What’s hanging around on your Kindle?

(… or other e-reader?)

A copy of Jane Eyre; Persuasion; Northanger Abbey; Carmilla; Middlemarch; Barchester Towers; a Jeeves book.  Father Brown mysteries by G. K. Chesterton.

Several books from the Liaden universe by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Fledgling).  Lots of short stories by Seanan McGuire.

Almost everything K. J. Charles has ever published!  Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger.  Amethyst by Lauren Royal.  (#2 thinks she deleted Amethyst, but she loves the Temptation series, especially the Consent is Sexy parts of Tempting Juiliana, even if sometimes that heroine is pretty silly– note that the first in that series is still 100% free for kindle and a good read/reread)

Serpentine by Cindy Pon.  At least 1 collection by John Scalzi.  The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido.

Random fantasy novels that I got a deal on:  The Native Star by M. K. Hobson; Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen (I don’t remember reading this but apparently I did; I have no memory of it); The Final Formula by Becca Andre (tried to read further in this series but petered out); Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani.  Here’s me talking about some of this before.

The Amsterdam Assassin series by Martyn V. Halm.

Several books by Martha Wells (Wheel of the Infinite; City of Bones; etc.). (#2 has all of these in paperback because her hardbacks from high school disappeared for some reason… maybe her BIL ended up with them?)

Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk.  A romance novel I haven’t read yet that I heard about on a podcast.  Novellas by Tiffany Reisz.

Most of Sarah McLean’s Rule of Scoundrels series (A Rogue by Any Other Name), plus some Courtney Milan.  (Some of the Milan has nifty behind the scenes commentary throughout!)

Assorted detritus, short story collections, un-great romance novels, terribly-written fantasy (although I’m trying to delete most of this stuff).  [#2 only keeps very good and great romance novels on hers– even the sub-par Heyer got deleted.]

A couple of the Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold; I have most of them in paper books instead.

Here’s some earlier posts on this topic, with links to mostly free or in a few cases inexpensive stuff.  (#2 has literally hundreds of books on her kindle– btw, did you know you could get Shellabarger and Sabatini books for free on your kindle?  #2 had no idea that Sabatini wrote so many boring terrible books in addition to classics like Captain Blood, Scaramouche, and The Sea Hawk.)  (#1 still prefers paper books.) (#2 does too except for traveling which she does a lot of, thus the need for more ebooks.  I’m pretty sure my sister ended up with my Sabatini hardbacks.)

We’re gearing up for holiday reading [and conference trips]… be sure to click our “books” tag to see all kinds of things we’ve read and loved in 2018 (and before).

That oughta keep me occupied for a while!  Whatcha got, Grumpeteers?

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8 Responses to “What’s hanging around on your Kindle?”

  1. NessieMonster Says:

    Oooh, Romancing the Werewolf was great! Highly enjoyable.
    Definitely need to check out some of your recs. :)

    Nothing hanging about on my kindle app atm. Recent reads include: what works for women at work (excellent – recommend to every working woman), the Olive Tree (travelogue/history of the Olive tree in the Mediterranean), and Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are – for the current science on how sexuality actually works for womb-bearers. Sex positive, LGBT positive, great scientific communication, 10/10.

  2. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I have only one free Amazon book waiting to be read but I’m not super enthused about it. I WANT the rest of Seanan McGuire’s Incryptid series, and everything else she’s written just in case I love them too, though. And Jade City and the rest of Daniel Jose Older’s Bone Street Rumba series and Rin Chupeco’s next book after The Bone Witch and .. well. Lots more books, I think it’s safe to say.

  3. monsterzero Says:

    Way too much spec-fic, but non-fiction is not escapey enough for me these days:
    The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
    The Labyrinth Index by Charles Stross
    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Six Month, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders
    The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi
    Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
    The Apple-Tree Throne by Premee Mohamed
    The Bread We Eat in Dreams by Catherynne Valente
    Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
    Calypso by David Sedaris

  4. Steph Says:

    Ooh, I started the Vorkosigan Saga last month and I’m looking forward to more of those! Martha Wells is on my list too.

    The books on my Nook App (*cries*) that I’ve read are primarily romance novels:
    – the Society of Gentleman novels by KJ Charles, plus “A Private Miscellany” which was free for joining her newsletter
    – The Brothers Sinister and the Turner Series by Courtney Milan
    – How Not to Fall & How Not to Let Go by Emily Foster (a.k.a. Emily Nagoski)
    – A Fallen Lady by Elizabeth Kingston (this wasn’t great, and I’m not sure I finished it)
    – Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
    – Secrets of the Zodiac books 1-4 by Elizabeth Cole
    – Roller Girl by Vanessa North
    – The Lady Trent Memoirs 1-3 by Marie Brennan (I love this whole series and own it in hardcopy too, hence only the 3 ebooks I started with)

    And I have a bunch of free/cheap SFF waiting to be read: Jade City by Fonda Lee, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octabia E. Butler, Food of the Gods by Cassandra Khaw, and Halayda by Sarah Delena White

    My LibriVox app has Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, North & South, and The Age of Innocence on it. I also just got a 3-months-for-the-price-of-1 deal on Audible, because I wanted some Richard Armitage-narrated books. Currently I have “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, and I’m waiting for “The Other Queen” by Philippa Gregory.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      I feel like you’ve been raiding my library. This is great! Also, I didn’t know about those Emily Foster books, so thanks for introducing me to them. Maybe I’ll pick up the first one.

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