I love my kindle. Its amazing for taking on holiday when I don’t know what type of book I might want to read. I also absolutely love the fact that when I get to the end of a book in a series (as long as its available) I can buy and download the next book in about 30 seconds – this is how I swept through the first 10 books of the The Dresden Files *blush*. However, aside from the usual discussions of book versus kindle (smell, how tactile books are etc.) I have realised that there is definitely one down side to buying books on kindle.
I have realised I have a bad habit of going on amazon and randomly buying books. A sale, a recommendation, a book I see while looking for something else. One click buy has become my downfall.
Due to this my kindle library has grown quite extensively and my reading has not caught up. In order to combat this I have decided my next 3 books that I read MUST come from my kindle.
I had a peruse and found so many good books but as I have limited time these are the ones that I have chosen to take on in the near future:
The Sell Out – Paul Beatty
My ex boss recommended this book to me, we didn’t often have similar tastes but everything about this books sounds interesting and I cant wait to jump in.
Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize.
A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game.
Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father’s racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral.
What’s more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.
Frozen Out – Quentin Bates
I think that I bought this in a kindle sale …maybe… either way good old crime / mystery novel to read while curled up in a blanket with a cup of tea during my self isolation.
The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik’s police sergeant Gunnhildur into deep waters.
Although under pressure to deal with the matter quickly, she is suspicious that the man’s death was no accident and once she has identified the body, sets about investigating his final hours. The case takes Gunnhildur away from her village and into a cosmopolitan world of shady deals, government corruption and violence. She finds herself alone and less than welcome in this hostile environment as she tries to find out who it was that made sure the young man drowned on a dark night one hundred kilometres from where he should have been – and why.
Enchantress – James Maxwell
I haven’t read a ‘proper’ fantasy novel in a while and this one sounds like it ticks a lot of the fantasy trope boxes – I’m going to be honest I cannot remember where I found this one (kindle library 100% getting out of hand).
An empire divided by magic. A nation on the brink of rebellion.
After losing their parents in the last doomed uprising, two siblings will find themselves at the center of an epic struggle for power.
When Ella witnesses an enchanter saving her brother’s life, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy expects tuition fees and knowledge. Meanwhile her brother, Miro, dreams of becoming one of the world’s finest swordsmen, wielding his nation’s powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.
After Miro departs for war, the void he leaves in Ella’s life is filled by a mysterious foreigner, Killian. But Killian has a secret, and Ella’s actions will determine the fate of her brother, her homeland, and the world.
Its been a lot of fun sifting through my kindle library and I think I’m going to enjoy reading these stories.
Please let me know if this something that you also do I would appreciate it – it cant just be me right?
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