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These ten must-read Kindle best sellers are available in Amazon Prime Reading, and you can get them free of charge if you are a Prime subscriber.
Have just started or renewed your Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of deals coming on Prime Day 2019?
This huge Prime-exclusive shopping event starts on Monday, July 15, 2019, and ends on the following Tuesday, with thousands of deals and special offers across multiple popular product categories.
You don’t have to wait to make the most of your Prime membership. You can watch Prime Videos or access millions of songs included in Prime Music. There is also one lesser-known feature that is equally exciting. It’s called Amazon Prime Reading.
Prime Reading gives you free and unlimited access to a curated list of diverse digital content. You can get best selling Kindle ebooks, popular magazines, children’s books, comics, and graphic novels, as well as short reads.
The list is rotating: some titles are added every month, but some books are leaving. At the time of the launch, about 1,000 books were included in Amazon Prime Reading, but the list is constantly growing, and right now you can choose from over 2,000 items.
If you own an iPad / iPhone or an Android-powered tablet or smartphone, you can access the list of Prime Reading eligible titles directly within your Kindle app and start reading them instantly. You can download to all your connected devices and apps up to ten titles.
In the handy list below, you will find the most interesting Kindle books that you can get free of charge if only you have an active Prime membership.
10 best free Kindle books for Prime members – July 2019
1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
A veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur.
Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk’s world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity.
Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition?
Average rating: 4.7/5
2. The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose is Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation, and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards.
The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.
His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon – all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where “the most interesting things happen at night.”
Average rating: 4.1/5
3. House of Spies
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes the thrilling new blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.
Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson.
A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West.
Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.
Average rating: 4.6/5
This first book in Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy – a dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love.
Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.
Average rating: 4.5/5
5. An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew
Annejet van der Zijl
Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown.
At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City.
Never once did she look back.
Average rating: 4.2/5
From A.G. Riddle, the bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene, comes a new sci-fi thriller The Guardian book review says: It reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton.
In Kenya, a deadly outbreak spreads quickly. Local villagers are infected, as are two American college students on summer break.
The CDC and WHO send a team, led by Dr. Peyton Shaw. In Africa, Peyton soon discovers that this outbreak is very different from any she’s ever investigated. It appears to be part of a global experiment, one designed to unleash a new era of human existence.
As the virus spreads around the world, Peyton uncovers clues that lead to a dark secret in her past. With only hours left to stop the plague, she faces a choice that will change her life forever.
Average rating: 4.2/5
7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
This classic self-help book has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students. In short, millions of people of all ages and occupations have benefited from Dr. Covey’s 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you.
You will learn how to be proactive, how to put first things first and think win-win.
Dr. Covey’s book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life’s experience. And, it’s in an infographic format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey’s habits of successful people.
Average rating: 4.5/5
8. Matchmaking for Beginners
Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life – a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get.
Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.
When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness.
Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.
Average rating: 4.6/5
9. The Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden is an Amazon Charts bestseller and the first book in The Collector series.
Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees… and a collection of precious “butterflies” – young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes.
Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers.
But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
Average rating: 4.3/5
10. The Two Towers
The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.
Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.
They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
Average rating: 4.7/5
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