Who doesn’t love free stuff? When it comes to books, I can never have too many. I would always have to worry about storage while purchasing physical copies of all the books I wanted. Now, with Kindle, I can read to my heart’s content.
The best part is, there is such an immense repository of books that have crossed their copyright period and are now available to download and read for free. All you need to do is download the Kindle reading app on any of your devices if you don’t want to invest in a Kindle.
If you already have a Prime membership then Amazon’s Prime Reading programme gives you a wide selection of books that are included in your membership, hence free to read.
I have previously written about the benefits of an e-book reader. You can read and decide what works best for you.
So, without further delay, here are my top 10 free Kindle ebooks you need to read.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is one of my absolute favourites. Such a strong female character that many contemporary heroines of today cannot hold a candle to her.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is a dark and brooding romance on the moor. You’ll either love it or hate it. There’s no in-between.
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is another favourite of mine. At every re-reading, I have found some new takeaway from this simple story with many layers.
- Lés Miserables by Victor Hugo is a tome of a book. It encompasses so many themes and is an epic. It is a big book so an ebook is the best way to read it.
- Poems by Emily Dickinson for all the lovers of poetry. She wrote with such grace.
- The Complete Works of Thomas Hardy is a great collection to have. Tess of D’Ubervilles gave such a powerful insight into the hypocrisy of society and how they deal with men vis-a-vis women.
- The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde is hilarious. I remember laughing out loud in public spaces. I love Oscar Wilde, so any book of his you can get a hand on is a gem.
- The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe has one of the most brilliant pieces of work I have come across that deals with criminal psychology – The Tell-Tale Heart. It will always stay with you after you’ve read it just once.
- 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is the biography of a Black man’s journey through slavery and eventually freedom. It is heart-wrenching.
- The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is just one of the mysteries available for a free read. Follow the adventures of Sherlock and Watson and their banter as they solve another mystery.
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