Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Amazon.com Kindle Monthly Book Deals, $3.99 or less for December 2013

Some of you may or may not have a Kindle. I apologize if you don't, but these posts are for anyone with either access to a Kindle or a way to get the app downloaded.

Every month, Amazon sells books for $3.99 or less that typically cost more. I have been able to purchase some really great books from these sales, and always check on the first of the month. I also check their daily deals as often as I can remember.

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman ($1.99 - 75% off print list price)
Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.

Why I'm Recommending It: I've been wanting to read Gaiman for awhile, but have yet to do so. I'm not sure if this would be a great introduction to his work, but I've heard good things about both the book and the movie (it gets slightly above a four star review on Goodreads), so I might as well give it a shot!

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The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich ($1.99 - 88% off print list price)
Hannah Levi is renowned throughout Venice for her gift at coaxing reluctant babies from their mothers—a gift aided by the secret “birthing spoons” she designed. But when a count implores her to attend to his wife, who has been laboring for days to give birth to their firstborn son, Hannah is torn. A Papal edict forbids Jews from rendering medical treatment to Christians, but the payment he offers is enough to ransom her beloved husband, Isaac, who has been captured at sea. Can Hannah refuse her duty to a suffering woman? Hannah’s choice entangles her in a treacherous family rivalry that endangers the baby and threatens her voyage to Malta, where Isaac, believing her dead in the plague, is preparing to buy his passage to a new life. Not since The Red Tent or People of the Book has a novel transported readers so intimately into the complex lives of women centuries ago or so richly into a story of intrigue that transcends the boundaries of history.

Why I'm Recommending It: I've had this on my "to read" shelf on Goodreads since October of last year! The whole story just sounds so interesting and complex! I've heard the book is slow and that there's no real "urgency", but sometimes you just want to go with and be involved in a story, not have things happen. So I might pick this up for when I'm in the mood for just that.

That's it this time! I would definitely keep my eye on the Daily Deals this month, since it is so close to Christmas! I was lucky enough to pick up The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe recently for $1.99 for Kindle, which was great because I don't own a physical copy but love that story. I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more deals like that as the month goes on.
There are 117 other books available, and all of them will be available at the above reduced prices until the end of November

FTC: All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links to amazon.com. You can read more about the amazon affiliate program in my disclosure policy. 

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