If you love to read like I do, then you’re in luck. Amazon has an awesome service called Kindle Unlimited that allows you to read books or listen to audiobooks all you want! Read on for everything you need to know about Kindle Unlimited, getting free Kindle books through the program, and how to get a discount on Kindle Unlimited for Amazon Prime Day! And a list of awesome Kindle Unlimited books you should download and read today!
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Free Kindle Unlimited Books and Audiobooks with Kindle Unlimited
One of the absolute best things about Amazon for me is Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited is basically a free library full of over 1 million Kindle books and audio books I can choose from to check out on my Kindle. It’s like a library for your kindle full of some of the most popular books and audiobooks out there.
And don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle. You can either buy a Kindle here OR just read your Kindle unlimited books on your phone, a tablet, or your computer with this Kindle reading app.
How Much is Kindle Unlimited?
Normally Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99/month and that $9.99/month gets you 10 books checked out at a time. Most best-selling Kindle books I’ve bought in the past few months have been at least $10, and I only get that one book. So if you read one book a month, it totally pays for itself. And if you read a lot of books like I do, it’s definitely worth it. Sign up now!
How to Share Kindle Unlimited Books with Others
Just like any other books you purchase for your Kindle, you can share Kindle Unlimited books with anyone else that has a device attached to your account. Everyone has access to the 10 books that are checked out in your downloaded library. Just make sure to not return a book if someone is in the middle of reading it!
To share books, all you need to do to share books is login to your Amazon account and go to your account page. From there, navigate to Content and Devices under Digital Devices > Settings. Under settings you can scroll down to Households and Family Settings. There you can add up to two adults and four children who are able to share books, apps, and games on your Kindle devices. You’ll also have to go through a quick setup process on the Kindle itself, but it’s pretty painless as long as you have the main person’s account info.
How to Delete Kindle Unlimited Books from Your Kindle
Deleting books from your Kindle Unlimited account is simple. Just head to Amazon and once logged in, click on the Kindle Unlimited option right below the main search bar. Once there, there will be link to “View My Library.” In your library you can return books, which is the same as deleting them from your account.
If you have 10 books already checked out and want to check out another one, it’ll give you a notification that your library is already full and ask you to either return one of your other books or cancel the one you’re currently trying to add. So simple!
16 Kindle Unlimited Books to Read Now
I went through and put together my own personal reading list from the over one million Kindle Unlimited books. These are some of the most popular Kindle Unlimited books out there with incredible Amazon reviews, and I can’t jump right into this list. Read on for details and a break out by category after the list!
- Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde
- Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
- Bright Side by Kim Holden
- Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan
- Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
- When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker
- Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
- From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
- Under Heaven’s Shining Stars by Jean Grainger
- Split Second by Douglas E. Richards
- The Memory Watcher by Minka Kent
- Broken Grace by E.C. Diskin
- Escape to Eden by Rachel McClellan
- The Gender Game Series by Bella Forrest
- Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
- The Enhanced Series by T.C. Edge
Chick Lit Kindle Unlimited Books
Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Bea has been barely scraping by since her husband dies. After she falls for a scam, she packs everything into her old van and heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat. Fifteen-year-old Allie is sent to a group home when her parents are jailed for tax fraud. Fate throws them together and together they go on a journey that teaches them to see the world with new eyes.
Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
When con man Conrad dies, he leaves behind not just one but three widows – all still married to him at the time of his death. And all three women have the same exact idea, keep the lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. All three women need the cabin for some reason and during that summer they bond, fight, and find a new beginning.
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan
Libby has always been an optimist – until her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, and she realizes her rose-colored glasses have been blinding her. Libby abandons Chicago for one last hurrah in the Caribbean where she finds she can’t outrun the past or bring herself to face her future.
Romance Kindle Unlimited Books
Bright Side by Kim Holden
Kate’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy but throughout it all remains happy and optimistic. Kate doesn’t believe in love and doesn’t expect to fall in love with Keller when she goes to school in Sand Diego. Both have secrets and when they’re revealed, they may heal or reveal. *THIS BOOK CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT AND LANGUAGE.*
Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
Matt is tall with dirty blond hair. He likes Julie. And then there’s Finn who Julie flat out loves. A love triangle of awkwardness and complication. And did I mention that Finn and Matt are both brothers in a family Julie is living with while she’s in college.
When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker
Luke has returned home from burying Natalie, his wife of sixteen years. He’s ready to start the life of raising his three children along but what he’s not ready for is the blue envelope with his name written across it in Natalie’s handwriting. The letters keep coming, written in the past year during his wife’s cancer treatments, and uncover a lot about his marriage he never knew. And point him in the direction of a loving and happy future.
Historical Fiction Kindle Unlimited Books
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Based on a true story about a forgotten hero, this books tells the incredible story of one young man’s courage and bravery during one of history’s darkest hours – WWII. A story of love, courage, and devastation, this book is one that fans of All The Light We Cannot See, Unbroken, and Nightingale (on my spring reading list) will love. I just finished this and loved it!
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
As children and young adults, Eva and Angelo fell in love. But when the church called Angelo chose the priesthood over his deep feelings for Eva. Now a decade later, Angelo is a priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere else to go. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva inside the convent along with others being hidden by the church. Eva and Angelo face trials and choices as they try to find their way back to each other while navigating the treacherous times.
Under Heaven’s Shining Stars by Jean Grainger
One is poor but loved. Another was born with a silver spoon. The last has seen too much. Under Heaven’s Shining Stars follows three young boys in their life in Ireland in the 1960s in a world where the Catholic Church is a looming presence. Can their friendship prevail through everything?
Thriller Kindle Unlimited Books
Split Second by Douglas E. Richards
What if you could send time back a split second? Brilliant scientist Nathan Wexler thinks he’s found a way to do it. But before he can confirm his findings, he and his wife Jenna find themselves in a battle for their lives. A page-turner that will keep you thinking about the nature of time and importance of it long after you finish the final page. Sounds like one for fans of Dark Matter from my most recent reading list.
The Memory Watcher by Minka Kent
Autumn Carpenter stumbles on the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago. And she finds herself drawn to their picture-perfect lives. Her innocent curiosity becomes a an obsession where she applies for a position as her daughter’s nanny where Autumn finds the life behind the screen isn’t nearly as perfect as it seemed. Sounds like a good one for fans of The Girl on the Train. *THIS BOOK CONTAINS MATURE ADULT ONLY CONTENT*
Broken Grace by E.C. Diskin
When Grace Abbot wakes up as the sole survivor of a car crash, she can’t remember anything. She’s left in the care of her sister, and they return to the secluded old farmhouse they grew up in to recover. About an hour after they return to the farm, the police arrive. Grace’s boyfriend has been murdered and without any memory, Grace has no alibi.
Young Adult Kindle Unlimited Books
Escape to Eden by Rachel McClellan
This is a book that was recommended to me by a commenter on my books similar to Divergent post, so I had to download it. Similar to other Dystopian books, this book is set in the future where mankind has learned to manipulate DNA to leave behind only the good things. When seventeen-year-old Sage wakes up in a hospital with no memories other than the words “Run Now,” written on her hand, she has no choice but to run and try and find out who she is.
The Gender Game Series by Bella Forrest
Another young adult dystopian novel that’s divided into men versus women. Violet Bates has committed a crime of anger after the disappearance of her brother and sentenced to death. The only way to get out of her punishment is to make the decision to cross to the men’s side of the world where men rule and women submit. A dangerous choice for a rebel who has a hard time keeping the rules.
Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
Kalinda is simply an orphan hoping to continue living in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple and to not be thrown out into the world. But a visit from a tyrant changes all that. Within hours, she’s set on a desert trek with the kind Captain Deven Naik and ordered to fight in a tournament to the death for a place among the Rajah’s 99 wives and courtesans.
The Enhanced Series by T.C. Edge
It’s the future and the world has changed. Genetically modified super-beings have risen to the top and are now living safely in the city of Haven. The city is divided in two – the Enhanced and the unehanced, normal humans. Brie Melrose is a normal girl of 18 who grew up an orphan with no potential for anything in her life. One day a routine job turns into something more and she’s now somehow a part of the inner circle of the Enhanced. It’s dangerous and quickly Brie learns that her world isn’t quite what she thought it was.