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8 Free Kindle E-Books Actually Worth Reading

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While some of us have literal libraries at home filled to the brim with books, not everyone has that luxury. However, for anyone with an e-reader, and in particular a Kindle e-reader we have a list of  cheap or FREE kindle e-books that are actually worth taking time to read. As an avid reader myself, I can tell you not all Kindle e-books are top notch, which is why we have narrowed it down for you and given you a list to help you sort through some of your downtime at home.

Old World E-Books:

E-BookFirst on my list is a book called The Emperor’s Edge. It is the first book in a series, to of course drag you into the mystery and madness that exists at the heart of the empire. The emperor has a kill order on his head. An enforcer is ordered to hunt down the assassin they believe to be behind the plot. Of course, everything is not as it seems.

Kindle E-BookCaroline Bingley is a wonderfully written “sequal” to Pride a prejudice. Written with a voice similar to Jane Austen’s this book will thrill the lovers of the works of Jane Austen. Caroline Bingley,  angry that she didn’t win the love of  Mr Darcy schemes to win over the heart of another wealthy bachelor. Will she win his heart or will her plan go awry?

E-ReaderThe Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic that tells the story of a man who defies the French Revolutionaries by saving hundreds of people from the guillotine. The climax of the saga comes when a sworn enemy is determines to discover his true identity and hunt him down.

E-BookThe Apothecary’s Daughter is a tale that takes the reader back to 1665  when Lilly leaves home and takes a trip to London to stay with a relative and she finds more than she was looking for and discovers clues about her mother’s disappearance. London where Lilly will learn more about her mother’s disappearance. *Note* This book is free on Audible with a trial as well as Kindle.

Modern Day Mysteries

E-BookMountain of Lies makes number two on my list. Mountain of lies takes place in the Canadian Coast Mountain Range.  Mia, pinned by a rock slide, is rescued by an undercover cop. Not knowing who she has run into, they they both go on a run for their lives from an unruly gang of thugs.


In Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, Rose starts her Friday with a vision of herself dead. Instead she arrives home to find her mother dead, and she is the prime suspect. She makes a list of 28 and a half wishes she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She gets the help of her neighbor who has a past of his own.

Other Good Reads:


The Palace of Lost Memories is a stunning book about magic and mystery. A palace goes up seemingly overnight. No one seems to be able to get in or out. The daughter of the palace doctor manages to escape and returns via the palace guards.  However, something about the palace doesn’t sit right with her. What is the mystery of the magical palace of lost memories?


Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition. This contains all your favorite original stories plus an additional 20 for the next 20 years. It is one of the best sellers of all time and comes free on Kindle.

To see the full list of kindle e-books you can get for cheap or free. See the list posted Amazon, but keep in mind they are not all high quality writing. Check out your local library’s Libby app for free kindle books as well while you’re at it.

Amazon offers many classic books for free – be sure to check out their full list and check out our review of The Great Gatsby while you’re at it. 

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