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Best FREE or CHEAP Kindle book you read

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message 1: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (mkdotson) | 8 comments I love reading books and if they are free or cheap I will read the description and any reviews and many times download based only on those 2 factors.

I have not read a free book I loved, but have read cheap books that I have loved and now the authors are currently an auto buy, they are N. Gemini Sasson and Laura Vosika

I was curious at what new authors or books you have fallen in love with that were either free or cheap :)


message 2: by Adriana (new)

Adriana Koulias | 7 comments I have four books available at all new editions for $2.99:

A murder mystery set in a monastery - Temple of the Grail:
A Mystery Thriller on the demise of the Knights Templar - The Seal:
A Thriller set at the time of Nazi Germany - The Sixth Key:
A paranormal Romance set at the time of Christ - The Fifth Key:

message 3: by Reenie (new)

Reenie (reeniejo) | 12 comments I subscribe to the Kindle daily free books on Facebook and found some good free books. (romance, so not sure if that is something you like) I recently read "Hollow Heart" and some of the Stephanie Bond books that were free are good. Again, more romance books but I enjoyed them.

message 4: by A.L. (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 27 comments I read Viridis whilst it was free and loved it.

There are some books I loved which were free, and some I paid for, and of course some I liked less. I don't think offering a book for free devalues it, or authors only offer their less well written book for free. I have read expensive trad pubbed books I thought were crap and never finished.

message 5: by Randy (new)

Randy Harmelink | 2921 comments You can find a lot of good free Kindle books here:

I check it daily (because so many books are only free for a single day at a time), filtering by genres of SF, Fantasy, and Horror, and then sort by average review. It's amazing how many free books I've found that have ratings of 4 or better on both Amazon and GoodReads.

message 6: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (mkdotson) | 8 comments Thanks all.

message 7: by Joan (new)

Joan (jomarcho1) | 30 comments There are a few other places for free books and I have been very happy with the selection. Most are 4 to 5 star ratings.

message 8: by Heather (new)

Heather (hbodley17) | 7 comments I thought you might want to check out my Goodreads group! "The Free Book Challenge" A whole group dedicated to FREE books. Come on over and see what free books are out there and also discuss the ones you have already read! Hope to see you over there!


message 9: by Randy (new)

Randy Harmelink | 2921 comments Heather -- you should add a Kindle corner, just for the free Kindle books. There are hundreds of new ones available every day. Maybe with discussion topics by genre.

Can you cross-link discussion topics between different groups? I already post free Kindle books when I see them for several sub-genres (zombies, time travel, paranormal).

message 10: by Maria (new)

Maria Schneider (bearmountainbooks) | 36 comments I really enjoyed the entire Markhat series by Frank Tuttle. Some awesome cheap reads. His short stories (Wistril Compleat) was 99 cents. His Dead Man's Rain and Cadaver Client (Both very good ghost stories) were about 2 dollars.

Julie Moffet writes some excellent...oh, they are kind of chick-lit, cozy, mysteries. Really they are just Funny books.

Let's see...Unicorn on Speed Dial. I think I paid 2.99 for it, but it did go free last year some time. EXCELLENT fantasy. Sort of a soccer mom urban fantasy I think. Great book.

Way darker urban fantasy was The Man Who Cross Worlds by Chris Strange. (This is not for cozy readers). Good stuff. I got it when it was free last year. It is under 5 dollars still.

I've got a link on my blog to my favorite under 5 bargains. I have a link for 99 cent books I've enjoyed, but I haven't kept it up and most of them keep changing and going back and forth. I need to just have one list because the ones that go free change too!

Great idea for this list. I hope some more specific books show up here!!!

message 11: by Somi (new)

Somi (somiekhasomhi) I recently read a free book Drawings in Sand by Yvonne Spence Drawings in Sand by Yvonne Spence and I was literally blown away.

message 12: by Bonita (new)

Bonita Fahy | 3 comments Guilty The Inside Truth by Bonita Fahy on sale for kindle for looking for feedback as i am a new author. its based on my life so im a lil nervouse

message 13: by Deeanne (new)

Deeanne (elena_deeanne) | 1 comments Just finished the first Wool and it was great! And free! I also got the second one lent to me today from a user on Definitely check it out.

message 14: by Nathalia (new)

Nathalia (nenssa) The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge #1) by Lindsay Buroker

Such a great book, I just couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well written and action packed steampunk novel.

message 15: by Wash your hands. (new)

Wash your hands. (washyourhands) The complete Sherlock Holmes: it's a new conversion by Simon & Schuster and by far the best one I've found.

message 17: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne (yvonne473) | 6 comments I read One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer and absolutely loved it. I got it for free before Christmas at Amazon. It's now $2.99 and such a cute story.

message 18: by Cally (new)

Cally Phillips (callyphillips) | 3 comments Often free books aren't worth the download, but this week there's an exception. BRIEF ENCOUNTER by Mark Frankland is a great little story - it's got everything - war, romance, social commentary. It's a sit down and devour in one sitting type book.
There's a longer review

and to get it for free TILL TOMORROW ONLY click here I can't recommend it highly enough and when you've finished it he's just got another 18 published as ebooks! That's the last 10 years of Marks published work all available here as ebooks!!! You'll never be short of a good read again

message 19: by Maria (Ri) (new)

Maria (Ri) | 2 comments I run a free kindle book page on facebook, Daily Kindle Freebies, so this thread is really great for me! I try to post only books with great reviews, as I'm not able to read them all before I post (especially since they are often only free for 1 day!)

Keep your suggestions coming. I love this!!

message 20: by Mitsy (new)

Mitsy (mitsyc) Marked for Vengeance and the sequel, Tethered by Fate are addicting!

message 21: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2 comments Somi wrote: "I recently read a free book Drawings in Sand by Yvonne Spence Drawings in Sand by Yvonne Spence and I was literally blown away."

I missed this book when it was free. I'll have to keep my eye on it and see if they offer it again. It sounds like a good one!

message 22: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) The first Ken McClure book I read was free on the Kindle and it was brilliant, I've since bought most of the rest of the series as it was so good!

message 23: by Pat (new)

Pat (pat_gee) | 14 comments Never Smile at Strangers by Jennifer Minar-Jaynes--Excellent book (I haven't put my review up yet.)

Enigma Black by Sara Furlong-Burr--
Another winner.

Two Graves by D. A. Graystone--
Another goodie. This one was free, the other two were cheap.

message 24: by Harold (new)

Harold Kasselman | 15 comments I loved a freebie called "The survival of Thomas Ford by John A.A.Logan a Scottish author. I thought it was wonderful.
Also enjoyed "The Good Lawyer by Thomas Beningno
and Irreparable Harm by Melissa F. Miller.The latter two are legal mysteries.

message 25: by Tui (new)

Tui Allen (tuibird) | 7 comments No contest. It was Jane Eyre. Love how those old classics are all free on kindle. I'll never have to put up with reading them in tiny eye-squinty print again.

message 26: by Pat (new)

Pat (pat_gee) | 14 comments How true. Kindle is saving my eyes. I just reread Heart of Darkness by Conrad.

message 27: by Alexandria (new)

Alexandria Anna Djoikavic (aadjoikavic) Dream Caster by Najeev Raj Nadarajah

i found it as a bargin for only $.99

i think the book reviews on GoodReads will speak for themselves

message 28: by Cathy (last edited Mar 06, 2013 01:13PM) (new)

Cathy | 2 comments I finished earlier today and it ended up being one of my favorites this ear so far. I got it free a few months ago and now it's $2.99.

message 29: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I got Her Mad Hatterfor free and really enjoyed it. I have since bought the next 2 books in the series.

message 30: by Scott (new)

Scott Swager (scottrswager) | 23 comments I liked "Gridmaster Awakening". Usually don't read much science fictionm but certainly enjoyed this one. I think it was $1.99.
Hello, I'm new to the group. I just finished my 16th book in 6 weeks. Still looking for more. Any suggestions of a good 600 page novel would be appreciated.

message 31: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I downloaded A Little Princessbecause it was free and I really liked it. I would not have normally read this book otherwise.

message 32: by Robin (new)

Robin (werlaxn) | 0 comments Oddly enough,I really enjoyed Peace Warrior by Steven L. Hawk when it was free. Not my normal read,but I liked it enough to purchase the rest of the series.

message 33: by Kim (new)

Kim Heber-Percy | 20 comments The Ereader gives daily suggestions for some freebie and some bargain books. I have read a few freebies which were good!

message 34: by Santino (new)

Santino Prinzi (tinoprinzi) | 6 comments The haunted hotel by Wilkie Collins and the canterville ghost by oscar Wilde

message 35: by Melissa (new)

Melissa The Fallen SnowAwesome book!I got it when it was free or .99 and it is a really good story.

message 36: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte (charlottethebookworm) | 1 comments I read Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte and it was free because I can get free classics on my kindle. I don't usaully enjoy books by authors like Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters, but I was surprised because this was exceptionally good.

message 37: by E.J. (new)

E.J. Lamprey (goodreadscomelegsabiff) | 18 comments I just got Northanger Abbey (which I don't think I've read) as a Kindle freebie. I've loved some Jane Austen, liked others and really didn't enjoy Mansfield Park at all. Also got Georgiana Darcy's Diary, only because it was free / sample looked good / reviews were okay. I loved P&P, please warn me if I will hate the Diary!

message 38: by Heather (new)

Heather Bowhay | 7 comments I read so many free can I pick just one? When I want to read a trending book I check it out from the eBook library! but My daughter enjoyed the Mind Reader and Fallen Stars series, both first books were free!

message 39: by Trutze (new)

Trutze | 5 comments As for cheap:I got curious about this book through the goodreads give-away and than was suggested by someone else who said it was almost as cheap as give-away in the kindle shop,
I would gladly have paid more, but it was less than 2 Euro.
Showtime (Marvelle Circus, #1) by Chloe Kayne
A wonderful YA story, refreshingly different and if i still think about it next year, I'll make sure to buy the next in the series.

I only read good free one that were on daily deals,
so they are not regularly free.
I looked for authors I was interested anyway. I got to know some through deviantart or suggestions by other readers. I usually only browser the free books for the real classics

message 40: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Lawston (andrewlawston) | 72 comments I've just finished Dominion - a superior alternate history story of a world where Britain made peace with Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. That was £0.20, but I think it might have been a limited time offer. Well worth paying full whack for if it has gone up in price.

message 42: by Stella (new)

Stella Oladiran (starplus) | 10 comments This book is free today. Download now:

message 43: by IndieHeart (last edited May 02, 2013 07:20PM) (new)

IndieHeart | 4 comments I have found some really great books like Sendero, The War for Cole's Sexual Orientation and The Butchered Man. I recommend them even though they aren't free anymore, but they are definite examples of great free reads.

Problem is, I really had to dig around to find the good ones. I ended up spending so much time reading reviews and book samples, etc., that I eventually started a site for free ebook recommendations! If you are interested, I and a couple of my friends do a handpicked list of five free ebooks per day at

BTW, I am looking for friends (or just reviewers to follow) who review SciFi/Fantasy books, especially by Indie authors. I need to see more of these genres in my feed. so let me know if you do so that I can follow your reviews (or send me a friend request, which would also be cool since very few of my actual friends belong to Goodreads.)



message 44: by Jessaka (new)

Jessaka if you like mystery, which i don't, you should get anna katharine green's book, the house of the whispering pines. i loved and and got her complete books after that, and if they were not free too, they were cheap. but i am having a hard time finding good cheap or even free kindle books.

message 45: by Jessaka (new)

Jessaka if you like mystery, which i normally don't, you should get anna katharine green's book, the house of the whispering pines. i loved and and got her complete books after that, and if they were not free too, they were cheap. but i am having a hard time finding good cheap or even free kindle books.

message 46: by Eric (new)

Eric Westfall (eawestfall) | 101 comments The absolute, hands-down, without the slightest hint of a shadow of a shred of a shard of doubt, best free Kindle book (in my never-humble opinion) is The Student Prince, by Fayjay. Sorry for not having a link, but it's free.

Granted, you have to like M/M romances, but this is marvelous. It's a take on Arthur and Merlin in an "alternate" 2010 Britain where magic exists. It's warm-hearted, at times hilarious, well-written, and just plain bloody brilliant.

I think I've read it 7-8 times since I got it last November, just because it's so delightful. And if you're in a down mood, it lifts you right up.

More of Eric's USD .02.


message 47: by Martha (new)

Martha I got for free Your Favorite Girl last summer and I finished it in one sitting. It is a WTF I have just read book and I believe that you are either going to love it or hate it.

I am not in the US and there is a price form me on Amazon but I believe it is for free for the US users.

message 48: by Sara (new)

Sara Roethle (saracroethle) | 8 comments Hi guys, if you like YA, the first book in my series is now permanently free on Kindle :). Just sayin!

message 49: by Varrsity (new)

Varrsity | 3 comments Married 2 Struggle and Element of Surprise are available on #Kindle for only 0.99

message 50: by HollywoodFrank (new)

HollywoodFrank | 1 comments My book: Frank D. Lawrence - Praying For The Surgeon

Currently just $0.99 - for a short time.

Buy if you like hard-boiled fiction and sci-fi.

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