie Murphy [ Young Adult, Contemporary ]
- #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Christa Allen [ Adult, Christian Romance ]
- Nyxia by Scott Reintgen [ Young Adult, Science Fiction ]
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson [ Science Fiction ]
- The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones [ Mystery, Suspense ]
- Uncanny by Sarah Fine [ Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery ]
- 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- The “Forget You” Brew by Tara Frejas [ New Adult, Romance ]
- Settle the Score / Hustle Play by Tara Frejas [ New Adult, Romance ]
- How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland [ Mystery, Thriller ]
- Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn [ Young Adult, Science Fiction | Asian-American superheroines from an Asian author ]
- Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman [ Young Adult, Contemporary | Japanese-American MC suffering anxiety (#OwnVoices) ]
- After the Game by Abbi Glines [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Internet Famous by Danika Stone [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- There Is Beauty in Bleeding by Christina Hart [ Poetry ]
- Semicolon; by McKayla Debonis [ Poetry ]
- Before I Lose My Nerve (This is NOT About You) by Layla S. Tanjutco [ Poetry ]
- I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- We Go Together by Carla de Guzman [ Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Marry Me, Charlotte B by Carla de Guzman [ Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
Kindle books for $0.99!
- The Now or Never Moment by Katie Kaleski [ New Adult, Romance ]
- World Cup Hook Up by Katrina Ramos Atienza [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Plain Vanilla by Ines Bautista-Yao [ Young Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Air Awakens by Elise Kova [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- First Year by Rachel E. Carter [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Reaper by Lindsey Winsemius [ Young Adult, Dystopia ]
- The Hometown Hazard by Dawn Lanuza [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Chasing Waves by Bianca Mori [ Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Finding X by Miles Tan [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- My Best Friend’s Ex by Hazel Kelly [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- When Cocoy Became Kikay by C.P. Santi [ Young Adult, Romance ]
Kindle books for free!
- The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Hidden Deep by Amy Patrick [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Blood Debt by Nancy Straight [ Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology ]
- The Wendy by Karen Wallace [ Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling ]
- Fear University by Meg Collett [ New Adult, Fantasy ]
- Birthright by Jessica Ruddick [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes [ Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology ]
- So Unlike Me by Nikki Lynn Barrett [ Contemporary Romance ]
- NSFW by Piper Lawson [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan [ New Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- When You’re Ready by J.L. Berg [ Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- Boss with Benefits by Talia Hunter [ Adult, Contemporary Romance ]
- The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse [ Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling ]
- Intangible by C.A. Gray [ Young Adult, Fantasy ]
- Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M. [ Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction ]
- Everblue by Benda Pandos [ Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology ]
- Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn [ Young Adult, Urban Fantasy ]
- Miss Mabel’s School for Girls by Katie Cross [ Fantasy, Young Adult ]
At this point, the essence of Quick Kindle steals is pretty simple: hunt down any number of discounted (preferably $1.99 or less) or free e-books (either permanently or time-limited prices) and share these finds to the blog followers. Hopefully, doing this will help introduce readers to more titles that they can afford! And now it’s your turn: I am inviting you to share your Quick Kindle steals on your blog to help your followers (and, of course, the authors you’ll be featuring).
If you decide to accept my invitation and to take on this challenge, then I hope you link back to this post because I am extremely excited to browse through your selection of discounted/free Kindle books!
I cannot commit to a scheduled feature, and I won’t even try to. I’ll be posting more volumes of Quick Kindle steals whenever I’m inspired to (and so can you!). But I digress. Are any of these titles familiar to you? Do you find any of them interesting enough to add to your TBR? What do you think about this feature? I’d love to know any of your thoughts!
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P.S. There’s also a lovely thread on Twitter where I keep tabs on other limited-time Kindle book discounts for $1.99 or less! Some examples: The Voting Game by Peter Gulgowski ($0.99), and A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews ($0.99).