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Best books coming to Amazon Prime July 2020

Are you an Amazon Prime member? These 10 books have joined a rotating list of 3,000 Prime Reading Kindle books – just in time for summer reading.

Prime Reading is one of the most popular benefits included in Amazon Prime membership. It gives unlimited access to Kindle bestsellers, comics, children’s books, short reads, and current issues of popular magazines.

The list of Prime Reading eligible titles is being refreshed every couple of weeks. At the beginning, the catalog included about 1,000 positions. Right now, as many as 3,000 titles are featured.

The list is rotating, which means that as some titles join it, others are leaving, just like in Netflix or HBO Go. Some books are here from the beginning, naming only The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, or Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but a vast majority of books are circulating. It’s a good habit to check out the list of eligible titles once a month.

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The books added in July 2020 are great family and self-improvement books for summer. Two titles by a bestselling author Margi Preus – Heart of a Samurai and West of the Moon – are perfect adventure reads for teens. Fiona Daly’s Weaving on a Little Loom will teach you how to start a new addictive hobby.

A Little Book of Japanese Contentments by Erin Niimi Longhurst, will beautiful illustrations by Ryo Takemasa, will help you live well from distilled traditional Japanese well-being philosophies and “guidance on how to form and maintain habits that cultivate contentment for heart, body and mind.”

Finally, there is our favorite – Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast. Filled with the author’s encouraging words and motivating illustrations, the book teaches readers how to develop a creative habit with 10-minute exercises you can do any time and in every situation.

If you are going to pack your Kindle, Amazon Fire, or Kindle apps (for iPad and Android) with even more summer reads, make sure to check out the ranking of the best Amazon Prime Reading of all time, based on reviews.

10 best new Amazon Prime books coming July 2020

A Little Book of Japanese Contentments

A Little Book of Japanese Contentments by Erin Niimi Longhurst - Amazon Prime best books July 2020

Erin Niimi Longhurst

This beautiful book distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to well-being, providing easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life.

With sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits, the book includes entries on ikigai (living with purpose), wabi-sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence), shinrinyoku (forest bathing), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and much more.

Richly illustrated, A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate contentment in everyday life.

Category: Spiritual Self-help
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 34

Average rating: 4.4/5

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Art Before Breakfast

Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory - best books coming Amazon Prime July 2020

Danny Gregory

This unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can’t seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5- to 10-minute exercises for every skill level.

Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are can fit into any schedule—whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table—along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that’s exciting and fulfilling.

Filled with Gregory’s encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Category: Art & Photography
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 386

Average rating: 4.6/5

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Weaving on a Little Loom

Weaving on a Little Loom by Fiona Daly - best Amazon Prime books July 2020

Fiona Daly

The book teaches everything you need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and inexpensive craft that can be done at home.

From setting up the loom to finishing a project, this book covers both basic and more advanced techniques, with an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird’s eye weaves, rib, twill, and herringbone.

With clear instruction and beautiful illustrative photographs, step-by-step tutorials guide you through designing and creating five contemporary woven projects – including table placemats, wall hangings, and a tote bag – all made with natural, environmentally friendly materials.

Category: Fiber Arts & Textiles
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 81

Average rating: 4.5/5

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I Am Yoga

I Am Yoga - new Amazon Prime books coming July 2020

Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky… a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea—yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.

The New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression.

I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 17 yoga poses is included.

Category: Children’s Imagination & Play Fiction
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 520

Average rating: 4.8/5

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Dorko the Magnificent

Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty - Amazon Prime books best new July 2020

Andrea Beaty

Robbie Darko is a magician. He loves magic and he’s good at it – sort of. Despite his best efforts, passion, and practice, something always goes wrong with his tricks, landing Robbie in trouble.

Enter crotchety Grandma Melvyn, who calls everyone “Trixie” and complains about everything. When Grandma Melvyn moves in and takes over his room, Robbie discovers that she was once an internationally renowned magician and learns about the heartache that turned her into a bitter woman.

Against all odds, Robbie and Grandma Melvyn form an uneasy alliance to show the world – or at least the kids of Hobson Elementary School – that he is a true magician. Shortly after a successful talent show, Grandma Melvyn performs a final disappearing act, and Robbie learns a little about the true meaning of magic.

Written with pitch-perfect middle-grade humor and unforgettable characters, this gem of a novel will stay with readers long after Dorko the Magnificent has taken his final bow.

Category: Children’s Multigenerational Families
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 38

Average rating: 4.4/5

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Quick & Easy Thai

Quick and Easy Thai by Nancie McDermott - best Amazon Prime Reading books for summer 2020

Nancie McDermott

Now busy home cooks can bring the fantastic flavors of Thai cuisine into the kitchen with a simple trip to the grocery store.

Nancie McDermott, experienced cook, teacher, and author of the best-selling cookbook Real Thai, presents this collection of 70 delicious recipes that focus on easy-to-find ingredients and quick cooking methods to whip up traditional Thai.

With recipes like Crying Tiger Grilled Beef, Grilled Shrimp and Scallops with Lemongrass, Sticky Rice with Mangoes, and Thai Iced Tea, along with McDermott’s highly practical array of shortcuts, substitutions, and time-saving techniques, anyone can prepare home-cooked authentic Thai meals—as often as they like.

Category: Thai Cooking
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 190

Average rating: 4.5/5

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The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm Book 3)

The Problem Child by Michael Buckley - Amazon Prime Reading best books summer 2020

Michael Buckley

Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley.

This third book in the series takes a dark twist, as Sabrina and Daphne get closer to uncovering the truth about their parents. Coming face-to-face with their parents’ kidnappers, the sisters are stunned when one of them turns out to be the world’s most famous fairy-tale character (hint: she wears red) and the other an unstoppable killing-machine known as the Jabberwocky.

Without the presumed-dead Mr. Canis fighting at their side, the girls have little hope that they’ll ever be reunited with their mother and father.

Category: Children’s Detectives Books
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 222

Average rating: 4.8/5

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Heart of a Samurai

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus - best new Amazon Prime books July 2020

Margi Preus

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way.

Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture. Eventually, the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his home in New England. The boy lives for some time in New England, and then heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After many years, he makes it back to Japan, only to be imprisoned as an outsider.

With his hard-won knowledge of the West, Manjiro is in a unique position to persuade the shogun to ease open the boundaries around Japan; he may even achieve his unlikely dream of becoming a samurai.

Category: Teen & Young Adult
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 199

Average rating: 4.6/5

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West of the Moon

West of the Moon by Margi Preus - new books Amazon Prime July 2020

Margi Preus

In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America.

After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America.

With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “boatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

Category: Children’s Europe Books
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 50

Average rating: 4.2/5

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The Ghost Army of World War II

The Ghost Army of World War II - best Amazon Prime books summer 2020

Elizabeth Sayles, Rick Beyer

In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs – including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey – landed in France to conduct a secret mission.

Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.

From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units.

Category: World War II History
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Number of reviews: 286

Average rating: 4.6/5

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